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Living in Orange

» Living in Orange

Home is where the heart is. That’s why Chapman is located in Orange, California, the historic heart of Orange County.

Sunny, safe, and suburban, Orange County is much more than just a travel destination. It’s a hub of art and industry that feels like home.

What's Nearby

Chapman University's Orange Campus is just:

  • Six miles from Disneyland: Southern California’s most famous theme park is just minutes away by car or train.
  • Six miles from Angel Stadium and Honda Center: Catch a quick game or concert and be back on campus in no time at all.
  • 11 miles from Knott's Berry Farm: A piece of Southern California history, this theme park is right nearby.
  • 17 miles from beaches: Southern California is sunny all year long, so there’s never a bad time to hit the beaches.
  • Close to dozens of parks and trails: If you’re up for a hike or a picnic, Chapman isn’t far from parks, trails, and other places to have fun outdoors.
  • Near major cities: Los Angeles is about an hour north and San Diego 90-minutes to the south. Both are accessible by car or train.

Location, Loaction, Location

Where is Orange County? What do our fellow Panthers do on the weekends? Join Hanna and Sterling on this episode of Chapman Chats, Chapman's official podcast, to learn more about their home away from home. You can also follow and listen on:

Old Towne Orange

Located just two blocks away from Chapman, Old Towne Orange is a historic district that blends the old with the new. Filled with 19th-century architecture and historic homes, Old Towne hosts modern cafes, boutique shopping, movies and much more all within walking distance of campus. It’s a great place to relax, hang out, or even find a job.

Take a Look Around Old Towne

Use our 360-degree tour to see more of Old Towne and hear one of our students talk about the area.

Launch Old Towne Orange

Kiana Simpson ‘20
Business and French Double Major
When Kiana moved across the world for college, she knew some exploration was in order. After living in Orange for four years, she shared a few of her favorite things to do in town.

Getting Around

At Chapman, getting around without a car is relatively easy. You’ll find the necessities on and around campus. There’s plenty to do in the city of Orange itself, and the streets of Orange are bike friendly. 

Also, with a public transportation center within walking distance of campus, the rest of Southern California is just a short train or bus ride away.


How's the Weather?

Southern California is warm and sunny all year long. In fact, on average we get 277 sunny days a year. (That’s two months more than average cities).

Month

High (°F/°C)

Low (°F/°C)

January

70/21

48/9

February

70/21

48/9

March

71/22

50/10

April

73/23

53/12

May

75/24

57/14

June

79/26

57/14

July

82/28

61/16

August

84/29

64/18

September

84/29

62/17

October

81/27

59/15

November

75/24

52/11

December

70/21

46/8


Ask a Student

Still have questions about the Chapman experience? Our student ambassadors are here to help. Feel free to reach out!

Office of Admission Contacts


Email:

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Phone: (714) 997-6711

Mailing Address:
Chapman University
Attn: Office of Admission
One University Drive 
Orange, CA 92866

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