Schmid College 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 Schmid College of Science and Technology Degree Ceremony on Saturday, May 21, 2022 at 3:00 p.m. These two ceremonies will honor your achievements and celebrate the work you have done in your time at Chapman University and within Schmid College.

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

  • Celebrate with the entire Chapman & Schmid College 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
  • Collect your graduation medals to wear at the Schmid College Ceremony
  • 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.

Schmid College Degree Ceremony
Saturday, May 21, 2022, 3:00 p.m., Wilson Field.

The Degree Ceremony for Schmid College 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. Schmid College 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, Schmid College will provide a stole for you to wear at Commencement. Details on when you can pick up your stole will be emailed to your Chapman email in May.

Schmid College Senior Awards Celebration
Wednesday, May 18, 2022, at 5:30 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 in Sandhu Conference Center, Room D. Email invitations will be sent to the senior graduates.

2022 Schmid College Senior Research Conference
Sunday, May 1 at 9:00 a.m.

Schmid College seniors will present their independent research virtually on a diverse array of topics. We hope you will join us for this inspiring display of independent undergraduate scientific research!

Food Science Awards Night
Friday, April 29, 2022, 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 contributed to the program. Email invitations will be sent to the food science graduates.

Computational and Data Sciences End of Year Mixer
Date/Time TBD

Computational and Data Sciences Program Director Dr. Hesham El-Askary will hold a special end-of-the-year mixer to celebrate all of the student’s accomplishments in the program. Email invitations will be sent out. 

Additional Information

Online regalia ordering is live now. Remember Schmid College will be giving you a stole.

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

What time will the Schmid College Commencement Ceremony end?
The ceremony will end approximately at 4:00 p.m. 

How many people can I bring to the Schmid College 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.

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 by filling out the spotlight form below! We want to celebrate you!