Frequently Asked Questions
When is Commencement?
What is the difference between the University Commencement Ceremony and Degree Ceremonies?
Degree Ceremonies are specific to each school and college. Students will have their names called and walk across the stage to receive their diploma cover at their Degree Ceremony. No tickets are required for the individual degree ceremonies.
Do I get to walk across the stage to get my diploma cover?
Will every name be called?
When and where can I purchase my cap and gown?
Regalia is available for purchase through the Chapman University Campus Store.
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
Can I decorate my cap?
Yes! Students are welcome to personalize their cap as long as the message and/or images are appropriate.
If I can’t attend, will you refund the money I spent on regalia?
How many guests am I allowed to bring to Commencement?
There is no limit to how many guests you may invite to your Degree Ceremony, and tickets are not required. In case you have guests who cannot attend in person, Chapman provides a livestream of the ceremony that can be viewed at several locations on or off campus.
How long will ceremonies last?
Do my guests need tickets to attend?
No tickets are required for Degree Ceremonies.