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Congratulations Class of 2015!

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It's Spring Semester of your Senior Year! There are just a few months to go before you will join your classmates for 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.

+-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 1. If you did not complete the survey, keep an eye out for reminder emails with the survey link on April 16, April 28, and May 4.

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 8. If you have any questions, please contact Dr. Marisol Arredondo-Samson, Director of Institutional Research, at arredond@chapman.edu.

+-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 fee for degree conferral.

The preferred deadline for degree conferral submission is January 15th. You will not get email information regarding Commencement until your degree conferral application has been submitted.

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


Commencement ceremonies for the Class of 2015 will take place during the weekend of May 22-24, 2015.

For a detailed schedule and more information, visit the Commencement website.

+-Senior Convocation and President's Toast

Senior Convocation will be held Friday, May 22, at 8:15 p.m. on Wilson Field. This ceremony is designed for seniors and their families as we honor the achievements of the Class of 2015. The President's Toast to the seniors will follow immediately in Attallah Piazza.

No tickets are required for this event.

+-Yearbook and Senior Portraits

CEER is a long-standing Chapman University tradition. All undergraduates receive a free yearbook as they walk across the stage at the May commencement ceremony. If you are graduating in December 2014 or May 2015 and will not be attending commencement, please contact Colleen Wood (cwood@chapman.edu) to receive your copy.

Senior portraits for the yearbook must be taken by the official university yearbook portrait photographer, who will be on campus in Argyros Forum on these dates:

December 1-5, 2014

February 10-13 and 17-20, 2015

Click here for more information on the CEER Yearbook and scheduling your Senior Portrait.

+-Chapman Rings

The Chapman Ring was designed by a team of students, representing disciplines from across campus and included undergraduate and graduate voices. The Chapman Ring collection represents a connection to not just your time at Chapman, but to the alumni who walked these halls before you, and to future generations of Panthers.

Purchase of a Chapman Ring is open to students who have completed 60 units, all graduate students, and alumni.

If you purchase your Chapman Ring by March 15, 2015, you will be invited to participate in the Ring Dedication Ceremony on Sunday, April 26. 

For ordering information, please visit Balfour.com or stop by Argyros Forum during these on-campus sale dates:

February 4, 2015

March 3 and 4, 2015

NEW: March 13, 2015

Click here for more information on the Chapman Ring Program.


+-Senior Legacy

"Senior Legacy unites seniors through engaging experiences and instills a lifelong commitment to Chapman University that impacts future student opportunities."

Senior Legacy 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 support future generations of Panthers. The Class of 2015 has decided for their class gift to be in the form of merit-based scholarships for students.

For more information, please visit the Senior Legacy Webpage.

+-Senior Week

Get ready for Senior Week 2015! Join UPB April 27th through May 2nd for a week of events exclusively for seniors. Last year's Senior Week featured Dave & Busters, a pool party, Taco Night at the D, a bowling night, and a special gift. Details for Senior Week 2015 will be released in early April. Stay tuned - you won't want to miss it!

+-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.

+-Career Development Center

It's everyone's favorite question to ask a college senior: What are you going to do after graduation?

Here to help you find that answer is Chapman's Career Development Center!  Whether you stop by to ask a Quick Question during walk-in hours, or attend one of their networking events, the CDC has the resources you need to guide you on your way.

For upcoming CDC events, check out the CDC Facebook Page

For more information on CDC resources, visit the CDC Website.

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Important Dates

Jan 15: Deadline to file for Degree Conferral

Feb 4: Class Ring Reps on campus

Feb 10-13, 17-20: Senior Portraits

Mar 1: RSVP for Commencement Opens

Mar 3-4: Class Ring Reps on campus

Mar 11: MORE Career Expo

Apr 15: RSVP Deadline for Commencement

Apr 27-May 2: Senior Week

May 22: Senior Convocation

May 23-24: Commencement


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

    For Degree Conferral

    For Commencement

    Career Development Center

    Yearbook and Senior Portraits
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