Good morning. The following are my announcements for the week of May 15 – the final announcements for the 2016-17 academic year:
- Finals week is here – I would like to wish you all the best of luck on finals. There are a variety of services this week to help you meet your final exam goals:
o The Student Union will be open 24 hours through Friday afternoon; however, in order to accommodate Midnight Breakfast tonight, please note the Student Union will be closing at 3pm today.
o The Union stage area will be converted into a relaxing space for students to de-stress and study, and coloring books and motivational slides will be available.
o Einstein Bros. Bagels will have extended hours until 1am on Tuesday-Thursday.
o The Cross-Cultural Center will also be open 24 hours through Friday afternoon.
o The Agora Gift Shop in Argyros Forum will be open today through Thursday 7:30am-7pm and Friday 8:45am-4pm for those needing green books, scantrons, etc. If you want to do some end of the year shopping for Chapman merchandise, the Gift Shop also will be open 7am-8pm on Saturday and 7am-9pm on Sunday.
- Leatherby Libraries extends hours for finals– This is a reminder that the Leatherby Libraries is open 24 hours each day until 10pm on Friday. During the late night hours, circulation services will be available, including bookable study rooms and print/copy services. Students using the library can contact Public Safety for an escort to their vehicles or back to the residence halls. In addition, staff will be offering “Cookie Study Break” tables again this year, during which students can find a quiet cookie table on the first, second, and third floors; vegan and gluten-free cookies as well as some healthy snack options will be available at the circulation desk for students upon request. Coffee is also available (deliveries at 7am and 7pm), courtesy of the Student Government Association. For more information (and to see a comic strip representation of finals at the library, drawn by student artist Melanie Duke ’17) visit https://blogs.chapman.edu/library/2017/04/27/cookies-and-24-hou-service-are-back-at-the-leatherby-libraries/.
- New student collaboration and study space – If you are looking for a place to study, this is a reminder that IS&T has recently completed renovations to Beckman Hall 201 transforming it into a flexible use space with moveable furniture. Please note that the room is not on 25Live and is not bookable by individual students or student groups; however, there is an electronic schedule mounted outside the door so you can see when the space is available to use. The door is unlocked from 7am-11pm.
- Undie Run email – Wednesday of finals week is the night many students traditionally have participated in Undie Run. While this is not a sanctioned University activity, later today I will be sending a separate email with some thoughts and suggestions for you to consider.
- Global Citizens Wall– Thanks to all of you who have contributed to the conversations on our Global Citizens Wall. To view past posts, go to One University (https://blogs.chapman.edu/students/).
- Campus Leadership Awards recipients posted – If you missed the 9th annual Campus Leadership Awards ceremony on May 5, a complete list of recipients can be found at http://www.chapman.edu/students/life/awards/leadership-award-recipients.aspx. Learn more about our Cheverton Award winner, Taylor Lee Patti, here.
- Graduation t-shirts – Graduation t-shirts will be available for pick up or purchase at the Agora Gift Shop beginning Wednesday. Bring your receipt and/or student ID to claim your pre-paid graduation shirt purchased during the Graduation Fair or buy one in-store for $28.
- Julianne Argyros Fitness Center summer hours – Beginning May 30, the Fitness Center will be open the following summer hours:
o Monday-Thursday from 5am-8pm
o Friday from 5am-7pm
o Saturday and Sunday from 10am-6pm
- Please note the Fitness Center will be closed May 20-21 and again May 29; it will be open 10am-7pm May 22-26 and 10am-6pm May 27-28
- Student Union information desk summer hours – The summer hours for the Student Union information desk will begin May 30. During the summer the desk will be staffed 8am-2pm Monday- Friday, and closed Saturday and Sunday.
- Sodexo summer hours – Below are the hours for our campus dining facilities beginning May 22:
o Starbucks: Monday-Friday 7:30am-5:30pm; Saturday-Sunday 7:30-11:30am
o Qdoba: Monday-Friday 11:30am-4pm
o Subconnection: Monday-Friday 7:30am-3pm
o Rotunda Café: Monday-Friday 8am-8pm
o Attallah Piazza Food Cart: Monday-Friday 11:30am-1:30pm
Please note that Jamba Juice, Einstein Bros. Bagels, Twelve, and Randall Dining Commons are closed during the summer; additionally, all dining facilities except Starbucks are closed on weekends.
- Parking updates for summer – Parking and Transportation Services would like to share the following parking information regarding summer parking and parking lot closures:
o Monday, May 22, through Sunday, August 27, students with valid parking permits, regardless of type, may park in any unrestricted lot/space. The Sandhu Conference Center and Memorial Hall lots continue to be restricted as are all admissions, reserved, faculty, vendor, and resident director spaces.
o Please remember that valid parking permits are required at all times, even during the summer. Your 2016-17 parking permit is valid through August 11.
o Lastinger Level B2 will be closed May 30-August 19 due to the Lastinger Structure Modification Project; both Level B1 and Level B2 will be closed July 26-27 for cleaning.
o Vehicles are not allowed to be stored on campus during the summer. A vehicle is classified as stored if it has not moved in 15 or more days. Vehicles left on campus are subject to citation/tow at owner’s expense.
o The Vehicle Registration System will be available to register for 2017-18 parking permits and parking permit waivers starting June 5. The waiver deadline for fall 2017 is September 17 at 5pm. Please note that permits will not be available to pick up in person until August 7; permits requested before this day will be mailed to the address you provide when registering.
