Commencement 2017 Ceremony
The Annual Commencement honoring all 2016-2017 graduates from August, October and December 2016 and March and May 2017 will be held Saturday June 3 2017, at Chapman University's Memorial Hall.
Chapman University's Memorial Hall
321 North Glassell Street
Orange, CA. 92866
Ceremony will begin a 10 a.m. and will last approximately 75 minutes. A reception will follow in the lobby.
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Graduates should arrive at the check-in station by 9:15 a.m. The attendees should allow plenty of time (10-15 minutes) to park and walk to Memorial Hall. Guests of the graduates may take their seats in the main theater upon arrival.
The procession of graduates will begin promptly at 10:30 a.m. Guests of the graduates should be seated by 10:20 a.m. as the aisles must be clear for the Academic Procession.
At the conclusion of the ceremony, we ask that guests remain seated while the graduates proceed out to the lobby.
Diplomas will be mailed out 10-12 weeks after the student has completed the last class of their degree.
Tickets will not be required for the Commencement ceremony.
Steps to Graduation
1. Submit a Petition to Graduate
All students completing all degree requirements in May 2017 must fill out a Petition to Graduate.
Petitions are Due MONDAY, APRIL 3, 2017. See your advisor for questions.
Petition to Graduate Forms
2. Clear Business Office Accounts
Students who have completed all of their academic requirements to graduate must clear their Student Business Office account balance prior to diploma and transcript release. Credit card payments are subject to a 2.75% convenience fee. Check payments have a holding period of 10 days before release of transcripts. For more information call the Business Office at 1-800-981-9803.
3. Purchase Your Cap and Gown
How to Wear Your Academic Regalia [ Video ]
Jostens will be providing academic regalia for the Irvine commencement ceremony. Invitations, class rings and diploma frames are also available.
Orders received after April 1,2017 may be subject to a $50.00, plus rush shipping charge.
Go to the Jostens website
Call Steve at (949) 450-9066 or email@example.com with any questions.