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Welcome Class of 2015!

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Welcome to your Senior Year! Your final year as a Panther will be filled with challenging courses, amazing events, and perhaps even a celebration or two. Before you know it, you will be joining your classmates for end of year awards and commencement ceremonies.

To help you navigate through this busy time, we've compiled some links and information below. Check back often to see which exciting events and important deadlines are around the corner.

+-Chapman Rings

The Chapman Ring was designed by a team of students, representing disciplines from across campus and included undergraduate and graduate voices. The Chapman Ring collection represents a connection to not just your time at Chapman, but to the alumni who walked these halls before you, and to future generations of Panthers.

Purchase of a Chapman Ring is open to students who have completed 60 units, all graduate students, and alumni.

If you purchase your Chapman Ring by March 15, 2015, you will be invited to participate in the Ring Dedication Ceremony on Sunday, April 26. 

For ordering information, please visit Balfour.

Click here for more information on the Chapman Ring Program.

Balfour representatives will be on campus during Homecoming Weekend!

+-Yearbook and Senior Portraits

CEER is a long-standing Chapman University tradition. All undergraduates receive a free yearbook as they walk across the stage at the May commencement ceremony. If you are graduating in December 2014 or May 2015 and will not be attending commencement, please contact Colleen Wood (cwood@chapman.edu) to receive your copy.

Senior portraits for the yearbook must be taken by the official university yearbook portrait photographer, who will be on campus in Argyros Forum on these dates:

November 17-21, 2014

December 1-5, 2014

February 10-13 and 17-20, 2015

Click here for more information on the CEER Yearbook and scheduling your Senior Portrait.

+-Degree Conferral

In order to receive your degree (whether you participate in commencement or not), you must submit a degree conferral application online through WebAdvisor. You must have 90 completed credits to apply.

Click on ‘Apply for Degree or Certificate Conferral’ and enter your information. Select the term in which you will complete all the requirements for your degree. Degrees are conferred at the end of January, May, and August. There is no conferral fee for undergraduate students. 

The preferred deadline for degree conferral submission is January 15th. You will not get email information regarding Commencement until your degree conferral application has been submitted.

For more information, visit Office of the University Registrar website.


Commencement ceremonies for the Class of 2015 will take place during the weekend of May 22-24, 2015.

For a detailed schedule and more information, visit the Commencement website.

+-Receiving Your Degree

Once your degree is conferred, you will receive a confirmation email stating your degree has been awarded. You can expect your diploma to arrive within 2-4 weeks from the date of the email, pending there are no holds on your account. All holds must be resolved before your diploma can be released. Please contact the department that placed the hold on your account if you have any questions.

Minors and emphases are not listed on the diploma. However, they are listed on official transcripts. Latin Honors are listed on the diploma. See the catalog for Latin Honors requirements.

For more information, visit Office of the University Registrar website.

+-Career Development Center

It's everyone's favorite question to ask a college senior: What are you going to do after graduation?

Here to help you find that answer is Chapman's Career Development Center!  Whether you stop by to ask a Quick Question during walk-in hours, or attend one of their networking events, the CDC has the resources you need to guide you on your way.

For upcoming CDC events, check out the CDC Facebook Page

For more information on CDC resources, visit the CDC Website.

+-Senior Legacy

"Senior Legacy unites seniors through engaging experiences and instills a lifelong commitment to Chapman University that impacts future student opportunities."

Senior Legacy is a long-standing Chapman tradition for the senior class to present the University with a gift as a way to commemorate their time at Chapman and support future generations of Panthers. The Class of 2015 has decided for their class gift to be in the form of merit-based scholarships for students.

For more information, please visit the Senior Legacy Webpage.

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Important Dates

Oct 7: CDC hosts Grad School Cafe

Oct 10-12: Homecoming Weekend

Nov 17-21: Senior Portraits

Nov 24-28: Thanksgiving Recess

Dec 1-5: Senior Portraits

Dec 15-20: Finals Week

Jan 15: Deadline to file for Degree Conferral

Quick Career Question?

Have a career question? Need a resume reviewed? If it can be handled within 15 minutes, you can stop by AF 303 at the times below, no appointment required. 

Mon: 2 - 4 p.m.

Tue: 11 a.m. - 1 p.m.

Wed: 2 - 4 p.m.

Thu: 3 - 5 p.m.

Fri: 10 a.m. - 12 p.m.

Need more time? Set up an appointment by calling us at (714) 997-6942 or visiting the CDC website.


    Need assistance with any of the subjects mentioned on this page? Please contact the appropriate departments below:

    For Degree Conferral

    For Commencement

    Career Development Center

    Yearbook and Senior Portraits
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