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» Visit & Interview Opportunities

One of the best ways to get a true feeling of a university is to visit and ask questions. This is why Chapman is proud to offer a variety of visiting and learning opportunities to help you make this important decision. 

+ - Discover Chapman Day

Our annual Open House is an exciting day of events for prospective students and their families. Come experience our campus and join us for academic presentations, campus and residence hall tours as well as special interest and departmental presentations. 


A limited number of Fellows Interviews (by appointment only) will be offered during Discover Chapman Day. To schedule an appointment click here.

The Hall-Musco Conservatory of Music and the BA in Theatre will hold a limited number of auditions (registration required) during the day. Please visit the respective department websites for more information on in-person auditions.  

+ - Prospective Student Campus Tours & Info Sessions

Monday through Friday at 10 a.m. and 2 p.m.

Register for a Prospective Student Campus Tour & Info Session

  • Campus walking tours are 90-minutes in length and tour both the main campus and residence halls to provide an in-depth look at the history, academics, location and student life that makes Chapman University a standout in higher education. 
  • Information sessions are offered at the conclusion of the tours to provide an in-depth look at the application process, admission review, as well as answer any questions you may have. Information sessions are approximately 30-45 minutes in length an are hosted by an admission counselor. 

Arrival and Check-in 

Tour guests check-in to the Pankey Visitor Center located within the main lobby of Argyros Forum. Please check in fifteen minutes prior to your tour. 


Campus tour policies: Reservations are made on a first-come, first-served basis. All campus tours will be suspended throughout Orientation Week in August, during finals week in May and December, as well as when the campus is closed for major holidays. 

+ - Private Group Tours

Begin the process by requesting a Group Tour. Group tours are accommodated as much as possible, but are not guaranteed*. 

*Please note, Group Tours for 2017 are full. You can schedule your Group Tour for 2018 now. If you have any questions please email us at

Private, walking tours of Chapman University's main campus are designed for larger groups of students and counselors who cannot reasonably be accommodated by our campus tours. Group tours are generally scheduled Monday - Friday at 9 a.m. and are one-hour in length.  

Group tour policies: We can accommodate a maximum of 100 guests per group, per date of visit. If your group has more than 25 people, it will be split among 2 to 4 tour guides. Requests are confirmed on a first-come, first-served basis and are booked a minimum of 3 weeks in advance. All group tours will be suspended throughout Orientation Week in August, throughout the months of March & April to accommodate for an influx of campus tour guests, as well as when the campus is closed for major holidays.


+ - Interviews for High School Seniors

Fellows Interviews are offered as: On-Campus, Phone and Skype interviews

To qualify for an interview, a student must be a current high school senior and seriously considering applying to Chapman University, or have already submitted an application for the following academic year.

Register for a Fellows Interview (available to First Year applicants to Fall 2018 only)

Chapman's Admission Fellows Program provides prospective students with the opportunity to meet with current Chapman student leaders for an informational and evaluative conversation. Chapman considers admission interviews to be optional. If completed, the interview is used by the admission committee as an additional component in the application review process.

Benefits of interviewing with an Admission Fellow:

  • Fellows are available to answer questions about the Chapman community
  • Provides a more personalized application experience
  • Helps demonstrate the prospective student's personality and passions to the admission committee
  • Allows prospective students to explore the current student perspective on a more personal and detailed level
  • Introduces a Chapman student point of contact for the prospective student to keep in touch with throughout the application process

Fellows Interview Offerings for Fall 2018 Applicants: 

  • September 5, 2017: Fellow Interviews begin
  • November 10, 2017: Last day for Early Action & Early Decision applicants to complete a Fellows Interview 
  • December 8, 2017: Last day of Fellow Interviews for 2017 
  • January 23, 2018: Last day for Regular Decision applicants to complete a Fellows Interview 

Fellows Interviews will also be offered during Discover Chapman Day

+ - Prospective Transfer Info Sessions

Prospective transfer students and families are invited to an information session specifically for students looking to transfer to Chapman University. An optional campus tour will follow.

RSVP for a Transfer Info Session »

+ - Prospective Transfer Advising Appointments

Advising appointments are available for prospective transfer students who seek guidance on course selection and the transfer application process. These meetings are not required, but are made available so that we can assist students transferring from both 2- and 4-year colleges in creating an academic plan that meets Chapman’s recommendations and requirements.

NOTE: These appointments are designed to be held prior to applying and will not be scheduled for those who have applied. Advising appointments for prospective transfer students can be made by calling the Office of Admission at (714) 997-6711 or (888) CU-APPLY.

Transfer students can also speak to a Chapman admission counselor at local college fairs. Many fairs also have available transfer advising appointments following the fair conclusion. To see a list of college fairs, visit the transfer student college fair schedule.

Hotels and Dining

To help you plan your visit to Chapman University, here are a few resources we have put together.

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Map and Parking

Graduate Applicants

A tour is a great overview of our campus and campus resources, but much of the content will be geared towards undergraduate applicants. We encourage you to contact your admission counselor or program coordinator in order to answer any questions you might have about the program or admission requirements during your visit.