Fowler School of Engineering Graduating Class of 2022!

The Chapman Commencement weekend will be one you’ll remember for years to come. We’re excited to have all Chapman graduating students together on Wilson Field for the University Commencement Ceremony on Friday, May 20, 2022 at 7:00 p.m. and for the Dale E. and Sarah Ann Fowler School of Engineering Degree Ceremony on Saturday, May 21, 2022 at 1:00 p.m. These two ceremonies will honor your achievements and celebrate the work you have done in your time at Chapman University and within Fowler Engineering.

Interfaith Baccalaureate Service
Thursday, May 19, 2022 at 7 p.m.,Ray and Pauline Wallace All Faiths Chapel.

  • The service features a deeply inspirational message for all graduates, whether secular, spiritual or religious, honoring each graduate’s search for meaning.
  • Graduating students are all invited, along with their families and Chapman students, faculty and staff.Graduates RSVP to Family are first come first serve seating.

University Commencement Ceremony
Friday, May 20, 2022, 7:00 p.m., Wilson Field.

  • Celebrate with the entire Chapman & Fowler Engineering graduating class
  • Turning of the tassels as President Struppa officially confers degrees
  • Keynote speaker – Nadia Murad, Nobel Peace Laureate, UN Goodwill Ambassador, and President of Nadia’s Initiative
  • Celebratory toast with President Struppa!

We strongly encourage all graduating students to attend the University Commencement Ceremony.

Guest tickets will be required for this ceremony. Students can reserve their guest tickets through AudienceView.

Fowler School of Engineering Degree Ceremony
Saturday, May 21, 2022, 1:00 p.m., Wilson Field.

The Degree Ceremony for Fowler Engineering celebrates our graduates and your hard work throughout your educational career. Once the ceremony has concluded, we invite the graduates and their families to attend a reception following the ceremony. Fowler Engineering faculty and staff will be present to congratulate you, take photos and mingle with your families before you head off to your family/friend celebrations.

RSVP information will be emailed to you. Be sure to check your Chapman email and the Commencement website for updates.

Guests: There is no limit to the number of guests a graduate may invite to this ceremony and we encourage our graduates to invite as many guests as they would like to celebrate this achievement. Seating is on a first-come, first-served basis. Entry gates to Wilson Field open 30 minutes prior to the start of each ceremony.

Reminder: If you have not done so, be sure to apply for degree conferral. For questions about the status of your application for degree conferral, email

Special Gift For You…

To congratulate you on this memorable accomplishment, Fowler Engineering will provide a stole for you to wear at Commencement. Stoles are currently available for pickup in the Dean’s Suite (Swenson N#115)

Inaugural Fowler Engineering Senior Celebration
Thursday, May 19, 2022, at 5:00 – 7:00 p.m.

Fowler Engineering holds its Senior Celebration to recognize graduating seniors. We hope you will join us for the first ever Fowler Engineering celebration! Email invitations will be sent to the senior graduates.

Additional Information

Online regalia ordering is live now. Remember, Fowler Engineering is providing your stole.

Questions Regarding Commencement Ceremonies
Contact the Special Events team at 714-997-6740 or

What time will the Fowler Engineering Commencement Ceremony end?
The ceremony will end approximately at 2:00 p.m. 

How many people can I bring to the Fowler Engineering Commencement Ceremony?
There is no limit to number of guests a graduate may invite and we encourage our graduates to invite as many guests as they would like to celebrate this achievement.

Seating is on a first come, first served basis. Entry gates to Wilson Field open 30 minutes prior to the start of each ceremony.

What COVID-19 precautions will Chapman take?
We continue to work with the Orange County Health Care Agency to ensure that we have a ceremony befitting Chapman, that also complies with the state and local health and safety requirements. Guidelines for keeping healthy are based upon recommendations from the CDC and local health authorities. By working together and following these guidelines, we can help protect the health of everyone on campus and in our community. Learn more about the safety guidelines, testing procedures and vaccine resources for both Chapman University and Orange County by visiting CUSafelyBack.

Next Steps

  • Continue monitoring your Chapman email for additional updates about commencement.
  • Film a Shout-Out: Graduates – now’s your time to thank your family, friends, or your favorite professor! Submit a shout-out video recognizing anyone who contributed to your Chapman experience. Before you submit, be sure to review our video filming tips.
  • Be on the lookout for an email from Career and Professional Development to complete your Class of 2022 First Destination Survey. As thanks, you’ll be entered to win grand tech prizes and alumni swag!
  • Keep in touch with the Office of Alumni Engagement for resources available to Chapman graduates.
  • Be sure to Update Your Contact Information by giving us a non-Chapman email address to reach you so we can continue to invite you to alumni events and stay connected.