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.
Student Commencement and Awards Dinner
5:30 p. m., Orton Center
School of Education students, faculty, and guests are invited. Seating is limited to a maximum of eight per table. The cost is $23 per person. Reservations and payment are required in advance and must be made at www.redlands.edu/commencement/se/dinner. Reservation deadline is Friday, March 27, 2020.
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 or their faculty.
Invitations will be sent with the deadline for recognition, which will be in February, noted in the invitation. If you would like to participate and have not received an invitation, please contact email@example.com.
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 the 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.
4:30 p. m., Alumni Greek Theatre
The procession beings 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 and/or doctoral 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 and/or doctoral degree.
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, the Quad, and 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 worship ceremony 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.
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. Graduates 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.