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Vidal Arroyo posing next to Pete the Panther

Congratulations Vidal Arroyo for being named Chapman University's first Rhodes Scholar!

Press Release

The mission of the Center for Undergraduate Excellence is to support Chapman University's goal of providing personalized education by promoting and facilitating student-faculty mentored and collaborative research, scholarship, and creative activities.

Beyond the classroom, in every discipline, many students build their scholarly research and creative skills by participating in student-initiated research or creative activity and/or by assisting with faculty-initiated research or creative activity.

Involvement in research, scholarship, and creative activity at the undergraduate level has been demonstrated as a high-impact educational practice with numerous benefits for students, including increased retention, graduation, and graduate school enrollment rates; improved critical thinking, creativity, and problem-solving skills; intellectual independence and confidence; and enhanced understanding of research methodologies and practices within a given discipline.

Our programs help Chapman University’s ambitious students thrive and grow, and the events highlight undergraduate achievements and encourage intellectual community.

Deadlines & Events

Spring 2019 

SURF Application Deadline
Friday, March 1
4 PM

Fellowship/Scholarship Overview 
Friday, March 29
Open Hours-10-4pm
415 E. Walnut

Abstract Submission Deadline
Sunday, March 31
11:59 PM
Grant Proposal Workshop
Monday, April 1
Poster Design and Presentation Workshop
Monday, April 15th
Open Hours- 10-4pm
415 E. Walnut
Randall Dining Commons
Spring Scholarly Research/Creative Activity Grant Deadline
Friday, April 12
4 PM

Student Scholar Symposium
Wednesday, May 1 and Thursday, May 2