»Life Stages

Your Chapman journey only just begins upon graduation.  The Alumni Association is proud to offer programming and events that cater to alumni in all stages of their lives.  

Whether you graduated last year or 50+ years ago, we hope you’ll stay active in the Chapman community and stay connected with those who are in your same Life Stage. Read on to learn more about the Alumni Life Stages.

  • Future Alumni
  • Young Alumni
  • Career Alumni
  • Golden Alumni
  • Heads up, current Chapman students!

    Right now, Chapman is your home. But guess what: Chapman University will always be your home! As a future Chapman alumna/us, you are Chapman University’s best legacy. You can make a difference now by sharing your insider knowledge of Chapman with some of the most active and involved members of the Chapman Family — our alumni. 

    As future Chapman alumni, we want current students to be part of the activities and programming of the Alumni Association.  Some opportunities include: 

    • Seniors can lead their Senior Class Gift
    • Current students can lead a Student Philanthropy Program
    • Current students can become an Alumni Discovery Ambassadors and connect with alumni in their area

    If you’re interested in getting involved as a future Chapman alumna or alumnus, contact Lisa Eap.

  • Chapman University Young Alumni (CUYA) 

    If you graduated from Chapman between 2003 and 2013, you’re invited to be a part of Chapman University Young Alumni (CUYA). CUYA creates opportunities for undergraduate alumni who have graduated in the last ten years to connect with fellow alumni, current students and the university. Learn more!

  • Career Alumni

    Whether you’re just starting out and searching for your dream job or you’re a seasoned professional with decades of experience, we want you to take advantage of the career services and resources offered by the Alumni Association.  

    If you’re searching for a career, we want to help.

    Chapman50

    Chapman50 is an exclusive group designed to connect influential Chapman University alumni leaders in a university-wide network unlike any other. Comprising of fifty founding members under the age of 50, Chapman50 enacts the mission of Chapman University by encouraging alumni leadership and professional development in all fifty states and across the globe. Candidates are civic and professional leaders capable of accelerating Chapman’s international reputation. Learn more »

  • Though decades may have passed since your graduation, we hope that the Chapman spirit still burns brightly within all of our alumni.  Golden Alumni, those who graduated 50 or more years ago, are our most seasoned Chapman graduates and have much to offer our community. 

    50 Year Club

    The 50 Year club celebrates the “Golden Anniversary” of graduates of Chapman University. Members enjoy festive gatherings throughout the year, including our annual Commencement Luncheon, which takes place during Reunion Weekend.

    This year's 50 Year Club Luncheon will take place on Friday, May 23, 2014 from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Join us for this festive event and help welcome the Class of 1964 to the 50 Year Club. Tickets are $35 and can be purchased online here.

    Candlelight Ceremony

    Each year, members of the 50 Year club are invited to participate in a special candlelight ceremony in the Attallah Piazza that teaches the history and traditions of Chapman University and the City of Orange. The ceremony, which takes place in the evening on the day of Opening Convocation, concludes with members of the 50 Year Club welcoming new students and families.  Students will process past 50 Year Club members as they light their candles from yours -- a tangible symbol of passing the flame of the Chapman experience to them.  

    Check back soon for more details about this year’s Candlelight Ceremony. 

    Lifelong Learning

    Alumni 50 years of age and older are invited to come back to campus to audit classes with current Chapman students free of charge, compliments of the Alumni Association. Learn more about the Lifelong Learning program and find out how you can be a part of it!

    Upcoming Golden Alumni Activities:

    As esteemed members of the alumni community, 50 Year Club members and the Class of 1964 (soon to be inducted) are invited to the following signature university events as VIP guests.

    Winterfest and Holiday Tree Lighting

    Join President Doti in the lighting of “Doy’s Tree”— a large pine named for trustee Doy Henley. Come and sip a hot drink, shop the vendors, stroll the campus, enjoy the music and admire the lights! Check back in the coming months for the date of the 2014 Winterfest.

    Summer Welcome Receptions

    Summer 2014, locations across the country

    Join us at a Summer Welcome Reception and welcome newly admitted students to the Chapman Family

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