Good morning. The following are my announcements for the week of May 13 – the final announcements for the 2018-19 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:
- The Student Union will be open 24 hours through Friday afternoon; however, in order to accommodate tonight’s Midnight Breakfast, please note the Union will be closing at 3pm today.
- The Union stage area will be converted into a relaxing space for students to de-stress and study with additional seating and tables available.
- The Cross-Cultural Center will also be open 24 hours through Friday at 5pm.
- Einstein Bros. Bagels will have extended hours until midnight on Tuesday and Thursday, and 1am on Wednesday.
- Randall Dining Commons will open for a short time at 9pm for midnight study snacks on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday.
- The Agora Gift Shop in Argyros Forum will be open today through Thursday 7:30am-7pm and Friday 8:30am-7pm 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 Sunday. The Chapman Bookstore hours this week are Monday-Wednesday 9am-5pm, Thursday and Friday 9am-6pm, and Saturday 10am-4pm.
- LeatherbyLibraries extends hours for finals – The Leatherby Libraries also is open 24 hours through Friday at 10pm. 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, the 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 will also be available (deliveries at 7am and 7pm), courtesy of the Student Government Association. For more information visit the Leatherby Libraries blog.
- 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.
- Tutoring closed this week – This is a reminder that there will be no tutoring during finals week. Please note there will be limited tutoring during summer sessions for students enrolled in Chapman courses.
- Campus Leadership Awards recipients posted– If you missed the 11th annual Campus Leadership Awards ceremony on May 3, a complete list of recipients, as well as a full video of the ceremony, can be found at https://www.chapman.edu/students/life/awards/index.aspx. You can also learn more about our Cheverton Award winner, Vidal Arroyo, here.
- Global Citizens Wall– Thanks to all of you who have contributed to the conversations on our Global Citizens Wall. You can review this semester’s previous questions and responses here.
- Submissions open for Anastamos – Chapman’s Interdisciplinary Journal Anastamos is currently accepting submissions of graduate-level or professional work for their fall issue, Learn more and submit online at https://anastamos.chapman.edu/index.php/submit/. Their previous issue, Passing, can be viewed at https://anastamos.chapman.edu/.
- Student Union information desk summer hours – The Student Union will be open to the public during regular business hours this summer beginning May 20; however, the Student Union information desk will be unstaffed for the majority of the summer.
- Julianne Argyros Fitness Center summer hours – Beginning May 18, the Fitness Center will close for a period of maintenance and cleaning, re-opening on July 8 for the following summer hours:
- Monday-Thursday from 7am-8pm
- Friday from 7am-7pm
- Saturday and Sunday from 10am-6pm
Please note that graduating seniors with a valid fitness and recreation waiver can continue to access the Fitness Center throughout the summer until Orientation Week in August.
- Doti-Struppa Rock Wall closed for summer – The Rock Wall will close for the summer beginning today and re-opening on August 21 for Orientation Week.
- Cross-Cultural Center summer hours – The Cross-Cultural Center will be closed on May 18 and 19 and will begin summer hours (8am-5pm, Monday-Friday) next Monday, May 20. This space will be closed for facility improvements on May 22-24 and closed July 4-5 in observance of Independence Day. If you would like more information regarding hours of operation for the Cross-Cultural Center please email email@example.com.
- Sodexo summer hours– Below are the hours for our campus dining facilities beginning May 20:
- Starbucks: Monday-Friday 7:30am-5:30pm; Saturday-Sunday 7:30-11:30am
- Qdoba: Monday-Friday 11:30am-4pm
- Subconnection: Monday-Friday 7:30am-noon
- Rotunda Café: Monday-Friday 8am-8pm
- Jamba Juice: Monday-Friday 11am-2pm
Please note that Einstein Bros. Bagels, Twelve, and Randall Dining Commons are closed during the summer; additionally, all dining facilities except Starbucks are closed on weekends.
