• Attallah College graduates in cap and gown on commencement day
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» Attallah College Commencement

The Chapman Commencement weekend will be one you’ll remember for years to come. Graduates in all Attallah College academic programs (undergraduate and graduate) are invited to participate in Chapman University's Commencement weekend events.

For the most up-to-date information about commencement, continue checking this page and monitoring your Chapman email.

After you to walk across the stage and get your hard-earned diploma, keep in touch with the Office of Alumni Engagement for resources available to Chapman graduates and to take advantage of your growing alumni network.


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+ - Interfaith Baccalaureate Service

The Chapman University Baccalaureate service features a deeply inspirational message for all graduates, whether secular, spiritual or religious, honoring each graduate’s search for meaning. Past speakers have included actors Rainn Wilson, Amber Tamblyn, and Max Greenfield; singers Andy Grammer and David Archuleta; and acclaimed interfaith speaker Valarie Kaur.

Graduating students are all invited, along with their families and Chapman students, faculty, and staff.

Please visit the Baccalaureate webpage for more information and to see this year's speaker.

For questions regarding the Baccalaureate service, please contact the staff at the Fish Interfaith Center at interfaith@chapman.edu or 714-628-7260

+ - University Commencement Ceremony

All Chapman graduating students are invited to join together on Wilson Field for our University Commencement Ceremony.

University Commencement Ceremony
Friday, May 22
Wilson Field
7–9 pm

The Commencement Ceremony will honor your achievements and celebrate the work you’ve done in your time at Chapman University and Attallah College. Although graduates will not walk across the stage at this ceremony, they will still wear caps and gowns for the official conferral of their degree.

Highlights of the University Commencement Ceremony
  • Celebrate with the entire Chapman & Attallah College graduating class
  • Turning of the tassels as President Struppa officially confers degrees
  • Collect your graduation medals to wear at the Attallah College Degree Ceremony
  • Celebrity keynote speakers

Graduating students may reserve up to four (4) guest tickets for the University Commencement Ceremony. The Commencement RSVP site will go live on March 1, 2020.

Visit the University Commencement webpage and continue monitoring your Chapman email for RSVP and event details.

+ - Pre-Commencement Celebrations

All Attallah College programs will be hosting their own individual parties, receptions, and awards ceremonies. Continue monitoring your Chapman email and checking this page for specific times and locations.

+ - Attallah College Degree Ceremony

The Attallah College of Educational Studies will celebrates its bachelor's, master's, and doctoral program graduates on

Saturday, May 23
Wilson Field
2–3 pm

Graduating students will line up in cap and gown in the Hutton Sports Center at 1:15 pm.

No guest tickets are required for the Attallah College Degree Ceremony.

Visit the University Commencement webpage for the most up-to-date event details.

+ - Commencement Deadlines

January 15: Deadline for degree conferral for May 2020

March 1: Commencement RSVP goes live online

March 1: Online regalia ordering for bachelors and masters grads goes live online

April 15: RSVP deadline for all graduates to guarantee listing in printed materials and tickets for the University Commencement Ceremony

Visit the University Commencement webpage for the most up to date event details.

+ - Frequently Asked Questions

Who do I contact with questions about commencement?

Feel free to contact the Special Events team at 714-997-6740, commencement@chapman.edu

How many people can I bring to the University Commencement Ceremony? Attallah College Degree Ceremony?

Tickets are not required for students for Chapman's University Commencement Ceremony. Graduating students who RSVP for the University Commencement Ceremony by the deadline will be allotted four (4) tickets for guests. Two extra tickets can be requested, but are not guaranteed.

The Attallah College Degree Ceremony is free and open to all guests and family of graduating students. Guest tickets are not required for the ceremony, and there is no limit on how many guests you may invite. Please note that seating is first come, first served. Seating is in folding chairs on artificial turf. Once the ceremony begins, empty seats must be made available to accommodate guests without seats.

Do I have to attend the University Commencement Ceremony?

We strongly encourage all graduating students to attend the University Commencement Ceremony.

Where should I park?

Parking will be free in all designated parking structures and lots, and curbside permits are not required on local streets during Commencement Weekend. We encourage everyone to use public transportation or Uber/Lyft during Commencement Weekend. If you do drive in, know that parking restrictions are lifted in the surrounding neighborhoods.

Where can I find more information?

Please visit the Chapman Graduation Page.