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Chapman University will always be your home and we hope you come back often and participate in the life of the university. There’s always something exciting happening on campus, whether it’s a Panther athletic event, a performance by our talented COPA students or a lecture from one of our world-class faculty members. 

Check out the university-wide calendar of events to see what’s happening across campus every day.

+-Campus Events

Summer Concert Series

Join us on campus this summer for Chapman's free, family-friendly Summer Concert Series. Campus opens for picnicking at 5:30 p.m. and concerts begin at 6:30 p.m. Find more information about the event here.

Friday, July 31, 2015

The Alley Cats

(Doo-wop classics)

Summer Welcome Receptions

Join us in welcoming the incoming Class of 2019 at our Summer Welcome Receptions across the country. We are looking for alumni to share Chapman stories, perspectives and advice with incoming freshmen and families. View the schedule of 2015 Summer Welcome Receptions here. If you’d like to participate or learn more, contact Mahri Barnes ’10 via e-mail or (714) 997-6558 for more information.

TEDxChapmanU 

The TEDxChapmanU 2015 speaker list is up, so don’t miss your chance to beat the general public rush when purchasing tickets. Remember, last year we sold out! Tickets are only $10 for alumni. Purchase your tickets today! 

Thursday, August 20, 1– 5:30 p.m.

Chapman Auditorium, Memorial Hall 

Cheryl Strayed - New York Times Bestselling Author INTERSTICES: ReWILDing

Author Cheryl Strayed will discuss her bestseller Wild. After Mrs. Strayed's talk there will be an interactive panel discussion. For more information visit http://www.chapman.edu/wilkinson/about-wilkinson/wilkinson-events/creativity-workshop.aspx.

Tuesday, September 29, 7 p.m.

Chapman Auditorium, Memorial Hall 

Homecoming Weekend

Join us for one of Orange County’s most popular 5K scenic route through Old Towne Orange, California’s Gold Exhibit and Huell Howser Archive, Athletic Games, Faculty Master Classes, Reunions, Chapman Family Picnic, All Greek Alumni BBQ, 6th Annual Chili Cook-Off and Tailgate, Homecoming Football Game or Viewing Party at the Panther Pub, and the Big Band Bubbly Brunch. Check out the schedule of events for the weekend here. 

October 2-4

Chapman University

Registration coming soon!

Class of 2010   5-Year Reunion

Friday, October 2, 2015
6 p.m.

Registration coming soon!


Class of 2005   10-Year Reunion
Friday, October 2, 2015
6 p.m.
Registration coming soon!


Class of 1990   25-Year Reunion
Friday, October 2, 2015
7 p.m.

Registration coming soon!

American Celebration

Opening Night

Chapman University’s American Celebration is an Orange County tradition and one of Southern California’s most anticipated events! Enjoy an evening of dazzling entertainment provided by a cast of more than 100 singing and dancing students from Chapman's acclaimed College of Performing Arts, accompanied by a live orchestra, in fully-produced scenes from Broadway's hottest shows. Opening night tickets cost $50 for Rows L-V for Balcony Seating. Every year, this not-to-be missed extravaganza is produced by Chapman University with vital support from Orange County's most committed philanthropists and volunteers. In total, American Celebration has raised more than $20 million to provide scholarships to Chapman’s best and most deserving students. Be sure to join us this year for an extraordinary event! For more information visit https://www.chapman.edu/events/american-celebration/.

Friday, November 6, 8 p.m.

Chapman University

Purchase Opening Night Tickets

Gala Night

Friday, November 7, 5:30 p.m.

Chapman University

Purchase Gala Night Tickets

Winterfest

This free community event features live performances of seasonal music by Chapman student ensembles, children’s activities and fireworks. Please join us for this magical event that happens annually in the heart of the Chapman campus. Click here for more information. 

Wednesday, November 18, 5:30 p.m.

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Economic Forecast

Hosted annually by the A. Gary Anderson Center for Economic Research at Chapman University, the nationally recognized Economic Forecast Conference utilizes the faculty and student developed Chapman Econometric Model to analyze the California economy and greater global economic trends to provide national and local businesses and organizations with the information they need to make more effective planning and investment decisions. Alumni can attend the event for $50 instead of the full price $150 fee. Click here for more information. 

December TBA

Alumni discount code coming soon!

+-Chappy Hour

On (or around) the third Thursday of every other month, Chapman grads across the country get together for happy hour, networking and of course, fun!  


Upcoming Chappy Hours:

Chicago, IL

Thank you Rachel Tilghman '13 for organizing.

Thursday, July 16
6 - 8 p.m.
Big Star
1531 N. Damen, Chicago, IL 60622
If it rains, the location will be moved to Blue Line Lounge and Grill located at 1548 N. Damen Avenue, Chicago, IL.
Register

Claremont, CA

Thank you Beth Hartnett '09 for organizing.

Thursday, July 16
6:30 - 8:30 p.m.
Espiau's
109 Yale Avenue, Claremont, CA 91711
Meet us on the back patio!
Register


San Diego, CA

Thank you Alyssa Dykes '10 and Kyle Dykes '10 for organizing.

Thursday, July 16
6 - 9 p.m.
South Draft Mission
3105 Ocean Front Walk, San Diego, CA
Register

Orange County, CA

Thank you Rob Selway '07 (MBA '09) for organizing.

Thursday, September 10
6 - 8 p.m.
Center Club
650 Town Center Drive, Costa Mesa, CA 92626
Complimentary valet service located next to the box office of Segerstrom Center for the Arts.
Registration coming soon. 

More Chappy Hours are added regularly, so check back often!

The Chappy Hour Code:

  • Share your favorite Chapman memory. Was it hanging out in the Attallah Piazza or the old quad with your friends? What about the old caf?
  • It’s a social event (not a fundraising event), so relax and enjoy!
  • Bring some business cards; you never know when you’ll make a connection.
  • Have fun!

We’d love to expand the Chappy Hour program to more regions across the country. It's easy to organize a Chappy Hour and we'll help you promote it, including registration. We'll also send you a Chappy Hour Care Package full of goodies to decorate with and give to attendees. 

Set up a Chappy Hour in your area »

To learn more about setting up a Chappy Hour in your area, contact Jessica Schulte '11, manager of alumni engagement, at pricej@chapman.edu or (714) 628-2777.

+-Panthers in the Community

Panthers in the Community

Chapman alumni and students are participating in the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society's Light The Night Walk. Join Chapman’s team here! 

Saturday, September 19, 4:00 p.m.

Anaheim Stadium, Anaheim, CA 

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