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There's something for everyone at The Chapman Family Homecoming Celebration (October 6 - 7, 2017)! 

+ - Friday, October 6, 2017

2 – 5 p.m.
Greek Week Banner and Chant Competition
Greek Week comes to a close with a final competition between fraternities and sororities. Come find out who has the most Panther Pride!
 
4 – 8 p.m.
Homecoming Registration and Check–In
Pick up your event schedule, tickets, map, and more.
 
6 – 7:30 p.m.
President’s Circle Reception
Members of the President’s Circle (those who donate to the Chapman Fund at a leadership level) are invited to a private reception in celebration of their generosity and dedication to Chapman University.
 
6 – 7:30 p.m.
Chapman University Alumni Awards
Chapman University is honored to celebrate and recognize our distinguished alumni with our inaugural Alumni Awards program.
 
6 – 7:30 p.m.
50th Reunion Class Dinner for the Class of 1967
Be a part of this major milestone as we commemorate the 50-Year Reunion for the Class of 1967. Reminisce with friends and find out how Chapman has grown and evolved over the decades since your graduation. 

6 - 8:30 p.m.
Homecoming Shabbat Dinner and Service
Join Chapman Hillel for an inspiring and uplifting Shabbat experience. Our student-led egalitarian services will be followed by a kosher dinner.

7 – 10 p.m.
5-Year Reunion for the Class of 2012
It’s been five years since the Class of 2012 walked across the stage at commencement. It was truly an experience to remember, and now it’s time to come together again and celebrate all that has happened since graduation!

7 – 10 p.m.
10-Year Reunion for the Class of 2007
Much has changed since the Class of 2007 graduated from Chapman University ten years ago, but the “Chapman Spirit” remains the same. Your 10-year reunion is the perfect time to catch up and celebrate all the successes and milestones your classmates have enjoyed over the past decade.

+ - Saturday, October 7, 2017

8 a.m. – 8 p.m.
Information Booth
Stop by the information booth throughout the day to get directions to events, find out what’s next on the schedule, and get help with any questions you may have.
 
8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Homecoming Registration and Check–In
Pick up your event schedule, tickets, map, and more.
 
9 – 11 a.m.
Socktober Saturday: Paws for Pancakes
Support our community and get fueled up for an action-packed day of Panther Pride by chowing down at our pancake breakfast. The cost of admission? A new and unopened package of socks or underwear to donate to those in need at Mercy House Living Center.
 
10 – 11 a.m.
Alumni Legacy Wall Reception
Join us as we recognize alumni who have become leaders on campus by giving to the Chapman Fund, which supports student scholarships. Catch up with friends and meet more members of the alumni community, enjoy light refreshments, and snap a picture next to your name on the Alumni Legacy Wall.
 
10 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Parent Perspectives: Staying On Course Through Freshman, Sophomore, Junior And Senior Year
Get insight from parents who have been in your shoes and learn what the upcoming year has in store for your student and your family. Attend the session for your student’s current class year and get answers to your questions while making new connections. Each year holds something new for students and our panel of Chapman parents is here to lend some advice and help guide you through your student’s Chapman journey.
 
11 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Faculty Master Classes (Session One)
Get back into the classroom with Chapman’s world-renowned professors as they share their expertise and insight across a broad array of topics.
 
11 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Art Collection Tour
Enjoy a docent-led private tour of Chapman’s premier Escalette Permanent Collection of Art and get in-depth information about the artists and artworks that enliven our campus.
 
11 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Hilbert Museum of California Art Tour
Learn more about a unique period in 20th-century California art through a docent-led tour of paintings that feature the Golden State’s landscapes, beaches, and rapidly evolving cityscapes.
 
11 a.m. – 12 p.m.
50-Year Club Luncheon
Though decades have passed since their graduation, the Chapman spirit burns brightly within members of our 50-Year Club. This year, we’re inducting the Class of 1967, in celebration of their 50-year reunion.
 
