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Congratulations, Class of 2014!

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Remember when the Spring Semester of your Senior Year felt so far away? Well, the time has finally arrived! There are just a few mere months to go before you will join your classmates for final awards and commencement ceremonies. This final stretch can be busy and overwhelming, so we've compiled some useful links to help you find your way.

+-Degree Conferral

In order to receive your degree (whether you participate in commencement or not), you must submit a degree conferral application online through WebAdvisor. You must have 90 completed credits to apply.

Click on ‘Apply for Degree or Certificate Conferral’ and enter your information. Select the term in which you will complete all the requirements for your degree. Degrees are conferred at the end of January, May, and August. There is no conferral fee for undergraduate students. 

All students wishing to participate in commencement must have a degree conferral application on file.

For more information, visit Office of the University Registrar website.

+-Receiving Your Degree

Once your degree is conferred, you will receive a confirmation email stating your degree has been awarded. You can expect your diploma to arrive within 2-4 weeks from the date of the email, pending there are no holds on your account. All holds must be resolved before your diploma can be released. Please contact the department that placed the hold on your account if you have any questions.

Minors and emphases are not listed on the diploma. However, they are listed on official transcripts. Latin Honors are listed on the diploma. See the catalog for Latin Honors requirements.

For more information, visit Office of the University Registrar website.


Commencement ceremonies for the Class of 2014 will take place May 23-24, 2014.  Before you can cross the stage, you need to complete these 5 Simple Steps:

  1. Check with your Academic Advisor to make sure you meet the participation criteria.
  2. Apply for Degree Conferral online in WebAdvisor.
  3. RSVP online to participate in the Commencement Ceremony.
  4. Order cap and gown online.
  5. In May, print out your Commencement Passport, review online line-up instructions in advance, and arrive on time on Commencement Day!

For links to complete these steps and more information, visit the Commencement website.

+-Class Rings

On Wednesday, March 5, the new family of Chapman Class Rings were revealed. This exclusive design collection is available for purchase by undergraduates with a minimum of 60 credits completed, all graduate students, and alumni.

Students who purchased a ring by March 14 will be invited to participate in the Inaugural Dedication Ceremony. The rings will spend the night in Beckman’s Alumni Tower, where they will “absorb the intellectual, spiritual, physical, and social dimensions” of the University before being officially dedicated and distributed at the ceremony on Sunday, April 27.

Click here to view the collection.

For ordering information, please visit Balfour.

+-Senior Week

UPB and Senior Legacy presents Senior Week, a celebration of the class of 2014! Senior Week will be held Monday April 21 - April 27. This is your last chance to make memories with your Chapman friends and carry-on the annual Senior Week tradition! 

Check out the schedule below for dates/times. Three events require an RSVP and you can make your ticket selection for those events below. The remaining events are free! Transportation is provided for all off-campus events. 

*RSVP Required

*Monday, April 21 (7:00-10:30 p.m.) - Dave & Busters Power Hour ($10)

Chapman is going to get its game on! Show your skills at the arcade or chill out at the bar to watch the big game. Your ticket gets you a $15 Power Card and delicious buffet dinner including salad, rosemary chicken breast and much more! Special food options will be available.

 Tuesday, April 22 (7:00-9:00 p.m.) - Panther Pool Party - (Free)

Seniors are taking over the Masson Family Beach Club! Free food and fun music will make this a night you won't want to miss!

 Wednesday, April 23 (11:00-2:00 p.m.) - 20th Annual Spring Sizzle - (Free)

Chapman's favorite tradition is back! Bring your student ID and grab your special Senior gift from the UPB table. This year's Spring Sizzle will be bigger than ever featuring carnival games, student performances, and delicious food. The menu includes corn dogs, caramel apples, fresh fruit and ice cream!

Thursday, April 24 (7:00-10:00 p.m.) - Taco Night @ The District - (Free)

The District is opening its doors to Chapman seniors! The first 100 seniors will receive free tacos and a live DJ will be playing your favorite music.

*Friday, April 25 (7:00-11:30 p.m.) - Bowling Night @ BowlMor Anaheim - ($20)

Join us for two hours of bowling including a full dinner buffet. Your ticket gets you unlimited bowling, shoe rental and a gourmet pizza dinner. Special food options are available. The best part is that Chapman has its own private party room!

