cap and gown

Chapman University presents:
University Commencement Ceremony 2023

Friday, May 19, 2023 | 7:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.

The University Commencement Ceremony is the university wide celebration of all graduates. Students from all the schools and colleges come together to celebrate as an entire graduating class. There will be a keynote speaker, students will turn their tassels and everyone is invited to a celebratory toast afterwards in the Aitken Arts Plaza. 

While students will not walk across the stage at this ceremony, they will still wear caps and gowns for the official conferral of their degree.

For more event details, visit the Commencement 2023 website.

View University Commencement Ceremony Map.

Ticketing Information
  • Only graduating students may reserve guest tickets.
  • Guest tickets must be reserved by May 5, 2023.
  • Due to limited seating, students can reserve up to six (6) guest tickets.
  • Tickets will be emailed one week prior to the event.

View the complete schedule for Commencement weekend.

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In observance of the holiday, we will be closed starting at 3:00 p.m. on Thursday, 3/23. We will return the afternoon of Saturday, 3/25.