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» Class of 1966 50-Year Reunion

Dear Class of 1966,

Can you believe it has been 50 years since we graduated from Chapman? A lot has happened in our lives since then. There have been dreams fulfilled, successful careers, wonderful children and grandchildren, and a few life-changing experiences along the way. Chapman has grown, too, since we graduated. Our once small Chapman College of around 700 students has now expanded to a university of over 7,000 students. To properly celebrate this milestone, we invite you to join us for the 1966 Class Reunion, which will take place during The Chapman Family Homecoming Celebration on Saturday, October 1, 2016. 

Much has changed since we graduated from Chapman, but the “Chapman Spirit” has remained the same. During this 50-year anniversary celebration, you will make new memories as you reconnect with Chapman friends, remember classmates and celebrate your many achievements over the past 50 years. This is a great opportunity to visit campus and reconnect with the place you once called home. We look forward to seeing you at the reunion!


Leon Duty ’66

Coralee Johnson ’66

Class of 1966 Representatives

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  • Lodging
  • FAQs
  • Class of 1966 50-Year Reunion

    Date: Saturday, October 1, 2016

    Time: 11:30 - 1:30 p.m.

    Location: Chapman University - Beckman Hall, Room 404

    Register for the Class of 1966 50-Year Reunion »

    *Reunion registration is part of the registration portal for The Chapman Family Homecoming Celebration. Make sure to select "50 Year Club Luncheon and Class of 1966 Reunion", along with any other Homecoming events you plan to attend. 


    Contact Sarah Buckley at (714) 744-2184 or

  • “If it hadn’t been for scholarships and job opportunities at Chapman when I enrolled, I would never have been able to have the Chapman experience.  Now that I’m able to do so, I like to give back so as to help other financially strapped students.”

    Cora (Hoffmaster) Johnson ’66 

    A meaningful gift can express your gratitude for the experience you received at Chapman. Help to create opportunities for deserving students by making a $50 gift in honor of your 50 Year Reunion, $19.66 in honor of your class year, or upgrade to $16.67 a month for five years to have your legacy engraved on the Alumni Legacy Wall inside of Doti Hall.

    We encourage you to make your gift in honor of a professor or past classmate that made an impact on you while here at Chapman. Remember every gift counts!

    Make your gift to the Alumni Scholarship Fund through the 50 Year Reunion Class Gift by clicking here. 

    Reunion giving efforts boost overall alumni giving participation and accounts for 25% of Chapman Fund dollars raised each year. As you may know, alumni giving (also known as alumni participation) has a direct impact on Chapman University's ranking in U.S. News & World Report. The more alumni who give, the greater the value of your degree. This ranking criteria is determined by the percentage of alumni who donate, not by the total dollar amount raised, so every gift counts. 

  • Wondering where to stay during your trip to Orange?

    Book early!

    Check out lodging and accommodations near Chapman University »

    **Note: Be sure to mention Chapman University to inquire about any special discounted rates (except at the Disneyland Hotel).

    Wondering where to eat during your trip to Orange?

    The City of Orange and specifically historic Old Towne have an abundance of dining options that will not disappoint! 

    Check out dining options near campus, many within walking distance »

  • Q: When will I receive my registration materials?
    A: You will receive materials in the mail in late summer. Or, register online today »

    Q: Are spouses/guests/children/grandchildren welcome at Reunion Weekend?
    A: Yes, and they can join in all the weekend's activities. Alumni with Legacy children/grandchildren are encouraged to invite them to attend the 50 Year Club Luncheon.

    Q: What should I stay during Reunion Weekend if I am not local?
    A: Reunion lodging is located nearby in Orange. Click on the Lodging tab for details.

    Q: Is there anything special I should bring to the Reunion?
    A: Everyone enjoys seeing pictures of you and your family today along with memorabilia from your Chapman College days. Be sure to bring your own camera to capture new Reunion memories.

    Q: Is transportation available on campus?
    A: Please, reach out to Sarah Buckley at (714) 744-2184 to make arrangements for transportation on campus. 

    Q: How do I know who's coming to the Reunion?
    A: When registration begins, check the registration page for the names of reunion registrants. 

    Q: Where do I park during Reunion Weekend on campus?
    A: Visitor parking is available in designated spots on campus. Click here for on-campus parking information. Limited parking is also available at Elliott Alumni House and on the street.

    Q: What is should I wear during the Reunion?
    A: Let your personality shine. Daytime activities are often more casual than evening. Business casual/cruise wear is always a safe bet. Be comfortable and remember there will be lots of walking so comfortable shoes are a must. And don’t forget your Chapman College/Chapman University attire and school colors.

    Q: What do I do if I have special dietary or ability requests?
    A: We try to meet the needs of all of our guests. Please let us know on your registration form if you have special requests or call Sarah Buckley at (714) 744-2184.

Do you want to be a part of the planning and outreach for your 50th reunion?

Contact Sarah Buckley
(714) 744-2184

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