Message from the President

Message from President Krista Newkirk

UoR President Krista Newkirk in Administration building smiling and wearing a gray pinstripe suit with maroon blouse.Dear Class of 2022,

Congratulations, you did it!

Because of your hard work, resilience, and commitment, you are now a graduate of the University of Redlands. I speak for the whole Bulldog community when I say that we are thrilled to be able to gather, in person, to honor you and your fellow graduates at Commencement 2022, and I look forward to celebrating your tremendous accomplishments together.

As you prepare for your commencement celebration, you will have questions. Many of the answers will be found in this guide. Frequently updated information will also be posted online.

When you receive your graduate survey, please take a few moments to complete it. Your feedback is a valuable tool for the University as we prepare for future generations of Bulldogs.

Most importantly, remember you are a Bulldog for Life! Stay connected with the Bulldog community at and discover resources for your next steps in life from the Office of Career and Professional Development

I am so proud of you, and I cannot wait to see what comes next in your bright future. Don’t forget, your Bulldog community is always here for you.


Krista L. Newkirk, J.D.
President, University of Redlands