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Chapman Commencement

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Commencement is fast approaching and we look forward to your participation in this very special weekend for the Chapman community, graduating students, their families, and friends. Please take a moment to review important faculty instructions regarding the weekend's festivities.


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+ - Confirm Your Participation

To ensure your processional arrangements and seating are confirmed, it is important to RSVP no later than Monday, May 4 by 5:00 p.m. for both the University Commencement Ceremony and your Degree Ceremony to your School/College Commencement representative.

+ - Commencement Information

When to arrive: No later than 30 minutes before the start time of your ceremony. 

Where to go: Baldwin Pavilion Lobby across from Hutton Gymnasium. 

What to bring: Academic attire (worn). 

Where to park: Any Chapman University parking structures and lots. Curbside permits are not required on local streets during Commencement Weekend. Please allow yourself ample time to park your vehicle and walk to your lineup location.

What to do: Commencement staff will provide instructions regarding the procession and seating when you arrive.

+ - The University Commencement Ceremony Information

When to arrive: No later than 30 minutes before the start time of your ceremony. 

Where to go: Hutton Gymnasium. Please note that this location differs from the lineup location for your commencement ceremony.

What to bring: Academic attire (worn). 

Where to park: Any Chapman University parking structures and lots. Curbside permits are not required on local streets during Commencement Weekend. Please allow yourself ample time to park your vehicle and walk to your lineup location.

What to do: Commencement staff will provide instructions regarding the procession and seating when you arrive.

+ - Regalia Orders

Academic attire is required for all faculty processing in the University Commencement Ceremony and School/College Degree Ceremonies.

The deadline to order faculty regalia is April 11th.

If you are in need of regalia for commencement after the April 11th deadline. Please contact the Agora Gift Shop (714) 997-6718