» Summer Residential Conferences

June - August, Chapman University offers Residence Hall accommodations, all-you-care-to-eat meals in the Randall Dining Commons and a variety of meeting spaces on campus. The Institutional Event Management Office provides a “one stop shop” for coordinating your conference needs. 

Looking for a venue to hold your upcoming Summer Residential Conference? Please complete the online Summer Residential Conference 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 Conference 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 Conference Agreement).  Please Note: There are additional requirements for events involving minor participants.

  3. Submit payment by deadlines outlined in the Conference Agreement.

+ - Accommodations

Light-filled Residence Halls said to resemble "resort communities" are available June - August.  

Henley Hall has four floors with two wings per floor. Each room includes two twin beds and a private bathroom. Henley Hall has a game room with billiards, foosball and ping pong tables. The John Biggs Conference Room located on the basement level is a great meeting space that can accommodate 150 guests.

Pralle-Sodaro Hall has four floors with two wings per floor. Each room includes two twin beds with a private or shared bathroom.

Sandhu Residence Center has four floors with single and double rooms. Both private and shared bathrooms are available. Two and four bedroom suites are also available.

Glass Hall is comprised of three four-floor wings. The south and north wings have rooms that include two twin beds and a private bathroom. The center wing has apartment-style rooms that have two bedrooms joined by a common area that has a kitchen (stove, fridge, and microwave).

Morlan Hall has 3 floors with two wings. Each room includes two twin beds with a private or shared bathroom.

Each residence hall is air-conditioned. Laundry facilities are located in the Henley Hall basement and Davis Community Center.  

+ - Venues

Chapman University offers modern conference and event facilities June - August. 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.  

The Harold Hutton Sports Center Gymnasium, Holly & David Wilson Athletic Field and Zee Allred Aquatics Center are available June - August. Experienced and friendly Event Management Staff will assist Conference Directors in coordinating a successful Summer Residential Conference.

+ - Dining & Catering

Summer Residential Conferences include all-you-care-to-eat meals in the Randall Dining Commons.

If your Summer Residential Conference requires catered meals, Chapman Catering offers a wide selection to complement your group.

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

Complimentary parking permits are available to all Summer Residential Conferences. An electronic parking permit will be emailed to the Conference Director to distribute to attendees.

+ - Summer Residential Conference Inquiry Form

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