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» Class of 1972 50 Year Reunion

Dear Alumni, Friends, and Classmates of 1972,

Time has flown by, and this is a milestone year for you.  It is the 50th Anniversary of your graduating from Chapman College, now University!  While much has changed on campus, the spirit of Chapman remains the same.

The Class of Chapman College of 1972 has accomplished much. You secured successful jobs, raised families, and now have settled into retirement or are enjoying second careers! Well, if you want to renew friendships, acquaintances or just have a great time celebrating and combining yesterday with today, please plan to attend the 50th Class Reunion and formal induction into the University’s 50 Year Club, hosted by the Office of Alumni Engagement. At the induction, members of the Class of 1972 will be called up, receive a certificate, and will be formally presented with a stole and pin from the University President – it is a big deal! It has been a tough few years for everyone, but it would be fantastic to see each other once more.

Please see below for the schedule for the 50 Year Club Reunion and Induction Ceremony at Homecoming 2022:

10am - 50 Year Club Reunion Brunch and Class of 1972 Induction Ceremony (Coffee will be available at 9:30am for those who want to connect with classmates prior to the event) 

12pm - Campus Tour via electric touring vehicles

1:30pm - Wine and Cheese Reception for the 50 Year Club Members and Class of 1972 hosted by the Office of Legacy Planning

  • Friends and family are also welcome to attend.

Chapman Family Homecoming

Chapman Family Homecoming will be taking place from September 30-October 1, 2022.  There will be many fun opportunities to explore the campus, attend master classes, and cheer on our Panthers as they battle the Sagehens on the Wilson Field. There will even be a formal induction of the Class of 1972 into the 50 Year Club at the annual reunion.  We hope to see you in-person and virtually at many of these events.


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  • The induction ceremony and 50 Year Club Reunion will be held on September 30th, 2022 at 10am in Beckman Hall, Room 404. Tickets for the reunion are available starting August 22nd on Chapman's Ticketing Page


    Contact Alumni Engagement at (714) 997-6681 or email us at

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  • Q: When will I receive my registration materials?
    A: You will receive materials in the mail in late summer.

    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 Reunion.

    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: 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.

    Q: What 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. 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 Alumni Engagement at (714) 997-6681.