Please note: For the comfort of all our guests, no smoking, pets or emotional support animals are allowed at any event, whether indoors or outside.
Johnston Senior Dinner
6 p. m. , Location to be announced
Senior Honors Convocation
9:30 a. m. - 11:30 a. m. , Memorial Chapel
The Senior Honors Convocation recognizes graduation candidates, faculty, staff, and administrators who have risen to the top of their areas of specialty. Recipients selected to be recognized will be notified closer to the date. Join us as we acknowledge achievements of individuals from scholar-athletes and student leaders to outstanding faculty and administrators, the “best of the best” in our University community.
Lavender Recognition Ceremony
11:30 a. m. - 1 p. m. , Casa Loma Room
Please join us as we celebrate the accomplishments of our LGBTQA graduation candidates at the annual Lavender Recognition Ceremony.
Students of Color Recognition Ceremony
1:30 p. m. - 3 p. m. , Memorial Chapel
The Students of Color Recognition Ceremony provides the opportunity for students of color to celebrate in a more intimate setting. Culturally specific stoles are presented to candidates, typically by a member of their immediate family.
Invitations will be sent with the deadline for registration, which will be in February, as noted in the invitation. If you would like to participate and have not received an invitation, please contact email@example.com.
College of Arts & Sciences Receptions/Dinners
6:30 p. m. , as announced
The College of Arts and Sciences invites graduation candidates, families, and friends to attend the individual department/program receptions or dinners. These events will happen either on Thursday, April 16, at 6:30 p.m. or as announced by department/program. Check with each department/program for details.
Baccalaureate Processional Line-up
10:15 a. m. , Hall of Letters, North Lawn
The procession to the Baccalaureate service for graduation candidates of the College of Arts and Sciences, School of Business, and School of Education begins outside the Hall of Letters and proceeds across Colton Avenue and the Quad, into the Memorial Chapel. Caps and gowns are required for participation. Only School of Education master’s and doctoral candidates wear hoods at this event.
10:30 a. m. , Memorial Chapel
The procession begins promptly at 10:20 a.m. and the service lasts approximately one hour. Baccalaureate is an ecumenical ceremony of worship in celebration of, and thanksgiving for, lives dedicated to learning and wisdom. Family and friends should go directly to the Memorial Chapel. Seating is limited, so guests are advised to arrive early.
College of Arts & Sciences Lunch
11:30 a. m. - 1 p. m. , Orton Center
The College of Arts and Sciences welcomes graduation candidates and their families to attend this lunch. Advance reservations are required. Cost to attend is $30/person. Attendees may RSVP at the following link: www.redlands.edu/cascommencementlunch2020. To view the lunch menu, please click here.
Medallion Ceremony for Legacy Graduates
1 p. m. , Alumni House West Lawn
This ceremony - for graduation candidates with a parent, grandparent, sibling, spouse, son, or daughter who is a University of Redlands alumna or alumnus - honors family connections to Redlands. Candidates will receive a special Legacy Medallion to wear at Baccalaureate and Commencement.
Reservations are required at www.redlands.edu/commencement/legacy. A separate invitation will also be sent along with registration information.
For questions, call the Office of Alumni & Community Relations at 909-748-8011. If you are unable to attend the Medallion Ceremony, you may pick up your medallion at Commencement check-in.
To register by phone, or if you are not able to attend the Medallion Ceremony, contact Alumni and Community Relations at 909-748-8011 to pick up your medallion prior to Commencement.
Processional Line-up for Commencement Ceremony
3:30 p. m. , East Lawn (Quad)
Please be prompt! All graduation candidates will receive an email at their Redlands email to print their own Bulldog Express Pass (name card) which will save time at the processional line-up. The card shows name, degree, and the numerical order in which to line-up for procession. Candidates will hand the card to a reader who will announce their name as they start across the stage.
Please note that candidates do not march in the order listed in the program. Candidates will march by academic program. The Commencement program will be available for guests as they arrive at the Alumni Greek Theatre and on candidates' chairs in the Alumni Greek Theatre.
College of Arts & Sciences Commencement Ceremony
4;30 p. m. , Alumni Greek Theatre
Tickets are not required. The procession begins promptly at 4:15 p.m., and the ceremony lasts approximately two hours. The Alumni Greek Theatre is an open-air amphitheater. This historic outdoor venue has very limited handicapped accessibility and no shade. It may pose challenges to guests who have difficulty walking or negotiating uneven steps. Limited ADA-accessible seating is available at the back of the Theatre for disabled guests and one companion. Guests with special needs should plan to arrive early to ensure adequate seating as space is on a first-come, first-served basis.
Please note, the Alumni Greek Theatre will open for seating beginning at 2 p.m. Due to capacity issues, there will be no reserved seating. Candidates are asked to limit the attendance of family and friends in the Theatre to six people and to direct others to the live streaming locations; under the tent on the Gallery Lawn and in designated classrooms in the Hall of Letters. No strollers are allowed in the Alumni Greek Theatre.
Hooding of master’s candidates takes place during the Commencement Ceremony. Candidates carry the hood over their left arm as they process in and walk to the stage. Once on stage, a faculty member will take the hood and place it over the head and around the shoulders as an honorary symbol of completion of the master’s degree.
Johnston Center Commencement Ceremony
1:30 p. m. , Bekins Lawn
Tickets are not required. Johnston graduation candidates may elect to walk in the College of Arts & Sciences Commencement ceremony on Friday as well as at the Johnston-specific Commencement on Saturday. Please consult with your graduation candidate about his or her plans. For questions, please contact Joselyn Gaytan at 909-748-8339 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.