Stream the Ceremonies
Congratulations to the class of 2023 at Chapman University!
Re-watch each ceremony on the playlist above or find individual streams by clicking on the school or college below.
May 19 – 21, 2023
Friday, May 19
|10 a.m.||Fowler School of Law Degree Ceremony||90 minutes|
|12:30 p.m.||School of Pharmacy Degree Ceremony||90 minutes|
|7 p.m.||University Commencement Ceremony||75 minutes|
|8:45 p.m.||President’s Toast||45 minutes|
Saturday, May 20
|8 a.m.||Argyros School of Business and Economics Degree Ceremony||150 minutes|
|11:30 a.m.||Fowler School of Engineering Degree Ceremony||50 minutes|
|3 p.m.||Schmid College Degree Ceremony||60 minutes|
|5 p.m.||School of Communication Degree Ceremony||75 minutes|
|7:30 p.m.||Dodge College Degree Ceremony||135 minutes|
Sunday, May 21
|8 a.m.||Crean College||105 minutes|
|11:30 a.m.||Wilkinson College Degree Ceremony||90 minutes|
|3 p.m.||College of Performing Arts Degree Ceremony||60 minutes|
|5 p.m.||Attallah College||75 minutes|
Interfaith Baccalaureate Service
This year’s Baccalaureate service will take place on Thursday, May 18, 2023 at 7 p.m. in the Ray and Pauline Wallace All Faiths Chapel.
Graduating students are all invited, along with their families and Chapman students, faculty and staff.
For questions regarding the Baccalaureate service please contact the staff at the Fish Interfaith Center.
How to participate in a Commencement Ceremony
Step 1: Apply for Degree Conferral
Preferred deadline to apply for degree conferral for May 2023 Commencement is January 15, 2023
- Bachelor’s Degree completed and conferred: Have met all degree requirements prior to the 2023 spring semester and have been conferred in August 2022 or January 2023.
- 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 2023 Commencement Ceremonies. An application for degree conferral must be on file no later than April 15, 2023. Petitions for exceptions to this policy will not be accepted.
- Master’s or Doctoral Degree completed and conferred: Have met all degree requirements prior to the 2023 spring semester and have been conferred in August 2022 or January 2023.
- Master’s or Doctoral Degree to be completed in May 2023: Have filed an application for degree conferral for May 2023 by the preferred application deadline of January 14, 2023 and have completed or are pending completion of all degree requirements by the end of the 2023 spring semester. Graduate students must pass any required comprehensive examinations in the 2023 spring semester.
- Walk Short of Completion of Credits: Have applied for degree conferral with an August 2023 conferral date, and by the end of the spring semester have only the degree requirements remaining.
Questions regarding degree conferral? Please contact the Office of the Registrar at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Step 2: RSVP for a Ceremony
Step 3: Order Cap & Gown
Online orders will be available for pickup at the Commencement Fair on April 6 & 7, 2023. Orders can also be purchased in person at this time.
For questions about regalia, please contact: (714) 997-6718
*Pharmacy and Law Students – check with your department for regalia instructions
Step 4: Print your Commencement GradPass
GradPasses will be emailed to students to their chapman email accounts.
If you have trouble accessing your GradPass please contact the Office of the Registrar at email@example.com.
Step 5: Arrive 45 Minutes Before your Ceremony Start Time
Regalia, Honor Cords, Stoles, Announcements and more can be found here.
Families 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.
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.
Student Shout Outs
Graduates – now’s your time to thank your family, friends, or your favorite professor! Submit a shout out video recognizing anyone who contributed to your Chapman experience.
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Class of 2023 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.