Commencement 2022

Join Chapman parents, students and alumni as we celebrate the class of 2022 on May 20 - 22, 2022

Stream the Ceremonies

Playlist embedded above. 

You can find individual streams by clicking on the school or college below.

Commencement Schedule

May 20 – 22, 2022

Friday, May 20

Time Event Duration
10 a.m. Fowler School of Law Degree Ceremony 90 minutes
12:30 p.m. School of Pharmacy Degree Ceremony 60 minutes
7 p.m. University Commencement Ceremony 90 minutes
8:45 p.m. President’s Toast 45 minutes

Saturday, May 21

Time Event Duration
8 a.m. Dodge College Degree Ceremony 90 minutes
11 a.m. Wilkinson College Degree Ceremony 60 minutes
1 p.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 60 minutes
7 p.m. Crean College Degree Ceremony 75 minutes

Sunday, May 22

Time Event Duration
8 a.m. Argyros School of Business and Economics Degree Ceremony 95 minutes
11 a.m. Attallah College Degree Ceremony 60 minutes
1 p.m. College of Performing Arts Degree Ceremony 50 minutes

Interfaith Baccalaureate Service

This year’s Baccalaureate service will take place on Thursday, May 19, 2022 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.

Graduates RSVP to Family are first come first serve seating.

How to participate in a Commencement Ceremony

Step 1: Apply for Degree Conferral

Preferred deadline to apply for degree conferral for May 2022 Commencement is January 15, 2022

Undergraduate Students

  • Bachelor’s Degree completed and conferred: Have met all degree requirements prior to the 2022 spring semester and have been conferred in August 2021 or January 2022.
  • 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 2022 Commencement Ceremonies. An application for degree conferral must be on file no later than April 16, 2022. 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 2022 spring semester and have been conferred in August 2021 or January 2022.
  • Master’s or Doctoral Degree to be completed in May 2022: Have filed an application for degree conferral for May 2022 by the preferred application deadline of January 15, 2022 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 2022 spring semester.
  • Walk Short of Completion of Credits: Have applied for degree conferral with an August 2022 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

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 major. RSVPs open on March 1 and must be submitted by April 15. 

Step 3: Order Cap & Gown

Purchase your cap & gown here!

Deadline for online orders is April 14, 2022

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 to their chapman email accounts.

If you have trouble accessing your GradPass please contact the Office of the Registrar at

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.

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.

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