University of Redlands

COMMENCEMENT 2018 DATES

In recent years, sweltering temperatures on Saturday morning created discomfort and health risks, which prompted graduates and their families to leave the Alumni Greek Theatre before the conclusion of the College of Arts & Sciences (CAS) ceremony. The Commencement Committee met in May and June to debrief on the 2017 experience and consider changes for 2018. After much deliberation about several concerns (heat, availability of volunteers, logistics, and crowds) and the importance of meaningful events for all of our graduates and their families that we can effectively manage over four days, we have reached a consensus about a new schedule to pilot in 2018.

DATE and TIME

EVENT

LOCATION

APRIL 18

WEDNESDAY

5:30 PM

School of Education

Student Awards Dinner

Orton Center

6:00 PM

Johnston Senior Dinner

Alumni House

APRIL 19

THURSDAY

9:30 AM – 12:00 PM

Senior Honors Convocation

Memorial Chapel

1:00 – 3:00 PM

Students of Color Recognition Ceremony

Memorial Chapel

3:00 – 4:00 PM

Lavender Recognition Ceremony

TBD

3:30 – 4:00 PM

School of Education Lineup

Hall of Letters

4:00 – 6:00 PM

School of Education Commencement

Alumni Greek Theatre

6:30 – 8:00 PM

College of Arts & Sciences Receptions / Dinners

As announced

APRIL 20

FRIDAY

10:00 – 11:30 AM

Baccalaureate

Memorial Chapel

1:00 – 2:00 PM

Legacy Medallion Ceremony

Alumni House

3:30 – 4:00 PM

College of Arts & Sciences Commencement Lineup

Hall of Letters

4:00 – 6:30 PM

College of Arts and Sciences Commencement

Alumni Greek Theatre

6:30 – 8:00 PM

College of Arts & Sciences Celebration Reception

Orton Center

APRIL 21

SATURDAY

11:00 AM – 1:00 PM

School of Business Brunch

Orton Center

1:00 – 4:00 PM

Johnston Commencement

Bekins Lawn

3:30 – 4:00 PM

School of Business Commencement Lineup

Hall of Letters

4:00 – 6:30 PM

School of Business Commencement

Alumni Greek Theatre