Irvine Commencement



Commencement 2016 Ceremony

The Annual Commencement honoring all 2015-2016 graduates from August, October and December 2015 and March and May 2016 will be held Saturday May 14 2016, 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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Commencement Timeline

Arriving

Graduates should arrive at the check-in station by 9:50 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.

Processional

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.

Recessional

At the conclusion of the ceremony, we ask that guests remain seated while the graduates proceed out to the lobby.

Diplomas

Diplomas will be mailed out 10-12 weeks after the student has completed the last class of their degree.

Tickets

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 2016 must fill out a Petition to Graduate.

Petitions are Due MONDAY, APRIL 4, 2016. 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 1,2016 may be subject to a $50.00, plus rush shipping charge.

Go to the Jostens website
http://www.jostens.com/apps/store/customer/2305360/Webster-University/

4. Questions

Call Steve at (949) 450-9066 or stevenshanian07@webster.edu with any questions.