Commencement Ceremonies 2022

Friday, April 22 – Saturday, April 23

Commencement Ceremonies

The Graduate School of Theology will hold Commencement on Saturday, May 21. Learn more.

Commencement Speakers


Dr. Jill Tiefenthaler

College of Arts and Sciences Commencement Speaker

As chief executive officer at the National Geographic Society, Dr. Jill Tiefenthaler oversees the Society’s mission-driven work. She leads a global community of Explorers: scientists, innovators, educators, and storytellers—in a mission to illuminate and protect the wonder of our world.

Learn more about Dr. Tiefenthaler


Dr. Gholnecsar Muhammad

School of Education Commencement Speaker

Dr. Gholnecsar (Gholdy) Muhammad is an associate professor of literacy, language, and culture at the University of Illinois at Chicago. She studies Black historical excellence within educational communities with the goal of reframing curriculum and instruction today. 

Learn more about Dr. Muhammad


Dr. Terri Horton MBA, MA '04

School of Business & Society Commencement Speaker

Dr. Terri Horton is a workforce futurist and founder of FuturePath, LLC. She is a widely recognized thought leader, whose expertise sits at the intersection of the future of work, artificial intelligence, and the impact on business and people strategies.

Learn more about Dr. Horton

Pre-Commencement events

The following pre-Commencement events are for all candidates:

Thursday, April 14, 2022

First-Generation Recognition - 7 p.m., Orton Center
Please join us as we celebrate our first-generation students' accomplishments. For additional information, contact

Thursday, April 21, 2022

Lavender Recognition Ceremony - 4 p.m., Casa Loma Room
Please join us as we celebrate the accomplishments of our LGBTQ+ graduation candidates at the annual Lavender Recognition Ceremony. For additional information, contact

Friday, April 22, 2022

Baccalaureate – 11 a.m., Memorial Chapel
The procession begins promptly at 10:45 a.m., and the service lasts approximately one hour. Dress is cap and gown and graduates will line up at the Administration Building. 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. For additional information, contact

Students of Color Celebration – 1 p.m., Memorial Chapel
The Students of Color Recognition Ceremony provides the opportunity for students of color to celebrate in a more intimate setting. For additional information, contact

Medallion Ceremony for Legacy Graduates - 2 p.m., Alumni House 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 Commencement.

Reservations are required here. 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.

Saturday, April 23, 2022

Native Graduate Recognition – 12:30 p.m., Casa Loma Room
This luncheon celebrates the accomplishments of our Native Student Programs graduates. This is an invitation-only event. For additional information, please contact Native Student Programs Director Nora Pulskamp at

Commencement day events

Friday, April 22, 2022 


College of Arts and Sciences Senior Honors Convocation
Event images will be posted here
8:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. 
Memorial Chapel
Baccalaureate Processional Line-up 
Cap and gown required

10:15 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.
Hall of Letters, North Lawn
Watchorn 107

Baccalaureate 11 a.m. - noon 
Memorial Chapel
Students of Color Recognition Ceremony
Event images will be posted here
1 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. 
Memorial Chapel
Medallion Ceremony for Legacy Graduates 2 p.m. - 3 p.m. 
Alumni House Lawn
School of Education Processional Line-up 3:30 p.m. - 4 p.m. 
East Lawn (Quad)
School of Education Commencement Ceremony 4:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. 
Alumni Greek Theatre
Johnston Senior Commencement & Dinner 4:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. 
Holt Garden

Saturday, April 23, 2022 

School of Business & Society Processional Line-up  9 a.m. - 9:30 a.m. 
East Lawn (Quad)
School of Business & Society Commencement Ceremony 10 a.m. - noon 
Alumni Greek Theatre
School of Business & Society Reception noon - 2 p.m. 
Orton Lawn
Native Graduate Recognition Luncheon 12:30 p.m. - 3 p.m. 
Casa Loma Room
College of Arts & Sciences Processional Line-up 3:30 p.m. - 4 p.m. 
East Lawn (Quad)
College of Arts & Sciences Commencement Ceremony 4:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. 
Alumni Greek Theatre

See the full schedule of events