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Chapman University’s Class of 2017 will be officially welcomed at the 152
Convocation on Wednesday, Aug. 21, at 9 a.m. in the Harold Hutton Sports Center. The class includes 1,300 new students, selected from some 14,000 applicants.

This time-honored event is an Orientation Week highlight, officially launching the academic year. Proceedings include faculty marching in full regalia and greetings from the administration, student leaders and alumni. The featured presentation is the annual Aims of Education address, given this year by Richard Bausch (pictured left), professor of creative writing in the
Wilkinson College of Humanities and Social Sciences
. Students, staff and alumni are welcome to attend.

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