The Chapman Commencement weekend will be one you will remember for years to come.

Chapman University Closing Convocation

We’re excited to have all Chapman graduating students together on Wilson Field at Closing Convocation on Friday, May 17 from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Join the Chapman family afterwards at Aitken Arts Plaza in front of Musco Center for the Arts. Closing Convocation will honor your achievements and celebrate the work you have done in your time at Chapman University and the Argyros School of Business and Economics.

  • Celebrate with the entire Chapman & Argyros School graduating class
  • Turning of the tassels as President Struppa will officially confer degrees
  • Celebrity keynote speaker – Matt and Ross Duffer, Creators of Stranger Things
  • Collect your graduation medals to wear at your Commencement ceremony
  • Evening closing with a celebratory toast

Argyros School of Business Commencement Ceremony

Saturday, May 18 from 8 to 9:35 a.m. | Wilson Field

The Commencement Ceremony for the Argyros School of Business and Economics celebrates our graduates and your hard work throughout your educational career. Dean Turk and our guest Keynote Speaker Alex Hayden ’95  will give remarks to welcome you as Chapman alumni. Then comes the time for your loved ones to lift cameras and snap photos of you walking across the stage to accept your diploma.

Dean Turk will then give closing remarks releasing you to rejoin family and friends. Once you exit Wilson Field there will be cheering, laughter, tears, hugs, and oh so many photos.

Additional highlights

Take advantage of your discipline’s end-of-year celebrations they may be holding. Use these opportunities to connect, commend each other on the mutual accomplishments throughout the year, and plan for the future.

Continue monitoring your Chapman email for additional updates about commencement. Keep in touch with Argyros School Alumni Relations and Career Advising for resources available to Argyros School of Business and Economics graduates and continue building the alumni network.


Q: Whom do I contact with questions about commencement?
A: Feel free to contact the Special Events team at 714-997-6740,

Q: Will there be an Argyros School of Business reception after Commencement?
A: No.

Q: Where can I find more information?
A: Chapman’s Commencement Website