The 2019 Chapman Commencement weekend will be one you’ll remember for years to come, and to help make your experience as smooth as possible, Chapman University now has an interactive campus map. This comprehensive resource will help you navigate your way to Chapman University and guide you around campus once you’re here. Included on the map are Chapman buildings, department and school locations, parking and dining options, emergency locations, and even bathrooms and ATMs. Built around the Google Maps platform, this resource syncs with your phone’s Google Maps app for ease of use.

View Interactive Campus Map

PLEASE NOTE: There is no parking located at the University’s mailing address, One University Drive, Orange CA. Please use the flagged parking structures on the interactive campus map.

Additionally, for the use of any ride-sharing apps, please use the following addresses for drop off locations:

Schmid Gate: 423 North Glassell Street, Orange, CA 92866
McCardle Gate: 223 East Walnut Avenue, Orange, CA 92867
Keck Center Entrance: 398 North Center Street, Orange, CA 92866

Closing Convocation, Wilson Field—7 p.m., Friday, May 17, 2019

We’re excited to have all Chapman graduating students together on Wilson Field at the Closing Convocation ceremony at 7 p.m., Friday, May 17, 2019. Although registration for this event has closed, for those attending, this ceremony will honor your achievements and celebrate the work you’ve done during your time at Chapman University.

  • Celebrate with the entire Chapman & College of Performing Arts graduating class
  • Turning of the tassels as President Struppa officially confers degrees
  • Hear Keynote speakers (and Chapman alumni!) Matt and Ross Duffer, writers, directors, producers of the acclaimed Netflix series Stranger Things

College of Performing Arts Commencement Ceremony, Wilson Field—3:30 p.m., Saturday, May 18, 2019

The Commencement Ceremony for the College of Performing Arts celebrates our dance, music, and theatre graduates and their hard work throughout their educational career. Entry gates to Wilson Field open 30 minutes prior to the start of the ceremony. Once the ceremony has concluded, we invite our graduates and their families to attend a reception in the Shady Quad located between Oliphant, Wilkinson, and Memorial Hall. College of Performing Arts faculty and staff will be present to congratulate you, take photos and mingle with your families before you head off to your celebrations with  family and friends.

Additional Information

Continue monitoring your Chapman email for additional updates about commencement. Keep in touch with the Office of Alumni Engagement for resources available to Chapman graduates and continue building the alumni network.


Q: Whom do I contact with questions about commencement?

A: Contact the Special Events team at 714-997-6740 or

Q: What time will the CoPA commencement ceremony end?

A: The ceremony will end at 4:20 p.m. We invite our graduates and their families to attend a reception of light beverages and snacks following the ceremony in the Shady Quad located between Oliphant, Wilkinson and Memorial Hall. The reception will be from 4:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.

Q: How many people may I bring to Commencement?

A: Commencement is free and open to all guests and family of students. Guest tickets are not required for commencement ceremonies and there is no limit on how many guests you may invite. Please note that seating is first come, first served. Seating is in folding chairs on artificial turf. Once the ceremony begins, empty seats must be made available to accommodate guests without seats.

Q: What do I need to know about parking?

A: During Commencement Weekend, parking is free in all designated parking structures and lots, and curbside permits are not required on local streets. Please allow yourself ample time to park your vehicle and walk to your ceremony site. Additionally, allow yourself plenty of time to navigate out of parking areas following the ceremony when you are considering making dining reservations.

Q: Where can I find more information?

A: CLICK HERE to visit the Chapman Graduation page where you’ll find more information about accommodations for guests with special needs, restrictions for the ceremony, and alternate viewing locations.