*Saturday, April 26 (7:30 a.m.-6:45 p.m.) - Catalina Island Trip - ($25)

Join us for a day-trip to beautiful Catalina Island. Seniors only! You'll have a fun-filled day of hiking, water activities, all while enjoying the beautiful scenery. Your ticket gets you round-trip transportation aboard the Catalina Flyer, lunch, and bus transportation to the ferry terminal. This is an amazing deal - 60% off the regular price for the Catalina Flyer ($70).

Tickets are available through University Tickets.
Additional details can be found on UPB's Facebook Page

UPB strives to make all events open and accessible to everyone. Please contact us at chapmanupb@gmail.com for accommodations.


+-Senior Convocation and President's Toast

Senior Convocation will be held Thursday, May 22, at 7 p.m. on Bert C. Williams Mall.  This ceremony is designed for seniors and their families as we honor the achievements of the Class of 2014.  The President’s Toast to the seniors will follow immediately in Attallah Piazza.

Tickets are required for this event, and are available through University Tickets.

+-College Senior Survey - Enter a Drawing!

The College Senior Survey (CSS), a survey administered to Chapman graduating seniors every year, is part of a national study of college seniors conducted by the Higher Education Research Institute (HERI) at UCLA. The data gathered helps Chapman identify areas of excellence and those that need improvement. A summary report is reviewed by Chapman senior staff every year.

An email with the survey link was sent from Chancellor Daniele Struppa to graduating seniors on Wednesday, April 2.  If you did not complete the survey, keep an eye out for reminder emails with the survey link on April 17, April 29, and May 5.

Your participation in this survey will enter your name automatically into a drawing for one $100 gift card to use at Chapman's Agora Gift Shop. The raffle will not compromise the confidentiality of your answers because HERI will provide a list of respondents apart from the survey answers.

The survey will close on Friday, May 9.  If you have any questions, please contact Dr. Marisol Arredondo, Director of Institutional Research, at arredond@chapman.edu.

+-Senior Legacy

The Senior Legacy's mission is to unite seniors through engaging experiences, instilling a lifelong commitment to Chapman University that impacts student opportunities by supporting scholarships. It is a long-standing Chapman tradition for the senior class to present the university with a gift as a way to commemorate their time at Chapman and give back to the university. The Class of 2014 has decided to give to merit-based scholarships to support future generations of Panthers.

For more information and to join Senior Legacy, visit the Senior Legacy website.

+-Yearbook and Senior Portraits

The CEER Yearbook is a long-standing Chapman University tradition. All undergraduates receive a free copy of the yearbook after they walk across the stage at the May commencement ceremonies. If you will not be attending commencement, please contact Colleen Wood to receive your complimentary copy.

Senior portraits are taken every November and February and your portraits can be included only through using the official university photographer, Ultimate Exposures.

The last day for Senior Portraits was Monday, February 24.

For more information, visit the yearbook website.

+-Departmental End of Year Activities

Customarily, each department and/or school has their own End of Year Awards and Celebrations.  Please check with your department for more information on what they have in store.

For more information on the Dodge College Cecil Awards, please visit the Cecil Awards website. You can also reach the show team at cecilawards2014@gmail.com.

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Important Dates

Keep an eye on these upcoming dates and deadlines to make sure you are on track.

RSVP for Commencement Opens
March 1, 2014

Grad Fair and Class Ring Reveal
March 5-6, 2014

RSVP Deadline for Commencement
April 15, 2014

Senior Week
April 21-27, 2014

Deadline to complete the College Senior Survey
May 9, 2014

Senior Convocation
May 22, 2014

May 23-24, 2014

Convocation Slideshow Photo Submission

Want to see your face on the big screen at Senior Convocation?

Submit photos for the slideshow here


    Need assistance with any of the subjects mentioned on this page? Please contact the appropriate departments below:

    For Degree Conferral

    For Commencement

    For Yearbook

    Senior Career Support

    The real world is coming up fast and the Career Development Center wants to make sure you are prepared to start your career. 

    View Career Development Center senior events and deadlines

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