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Chapman University Fowler School of Law Graduation

Graduation for the Class of 2019 will be held on Friday, May 17, 2019 at 10 a.m. on the Holly & David Wilson Field located on the Chapman University undergraduate campus.  The ceremony will last approximately 90 minutes and a reception will immediately follow. Commencement is a ticketless event and students may bring as many guests as they choose. A live webcast of the commencement ceremony will be streamed for those who cannot attend.

A Twitter ticker will also run on the Jumbotron screen during the ceremony for students and their guests to send out congratulatory messages in real time. To tweet messages, use #ChapmanU. Note that the ceremony will be held on the field, rain or shine.

Students and their guests are also invited to attend the 2019 Graduation Banquet which will take place at the Richard Nixon Presidential Library and Museum, on Thursday, May 16, 2019, beginning at 6 p.m. The formal banquet will recognize the achievements of the graduating class of 2019.

General Information:

Graduation Banquet - Thursday, May 16

Time: 6 p.m.

Location: Richard Nixon Presidential Library and Museum, 18001 Yorba Linda Blvd, Yorba Linda CA 92866

Dress: Cocktail Attire

Admission: Free for students, but RSVP is required

Guest tickets are $65 through May 1; tickets are $80 thereafter

(Ticket sales are now closed.)

Commencement - Friday, May 17

9:00 a.m.   Law Student Procession Lineup in Cap & Gown (Hutton Sports Center)

10:00 a.m.   Law Student Procession Begins

10:00 a.m. - 11:15 a.m.   Dale E. Fowler School of Law Hooding and Ceremony (Wilson Field)  

11:30 a.m.   Law School Reception (Kennedy Hall)

View the live webcast of the ceremony via Facebook

Speakers & Guests:

  • Commencement Speaker: The Honorable Kathleen E. O'Leary, Presiding Justice, California Court of Appeal, Fourth Appellate District, Division Three
  • JD Student Speaker: Dante Logie
  • Invocation: Leandra Karcher
  • National Anthem: Donovan Brambila

Closing Convocation

Interested in carrying the law school banner at this year's commencement convocation? Each school is represented at this event which will be held at 7 p.m. the night of the law school commencement ceremony, May 17.  Graduating students interested in participating should email Dean Kacer at kacer@chapman.edu.

Additional Information

There is no RSVP required to attend the commencement ceremony.

Parking is available free of charge at all Chapman University parking lots and garages.

For disability accommodations, please contact Dean Kacer at kacer@chapman.edu.

Students are encouraged to arrive early and ensure they bring all necessary items, especially regalia. Seating is first-come, first-served, and the program will start on-time.

For detailed information about graduation please consult the Graduation Handbook.

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Questions About Graduation?

If you have questions about graduation please contact the office of Student Affairs.

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