- Bookstore summer hours– Beginning Monday, May 20, both the Agora Gift Shop in Argyros Forum and the Bookstore in Bhathal Student Services Center will be open 9am-5pm weekdays (closing at 4pm on Fridays).
- Parking updates for summer– Last week Parking and Transportation Services sent out information about parking for summer and next academic year; the following are some highlights:
- Please remember that valid parking permits are required at all times, even during the summer. Your 2018-19 parking permit is valid through August 9.
- Monday, May 20, through Sunday, August 25, students with valid parking permits, regardless of type, may park in any unrestricted lot/space. Restricted spaces include the Sandhu Conference Center, Hashinger, and Memorial Hall lots as well as all admissions, reserved, faculty, vendor, and resident director spaces.
- Vehicles are not allowed to be stored on campus during the summer. A vehicle is classified as stored if it has not been moved for 15 or more days. Vehicles left on campus are subject to citation/tow at owner’s expense.
- The Parking Waiver Registration System will be available to register for 2019-20 parking permit waivers starting June 3; the waiver deadline is September 16 at 5pm. The link to the system is https://web.chapman.edu/parkingwaiver.
- The Parking Permit Registration System will be available to register for 2019-20 parking permits starting July 3. The link to the registration system is https://chapman.nupark.com/portal. All registrations must be completed online.
- Summer shuttle service– The Chapman Grand, Panther Village, Parking Lot, and Rinker shuttles will operate on a modified summer service schedule beginning Monday, May 20, and continue through Sunday, August 18. The schedule is as follows:
- Chapman Grand/Panther Village: Two shuttles will run Monday-Friday, with no weekend service. First pick-up is at Chapman Grand at 7:45am and the last departure at Schmid Gate is 5pm. The shuttles will service both locations.
- 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.
- Rinker campus: One shuttle will run Monday-Friday. Morning service: first pick-up at the Irvine Train Depot at 7:30am with last drop at Rinker campus at 8:30am; afternoon service: first pick-up at the Rinker campus at 4:35pm with last drop at the Irvine Train Depot is 5:30pm.
- Bookstore updates– Please note the following end-of-semester announcements from the Bookstore in Bhathal Student Services Center:
- Cash for books – If you have not yet sold your books back to the Bookstore, I encourage you to do so. You can receive back up to 50% of new book prices on titles that will be used during summer or fall 2019; prices will be based on condition, market value, and campus requirements. The Bookstore will buy your books back no matter where you bought them. A student ID is required to sell back your books.
- Rental check-in – Saturday is the final day for rental check-in or rental-to-purchase conversions; if you check in your spring rental titles by Saturday you will incur no additional fees.
- Alumni Discovery Initiative Ambassador – If you are seeking summer employment, you can represent the best of Chapman by interviewing Chapman alumni from around the globe as an Alumni Discovery Initiative Ambassador. Discovery Initiative Ambassadors conduct in-person, Skype, or telephone interviews and engage alumni in a casual, two-way conversation followed by an important and extensive interview summary report. Apply here.
- JMPThought of the Week: Take the long view – My thought today is particularly for our new 2019 graduates. In my work with students over the years, I know very well how much stress and anxiety you feel about your job or graduate school plans immediately after graduation. My suggestion to you is to take the long view and not worry quite so much about what you’re going to do next. Your first opportunity may prove to be your dream job or it could prove to be a real disappointment. In my case, I was an English major who wanted to find a job where I could apply my writing skills and was excited when I was hired to write advertising and promotional material for a large corporation in Texas; however, although I was excited about this opportunity and the job was very much as I expected, I hated it. Eventually, I developed new career goals (like being a Dean of Students), but the experiences and connections I gained at that first job still benefit me today. So, like me, I suspect your first job will provide valuable learning, expand your professional network, and prepare you for the next opportunities that will come your way.
Programs and events for the week of May 13
- UPB hosts Midnight Breakfast– Tonight UPB hosts one of my favorite events of the year: Midnight Breakfast. I hope you will join me in the Student Union from 10pm to midnight for free food and live performances from our talented student groups. Tonight’s theme is Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory.
