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The Office of Parent and Family Engagement

» Parent Spring Summit 2024

Parent Spring Summit will occur on February 9-10, 2024. 

Programming for the weekend includes the State of the University by President Struppa and programming that allows families to learn about resources available, connect with each other, and explore the campus. 

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Friday, February 9, 2024

10:30 a.m. – 4 p.m. | Check-in and Information Center  
Check-in for Parent Spring Summit and stop by throughout the day with any questions for our staff or volunteers.  

9:30 – 10:30 a.m. | President’s Circle Breakfast 
President Daniele Struppa welcomes members of the Chapman Fund President’s Circle to this annual celebration of their generosity and impact. Guests will hear from President Struppa and meet student scholarship recipients.
By invitation only*

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. 

12 - 2 p.m. | Family Lunch 
Following the State of the University, enjoy lunch with your student. Lunch is complimentary; registration is required.

12 – 2 p.m. | Leatherby Libraries Open House Presentations

12 – 3 p.m. | Holocaust Memorial Library Open House
Dedicated by Nobel Peace Prize laureate, Elie Wiesel on April 11, 2005, the 60th anniversary of his liberation from Buchenwald, the Sala and Aron Samueli Holocaust Memorial Library is located in Leatherby Libraries. The library's permanent and rotating exhibits tell of the individual lives affected, and all too often ended, by the Holocaust. A child's shoe from the death camp Majdanek; a briefcase used to carry false documents for Jewish children in hiding; a poem written by a boy in Terezin, all transform history into stories through which we can engage and learn.  

2 – 4 p.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. 

2 – 4 p.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. 

4:30 - 5:30 pm | Parent Preview Tour Chapman’s NEW Expanded Hilbert Museum of Art Don’t miss this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to tour the newly expanded Hilbert Museum BEFORE it opens to the public! The Hilbert Museum has become one of Orange County’s top museums since its opening in 2016, earning rave reviews on Yelp and Google and attracting more than 30,000 visitors per year. Open only to parents attending the Spring Summit, this special preview tour led by museum director, Mary Platt, will take you through both the North and South Wings of the expanded museum, showing off its stunning new design by architects Johnston Marklee.  Entering a portal topped by a spectacular 40-foot-wide glass mosaic by Millard Sheets, you’ll get a taste of the nine opening art exhibitions – including galleries devoted to the history of California art, works by Norman Rockwell, Disney’s Mary Blair, Navajo “eye dazzler” blankets, Modernism in California art and much more.  

Dinner In Old Towne Orange
Enjoy a bite to eat in Old Towne Orange! A number of local restaurants and businesses are offering exclusive Parent Spring Summit Discounts for families with your participant nametag given at check-in. 

Saturday, February 10, 2024

9:30 a.m. – 2 p.m. | Check-in and Information Center  
Check in for Parent Spring Summit and stop by throughout the day with any questions for our staff or volunteers.  

10 a.m. - 12 p.m. | Brunch by Region and Resource Fair
                              Featuring Keynote Speaker Jerry Price, Dean of Students
Enjoy a continental brunch and hear from Dean Price about student life on campus while you meet other Chapman families from your area.  Walk through the Grad & Resource Fair to learn more about learn about university resources, commencement, graduate programs, and volunteer opportunities at the University.

12 - 2 p.m. | School and College Breakout Sessions 
Learn more about your student’s school or college by attending these breakout sessions. 

2 - 4 p.m. | Family of the Year Celebration 
Bring your family together to close out Parent Spring Summit! Play field games with your student, compete against other families, and finish the scavenger hunt for a prizeAppetizers and beer/ seltzer will be served for those 21+Students have submitted nominations for Family of the Year. The winner and nominees will be recognized during this event.


For questions about the Parent Spring Summit ticketing site, contact:
Ticketing Services
(714) 997-6812

For General Inquiries:
Office of Parent and Family Engagement
(714) 997-6558