Residence Life and Housing

Important Dates

Building Lasting Communities of Learning

All students at the University of Redlands are required to live on campus with a meal plan for the duration of their undergraduate career except in specific circumstances. Redlands students place a high priority on creating a genuine sense of community in our residence halls. Hall staff members and other student leaders play a pivotal role in planning hall activities and programs that encourage students to grapple with social and intellectual challenges.

Our departmental Mission Statement is Building Lasting Communities of Learning. We strive to do this by:
  • Fostering the development of healthy interpersonal relationships. 
  • Stimulating a dedication to responsible community engagement. 
  • Encourage growth, self-discovery, and self-advocacy. 
  • Developing a commitment to diversity awareness and social justice.
The Community Standards Process challenges all of our students to facilitate and evaluate what they want their own communities to be. Hall staff do many social and educational programs, and resident-initiated programming is also always encouraged and desired.

Each Residence Hall Community consists of a number of staff members who work to ensure that the communities are running smoothly and that our students feel safe to be themselves, explore their identities, and learn and grow together.

Housing Dates for the 2019-2020 Academic Year:

May Term Housing  ♦  Summer Housing

  • July 13th Connections Day Residence Life and Housing Break-out Session Presentation
  • Fall Move-In  (Any student with an outstanding account balance will not be permitted to move-in until settled with Student Financial Services)
    • August 28th New students move in from 8-12pm
    • September 1st Returning students move in from 8-10am, 2-5pm, or 8-10pm
      • Early Arrival Groups: Some students, new and returning, will move-in earlier than the published arrival dates as they are members of an Early Arrival Group. These students have prior permission to check-in at a different date/time and will receive additional information about move-in from their group's representative.
      • Want to move in early? Visit the Early Arrival Request form on the MyRedlands Housing Portal to learn more about requesting an earlier check-in.
  • October 7th and 8th Fall Break Study Days (all communities remain open)
  • November 27th-29th Thanksgiving Break (all communities remain open)
  • December 16th Winter Break begins and halls close at 10 am
  • Spring Move-In (Any student with an outstanding account balance will not be permitted to move-in until settled with Student Financial Services)
    • January 4th New students move in from 8-10am
    • January 5th Returning students halls open at 2 pm with move-in from 2-5pm or 8-10pm
  • February 24th-28th Spring Break (all communities remain open)

  • April 18th Move out for students not enrolled in May Term by 2 pm
  • April 20th-24th May Break (some communities close for May Term)
    • Some communities will close completely for May Term with residents residing in those communities for May Term being reassigned to new locations with similar amenities for the duration of the term.
  • April 26th May Term move in from 8-10am, 2-5pm, or 8-10pm
  • May 22nd All communities close for the summer at 2 pm

May Term Housing

Although many students travel during May term, some courses are taught on campus. Housing is available for students on campus and is included as part of your room and board. This is provided you live on campus at least a semester during the academic year and have an eligible May Term remaining to use. Your meal plan for May is any meal card balance carried over from the fall and spring semester, meaning no additional funds are distributed.

The main difference for May Term housing is many of the communities close and students are consolidated into the open locations. If you are staying for May Term, check with your hall staff to find out if your hall is closing. If you live in a community that will close, you will be given a new assignment for May Term and move to that location the day before classes begin. 

Summer Housing

The University of Redlands closes housing during the summer and defers to Event Services for conference operations. A limited amount of housing is available to those students who are employed by a campus department during the summer months. For more information, contact Student Employment.