»Schedule of Events

+-Friday, October 10

7 a.m. – 4 p.m. 
Chapman Day of Service Check-In
Chapman alumni, faculty, staff, families and students are invited to engage in service together at a variety of public service agencies in the Orange County community. If you haven’t already registered, stop by to find out how you can impact our community today!

9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
California’s Gold Exhibit and Huell Howser Archive
The joy that the late TV legend Huell Howser shared with generations of Californians infuses a new permanent exhibit sponsored by the Automobile Club of Southern California and housed in Chapman University’s Leatherby Libraries. The exhibit includes images, texts, and artifacts that depict Howser’s career and legacy in California. The exhibit is free and open to the public and located in the lower level of the Leatherby Libraries.

11 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Registration and Check-In
Pick up your packet, event schedule, tickets, map and more to start the weekend off right!

11 a.m. – 5 p.m.
The Chapman Family Hospitality Retreat and Tech Center
Stop by throughout the weekend to rest your feet, charge your phone or tablet and learn more about Chapman.

11 .a.m. – 12 p.m.
State of the Academy Address
Join Chancellor Daniele Struppa as he showcases Chapman's exciting academic successes and challenges over the last year and discusses its future path. Dr. Struppa will explain our progress and explore the future of Chapman University.

12 - 6 p.m.
Chapman University Toyota of Orange 5K Run/Walk Check In
Pick your bib and goodie bag for Saturday morning’s 5K.

1 – 4 p.m.
Faculty Master Classes
Get back in the classroom, learn from distinguished faculty members and get taste of what academic life is like for Chapman students.

4 – 5 p.m.
Schmid College Reception
Mix and mingle with students, parents, alumni and faculty of Schmid College.

4:30 – 6 p.m.
I’m Coming Home: Residence Hall Reunion and Tours

5 – 6 p.m.
Dialogue with the Deans
In these informal sessions, parents, alumni, students, and community members can meet and get to know the deans of Chapman’s schools and colleges.

5:30 – 6:30 p.m.
Alumni and Student Ring Dedication Ceremony
At this exclusive event for new Chapman ring-holders and their guests, the newest additions to the Chapman ring family will be dedicated in the Halfacre Fountain of the Fahmy Attallah, Ph.D. Piazza. Watch as the rings are imbued with the spirit of Chapman and the values embodied by the four pillars of the fountain.

6 – 7:30 p.m.
Shabbat Dinner and Service
A Shabbat service and complimentary kosher dinner provided by Chapman Hillel for the Chapman Family and those attending their first Shabbat.

7:30 p.m.
“A Golden State of Mind” Documentary Screening
Check out a screening of A Golden State of Mind: The Storytelling Genius of Huell Howser (directed by Jeff Swimmer, associate professor in Dodge College of Film and Media Arts) and celebrate the incredible legacy of Huell Howser, who was a dedicated member of the Chapman Family.

7:30 p.m.
COPA Performance: Hot Mikado
Based on the classic Gilbert and Sullivan operetta and set in a 1940s jazz club setting, Hot Mikado weaves a tale of hilarious proportions and, despite the life or death stakes, characters still find time to tap their toes and do their fair share of scatting. Chapman Family members can purchase tickets for just $5.

8 – 9:30 p.m.
First Cut
Come view the work of the storytellers of tomorrow at this screening of student films from Dodge College of Film and Media Arts.

+- Saturday, October 11

7:30 – 9:30 a.m.
Chapman University Toyota of Orange 5K Run/Walk
Be part of the Chapman 5K and enjoy a scenic route through the Old Towne Orange Historic District. Enjoy goody bags, finisher’s medals and a healthy “breakfast of champions” at the end of the race.

9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Registration and Check-In

9 – 9:45 a.m.
Dialogue with the Dean: Janeen Hill, Crean College of Health and Behavioral Sciences
Learn about Chapman University’s newest college, the Crean College of Health and Behavioral Sciences. Founding dean Dr. Janeen Hill will discuss the new college, its
programs, facilities, research opportunities and future growth. Light refreshments will be served.

9 a.m.
Men’s Water Polo vs. Golden West College

Climbing to as high as No. 3 in the Division III rankings last season, the Panthers take on Golden West College in a non-conference exhibition at the Allred Pool.

