A video stream on this page will begin on Saturday, May 22, 2021, at 10:00 a.m. PST. After the event, a recording of the video stream will be accessible on this page for a limited time.
Commencement will take place on May 22, 2021 outside on Geneva Terrace at 10:00 a.m. We are excited to be able to offer an outdoor Commencement program on our beautiful Labryrinth, in compliance with safety protocols including masks and social distancing.
REGALIA & PORTRAITS
If you plan to participate in person, you are not required to wear traditional academic regalia to participate in the Commencement ceremonies. You may use your own pulpit gown or military uniform, for example. If you do not have your own academic attire, the seminary has rented regalia on your behalf (this is already included in your Commencement fee). Please sign up below for a pick up time and portrait!
Please sign up here for your time pick up on Friday, May 21at Lower Alexander. We are also taking graduate portraits at the same time, so have your best smile ready! For questions about regalia, please contact Chandra Ramirez, Chandra_ramirez@redlands.edu.
We are following California State and Marin County guidelines, in consultation with UR protocols. Graduates and guests: If you are traveling from out of state to attend Commencement, or you have recently traveled out of state, we ask that one of the following be observed:
1. Be fully vaccinated with second vaccine at least 2 weeks before May 22,
2. A negative COVID-19 test within 48 hours of attending Commencement and be asymptomatic for COVID-19.
3. Please wear a mask and practice social distancing.
4. In addition, self-screening guidelines are required prior to the event. Please follow the link and register yourself and your guest here: https://www.redlands.edu/event-services/redlands/event-check-in/?eventlocator=2019-ABDMMB
One guest per graduate limit applies. Thank you!
Guests may use the lots outside Scott Hall, Montgomery Hall and along Seminary Road.
GRADUATE AND GUEST CHECK IN AND ARRANGEMENTS
All attendees who RSVP’d are required to please check in at the welcome table located at the base of Geneva stairs for screening, temperature checks and safety protocols. Graduates need to report by 9:00 a.m. to be directed to staging area and line up coordination. Seating for guests will begin by 9:30 a.m. and ushers are available to escort guests to their seats on the terrace.
For graduates and guests still seeking to secure accommodations, please contact our Events team by Tuesday, May 18, 2021 to ensure availability at Marinfirstname.lastname@example.org or call 415-451-2808.
DISABILITY ACCESS, RESTROOMS
Restrooms are available in Geneva Hall. Access is available from the terrace to Geneva Hall. For guests needing assistance, an elevator is located at the ground level of Geneva Hall. An event assistant will be available to guide guests to the terrace upon exiting the elevator and to the seating area.
Please contact Stephanie LaMonaca at Stephanie_lamonaca@redlands.edu.
Our Commencement team will be sending updates and important information to the personal email you have on file with us. Please check for and review these emails in order to meet all requested deadlines and ensure a smooth commencement program. We truly appreciate your cooperation in helping to make this combined commencement celebration safe, and successful under new and unique circumstances. We are so excited to celebrate with you!