The Chapman University Commencement weekend is just around the corner and we are getting excited! We want to make sure Crean College seniors, faculty, and staff have all the essential information needed to have a hassle-free experience. Before we jump into the details, please be aware that April 15 is the RSVP deadline to participate in the celebrations. Click here to RSVP.

Closing Convocation (all schools and colleges), Friday, May 17, 7:00 p.m., Wilson Field

Closing Convocation is your opportunity to celebrate graduation with the entire class of 2019. All schools and colleges participate. Highlights will include:

  • Turning of the tassels as President Struppa will officially confer degrees
  • Celebrity keynote speaker
  • Collect you graduation medals to wear at your commencement ceremony
  • An official welcome from the Alumni Association

When and Where to Line-Up for Closing Convo:

  • Students: Line-up begins at 6:00 p.m. at McCardle Gate (field entrance closest to Walnut Avenue). Arrive in your cap and gown.
  • Faculty: Line-Up begins at 6:00 p.m. at Hutton Sports Complex (the gym). Arrive in your academic regalia.

Crean College of Health & Behavioral Sciences Commencement Ceremony, Saturday, May 18, 7:30 p.m.- 8:45 p.m., Wilson Field

Graduates in all Crean College academic programs (undergraduate and graduate) are invited to participate. The ceremony will begin with a welcome by Dean Hill followed by a keynote address from Dr. Maria Minon, Cheif Medical Officer at CHOC Children’s Hospital. Then comes time for you to walk across the stage and get your hard-earned diploma!

When and Where to Line-Up for CHBS Commencement:

  • Students: Line-up begins at 6:00 p.m. in Hutton Sports Center. Arrive in your cap and gown.
  • Faculty: Line-up begins at 6:00 p.m. in Baldwin Pavilion Lobby. Arrive in your academic regalia.

For the complete Commencement 2019 schedule of events and more information, please click this link.

Pre-Commencement Celebrations

All Crean College academic departments will be hosting their own individual parties, receptions, and awards ceremonies. Here is a list of all of those events, including live links where you can get complete details and RSVP:

We encourage everyone to use public transportation or Uber/Lyft during Commencement Weekend. Avoid driving and parking as it can be difficult. If you do drive in, know that parking restrictions are lifted in the surrounding neighborhoods.

Watch the CHBS Commencent from 2018 here