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Chapman Commencement

» Closing Convocation

This is it, Class of 2019! You've done all the work and now it's time to celebrate your accomplishments. Come together one last time with the entire graduating class.

+ - What is Closing Convocation?

Closing Convocation is the Chapman Family's all-school ceremony honoring your achievements. We'll be turning tassels, cheering on student award recipients, listening to a celebrity keynote speaker, and closing the evening with a celebratory toast.

While students will not walk across the stage at this ceremony, they will still wear caps and gowns for the official conferral of their degree.

Highlights of Closing Convocation

  • Last event to celebrate with the entire graduating class
  • Turning of the tassels as President Struppa will officially confer degrees
  • Celebrity keynote speaker
  • Collect you graduation medals to wear at your commencement ceremony
  • An official welcome from the Alumni Association

+ - Who is Invited to Participate?

Both undergraduate and graduate students are invited to participate.

+ - How do I Reserve Guest Tickets?

On March 1, 2019 the Commencement RSVP site will go live. At this time students may RSVP for both Closing Convocation and their Commencement ceremony.

Due to limited seating students can reserve up to four (4) guests tickets. Tickets are not required for students.

Wait list requests for two (2) additional guest tickets can be made within the Commencement RSVP site. Wait list requests are not guaranteed. All requests are reviewed after the RSVP site closes on April 15, 2019, and decisions are based on venue capacity. Wait list decisions will be sent via chapman email on May 10, 2019.