Commencement Resources

Order Cap & Gown

Regalia will be available for purchase beginning at Graduation Fair. 

Students who do not purchase their cap and gown at Graduation Fair can purchase online or in-person at the Agora Gift Shop in Argyros Forum or the Panther Store at Rinker.

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Orange Campus Graduation Fair: February 27 & 28, Argyros Forum 209

Rinker Campus Graduation Fair: April 4, Campus Center at Rinker

For questions about regalia, please contact: (714) 997-6718

*Pharmacy and Law Students – check with your department for regalia instructions

Honor Cords

Undergraduate Seniors who are candidates for “Latin Honors at Commencement” have a 3.50 overall GPA (comprised of two components, a 3.5 Chapman GPA AND a 3.5 cumulative GPA including transfer work), have accumulated 54 Chapman-in-residence units taken for a letter grade and have applied for graduation. These students are eligible to purchase a cardinal and gray all-university Honors Cord. One cord signifies all levels of honors.

“Latin Honors at Commencement” are computed as of the end of the 2023 Interterm, because Commencement is held before spring semester grades are reported. If a student’s final semester at Chapman raises the GPA to a level that qualifies him or her for Latin Honors, honors will be noted on the official transcript at degree completion. If a student’s final semester at Chapman lowers the GPA under 3.50, Latin Honors will not be noted on the transcript.

Purchase and wearing of the honors cord is entirely optional. Cords will be available to purchase online and in the Agora Gift Shop in Argyros Forum.

Honor cords are worn during Commencement around the shoulders with the tassels hanging down the front of the gown. Graduate students do not wear honors cords. Latin Honors at Commencement is only recognized by the honors cord; no notation is indicated in the Commencement Bulletin.

Order Here: Chapman University Honor Cords


Stoles are optional for students to wear with their cap and gown. You can purchase stoles online, or in the Agora Gift Shop on campus.

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Students may wish to send printed announcements to friends and family to announce their achievement. Personalized Chapman University announcements will be available for online purchase.

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Diploma Frame

Diploma frames are available for online purchase.

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Chapman Rings

Personalized Chapman University rings are available for online purchase.

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Graduation Photos

Event day pictures are provided by commencement photo professionals from Pro Pics. A variety of poses and backgrounds will be available for online purchase after the event.

Register with our photographer in advance to ensure you receive your photos as quickly as possible! 

Flowers, Leis, & Bouquets

A professional florist, The Commencement Group, will be onsite commencement weekend and will offer corsages, bouquets, and leis for purchase.

Guests are encouraged to take advantage of the online pre-order service with pickup on the day of your ceremony.