We recommend booking early as hotel and dining reservations in Redlands book up quickly for Commencement weekend; see list of dining options and local hotels at http://www.redlands.edu/accommodations.
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.
The Irvine Commons in the Hunsaker University Center will be open for brunch from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., available for Grab and Go snacks 1 p.m. to 5 p.m., and for dinner from 5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. For your convenience, water, soda and snacks will be available for purchase near the entrance to the Alumni Greek Theatre provided by the University’s Town & Gown organization.
Family and friends can commemorate this special occasion with a bouquet of flowers, a Redlands kukui nut necklace or a lei available for pre-order or day-of purchase at the Graduation Day Flowers booth. Order online at graduationdayflowers.com/redlands
The Bookstore is located in Hunsaker University Center and will be open the following hours during commencement week:
School of Education – On Thursday, April 20, the Bookstore is open from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
On Friday, April 21, the Bookstore is open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
College of Arts & Sciences and School of Business – On Saturday, April 22, the Bookstore is open from 7:30 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, Shuttle buses 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.
Disabled guests are encouraged to park in any of the lots serviced by the Commencement shuttles. Please refer to the parking map and follow directional signs on the day of Commencement. Accessible shuttles are equipped with lifts and will service all parking lots indicated to transport guests to a drop-off location near the Alumni Greek Theatre. If you or your guest requires specialized assistance beyond what is outlined, please call the University’s Facilities Management department at 909-748-8020 by April 7, and we will work with you to meet your needs. Please refer family and friends to the parking map for more information and directions to campus and the Alumni Greek Theatre.
Please follow these tips to ensure that Commencement day is enjoyable for your graduate and your family:
Due to capacity issues, graduates are asked to limit the attendance of family and friends in the Alumni Greek Theatre for the Commencement Ceremony to six people and direct others to the Live Streaming under the tent on the Gallery Lawn.
All events during Commencement weekend, both indoors and outdoors, are non-smoking events.
Questions? Email firstname.lastname@example.org or call the Office of Alumni and Community Relations at 909-748-8011.