New Student Welcome

Speaker_TomHoran_280.jpgI want to personally welcome you to the School of Business & Society at the University of Redlands. We want to ensure that you have a successful start to your educational journey. We care about your success and are here to assist you throughout your program. When you start your first course, you will receive a welcome email from your Student Success Advisor, who will assist you with all your academic advising needs.

There are several important items on your to-do list before your first day of class, so please take a moment to read through the important information on this page.

New Student Orientation

Prior to starting your program, you will be invited to attend the required New Student Orientation to help you prepare for your first semester.  You may attend Orientation at the Redlands campus or online.  Please connect with your enrollment counselor on the scheduled date and time of this event.

Bulldog Onboard

After you have registered for classes, you will be invited to participate in Bulldog Onboard located in Canvas. Onboard is an online source of important, valuable information and resources for new students to help prepare you for your program of study, as well as help you navigate through your degree program.

Student Checklist

For your road map to academic success, please review your Student Checklist and save it for future reference.

Frequently Asked Questions

School of Business & Society New Students

Who is my Academic Advisor and how do I reach him/her?

To locate your Academic Advisor and obtain his/her contact information, please click Here.

How do I check into my first class?

You will receive an email on the first week of class instructing you to login to the application portal to check-in. This will let us know that you are all set. All new students must check-in.

What if I miss my first class meeting?

If you need to miss class, please contact your instructor immediately and notify your enrollment counselor of your absence.

My name is not on the class roster. What should I do?

If you registered for the course and you cannot access the course in Canvas or you don’t see your name on the roster, contact your enrollment counselor immediately.

Where is my classroom?

For students attending the main campus in Redlands, please view our interactive map. Regional campus students will find classroom details at their respective campus.

My class is on-ground but I can’t make it in-person. Can I login from home?

No. You will not be able to log into an on-ground (in-person) course from home. Talk to your enrollment counselor about changing to an online live (synchronous) section.

Where do I find my course syllabus?

Course syllabi are posted two weeks prior to the start of each course in Canvas. It is recommended that you begin to check Canvas as soon as you gain access (approximately three days after you register) so that you are aware of assignments and reading that need to be completed prior to the first night of class.

What is Canvas?

Canvas is the campus learning management system (LMS), used by instructors and students as the online hub of instructional activity. Click Here for more information.

How do I access my student email or Canvas account?

To access your University of Redlands email and Canvas, you will be assigned a login and password that will be emailed to your personal email account about eight business days after your registration has been processed. If you forgot your password and need to reset it, please click Here for more information.

Why do I need to use my Redlands email and check it frequently?

All students must use their Redlands email address for university communication and correspondence. University email is the University’s primary means of communication with students, and you are responsible for regularly checking and responding to your University email.

Where can I find Financial Aid and Military Benefit information?

If you applied for financial aid, you will receive a letter from the Student Financial Services office three to four weeks after you register. If you do not have this letter two weeks before class starts, please contact Student Financial Services at

If you have any specific questions pertaining to financial aid and military benefits, please feel free to contact the following:

Student Financial Services 

Monique Pope
Director of Military and Veteran Services

When will I receive my billing statement?

Billing statements are available in the Self-Service portal under “Student Finance.” If you have questions, reach out to Student Financial Services at

How do I access the University of Redlands App and Virtual ID Card?

Where do I get my student ID?

You can find your virtual ID card in the University of Redlands mobile app, available on the App Store and Google Play. To view your virtual ID card in the mobile app, tap on "ID" under "MyRedlands."

Do I need a parking pass?

If you are attending a regional campus, you do not need a parking pass. If you are bringing your vehicle(s) to the main campus in Redlands, you must register your vehicle online.

Where can I find textbook information? Where can I purchase my textbooks?

You will need your textbooks before the first day of class. Textbook information can be found in the syllabus. 

The required course materials will be posted on our bookstore website 30 days prior to the start of each course (please bookmark this page for future use). There may be reading and/or other assignments required prior to the first night of class, therefore we recommend you purchase your textbooks as soon as they are posted online.

Online Bookstores

When do I need to take the Inbound Assessment?

You must complete this assessment two weeks before the end of your first semester in the program. Otherwise, you will not be able to register for courses for the next semester during open registration.

Note: MSOL students must complete this assessment while enrolled in the MGMT633 course.

What is the Peregrine Onboarding Assessment?

What format do I have to use when writing papers?

APA style is the required format for writing papers. Please purchase an APA style guide prior to the first night of class. The guide can be purchased online or at the bookstore.

Where can I find student planning information? How do I register for a course or drop a course?

To access the Self-Registration Information and Student Planning tutorial videos series, please click Here.

Where can I get the latest COVID-19 information?

Please refer to our COVID-19 Preparedness page for the latest information on updated guidelines regarding our return to campus.

Where could I get assistance with technology-related issues?

For assistance with technology-related issues, please contact ResNet at (909) 748-8921,, or submit a ResNet Support Form. For more information, please click Here.

Your Campus Team

Each of our locations has a professional staff devoted to your academic and social success. Visit our Student Success Team page to view the staff available at each location.