»Chapman University Young Alumni

What is Chapman University Young Alumni (CUYA)? 

If you graduated within the last 10 years, you’re invited to be a part of Chapman University Young Alumni (CUYA). CUYA creates opportunities for undergraduate alumni who have graduated in the last ten years to connect with fellow alumni, current students and the university. 

CUYA strives to do the following: 

  • Create a greater sense of community for alumni who have graduated from Chapman University within the past 10 years.
  • Allow young alumni to stay connected with their alma mater by networking, socializing and building relationships with Chapman leaders.
  • Increase the participation of young alumni in Chapman university events, particularly those directed toward young alumni.
  • Raise alumni giving participation.
  • Allow current students and young alumni to realize the value and importance of giving their resources in order to improve and continue the mission of Chapman University. 

If you would like to get involved, have any ideas or would like any additional information, please contact Lisa Eap Miller, alumni engagement manager, at eap@chapman.edu.

  • CUYA Events
  • Chapman Chats
  • Upcoming Events:

    CUYA's Summer Bash: A Newport Bay Soirée
    Young alumni are invited to share in an evening of wine, summer brews and appetizers. Stir up some friendly competition with good friends while playing lawn games and listening to music on a beautiful summer night.

    Thursday, July 31, 6 - 9:30 p.m.
    Robert & Marie Gray Collegiate Rowing Center
    1931 West Coast Highway
    Newport Beach, CA

    Tickets are $25 which includes two drinks, unlimited appetizers and a portion going to support student scholarships, part of the Chapman Fund. New graduates get a $5 discount. Purchase tickets here » 

    Past Events:

    Chapman Meet Up: Beethoven
    Alumni, were invited to celebrate the life and work of Beethoven over two events. 

    Saturday, May 10, 1:30 - 4 p.m.
    Beethoven: The Late Great exhibition
    Bowers Museum, 2002 North Main Street, Santa Ana, CA

    Thursday, May 15, 7 - 11 p.m.
    Beethoven’s iconic 9th Symphony
    OC Philharmonic and Chapman University's Orchestra and Choir
    Renee & Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall, 615 Town Center Drive, Costa Mesa, CA  

    Alumni and Senior Chappy Hour
    Wednesday, May 7, 2014, 6:30 - 8:30 p.m.
    Provisions, 143 North Glassell, Orange, CA

    Alumni and seniors, were invited to a Chappy Hour at Provisions in the Circle.  This was a great opportunity to create relationships and reconnect with fellow alumni in an informal way!  Alumni engaged in conversation over drinks as while discussing alumni events, careers and much more.  

    CUYA's Summer Bash and Beer Tasting
    Tuesday, July 23, 2013, 6 - 9 p.m.
    Valiant Brewing Company, Orange, CA

    Learn more »

  • Chapman Chats: Student and Alumni Perspectives

    Interested in coming back to campus to interact with and mentor current students?

    Chapman Chats gives students and alumni the chance to interact and develop relationships in an informal setting. Alumni facilitators will lead a discussion with students by asking thought provoking questions, encouraging students to think about their time at Chapman and life after Chapman, sharing your experiences and offering advice. As alumni, you have been in the students’ shoes recently and have valuable knowledge to share. Students have a number of questions about navigating Chapman and how they should make the most out of their Chapman experience.

    It is important for students to develop relationships with those outside of their immediate social and academic circles. These relationships are the ones that will help them get internships and job. You can help students start creating these connections by being a facilitator for Chapman Chats!

    Want to get involved?

    Chapman Chats is scheduled in the evenings during the week of March 31 to April 3, 2014.

    Apply to be an Alumni Facilitator. Applications are open until March 8 at 5 p.m.

    Register for Chapman Chats. Registration will close on March 23 at 5 p.m.