Congrats to our 2020 and 2021 Graduates

The largest and most festive event of the academic year is here. Join Chapman graduates, family, and alumni to celebrate the graduation of the Class of 2020 and the Class of 2021!

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Take a Look Back at the Celebration of our
2020 and 2021 Graduates

 


Commencement Weekend 1:

July 30 – August 1, 2021

Friday, July 30

Time School/College Graduating Class
9 a.m. Argyros School – Undergraduate 2020
9 a.m. Argyros School – Graduate 2020 & 2021
5 p.m. Fowler School of Law 2020

Saturday, July 31

Time School/College Graduating Class
8 a.m. Attallah College 2020
11 a.m. School of Communication 2020
5 p.m. Crean College 2020

Sunday, August 1

Time School/College Graduating Class
8 a.m. Schmid College & Fowler School of Engineering 2020
11 a.m. Wilkinson College 2020
5 p.m. College of Performing Arts 2020 & 2021
8 p.m. Dodge College – Undergraduate 2020

Commencement Weekend 2:

August 6 – August 8, 2021

Friday, August 6

Time School/College Graduating Class
9 a.m. Argyros School – Undergraduate 2021
5 p.m. Fowler School of Law 2021
8 p.m. School of Pharmacy 2020 & 2021

Saturday, August 7

Time School/College Graduating Class
8 a.m. Attallah College 2021
11 a.m. School of Communication 2021
5 p.m. Crean College – Graduate 2021
8 p.m. Crean College – Undergraduate 2021

Sunday, August 8

Time School/College Graduating Class
8 a.m. Schmid College & Fowler School of Engineering 2021
11 a.m. Wilkinson College 2021
5 p.m. Dodge College – Graduate 2020 & 2021
8 p.m. Dodge College – Undergraduate 2021

How to participate in a Commencement Ceremony

Step 1: Apply for Degree Conferral

Preferred deadline to apply for degree conferral for May 2021 Commencement is January 15, 2021

Undergraduate Students

  • Bachelor’s Degree completed and conferred: Have met all degree requirements prior to the 2021 spring semester and have been conferred in August 2020 or January 2021.
  • Bachelor’s Degree yet to be completed: Students who are of senior standing and have completed 90 credits or more may participate in the May 2021 Commencement Ceremonies. An application for degree conferral must be on file no later than April 16, 2021. Petitions for exceptions to this policy will not be accepted.

Graduate Students

  • Master’s or Doctoral Degree completed and conferred: Have met all degree requirements prior to the 2021 spring semester and have been conferred in August 2020 or January 2021.
  • Master’s or Doctoral Degree to be completed in May 2021: Have filed an application for degree conferral for May 2021 by the preferred application deadline of January 15, 2021 and have completed or are pending completion of all degree requirements by the end of the 2021 spring semester. Graduate students must pass any required comprehensive examinations in the 2021 spring semester.
  • Walk Short of Completion of Credits: Have applied for degree conferral with an August 2020 conferral date, and by the end of the spring semester have only the degree requirements remaining. Walk short policy by School and/or College.

Questions regarding degree conferral? Please contact the Office of the Registrar at conferral@chapman.edu.

Step 2: RSVP for a Ceremony

Eligible Graduates will be sent a link to their Chapman student email account to RSVP for an assigned ceremony based on their graduation year.

Step 3: Order Cap & Gown

The deadline to order your cap and gown online, even with expedited shipping has passed. The Agora Gift Shop, located in Argyros Forum, will have a limited supply of regalia available the week of July 26th. Regalia will be sold in person on a first come first served basis. Please contact the Agora Gift Shop for more information 714-997-6718.

Step 4: Print your Commencement GradPass

You will need your Commencement GradPass in order to participate in a degree ceremony.

GradPasses will be emailed to students the week of July 19 to their chapman email accounts.

If you have trouble accessing your GradPass please contact the Office of the Registrar at conferral@chapman.edu.

Step 5: Arrive 45 Minutes Before your Ceremony Start Time

Student Lineup will take place in Hutton Gym. Students must arrive in their regalia 45 minutes before their ceremony start time to line up.

Commencement Resources

Regalia, Honor Cords, Stoles, Announcements and more can be found here.

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Revisit some of your Favorite Chapman spots in our Virtual Photo Booth!

Visit our virtual photo booth, then post your photos on online with #ChapmanU and share the fun!

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Show Off Your Chapman Pride to the Whole Neighborhood!

Download and print a yard sign that celebrates your achievement as a Chapman Grad!

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Sharing Graduation Pics on Social Media?

 Add a celebratory frame and let everyone know that you’re proud to be a Panther!

Family and Guests

We hope you are able to join your graduate as they celebrate this momentous occasion in their academic career. Below you will find some information and resources to help you get the most out of this very special occasion.

Faculty

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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Class of 2021 Resources

View the many lifelong resources and services available to Chapman University alumni. Explore post-grad job opportunities at Chapman's Career Fairs! Find more recruiting, networking, and professional events with employers on our Handshake career event feed.

Congrats Graduates of 2020 and 2021!

We are both proud of your achievement and excited about the future opportunities your hard work has unlocked. We can’t wait to see you back on campus for Commencement this summer!

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