On Friday, May 17th, Chapman University will be hosting its annual Closing Convocation to end the 2018-19 academic year. A short pyrotechnic display will be held at the conclusion of the ceremony for approximately three minutes between 9:15 p.m. and 9:30 p.m. Pyro Spectaculars by Souza is producing the event and is working with the City of Orange to comply with all guidelines.

As many animals become alarmed by the noise, it is recommended that you leave your pets inside the house during this time. If you know your pet is sensitive to loud noises, it is also recommended to include a noise distraction, such as a television or radio, to lessen the impact.

Please know that we will do everything possible to hold this event with minimal disruption to all. As always, you are more than welcome to join us in the Aitken Arts Plaza as we celebrate our graduating students.