Schmid College Graduating Class of 2021!

The Chapman Commencement weekend will be one you’ll remember for years to come. This ceremony will honor your achievements and celebrate the work you have done in your time at Chapman University and within Schmid College.

Schmid College & Fowler School of Engineering Commencement Ceremony
Sunday, August 8, 2021, 8:00 a.m., Wilson Field.

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

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, Schmid College will be providing you a stole to wear at Commencement. Your Schmid College stole will be mailed to you in May. Please make sure your address is up-to-date by logging in to your My.Chapman Student Center, click on “My Self Service,” “My Personal Information” and “Update My Home Address.”

Schmid College Senior Awards Celebration
Friday, May 21, 2021, at 6:00 p.m.

Schmid College holds its Senior Awards Celebration to recognize graduating seniors and student organizations, present department honors, and announce outstanding senior awards. We hope you will join us for this festive Schmid College tradition! The celebration will be held this year virtually via Zoom. Email invitations will be sent to the senior graduates.

Food Science (Virtual) Awards Night
Friday, May 7, 2021, at 6:00 p.m.

The Food Science program holds this annual event to celebrate our graduates, honor outstanding students and thank those who’ve made the program better during this challenging academic year. Email invitations will be sent to the food science graduates.

Additional Information

Online regalia ordering is live now.

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

What time will the Schmid College & Fowler School of Engineering Commencement Ceremony end?
The ceremony will end approximately at 9 a.m. 

How many people can I bring to the Schmid College & Fowler School of Engineering Commencement Ceremony?
As of now, we are evaluating the number of guests students will be able to bring that comply with state guidelines. More information to come on reserving tickets for guests. Tickets will be required for degree ceremonies for the purposes of contact tracing. 

What COVID-19 precautions will Chapman take?
We can assure you that we are working hard to provide an exceptional experience for this important milestone in the lives of our students and we remain committed to making it the best we can for them.

Some of the steps we’re taking include the following:

  • Increasing washing stations
  • Creating more exercises to maintain smaller, more socially distanced groupings.
  • Increasing time between ceremonies for sanitation
  • Increasing security to monitor mask-wearing, social distancing and ID verification

We will 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.

Next Steps

Continue monitoring your Chapman email for additional updates about commencement.

Tell us your plans for after graduation! Are you going to grad school? Taking time to travel or going straight to work? Let us know! We want to celebrate you!

Complete your Class of 2021 Final Destination Survey and explore your Alumni career resources.

Keep in touch with the Office of Alumni Engagement for resources available to Chapman graduates