- Summer shuttle service – The Panther Village, Parking Lot, and Rinker shuttles will operate on the summer modified service schedule beginning Monday, May 22, and continue through Sunday, August 20. The schedule is as follows:
o Panther Village: One shuttle will run Monday-Friday, with no weekend service. First pick-up is at Panther Village at 9am and the last drop is at Panther Village at 4:10pm
o Parking Lot: One shuttle will run Monday-Friday; first pick-up is at the West Palm Parking Lot at 7:30am and the last drop is at the Train Depot at 4:50pm
o Rinker campus: One shuttle will run Monday-Friday. Morning service: first pick-up at the Irvine Train Depot at 7:30am, last drop at Rinker campus at 8:30am; afternoon service: first pick-up at the Rinker campus at 4:35pm and the last drop at the Irvine Train Depot is 5:30pm
- Interterm and summer 2018 travel courses are open – There are several travel courses available for interterm and summer 2018. Space is limited in each travel course so they may fill before their deadlines. If you’re interested in participating, contact the professor leading the travel course as soon as possible. Please visit the Center for Global Education website for a list of available travel courses and deadlines. More opportunities will be added to the list soon.
Programs and events for the week of May 15:
- Yoga on the Lawn – The School of Communication is hosting Yoga on the Lawn tonight at 6pm on Bert Williams Mall in front of Memorial Hall. The first 10 students will get a free School of Communication t-shirt. Stop by to take a breather during finals week. Contact Dr. Sophie Janicke (firstname.lastname@example.org) with questions.
- UPB hosts Midnight Breakfast – Tonight UPB hosts one of my favorite events of the year: Midnight Breakfast. Stop by the Student Union from 10pm to midnight for free food and live performances from our talented student groups. Tonight’s theme is Pirates of the Caribbean.
- Splendor of Taiwan – The Da-Guan Dance Theater from the National Taiwan University of Arts presents Splendor of Taiwan on Tuesday at 7pm in Memorial Hall. This event is co-sponsored by the Department of Dance and Department of World Languages; admission is free. Email email@example.com or call 714-997-6830 for more information.
- RHA’s Waffle Wednesday – On Wednesday from 8-10pm the Residence Hall Association invites you to stop by the Henley Hall Basement to enjoy some waffles with a variety of toppings and good music.
- John Fowles Creative Writing Series – The John Fowles Center for Creative Writing serves to promote and advance the discipline of creative writing in fiction, poetry, drama, creative non-fiction, and film. The series concludes on Friday at 2pm in Argyros Forum 209BC with Peruvian writer Mario Vargas Llosa, recipient of the 2010 Nobel Prize in Literature. Go to http://www.chapman.edu/research/institutes-and-centers/john-fowles-center/ for more information.
- Baccalaureate service featuring Justin Baldoni – Baccalaureate is Friday at 4pm in the Musco Center for the Arts with special guest Justin Baldoni, who plays Rafael on CW’s award-winning Jane the Virgin. All Chapman students and family members are welcome to attend, but you are required to reserve tickets for yourself and your family members at Baccalaureate tickets. If you have questions email firstname.lastname@example.org. Graduates will need to arrive early wearing cap and gown.
- Senior Convocation and President’s Toast – Seniors and their families and friends are invited to celebrate the completion of the academic year at Senior Convocation on Friday at 7pm on Wilson Field. Retta, comedian and actress from Parks and Recreation, will deliver the keynote address at this special ceremony which provides the opportunity to celebrate the accomplishments of our students. All seniors will receive Chapman commencement medals which can be worn at their commencement ceremony. Senior Convocation will be followed by the President’s Toast on the Aitken Arts Plaza. Seniors will also get a wristband for the President’s Toast at Convocation (so please bring your ID) as well as a special Class of 2017 gift from Chapman alumni. Business casual attire (or nicer) is requested.
- Commencement schedule – Congratulations to all of our 2017 graduates! Here is the schedule for this weekend’s ceremonies:
o Friday: Fowler School of Law – 4pm, Wilson Field
- Argyros School of Business and Economics – 8am, Wilson Field
- Crean College of Health and Behavioral Sciences – 11:30am, Wilson Field
- College of Educational Studies – 2pm, Wilson Field
- Dodge College of Film and Media Arts – 4:30pm, Wilson Field
- School of Communication – 7:30pm, Wilson Field
- Wilkinson College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences – 8am, Wilson Field
- Schmid College of Science and Technology – 10:30am, Wilson Field
- College of Performing Arts – 12:30pm, Musco Center for the Arts
- Bookstore updates – Please note these end-of-semester announcements from the Bookstore in Bhathal Student Services Center:
o Cash for books – If you have not yet sold your books back to the CU bookstore, I encourage you to do so. You can receive up to 50% cash back on new book prices on titles that will be used during summer and fall 2017. Prices will be based on condition, market value, and campus requirements. No matter where you bought your books, they will buy them back. Bookstore hours this week are as follows:
o Rental check-in – If you check in your spring 2017 rental titles by next Monday, May 22, you will incur no additional fees. Please note that May 22 is the final day for rental check-in or rental to purchase conversions.
- Chapman night at Angels stadium – A limited number of tickets are available for Chapman family night on Saturday, August 26, when the Los Angeles Angels host the Houston Astros. Tickets are $15 and can be purchased at http://m.mlb.com/angels/tickets/offers/chapman.
- Events in the Arts this week – There are no events scheduled during finals week.
Congratulations again to all of our graduates; for the rest of you, have a great summer and I’ll see you in August – jmp
Jerry Price, Ph.D.
Dean of Students and
Vice President for Student Affairs