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Plans for the Class of 1965 50th Reunion are in the works! Check out the Class of 1964's schedule of events to get an idea of what's in store for 2015.

Class of 1964 50th Reunion

Schedule of Events

Thursday, May 22, 2014

3 p.m. Reunion Check-In and Welcome Reception
Kick off the weekend with some wine and cheese at Elliott Alumni House.

4:30 p.m. Class of 1964 Welcome Dinner 
Reconnect with classmates at this casual dinner at Ruby's

7 p.m. Senior Convocation
Present medals to the Class of 2014 and welcome them to the alumni family.

8 p.m. President Doti’s Champagne Toast to the Class of 2014
Join the Class of 2014 and their friends and family for a celebration in Attallah Piazza.

8:30 p.m. Marion Knott Studios Tour
Learn more about the high tech facilities of Dodge College of Film and Media Arts.

Friday, May 23, 2014

8:30 a.m. Reunion check-in continues at Elliott Alumni House. 
Enjoy breakfast on your own and get ready for a fun day at your alma mater.

9:30 a.m. A Window on Chapman
This virtual tour was designed exclusively for the Class of 1964 to learn about the campus and our students today.

10:30 a.m. 50 Year Club Memorial Service
Honor the memory of classmates who are no longer with us at this celebration of life.

11:30 a.m. – 2 p.m. 50 Year Club Luncheon and Class of 1964 Induction
It’s official – welcome to the 50 Year Club! President Doti will join us for this very special event. Make sure to invite any friends or family who are fellow Chapman graduates or current students.

3 p.m. Cap & Gown Class Photo
Join your classmates for a group photo in caps and gowns.

3:45 – 5 p.m. Baccalaureate 
The Class of 1964 brings back the Ivy Chain tradition.

5:30 – 8 p.m. Class of 1964 Dinner in Argyros Forum
Wine and dine with your classmates on the beautiful Marvin W. Meyer Faculty Athenaeum Patio.

8 p.m. Chapman Students Then & Now
Laugh and learn at this special presentation by Dean of Students Jerry Price and Bill Cumiford ’63.

Saturday, May 24, 2014

8 a.m. Regalia Dressing and Continental Breakfast
Head to the Leatherby Libraries for breakfast and to get ready for the commencement ceremonies.

9 a.m. Commencement 
Celebrate the graduates of Wilkinson College of Humanities and Social Sciences.

12 – 3 p.m. Class of 1964 and Scholarship Recipient Picnic Lunch 
Grab a bite and chat with classmates and student scholarship recipients at the final event of your 50th Reunion Weekend.

*More details, including event locations and a campus map, will be provided in your registration packet at check-in.

**Events, dates, times and locations are subject to change

Class of 1964 Memory Book
We're compiling stories and class notes for the Class of 1964 Memory Book. Submit yours today by completing this form and returning it to Andi Doddridge via e-mail or by mail:

Andi Doddridge
Office of Alumni Relations
One University Drive
Orange CA 92866

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  • Registration is Easy

    You have the date on your calendar. Now it’s time to get your name on the list!

    Two Easy Registration Options

    1. Register online »
    2. Register by phone by calling Andi Doddridge at (714) 744-7679

    Registration Fees

    • Class of 1964 Reunion Fee: $200
    • Spouse/Guest Reunion Fee: $150
    • 50 Year Club Luncheon Fee (for guests and legacies): $35
    • Additional Memory Book: $50

    Your reunion registration includes all Class of '64 meals listed on the schedule, campus activities, two 5" x 7" class photos and a 50th Reunion Memory Book.


    Contact Andi Doddridge at (714) 744-7679 or

  • The Class of 1964 Memorial Scholarship will honor the memory of our classmates who are no longer with us. Learn more about the class gift and find out how you can contribute »

  • Wondering where to stay during your trip to Orange?

    We have blocked a book of rooms at the Double Tree - Anaheim/Orange County, exclusively for the Class of 1964 Reunion. Rates are good from Thursday, May 22, 2014 through Sunday, May 25, 2014. Use the code CAU when booking over the phone or book online using the Reunion discount. 

    DoubleTree - Anaheim/Orange County
    100 The City Drive
    Orange, CA 92868 
    Reservations: (714) 634-4500

  • Q: Which classes are celebrating a reunion in 2014?
    A: The Class of 1964 will celebrate its 50th anniversary. 

    Q: When will I receive my registration materials?
    A: Online registration is now available. You will receive materials in the mail in mid-to-late February.

    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: A shuttle cart will be available to registrants as needed throughout Reunion Weekend. Please make any special requests during Reunion check-in.

    Q: How do I know who's coming to the Reunion?
    A: When registration begins in the spring, 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.  Many alumni prefer to dress up for the Friday night class dinner – from dresses and ties and coats to walking shorts and polo shirts, the same goes for Commencement and the 50 Year Club Luncheon. It can get chilly at night so we suggest that you bring a spring jacket/pashmina – just in case. 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 the Alumni Office at (714) 744-7679.
  • The Class of 1964 50th Reunion Committee Members
    • Larry Sawyer '64
    • Christine Baker '64
    • Willy Hall '64
    • Margie Carter '64
    • Dennis Short '63/'64
    • Bob Vinson '64
    • Ann Wallace Fisher '64
  • Volunteer Opportunities
    Interested in helping plan the 50th Reunion for the Class of 1964? We are looking for enthusiastic volunteers to help us encourage attendance and assist with smaller projects leading up to Reunion Weekend. No matter the amount of time you are able to commit, we have an opportunity for you!

    Volunteer opportunities include:

    • Writing postcards to classmates
    • Collecting photos for the reunion slideshow and newsletter
    •  Volunteering your time during Reunion Weekend
    •  ...and more! 

    If you're interested in volunteering, contact Andi Doddridge, event and program coordinator.

Do you want to be a part of the planning and outreach or do you have questions about the weekend?

Contact Andi Doddridge
(714) 744-7679

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