»Schedule of Events

More events are added regularly, so check back often. Registration and more details are coming this summer.

+-Friday, October 2, 2015

7 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Chapman Day of Service
Chapman alumni, faculty, staff, families and students are invited to engage in service together on campus and at a variety of public service agencies in the Orange County community.

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 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.

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.

11 a.m. – 1 p.m. 
50 Year Club Lunch and Luau
All Chapman alumni who are part of the 50 Year Club and have already celebrated their 50th Reunion are invited to come back to campus for lunch to reconnect with longtime friends and make some new ones, too! Family and friends are welcome!

11 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!

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. – 5 p.m.
Alumni Retreat Suite
Stop by throughout the weekend to relax, grab a snack and mingle with fellow alumni.

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

1 - 4 p.m.
Faculty Master Classes
Head back into the classroom and enjoy master classes taught by your favorite professors.

2 p.m.
Women's Volleyball vs. Claremont-Mudd-Scripps


Dialogue with the Deans
All sessions run from 5 - 6 p.m.

Reginald Gilyard, Argyros School of Business and Economics
Meet Dean Reginald Gilyard, and find out what’s on the horizon for the Argyros School.

Margaret Grogan, College of Educational Studies
Within each of us is the potential to be a leader, an educator, and a valuable contributor to the larger community. This is an opportunity to meet the new dean of the College of Educational Studies and hear about what students will experience during their years at Chapman University.

Janeen Hill, Crean College of Health and Behavioral Sciences
Get to know more about the new Crean College, its program, facilities, research opportunities and future growth in this discussion with founding dean, Dr. Janeen Hill. Light refreshments will be served. 

Bob Bassett, Dodge College of Film and Media Arts
Join the dean for a discussion about the story of Dodge College and learn how it continues to build upon its high quality programs through connection, creativity and collaboration.

Charlene Baldwin, Leatherby Libraries
Come hear more about the Leatherby Libraries, see some of its unique treasures, and learn how the library supports student research and learning.

Andrew Lyon, Schmid College of Science and Technology
Learn about Dean Andrew Lyon’s vision for the college and get an update on its programs, research opportunities and the coming Center for Science and Technology.

Patrick Fuery, Wilkinson College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences
Learn more about Chapman’s largest college in this discussion with Dean Patrick Fuery.


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.

6 – 9 p.m.
Class of 1990 25-Year Reunion
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6 – 9 p.m.
Class of 2005 10-Year Reunion
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6 – 9 p.m.
Class of 2010 5-Year Reunion
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8 – 9:30 p.m.
First Cut Screening
View the work of the storytellers of tomorrow at this screening of student films from Dodge College of Film and Media Arts.

+- Saturday, October 3, 2015

7:30 – 9:30 a.m.
10th Annual Chapman University Toyota of Orange 5K Run/Walk
Race starts at Schmid Gate and ends in Attallah Piazza
Be part of the Chapman 5K and enjoy a scenic route through the Old Towne Orange Historic District. Enjoy goody bags, finishers’ medals and a healthy “breakfast of champions” at the end of the race.

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

9 – 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 – 10:30 a.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 and meet more members of the alumni community, enjoy light refreshments and snap a picture with President Doti next to your name on the Alumni Legacy Wall.

10 a.m. – 6 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 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.

11 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Class of 2015 Senior Legacy Time Capsule Dedication
Join the Class of 2015 Senior Legacy Committee in commemorating four years of friendships, trends, traditions and more as they dedicate the Class of 2015’s Time Capsule. Seniors who gave their senior class gift of $20.15 or more were given the opportunity to include a letter in the time capsule, which will be opened during the Chapman Family Homecoming Celebration in the year 2040, at their 25 year reunion. It is set to be buried by the Musco Center for the Arts. If you have questions or would like to learn more, contact Sarah Buckley ’14 at sbuckley@chapman.edu.
11 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Alumni Retreat Suite
Stop by throughout the weekend to relax, grab a snack and mingle with fellow alumni.

11:30 a.m. – 1 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 afternoon 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.
1 – 4 p.m.
All Greek Alumni BBQ
Reminisce about the good ol’ days in Greek Life with alumni from all graduating classes and all chapters.

4 – 6:30 p.m.
6th Annual Chili Cook-Off and Tailgate
Something spicy is in the air for Chapman’s 6th 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. 

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. The beer, wine and food will be available for purchase throughout the football game.

7 p.m.
Homecoming Football Game vs. Claremont-Mudd-Scripps
Tickets for this event must be purchased through the Athletics Department. A ticket does not guarantee a seat; the game is open seating until capacity is reached.

+-Sunday, October 4, 2015

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.

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