We recommend booking early as hotel and dining reservations are in high demand and are often booked months before Commencement weekend; see a list of dining options and local hotels. The Redlands Bicycle Classic will take place near the campus from April 20-24; see related event information here.
The Commencement ceremony will take place outside at the Alumni Greek Theatre. Commencement day is usually warm, and there is no shade. Comfortable, low-heeled shoes are recommended as there is a considerable distance (some unpaved) between event locations, and the Alumni Greek Theatre has limited handrails and unevenly spaced steps.
For your convenience, drinks and snacks will be available for purchase near the Alumni Greek Theatre, provided by the University’s Town & Gown organization.
For your convenience, the University Bookstore will have items available for purchase near the Alumni Greek Theatre.
Friday, April 22, 2:30 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Saturday, April 23, 8:30 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Items should be claimed from or turned in to the Public Safety Office in the Willis Center.
Parking for the Commencement ceremony is available on the north side of campus. Follow the directional signs to Brockton Avenue and the designated parking areas behind Memorial Chapel, Armacost Library, Orton Center, or the Stauffer Science Complex off of Grove Street. On April 22 and 23, carts will be available from these lots to the Alumni Greek Theatre. Colton Avenue, the street through the center of the campus, will be closed to through traffic. See the Parking Information page for maps.
Due to limited ADA parking, disabled guests are encouraged to park in any of the designated lots. These lots will be staffed by parking attendants, who will guide guests to the Commencement carts. The carts will be available for guests during all three Commencement ceremonies and before and after the event. Please follow directional signs on the day of Commencement. If you or your guest requires specialized assistance beyond what is outlined, please call Amy Wilms, Assistant Dean of Academic Success & Disability Services, at 909-748-8069 by April 8, and we will work with you to meet your needs.
The College of Arts and Sciences, School of Business & Society, and School of Education Commencement ceremonies will be livestreamed for family and friends who are unable to be at these events in person. They will be livestreamed at the time of the ceremony. Livestream video players will appear on the following pages the day of the event:
Please follow these tips to ensure that Commencement day is enjoyable for your graduation candidate and all who attend:
College of Arts & Sciences: Amy Wilms, Assistant Dean of Academic Success & Disability Services, 909-748-8069
School of Business & Society: Christine Taitano, Director of Student Services, 909-748-8743
School of Education: Office of Student Success at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 909-748-8912
Additional questions? Email email@example.com.
Commencement and graduation ceremonies at the University of Redlands are the culmination of many years of hard work. It is a time for you, your family, and friends to recognize and honor your success!
We ask for your help in making these events a positive experience for everyone. The graduation candidates, faculty, and guests all expect and deserve safe, orderly, and dignified ceremonies, and any misconduct would be an unwelcome disturbance.
All U of R Commencement and graduation ceremonies are alcohol-, drug-, smoke-, vapor-, and tobacco-free. Graduation candidates and guests will not be permitted to consume or carry any drugs or alcohol at line-up or during the ceremony. Candidates are discouraged from displaying cap and gown décor that includes foul, lewd, or obscene language, references to alcohol or drugs, or defamation of any kind in consideration of all attendees, including minors.
There will be zero tolerance for disorderly behavior, and graduation candidates and guests who are intoxicated or disruptive will not be allowed into the ceremony venue or will be escorted from the ceremony.
Please help us celebrate the Class of 2022 Commencement and graduation ceremonies events respectfully!