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


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

If you wish to purchase customized regalia from your alma mater, you must go directly to that university’s bookstore.

For Chapman University regalia, please visit the sites below:

Purchase Here: Chapman University Faculty Regalia

Purchase Here: Fine Quality Doctoral Regalia

Faculty Honors

Faculty honors will be announced at the Faculty Honors and End of Year Celebration on Friday, May 10 in the Faculty Athenaeum. 

The Wang Fradkin and Valerie Scudder Award recipients will also be recognized at the University Commencement Ceremony on Friday, May 17, 2024. All faculty are encouraged to attend this ceremony to support their colleagues and our graduating students. Full details are listed below.

  • Friday, May 17, 2024
  • 6:30 p.m. – Faculty Lineup in Hutton Gym
  • 7 p.m. – Ceremony begins on Wilson Field