At Redlands, we’ve maintained a reputation for excellence since opening our doors in 1907.
In 1926, university students and alumni rallied to save one of our most beloved symbols of pride—the R constructed by students high on a hillside of the nearby San Bernardino Mountains.
The R watched proudly over our valley and our university below until the U.S. Forest Service threatened to remove it because of an advertising ban.
We urged officials to reconsider. It was a sign of loyalty, pride and history, we said. Our motives, we argued, “are among the highest that can adorn the human heart.”
The R was saved.
Even in our infancy, the university was a place that valued history, and that has never changed in our 100-plus years.
From our legacy of community service to the revered Och Tamale chant, we celebrate a wide range of time-honored traditions with a commitment that grows deeper with every generation.
We soar on the strength of our shared histories.
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