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Chapman University will always be your home and we hope you come back often and participate in the life of the university. There’s always something exciting happening on campus, whether it’s a Panther athletic event, a performance by our talented COPA students or a lecture from one of our world-class faculty members. 

Check out the university-wide calendar of events to see what’s happening across campus every day.

+-Campus Events

Alumni Bottomless Mimosa Brunch and Greek Skit 

Saturday, April 11, 2015
Reception at 11 a.m., show starts at 1 p.m. 

Greek Skit is Saturday, April 11. Join us for a fun-filled brunch with bottomless mimosas at 11 a.m. on the Argyros Forum Faculty Athenaeum Patio. Catch up with friends over a glass of bubbly and share memories before heading to the show at 1 p.m. Click here for more information. Contact Jessica Schulte ’11, alumni engagement manager, at pricej@chapman.edu with any questions. 

+-Chappy Hour

On (or around) the third Thursday of every other month, Chapman grads across the country get together for happy hour, networking and of course, fun!  


Upcoming Chappy Hours:

Atlanta, GA

Thank you Elizabeth Wilder ’06 and John Kingsley ’07 for organizing.

Thursday, March 19
6 - 8 p.m.
Fado Irish Pub
273 Buckhead Avenue NE, Atlanta, GA
Register »

Chicago, IL

Thank you Rachel Tilghman '13 for organizing.

Thursday, May 21
6 - 8 p.m.
The J. Parker
1816 North Clark Street, Chicago, IL 60614
You can find the restaurant on the 13th Floor of the Hotel Lincoln
Register »

Claremont, CA

Thank you Beth Hartnett '09 for organizing. 

Thursday, May 21
Walter's Restaurant
6 - 8 p.m.
310 Yale Avenue, Claremont, CA 91711
Chappy Hour will be held on the restaurant's back patio. 
Register »

Kansas City, MO

Thank you Angela Vogen '10 for organizing. 

Thurday, March 19
6 - 8 p.m.
Trezo Mare
4105 N. Mulberry Drive, Kansas City, MO 64116
Register »

Orange County, CA

Thank you Eric Purmort '13 for organizing.

Thursday, March 19
6 - 8 p.m.
Bosscat Kitchen and Libations
4647 MacArthur Boulevard, Newport Beach, CA 92660
Register »

Thank you Rob Selway '07 (MBA '09) for organizing.

Thursday, September 10
6 - 8 p.m.
Center Club
650 Town Center Drive, Costa Mesa, CA 92626
Complimentary valet service located next to the box office of Segerstrom Center for the Arts.
Registration coming soon. 

Portland, OR

Thank you Marina Martinez '07 for organizing.

Thursday, March 19
9 - 11 p.m.
The Oregon Public House
700 NE Dekum Street, Portland, OR 97211
Register »

Thursday, May 21
9 - 11 p.m.
The Oregon Public House
700 NE Dekum Street, Portland, OR 97211
Register »

More Chappy Hours are added regularly, so check back often!

The Chappy Hour Code:

  • Share your favorite Chapman memory. Was it hanging out in the Attallah Piazza or the old quad with your friends? What about the old caf?
  • It’s a social event (not a fundraising event), so relax and enjoy!
  • Bring some business cards; you never know when you’ll make a connection.
  • Have fun!

We’d love to expand the Chappy Hour program to more regions across the country. It's easy to organize a Chappy Hour and we'll help you promote it, including registration. We'll also send you a Chappy Hour Care Package full of goodies to decorate with and give to attendees. 

Set up a Chappy Hour in your area »

To learn more about setting up a Chappy Hour in your area, contact Jessica Schulte '11, manager of alumni engagement, at pricej@chapman.edu or (714) 628-2777.

+-Chapman Meet Ups

Want to meet alumni with similar interests who live in your area? Organize a Chapman Meet Up! These informal, social gatherings encourage alumni to develop connections with other alumni, be an alumni leader in your area of the country and strengthen the alumni bond to Chapman University. 

Learn more about Chapman Meet Ups and find out how to organize one in your area »

+-Career Events

Featured Event

Alumni Entertainment Mixer

Wednesday, April 29, 2015
7 - 9 p.m.

The Office of Alumni Engagement, in association with Dodge College of Film and Media Arts, Argyros School of Business and Economics and Fowler School of Law, are pleased to present the annual networking mixer for alumni in the entertainment business at Tiato located at the Lionsgate office building. This event brings together alumni from entertainment production, business and law to network with each other in true Think Chapman First spirit and strengthen their connection with their alma mater, Chapman University.

Tiato Restaurant (located in the Lionsgate office building)
2700 Colorado Ave.
Santa Monica, CA 90404

Tickets: $30, includes parking, appetizers, hosted beer and wine, the chance to enter the Chapman swag raffle and a giveaway item, as well as a $5 portion that will go toward the Alumni Scholarship Fund to help current and future students. 

Buy a ticket »

For more information about this event, please contact Eric Deovlet at deovlet@chapman.edu or 714-744-7090.


MORE Career Expo

Wednesday, March 11, 2015
3 - 6 p.m.

Sandhu Conference Center
Chapman University

The MORE Career Expo, Chapman University’s largest recruiting fair, will bring over 60 companies to campus to recruit the best and the brightest for internships and career opportunities. Registration for job seekers is NOT required. Learn more and find out what employers are coming »


March Alumni Networking Roundtable

Wednesday, March 18, 2015
6 - 7:30 p.m.

Citizens Business Bank
23046 Avenida De La Carlota
Suite 100
Laguna Hills, CA 92653

Learn more and RSVP »


Recruit L.A. Alumni Career Fair

Thursday March 19, 2015
10:30 a.m. -3 p.m.

University of Southern California
Trousdale Parkway
Los Angeles, CA 90089

The annual Recruit L.A. Alumni Career Fair is sure to be as large a recruiting expo as it has ever been, with over 90 companies in attendance. Job seekers will have the opportunity to meet recruiters from Sony Pictures Entertainment, Hulu, PacSun, Target, Zillow and many more. Register to attend »

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