» Schedule of Events

The complete schedule of events for The Chapman Family Homecoming Celebration (September 30 - October 2, 2016) will be available this summer. In the meantime, check out a sampling of what's in store for the weekend. 

+ - Friday, September 30, 2016

9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Registration and Check–In
Pick up your packet, event schedule, tickets, map and more to start the weekend off right!

10 – 11 a.m.
Interfaith Prayer Service
Join with people of all faith traditions and spiritual paths for an inspirational service of interfaith prayer.

11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m.
The President’s Chapman Family Picnic
All members of the Chapman Family (students, alumni, 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, life–size croquet and other lawn games.

2 – 3:30 p.m.
Live Stream of Formal Inauguration Ceremony
Watch a live stream at locations across campus of the formal inauguration of Daniele C. Struppa as Chapman University’s 13th president, a historic and memorable occasion in University history.

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

7 p.m.
Women's Volleyball vs. Whittier College

+ - Saturday, October 1, 2016

9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Registration and Check–In
Pick up your packet, event schedule, tickets, map and more.

10:15 – 11:15 a.m.
Honors Program Coffee
Parents, alumni and students are invited to drop in for an Honors Program open house to meet the program director and faculty.

10:30 – 11 a.m.
State of the Academy Address
Learn about Chapman's exciting academic successes and challenges over the last year and discusses its future path.

11:15 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Alumni Legacy Wall Tribute and 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, meet more members of the alumni community and enjoy light refreshments while you locate your name on the Alumni Legacy Wall.

11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Dialogue with the Deans
Mix and mingle with the deans of Chapman’s schools and colleges, and get an update on programs, research opportunities and what’s in store for the future.

1 p.m.
Men's Soccer vs. Claremont–Mudd–Scripps

2 – 4 p.m.
Faculty Master Classes
Head back into the classroom and enjoy master classes taught by your favorite professors.

4 – 6:30 p.m.
7th Annual Chili Cook–Off and Tailgate
Something spicy is in the air for Chapman’s 7th 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 Panther Pub in the Piazza, which will be serving beer and wine.

4 – 7 p.m.
College Tailgate
Visit the pop-up tents hosted by Chapman’s schools and colleges to meet faculty and staff and have some fun before the game.

5:30 – 7 p.m.
Class of 2011 5–Year Reunion
It’s been five years since the Class of 2011 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! Learn more »

5:30 – 7 p.m.
Class of 2006 10–Year Reunion
Much has changed since the Class of 2006 graduated from Chapman 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. Learn more »

5:30 – 7 p.m.
Class of 1991 25–Year Reunion
1991 was a big year for Chapman College…ahem, Chapman University! Join us for your 25-year class reunion and reconnect with Chapman friends, share memories, and celebrate your many achievements over the past 25 years. Learn more »

6:30 – 10 p.m.
Homecoming Game Viewing Party at the Panther Pub
All members of the Chapman Family are invited to stay at the Panther Pub in the Piazza to watch the big game on live streaming TVs. Beer, wine and food will be available for purchase throughout the football game.

7 p.m.
Homecoming Football Game vs. Pomona-Pitzer

+ - Sunday, October 2, 2016

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
This festive champagne brunch features 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. Cheverton Award winners and past Alumni Association leaders will be recognized.

6:30 p.m. (sundown)
Rosh Hashanah Service

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For alumni inquiries:

Office of Alumni Engagement
(714) 997-6681

For parent and family inquiries:

Office of Parent Programs
(714) 997-6558

For general inquiries:

Nicole Shay '14
Event and Program Development Assistant
(714) 628-2874

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