Pre-Commencement Events

Lavender Recognition Ceremony 
The University’s annual Lavender Recognition Ceremony is an official event to honor the experiences and accomplishments of undergraduate and graduate students who identify as part of the LGBTQ+ community. This year’s ceremony will be held virtually on Friday, April 30, at 2:30 p.m. To participate, please RSVP here. Ceremony information, meeting link, and details will be sent to you upon registration.

For immediate questions, please email pridecenter_uor@redlands.edu

Information can also be found on our webpage at www.redlands.edu/student-affairs/campus-diversity-and-inclusion/programs/lavender-recognition-ceremony.

Students of Color Recognition Ceremony
The University’s annual Students of Color Recognition Ceremony is held to honor the experiences and accomplishments of undergraduate and graduate students of color.  This year, we will live stream the ceremony, and a link will be provided on our webpage as we approach commencement weekend.

For immediate questions, please email campusdiversity@redlands.edu

Our webpage can be found at www.redlands.edu/student-affairs/campus-diversity-and-inclusion/programs/students-of-color-recognition-ceremony

Baccalaureate
The Baccalaureate Service at the University of Redlands is a broadly ecumenical, multifaith worship celebration to honor members of the graduating class and their families. This year’s Baccalaureate hosted by Chaplain John Walsh, will be held virtually on Friday, April 30, at 11 a.m. Meeting link TBA.

For immediate questions, please email peter_tupou@redlands.edu

First-Generation Graduation Reception
This First-Generation Graduation Reception is a ceremony to recognize students who are the first in their family to graduate from an institution of higher education. The University recognizes the unique challenges faced by first-generation students and is committed to their continued success. The students graduating this year are a testament to first-generation students' resiliency and persistence across the nation. This year’s celebration will be held virtually on Thursday, April 22 at 7:00 p.m. To participate, please RSVP here. The deadline to RSVP is April 15. Ceremony information, meeting link, and details will be sent to you upon registration.

For immediate questions, please email peter_tupou@redlands.edu.