» Parent Spring Summit

This year's program is specially designed to give parents the information most relevant to their student's stage in college. Four separate tracks, each pertaining to a specific class year in school, are offered to give you insight on your student's current experience and how to prepare for the future, whether that be the next class year or life after graduation.

Join us Friday, February 24 and Saturday, February 25 for a complete weekend of educational and informative activities. 

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+ - Friday, February 24, 2017

11 a.m. 
State of the University Address, presented by President Daniele C. Struppa
Join President Struppa for his first State of the University Address highlighting Chapman’s most significant recent accomplishments, and his plans for our future growth and success.
Location: Marybelle and Sebastian P. Musco Center for the Arts

12 - 5 p.m. 
Campus Tours 
Visit Marybelle and Sebastian P. Musco Center for the Arts, Hilbert Museum of California Art and the Annual Holocaust Art and Writing Contest Exhibit will be available throughout the day. Join us for one, or all three!


5 - 6 p.m.
Panther Family Chappy Hour

Bring your student and join Chapman administration, Parent Ambassadors, and other visiting families for an afternoon welcome back reception.

+ - Saturday, February 25, 2017

8 – 9 a.m. 
Check-In and Donuts with the Deans
Location: Argyros Forum, Great Room, First Floor 

9:15 – 9:45 a.m. 
Welcome and Keynote Address
Location: Argyros Forum, Room 209

10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Grad Fair
Location: Argyros Forum, Room 201

10 a.m. – 12:45 p.m. 
Breakout Sessions
Location: Argyros Forum, various rooms, Second Floor

Freshman - Argyros Forum, Room 209
The Freshman Experience, Study Abroad, Housing

Sophomore - Argyros Forum, Room 202
Fostering Relationships, Internships, Academics

Junior - Argyros Forum, Room 208
Planning for Senior Year and Beyond, Career Development and Post-Graduate Options

Senior - Argyros Forum, Room 206
Alumni Support, Career Expectations, and Commencement

10 a.m. – 12:45 p.m. 
Faculty Master Classes
Location: Argyros Forum, various rooms, Second Floor

The Transformational Power of Cinema
Presented by Kelli Fuery, Ph.D., assistant professor of film studies, Dodge College of Film and Media Arts

The Trump Presidency: An Early Assessment
Presented by Lori Cox Han, Ph.D., professor of political science, Wilkinson College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences

Design is Everywhere
Presented by Claudine Jaenichen, associate professor, chair, Department of Art; Life Research Fellow for Communication Research Institute, Wayfinding for Disaster 

1– 2 p.m.
Lunch with the Library
Location: Leatherby Libraries

2 p.m.
Dodge College of Film and Media Arts Parent Spring Summit
Dodge College parents are invited to join Dean Bob Bassett at Marion Knott Studios to learn more about your student’s education and learn about all the exciting things taking place at the Dodge College of Film and Media Arts!

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