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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. 

+ - Prospective Student Campus Tours & Info Sessions

Register for a Prospective Student Campus Tour & Info Session

Tours are offered Monday through Friday at 10 a.m. and 2 p.m.

  • Walking tours are 90-minutes and tour both the campus and residence life area to provide information on Chapman's history, academics, location and student life. 
  • Information sessions provide details on the application process. They are approximately 30-45 minutes long and are hosted by an admission counselor (who will be happy to answer any questions). 
Arrival and Check-in

Tour guests check-in at the Pankey Visitor Center (within the main lobby of Argyros Forum). Please check in 15 minutes before your tour. Click here for a Campus Map and Parking Information.

Campus tour policies: Reservations are on a first-come, first-served basis. All tours will are suspended during Orientation Week in August, finals week in May and December, and campus closures 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. 

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.

+ - Fellows Interviews (for High School Seniors)

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.

Fellows Interviews are offered on-campus, by phone or via Skype. View dates and register for a Fellows Interview (available to first year applicants to fall 2019 only).

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

+ - 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 »

+ - 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.

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.

Planning Your Visit

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

Orange Accommodations

Orange Dining Options

Map and Parking

Arriving by Bus

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.