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» 2016 Commencement Events Schedule

Friday, May 20

3 p.m.

Law Student Procession Lineup (in cap & gown)
Hutton Sports Center

4 - 6 p.m.

Dale E. Fowler School of Law Hooding and Ceremony 
Wilson Field

6:00 p.m.

Law Reception
Kennedy Hall

3:30 p.m.

Baccalaureate Student Procession Lineup (in cap & gown)
The Performer's Square

4 - 5 p.m.

Baccalaureate Interfaith Worship Service 
Musco Center for the Arts

6:15 p.m.

Closing Convocation Procession Lineup (business attire)
Hutton Sports Complex

7 - 9 p.m.

Closing Convocation and President's Toast
Wilson Field and Aiken Plaza

 

Saturday, May 21

7:15 a.m.

Argyros School Student Procession Lineup (in cap & gown)
Hutton Sports Center

8 - 10:30 a.m.

George L. Argyros School of Business and Economics Ceremony
Wilson Field

Keynote Address: David Janes, Chairman of the Board of Trustees, Chapman University

10:30 a.m.

Argyros School Reception
Bert Williams Mall

10:45 a.m.

College of Educational Studies Student Procession Lineup (in cap & gown)
Hutton Sports Center

11:30 - 1 p.m.

College of Educational Studies Ceremony
Wilson Field

Keynote Address: Dr. Ahmed Younis '16, Adjunct Professor

Honorary Degree: William Thompson, retired CEO of PIMCO

1 p.m.

College of Educational Studies Reception
Attallah Piazza

12:45 p.m.

College of Performing Arts Student Procession Lineup (in cap & gown)
The Performer's Square

1:30 - 2:30 p.m.

College of Performing Arts Ceremony
Musco Center for the Arts

Keynote Address: Chinary Ung, Chancellor Fellow: Senior Composer in Residence, Chapman University; Distinguished Professor of Music, UC San Diego

2:30 p.m.

College of Performing Arts Reception
Musco Center for the Arts

3:15 p.m.

Dodge College Student Procession Lineup (in cap & gown)
Hutton Sports Center

4 - 6 p.m.

Lawrence and Kristina Dodge College of Film and Media Arts Ceremony
Wilson Field

Keynote Address & Honorary Degree: Cheryl Boone Isaacs, President, The Academy of Motion Pictures and Sciences

6 p.m.

Dodge College After-Party
Knott Studios

6:15 p.m.

Wilkinson College Student Procession Lineup (in cap & gown)
Hutton Sports Center

7 - 9 p.m.

Wilkinson College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences Ceremony
Wilson Field

Honorary Degree: Madame Ping Sun, All China Peking Opera Artist

9 p.m.

Wilkinson College Reception
Attallah Piazza

Sunday, May 22

3:15 p.m.

Schmid College Student Procession Lineup (in cap & gown)
Hutton Sports Center

4 - 5 p.m.

Schmid College of Science and Technology Ceremony
Wilson Field

Keynote Address: Rebecca Richards-Kortum

5 p.m.

Schmid College Reception
Bert Williams Mall

5:45 p.m.

Crean College Student Procession Lineup (in cap & gown)
Hutton Sports Center

6:30 - 8 p.m.

Crean College of Health and Behavioral Sciences Ceremony
Wilson Field

Keynote Address: France Dixon Helfer, President and CEO of TinyKicks

8 p.m.

Crean College Reception
Attallah Piazza

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