10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
California’s Gold Exhibit and Huell Howser Archive

10 – 10:30 a.m.
Alumni Legacy Wall Tribute and Reception
Please join us as we recognize alumni who have become leaders on campus by giving to the Chapman Fund, which supports student scholarships. Enjoy each other’s company and a chance to snap a picture next to your name with President Doti. Light refreshments will be served.

10 a.m.
Chancellor’s Coffee and Parents Ambassador Council Welcome
Parents, join Chancellor Daniele Struppa for a cup of joe and mingle with fellow Panther parents.

10 – 11:30 a.m.
Honors Program Coffee Open House
Parents, alumni and students are invited to drop in and join us for an Honors Program open house and meet the program director and faculty.

11 a.m. – 5 p.m.
The Chapman Family Hospitality Retreat and Tech Center

11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Chapman Family Lunch and Lawn Games
All members of the Chapman Family (alumni, students, faculty, staff, families and friends) are invited to join us for a fun afternoon of lunch and lawn games on Bert C. Williams Mall. Enjoy a freshly cooked BBQ lunch and challenge your friends to a game of life-size chess, lawn bowling and more. Join in the fun at reserved tables for alumni groups including BSU, Dodge College film and communications alumni, 50 Year Club and more.

11 a.m.
Women’s Soccer vs. University of Redlands
There’s no love lost between the Panthers and Bulldogs; two soccer rivals from before their days as inter-conference foes. Redlands took both matches from Chapman last year, but the Panthers reached the SCIAC Tournament while Redlands watched from home.

1 – 6 p.m.
Leatherby Libraries Book Sale
Hundreds of gently used books in all academic disciplines as well as an extensive range of books about travel, cooking and gardening will be available for purchase for $1 each. The sale will be held at a special Leatherby Libraries booth during the chili cook off.

1 -2 p.m.
The Argyros School Alumni Reception with Dean Reginald Gilyard
Alumni, meet Dean Reggie Gilyard and learn about his vision and strategic plan for the future of the Argyros School.

1 – 2 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.

1:30 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Dodge College Film and Communications Alumni Reunion
Reconnect with old friends from the film school and its precursor, the Department of Communications. See your work or yourself on screen as we revisit film treasures from days gone by.

2 p.m.
COPA Performance: Hot Mikado

2:30 – 3:45 p.m.
President’s Welcome and University Update
President Doti welcomes the Chapman Family to campus and shares updates about the latest and greatest Chapman news and happenings.

3 – 5 p.m.
Communications Sciences and Disorders Alumni Reunion: College of Educational Studies
Mingle with former classmates and meet new friends at this gathering of current Communication Sciences and Disorders graduate students, alumni and friends of the CSD program.

4 p.m.
Men’s Water Polo vs. Concordia University
The Panthers aim to avenge a 15-9 loss to Concordia last year as the two teams battle for Orange County supremacy in a non-conference match.

4 – 6:30 p.m.
5th Annual Chili Cook-Off and Tailgate
Something spicy is in the air for Chapman’s 5th annual Chili Cook-Off, sponsored by the Chapman University Alumni Association. The competition is tough and the prizes are smokin’. Enjoy sampling unique chilis and hanging out in the beer and wine garden.

7 p.m.
Homecoming Football Game vs. Pomona-Pitzer Colleges
Last Homecoming, the fireworks on the field were even more impressive than the ones in the sky as the Panthers set a stadium record with 72 points. This year they’ll take on SCIAC foe Pomona-Pitzer in a game that is expected to have playoff implications for the mighty Cardinal & Gray. Tickets for the football game are not included in online registration and must be purchased separately on the Athletics website

6:30 – 10 p.m.
Homecoming Game Viewing Party in the Piazza
All members of the Chapman Family are invited to stay in Attallah Piazza after the Chili Cook-Off and Tailgate and watch the big game on live streaming TVs. The beer and wine garden will remain open and food will be available for purchase.

7:30 p.m.
COPA Performance: Hot Mikado

+-Sunday, October 12

10 – 11 a.m.
Spirituality Matters! An Interfaith Celebration
Join Chapman’s spiritual organizations for this special interfaith celebration. Share in song and prayer from a multitude of different faith traditions. All are welcome!

11 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Big Band Bubbly Brunch
Co-Sponsored by the Office of Alumni Relations and the College of Performing Arts
This festive champagne brunch will feature Chapman’s newest and brightest stars: our very own Big Band, under the direction of Albert Alva.  A cross between Frank Sinatra and Harry Connick Jr., this ensemble will leave you wanting more.

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