College of Arts and Sciences & Johnston Schedule of Events

Schedule of Events: April 14, 21-23, 2022  

Please note: For the comfort of all our guests, no smoking or pets, are allowed at any event, whether indoors or outside. 

Thursday, April 14, 2022

First Generation Recognition 
7 p.m. - 8:30 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. - 5:30 p. m., Casa Loma 
Please join us as we celebrate the accomplishments of our LGBTQA graduation candidates at the annual Lavender Recognition Ceremony. For additional information contact

Friday, April 22, 2022

Senior Honors Convocation 
8:30 a.m. - 10:30 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.

Baccalaureate Processional Line up 
10:15 a. m. - 10:30 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 & Society, 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.

11 a. m. - noon, Memorial Chapel 
The procession begins promptly at 10:45 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. 

Students of Color Recognition Ceremony 
1 p. m. - 2:30 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.

If you would like to participate and have not received an invitation, please contact

Medallion Ceremony for Legacy Graduates
2 p.m. - 3 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 Commencement.

Reservations are required at 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.

Hunsaker Scholars Recognition Reception
3:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m., Alumni House Lawn
Contact Kathy Feeley, Associate CAS Dean, at

Johnston Center Commencement Ceremony & Dinner
4:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m., Holt Garden
Tickets are not required. Johnston graduation candidates may elect to walk in the
College of Arts & Sciences Commencement ceremony on Saturday, as well as at the Johnston-specific Commencement on Friday. Please consult with your graduation candidate about his or her plans. For questions, please contact Joselyn Gaytan at 909-748-8339 or at

Saturday, April 23, 2022

Native Graduate Recognition Luncheon
12:30 p.m. - 3 p.m., Casa Loma Room
This luncheon celebrates the accomplishments of our Native Programs Graduates. This is an invitation-only event. For additional information, please contact Nora Pulskamp, Director, Native Students Programs, at

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

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 navigating 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.