Celebrate your Panther Pride at Chapman Family Homecoming, Oct. 6-7

Save the date and start making your plans to join us for the Chapman Family Homecoming Celebration, Friday, Oct. 6 and Saturday, Oct. 7. This year’s festivities are jam-packed with reunions, master classes, the 8th annual Chili Cook-Off, a service project, tailgate parties, Panther Pub, football and lots more. Whether you are a current student, an alumnus, staff, faculty member or a friend of the University, Homecoming and Family Weekend has something for you!

Celebrating Panther Pride

With few exceptions, most events are free, but registration is requested and reservations are needed for some activities because of limited seating. For full details, the complete schedule and to register, please visit the Chapman Family Homecoming Celebration website at: chapman.edu/homecoming.

Friday, October 6, 2017

5 – 8 p.m.                50th Reunion Class Dinner for the Class of 1967

7 p.m.                       Women’s Volleyball vs. Vanguard University

7 – 9 p.m.                 Leo Freedman Foundation First Cut Screening

Dodge College of Film and Media Arts’ annual screening of top student films from the previous year as determined by a panel of distinguished alumni and industry representatives.

7 – 10 p.m.               Distinguished Alumni Awards

A special reception and awards ceremony dinner to honor alumni for their remarkable professional success. Tickets are available for purchase through the Homecoming site.          

7 – 10 p.m.              5-Year Reunion for the Class of 2012

                                  10-Year Reunion for the Class of 2007

7:30 – 9:30 p.m.     Chapman Orchestra and Wind Symphony Concert
                                  Visit events.chapman.edu/37078 to purchase tickets.


Saturday, October 7, 2017                  

8 a.m. – 5 p.m.           Socktober Saturday: Chapman Family Service Project

Join us in our inaugural Chapman Family Community Service Day by dropping off a package of new and unopened socks or underwear to our Socktober Saturday collection bins located throughout campus. Donations will benefit families in need at Mercy House Living Center.

9 – 11 a.m.                   Paws for Pancakes: Community-Wide Pancake Breakfast

The cost of admission? A new and unopened package of socks or underwear to donate. Sponsored by Ayres Hotels.  

10 – 11 a.m.                 Alumni Legacy Wall Reception

Enjoy light refreshments as we recognize alumni who have become leaders on campus by giving to the Chapman Fund.

10 a.m. – 11 a.m.         Parent Perspectives

Our panel of Chapman parents is here to lend some advice and answer questions about your student’s Chapman journey.

11 a.m. – 12 p.m.;        Faculty Master Classes (See the full list on the Homecoming schedule.)
2 – 3 p.m. 

11 a.m. – 1 p.m.            50-Year Club Luncheon and Induction of Class of 1967

11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.    Chapman Family Picnic

1 – 2 p.m.                      Special Master Class with President Daniele C. Struppa

A discussion on how the language and ideas that permeate the Declaration of Independence can be traced back to the work of Euclid on geometry. 

2 – 3:30 p.m.                 Dedication of the Erin J. Lastinger Tennis Center

4 –6 p.m.                       8th Annual Chili Cook-Off

Interested in competing? Register a team by visiting chapman.edu/homecoming.

While you’re enjoying your chili, explore our Student Zone and College Tailgate, which features a hub of activities, games, and prizes for all ages, showcasing programs, services and colleges from across the campus.

5:30 – 8:30 p.m.           25-Year Reunion for the Class of 1992

7 p.m.                             Homecoming Football Game vs. Whittier College

Bethanie Le

Bethanie Le

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