- 3-3 to Senior Legacy – Speaking of Midnight Breakfast, freshman, sophomore, and junior students who have completed their three volunteer hours this year and seniors who have made their senior legacy gift will get to skip the line at this year’s Midnight Breakfast. If you haven’t made your gift yet, you can do so here or at the 3-3 table at Midnight Breakfast, and then spin the wheel of parking for a chance to get your parking permit reimbursed. Contact Bill Guzik at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
- Senior Legacy is now accepting applications for Director and Committee positions. Interested students can apply here.
- The Life and Work of Hernando Villa – As part of the Heartbeat of Mexico: Big Ideas culture and conversation series, Omar Holguin will discuss the life and work of esteemed migrant artist Hernando Villa on Thursday at 6pm at the Hilbert Museum of California Art. A collection of Hernando Villa’s work will be on display at the museum through Sunday, May 26. Learn more about the other speakers and events at https://muscocenter.org/event/big-ideas-the-art-of-hernando-villa/.
- Baccalaureate – This year’s baccalaureate program will be held on Thursday at 7pm in the Fish Interfaith Center, and will feature Max Greenfield, co-star of TV’s New Girl and Baccalaureate is open to all graduates, undergraduates, and families, whether secular, spiritual, or religious. RSVP at email@example.com. Go here to learn more and view a short video of Baccalaureate.
- Closing Convocation – Graduating undergraduate and graduate students who submitted an RSVP by the April 15 deadline and reserved tickets for their families and friends are invited to celebrate the completion of the academic year at Closing Convocation on Friday at 7pm on Wilson Field. (For those who did not reserve tickets, we’re sorry but the event is now sold out.) While you will not walk across the stage at this ceremony, you are still encouraged to wear your caps and gowns for the official conferral of your degree. For more information please visit chapman.edu/commencement.
- President’s Toast – Following Closing Convocation, graduates and their families and friends are encouraged to attend the President’s Toast in Aitken Arts Plaza. You are invited to sip champagne (please bring your ID) and watch the fireworks show as we celebrate the Class of 2019.
- Commencement schedule– Congratulations to all of our 2019 graduates! Here is the schedule for this weekend’s ceremonies (all ceremonies will be on Wilson Field):
- 10am – Fowler School of Law
- 3:30pm – School of Pharmacy
- 8am – Argyros School of Business and Economics
- 11am – Wilkinson College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences
- 3:30pm – College of Performing Arts
- 5:30pm – Attallah College of Educational Studies
- 7:30pm – Crean College of Health and Behavioral Sciences
- 8am – Schmid College of Science and Technology
- 10am – School of Communication
- Noon – Dodge College of Film and Media Arts
- Taiwanese puppetry Budaixi 布袋戲 – You’re invited to stop by Memorial Hall on Thursday, May 23, at 7pm for a traditional Taiwanese puppetry show in celebration of Orange County’s Taiwanese-American Heritage Week. This event is free to the Chapman community.
- Heartbeat of Mexico – On Sunday, May 26, in association with the Chapman Latinx Staff and Faculty Forum, Chapman once again proudly hosts the Heartbeat of Mexico, a free daytime festival featuring performances by some of the top local and regional Mexican and Mexican-American music, dance, and folklórico ensembles. This celebration of music and culture will feature crafts for kids and families, a food fair, and many more events outside on the Bette and Wylie Aitken Arts Plaza. More information can be found at http://muscocenter.org/event/heartbeat-of-mexico-2019/.
- Hilbert Museum of California Art – The Hilbert Museum’s new exhibit, “GIFTED,” includes works by prominent painters of California Impressionism. The exhibit will be on display until October 19 along with “The Magic and Flair of Mary Blair” and “Sincerely, Norman Rockwell.” The museum is located across from the Orange train station at 167 N. Atchison St., and admission is free. Find more information at http://www.hilbertmuseum.com/.
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
One University Drive, Orange, CA 92866