5 Adventures To Complete Before You Graduate

Any Chapman alumni you talk to will say “those four years go by so fast.” To help cope with your impending graduation, here are five activities you should try to complete during your time at Chapman. They won’t make time slow down, but they will help you create memories that could last a lifetime.

1. Jump off the high dive

Simon Duyuygan, a sophomore Strategic Corporate Communication major, shows off a 2 ½ pike off the high dive. Photo by Marissa Dunn

Not feeling undie run this semester? Jump off the high dive instead! There are plenty of ways to access the pool, so there’s no excuse not to give this one the old college try. If you’re feeling extra risky, some people even do this activity naked.

2. Laugh until you cry at Improv!

Tom Schuyler of Improv Inc. performs in the Irvine Lecture Hall at Chapman University Monday night. Photo courtesy of Drew A. Kelley

Ever yearn to see a skit about your drunk uncle attending your chem class? Every other Thursday night at Irvine Lecture Hall, hilarious skits are put on by your fellow peers in Chapman’s Improv Inc. It’s free so there’s no reason to miss out! Stay up to date with @chapmanimprov on Instagram.

3. Use the pit by the dorm pool for a bonfire

Make sure to gather blankets, graham crackers, chocolate, marshmallows, and anything else you need for a memorable and delicious bonfire! Photo by Marissa Dunn

This activity is perfect if you don’t want to drive 15 miles to the beach and get all sandy. S’mores, guitar playing, and deep conversation can be found around the fire pit next to the Chapman dorm pool.

4. Tailgate a sporting event

Nico Martinez and his family enjoy tailgating at parents weekend. Photo courtesy of Marcella Martinez

Get into the Panther spirit by grabbing some friends and munching on burgers and snacks outside Beckman Hall before Chapman’s home football games. Alternate: pick up some rowdy friends and do a real tailgate at Hart Park before a Panther baseball game. Follow home and away games with @chapmansports on Instagram.

5. Attend Open Mics in the circle

The Ugly Mug Cafe is just a short walk from Chapman, so head over and enjoy the great atmosphere and delicious food. Photo courtesy of The Ugly Mug Cafe.

Head to the Ugly Mug Cafe for live entertainment like Open Mic Nights and Poetry Readings! For those who want to perform their own poem, sign ups are open before the event. Check out https://www.theuglycafe.com for more details.

Once you complete your activity, post a photo on social media with the tag #chapmanbucketlist and a checkmark to show you’ve completed it. As they all say, pics or it didn’t happen!


Marissa Dunn

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