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Harry and Diane Rinker Health Science Campus

Life in Irvine

» Life in Irvine

Rinker Campus is located in Irvine, California, just south of Chapman’s Orange Campus.

Irvine is a safe, mid-sized city in Orange County, California. It’s home to one of the largest pharmaceutical hubs in the United States. That means Irvine is a great place to get internships and employment in the medical industry.

Irvine skylineIrvine is also:

  • 10 miles from beaches
  • 15 miles from Disneyland
  • 15 miles from Angel Stadium and Honda Center
  • 45 miles from downtown Los Angeles

Here’s what you need to know about Irvine.

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Rinker Campus is located near the Irvine Medical and Science Complex, a large area of hospitals and medical-science businesses in Irvine, including:


Chapman University does not offer housing to graduate students. But there are plenty of housing options near Rinker Campus.


There are many easy, affordable transportation options in Irvine, including:


Irvine bus routes are served by OC Bus. OC Bus is the bus service from the Orange County Transportation Authority (OCTA).

OC Bus also serves the rest of Orange county. So if you buy a bus pass in Irvine, you can access any bus route in Orange County.


Rinker Campus is located 2 miles from Irvine Station. Irvine Station gives you access to Metrolink and Amtrak trains that you can use to travel throughout Southern California. Irvine Station also offers free parking for up to 72 hours.


A ferris wheel at the Irvine Spectrum CenterIrvine Spectrum Center

This shopping and entertainment center features dining, movies and more. It’s located right next to Rinker Campus.

Irvine Regional Park

Full of wildlife, Irvine Regional Park is a great place to hike, picnic or simply relax.

Orange County Great Park

Orange County Great Park is a community space for arts, athletics and fun events.