group of people watching presentation
The Office of Parent Engagement

» Parent Spring Summit 2023

 

This year's Parent Spring Summit is scheduled for February 10 - 11, 2023. We look forward to welcoming you back to campus for this event! 

Programming for the weekend includes the State of the University by President Struppa, Chapman Celebrates, and parent programming to connect you to campus, resources, and each other. 

Registration for Parent Spring Summit will begin in January. 


Toggle Section

Friday, February 10, 2023

11 a.m. – 12 p.m. | State of the University
Join President Daniele Struppa as he provides updates on the incredible successes of the past year along with the exciting things to come for Chapman University in the future.
Location: Musco Center for the Arts and Virtual 

12 – 3 p.m. | Open Houses Around Campus
Explore Chapman’s beautiful Orange campus by visiting some of the locations offering open houses and guided tours between 12 - 3 p.m. 

Hilbert Museum of California Art: The exhibition on view will be “ALL ABOARD: The Romance of California’s Railroads” featuring 40 watercolor and oil paintings by major California artists, depicting trains, train stations and the excitement of rail travel, from the 1930s to today. Immerse yourself in the history of the trains of the Golden State! This exhibition includes works by Millard Sheets, Emil Kosa Jr., Bradford Salamon, Yoko Mazza, Margaret Rogers, Rex Brandt and many more. 
Location: 216 E. Chapman Ave., Orange, CA 92866

Holocaust Memorial Library
Location: 4th floor of Leatherby Libraries 

Keck CenterCheck in at the South entrance of the Keck Center (Argyros Forum side) to take a self-guided tour or a guided tour with one of our Schmid College of Science & Technology students. Guided tours will run every 30 minutes.
Location: South entrance of the Keck Center

Ralph W. Leatherby Center for Entrepreneurship and Business Ethics
Location549 W. Palm Ave., Orange, CA 92868

Swenson Hall: Explore Swenson Hall, home to the Fowler School of Engineering, through a self-guided tour.
Location: Swenson Hall, Keck Center

6 p.m. | Chapman Celebrates Opening Night 
Chapman Celebrates will once again transform our university with the magic of Broadway in a heart-pounding showcase of talent and artistry. Join us for this spectacular stage show benefiting student scholarships. This will be the final Chapman Celebrates and you won't want to miss it.
Location: Musco Center for the Arts 
Purchase Tickets

Saturday, February 11, 2023

8 – 9:30 a.m. | Breakfast by Region
Check-in for Parent Spring Summit and enjoy a continental breakfast while meeting other Chapman parents and families from your area.
Location: Bert Williams Mall

9:30 – 11:30 a.m. | Panel for 1st and 2nd Year Parents
This panel was created for parents and families of first- and second-years to provide essential information to support your student during this stage of their Chapman journey. Hear from Academic Advising, Residence Life, Center for Global Education, and Career & Professional Development about class scheduling, housing for next year, study abroad programs, and securing internships.
Location: TBD

9:30 – 11:30 a.m. | Panel for 3rd and 4th Year Parents 
This panel was created for parents and families of third- and fourth-years to provide essential information to support your student during this stage of their Chapman journey. Hear from Commencement, Career & Professional Development, Graduate Programs, and Alumni Engagement about graduation, securing jobs following graduation, graduate programs offered at Chapman, and leveraging the alumni network.
Location: TBD

11 a.m. – 1 p.m. | Lunch with Grad and Resource Fair
Invite your student to meet you for lunch and walk through the Grad & Resource Fair featuring booths on commencement, graduate programs, and volunteer opportunities at the University. Lunch is $12 per person.
Location: Bert Williams Mall

School and College Breakout Sessions
Learn more about your student’s school or college by attending these breakout sessions.

Argyros School of Business & Economics | 1 – 3 p.m.
Join Dean Henrik Cronqvist as he gives a master class titled "Decisions Explained by Behavioral Finance." 
Speaker:
Henrik Cronqvist, Dean of Argyros School of Business and Economics
Location: TBD

Crean College of Health & Behavioral Sciences | 1 – 2:30 p.m.
A Q&A session for parents to learn more about the undergraduate experience at Crean College of Health and Behavioral Sciences with Dean Hill and Chairs of the Health Science and Psychology departments. Refreshments will be provided.
Speakers:
Janeen Hill, Ph.D., Dean of Crean College of Health & Behavioral Sciences;
Kenneth Sumida, Ph.D., Chair of Health Sciences Department
Location: Crean Hall 149

College of Performing Arts
Description: TBD
Speakers: TBD
Location: TBD

Dodge College of Film & Media Arts
Description: TBD
Speakers: TBD
Location: TBD

Fowler School of Engineering | 1 – 3 p.m. 
Join the Fowler School of Engineering for a master class from one of our esteemed faculty followed by a presentation about navigating a career in engineering and the career resources available to our students.
Speakers: TBD
Location: TBD

Schmid College of Science & Technology | 1 – 2 p.m.
Hear from alumni and staff about the resources available in Schmid College that will help your student be successful and achieve their goals in the sciences.
Speakers:
Dr. Michael Ibba, Dean of Schmid College of Science & Technology;
Jose Bejar, Career Advisor;
Dr. Christine Crispen, Assistant Director of Student Success and Pre-Med Advisor;
Schmid College alumni
Location: McCardle Steps, Keck Center

School of Communication | 1 – 2 p.m. 
School of Communication students and alumni will discuss their internship experiences in a moderated panel with the opportunity to ask questions and interact with the panelists. Parents are encouraged to bring their students to this session. 
Speakers: TBD
Location: TBD

Wilkinson College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences | 1 – 3 p.m.
Join us for a conversation with the Dean of Wilkinson College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences to learn more about the undergraduate experience and career resources available within Wilkinson to prepare your student for life after Chapman. Following the session, join the Escalette Permanent Art Collection for a guided art tour through Roosevelt Hall, home of Wilkinson College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences, featuring contemporary Native American artists in a student-curated art exhibition, "We Were Then, We Are Now."
Speakers:
Jennifer D. Keene, Ph.D., Dean of Wilkinson College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences;
Erin Berthon, Career Manager;
Fiona Shen, Ph.D., Director of the Escalette Permanent Art Collection
Location:
TBD

2 – 4 p.m. | Parent Happy Hour 
Following the breakout sessions, parents are invited to connect with each other during this wine and cheese reception before spending the remainder of the weekend with your student.
Location: Bert Williams Mall 

6 – 8 p.m. | Black Family Dinner
Location: TBD

6 p.m. | Chapman Celebrates Gala Night 
Chapman Celebrates will once again transform our university with the magic of Broadway in a heart-pounding showcase of talent and artistry. Join us for this spectacular stage show benefiting student scholarships. This will be the final Chapman Celebrates and you won't want to miss it.
Location: Musco Center for the Arts 
Purchase Tickets