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Investiture Ceremony

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The Inauguration of Dr. Daniele C. Struppa as Chapman University's Thirteenth President welcomes guests and friends from around the globe. This historic event draws on the treasured traditions and pageantry of higher education through the ages, and represents a formal passing of the torch from Dr. James L. Doti, who served as Chapman's president from 1991 to 2016.  

The formal investiture will begin at 2:30 p.m. on Friday, September 30, 2016, in the Marybelle and Sebastian P. Musco Center for the Arts. A prosecco toast on the Bette and Wylie Aitken Arts Plaza will follow the investiture.

PLEASE NOTE: There has been an overwhelming and unprecedented request for seating at President Struppa’s Investiture Ceremony on Friday, September 30. Unfortunately, we have reached maximum capacity in Musco Center for the Arts. To accommodate all additional requests, we will be simulcasting the ceremony in Memorial Hall Chapman Auditorium, Folino Theater in Knott Studios and Argyros Forum Student Union on our campus in Orange and at our Harry and Diane Rinker Health Science Campus in Irvine. We hope you will join us for this historic event in Chapman history.

Inauguration Week Activities

Note: for all the events listed below, please use our interactive campus map to find venues and guest parking structures.


Sunday, September 25  

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Monday, September 26  

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Tuesday, September 27

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Wednesday, September 28

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Thursday, September 29

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Friday, September 30

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Saturday, October 1, and Sunday, October 2

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Contact Us

For Event Specifics:

General Line
(714) 628-2828

For Media Questions:

Mary Platt
Director of Communications and Media Relations
(714) 628-7271