11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
Chapman Family Picnic
All members of the Chapman Family (alumni, students, faculty, staff, families and friends) are invited to come together for a fun and relaxing afternoon on Bert C. Williams Mall. Enjoy delicious picnic fare and challenge your friends to games of corn hole, giant Jenga and other lawn games.
 
1 – 5 p.m.
Tours of Marybelle and Sebastian P. Musco Center for the Arts
Explore this spectacular venue and learn about its architecture and technology on a guided tour.
 
1 – 2 p.m.
Master Class with President Daniele C. Struppa
President Struppa is not only our fearless leader, he’s also a celebrated teacher and scholar. This master class is sure to enlighten and engage you.
 
1 – 3 p.m.
Alumni Past Presidents’ Advisory Council Social
Past presidents of the Chapman University Alumni Association from across the decades are invited to a social gathering to share memories and discuss their vision for the future of the Alumni Association.
 
2 – 3 p.m.
Dedication of the Erin J. Lastinger Tennis Center
Thanks to the generosity of student-athlete alumna Erin J. Lastinger ’88 and the A. Gary Anderson Foundation, Chapman University is now home to the finest tennis facility in the Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (SCIAC). Join us as we celebrate the official dedication of the brand new Erin J. Lastinger Tennis Center.
 
2 – 3 p.m.
Faculty Master Classes (Session two)
Get back into the classroom with Chapman’s world-renowned professors as they share their expertise and insight across a broad array of topics.
 
2 – 3 p.m.
Art Collection Tour
Enjoy a docent-led private tour of Chapman’s premier Escalette Permanent Collection of Art and get in-depth information about the artists and artworks that enliven our campus.
 
2 – 3 p.m.
Hilbert Museum of California Art Tour
Learn more about a unique period in 20th-century California art through a docent-led tour of paintings that feature the Golden State’s landscapes, beaches, and rapidly evolving cityscapes.
 
2 – 3 p.m.
Estate Planning 101
Whether you have a plan in place or want to learn for the future, this is your chance to get insight about the core documents needed in a properly planned estate as well as review common estate planning mistakes.

3 – 4 p.m.
Interfaith Interfananza
Explore the award-winning Fish Interfaith Center and learn more about the many faith traditions celebrated within its walls through enlightening interfaith activities. 
 
4 – 6 p.m.
8th Annual Chili Cook Off
Something spicy is in the air for Chapman’s 8th annual Chili Cook–Off, sponsored by the Chapman University Alumni Association. The competition is tough and the prizes are smokin’. Enjoy sampling unique chilis, listening to music, and hanging out on the beautiful Bette and Wylie Aitken Arts Plaza.
 
While you’re enjoying your chili, explore our Student Zone and College Tailgate, which features a hub of activities, games, prizes, and fun for all ages, showcasing programs, services, and colleges from across the campus.
 
5 – 7 p.m.
First-Gen Family Social
The Promising Futures Program is a campus community for students who are the first in their family to attend (and graduate from) college. First-generation alumni, students, and families are all welcome to attend the First-Gen Family Social. Mix and mingle with fellow first-gens while enjoying some food, fun, and Chapman spirit!
 
5:30 – 8:30 p.m.
25–Year Reunion for the Class of 1992
The Class of 1992 is invited to reconnect with Chapman friends, share memories, and celebrate your many achievements over the past 25 years.
 
6 – 10 p.m.
Panther Pub in the Piazza
Keep the party going at the Panther Pub, complete with live music, as you watch a live stream of the Homecoming football game.
 
7 p.m.
Homecoming Football Game vs. Whittier College
It wouldn’t be Homecoming without the big game! Watch the Panthers take on the Whitter College Poets.

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Office of Alumni Engagement
(714) 997-6681
alumni@chapman.edu 

For parent and family inquiries:

Office of Parent Engagement
(714) 997-6558
parents@chapman.edu 

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Andi Doddridge
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(714) 744-7679
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