» Conferences and Events

Looking for a venue to hold your upcoming conference or event? The Institutional Event Management Office provides a “one stop shop” for coordinating your event needs. Please complete the online Event Inquiry Form so that we can better serve your needs. An Events Coordinator will contact you with availability shortly.

Chapman University requires outside organizations to provide the following in order to rent facilities on campus:

  1. Sign the Facility Rental Agreement (terms and rental fees will be outlined in the agreement)
  2. Provide a Certificate of Liability Insurance listing Chapman University as additionally insured (requirements are listed in the Facility Rental Agreement). Please Note: There are additional requirements for events involving minor participants.
  3. Submit payment by deadlines outlined in the Facility Rental Agreement.

+ - Venues

Chapman University offers modern conference and event facilities year-round. Our lecture rooms, classrooms, and multipurpose rooms feature state-of-the-art technology and complimentary Wi-Fi. Classrooms can seat 25 - 40 guests, lecture rooms can seat 48 - 200 guests, and multipurpose rooms can seat up to 400 guests. The Chapman Auditorium can seat 950 guests. Experienced and friendly Event Management Staff will assist planners in coordinating a successful conference or event.

+ - Catering

Chapman Catering (Sodexo) offers a great selection of fresh foods and innovative menus for all occasions. Whether you are looking for conference refreshments, a themed buffet lunch, an elegant reception, or served dinner, Chapman Catering will customize and create the perfect menu to compliment your event and budget.

Chapman University has an exclusive catering contract with Sodexo and does not allow outside food to be brought on campus. You may reach a Catering Coordinator at (714) 744-6070 or catering@chapman.edu. Please visit the catering website to review menus.

+ - Services

The Institutional Event Management Office provides setup and audiovisual equipment at no additional charge.  All requests are subject to availability.  Please work with your Chapman University Events Coordinator to arrange all setup and audiovisual requests at least two weeks prior to your event. 

Setup Equipment

  • Tables (6ft tables, 8ft tables, 72 inch rounds, 90 inch rounds, tall cocktail tables, short cocktail tables)
  • Chairs 
  • Podiums
  • Dance Floor (16’ x 21’ max)
  • Easels
  • U.S. Flag
  • Stage (8’ x 16’ max)

Audiovisual Equipment

  • LCD Projectors
  • Projection Screens
  • Microphones (handheld wireless, wired, lavaliere)

+ - Parking

Please contact the Institutional Event Management Office to make parking arrangements for your conference or event. Depending on your conference or event location, day of week, and program time, you may:

A.) Have guests purchase a parking permit from the kiosks located in the parking structures ($2.00 for 2 hours, $3.00 for 4 hours, and $5.00 for 12 hours).

B.) Pre-order an electronic parking permit from the Institutional Event Management Office. An electronic parking permit will be emailed to the Conference Director to distribute to attendees. The cost is $2.00 per car, per day.

+ - Event Inquiry Form

Looking for a venue to hold your upcoming conference or event? Please complete the online Event Inquiry Form so that we can better serve your needs. An Events Coordinator will contact you with availability shortly.