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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 2020

SURF Information Open Hours

Tuesday, February 11
10am-4pm
415 E. Walnut

 291/491 Add Drop Date

Friday, February 14

SURF Deadline

Monday, February 24
4PM 

Shinnyo Fellowship Open Hours

Tuesday, March 10
10:00am-4:00pm
415 E. Walnut- CUE Office

Grant Proposal Workshop

Thursday, March 12
2:00pm-3:00pm 
AF 209A

Shinnyo Fellowship Luncheon

Monday, March 16
12:30-2:00PM 
AF 209AB

Student Scholar Symposium Abstract Deadline

Sunday, March 29
11:59PM

Scholarly/Creative Grant Deadline

Friday, April 3
4PM

Shinnyo Fellowship Deadline

Monday, April 6
4PM

Fulbright Open Hours

Wednesday, March 8
11:00am-3:00pm
415 E. Walnut- CUE Office

Lunch with a Professor Week

April 20-24
11:30 AM-1:30 PM
Randall Dining Commons

Student Scholar Symposium
May 5, 6, 7