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Whether you’re an art aficionado or simply interested in watching a riveting basketball game, we invite our community to take advantage of a world-class university right in your backyard.

View parking information here. Please note: street parking adjacent to campus is reserved for City of Orange residents with valid permits only. 

Seating over 1,000 guests, the Musco performance hall is Chapman’s largest entertainment venue. Here, students, faculty, and the community are all welcome to enjoy university productions, galas, and performances by talent from all around the world. Musco Center for the Arts

Since its opening in March 2016, the Marybelle and Sebastian P. Musco Center for the Arts at Chapman University has been hailed as “an ideal opera house, potentially the best in the West and maybe even something more” by the Los Angeles Times. Our neighbors can enjoy large-scale opera and theatre productions, touring dance companies, symphonies, chamber performances, jazz concerts, popular music and much more.

 

The Hilbert Museum focuses on historic California scenery through oil paintings, watercolors, and sketches, as well as animation and movie art, in effort to bring the Golden State to life. Hilbert Museum of California Art

The Hilbert Museum of California Art at Chapman University focuses on the California Scene painting movement of roughly the 1920s through the 1970s. The Museum is located at 167 N. Atchison Street, across from Ruby’s Diner and the Orange Train Station. It is open Tuesday through Saturday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Admission is always free to the public.

 

Students, staff, and community members all come together to enjoy art displays in the Guggenheim Gallery. Hosting professional artists, students’ portfolio pieces, and other local collaborations, there are always creative exhibits to enjoy.

Guggenheim Gallery

The Guggenheim Gallery hosts an annual schedule of exhibitions by professional artists, students, and community art organizations, including the Orange Unified School District, the Orange Art Association, and the Orange PTA. Housed in Moulton Center at the corner of Palm and Center, the Gallery is open Monday through Friday, 12 p.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturday 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Admission is always free and open to the public.

 

Phyllis & Ross Escalette Permanent Collection of Art This metal sculpture is one of the 700 pieces spread throughout campus for all to enjoy.

Located throughout the University, the Phyllis & Ross Escalette Permanent Collection of Art is not tucked away in a gallery or confined to just one building; it is spread throughout the campus for all to enjoy. With 700 pieces in all, take a walking tour of the University’s campus and enjoy this unique collection. Admission is always free to the public and tours from Chapman student art ambassadors can be scheduled by emailing collections@chapman.edu.  

 

Located between Argyros Forum and the Attallah Piazza, the Leatherby Libraries holds many exclusive exhibits, which are always open to the public.Leatherby Libraries

Chapman is thrilled to offer our neighbors free access to a number of exclusive collections within the Leatherby Libraries, including:

 

AthleticsA statue of a panther just outside the sports center represents the Chapman University mascot, Pete the Panther.

With 20 men’s and women’s NCAA Division III sports teams, Chapman invites community members to attend home games to cheer on your Panthers! Tickets, which are either free of charge or require a nominal fee, can be found here.  Neighbors are also invited to utilize the brand new, state-of-the-art Erin J. Lastinger Tennis Center during public hours on Monday from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m., Wednesday from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. and weekends from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. for fall 2017. 

 

Right outside Beckman Hall, the Attallah Piazza is home to one of Chapman’s many fountains. This fountain represents Chapman’s commitment to the Four Pillars: Intellectual, Physical, Social and Spiritual.Campus Tours

We are proud to offer a variety of visiting and learning opportunities for our residents, schools, and non-profit organizations. Campus walking tours are typically given by current Chapman students and last about 90 minutes. Tours are offered Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. We ask that guests check into the Pankey Visitor Center, located within the main lobby of Argyros, Forum 15 minutes prior to their scheduled tour. Schedule a tour today.

 

Host an EventOur neighbors are invited to host event on campus.

Chapman University is proud to offer meeting and special event space for groups with varying budgets and requirements. More information is available through our Institutional Events office. Please feel free to connect with one of our event coordinators.

 

Fish Interfaith Center The Wallace All Faiths Chapel, located in the Fish Interfaith Center, is a safe place where students and staff are welcome to worship, practice their beliefs, study, meditate, and pray.

Seven services are hosted weekly at the Fish Interfaith Center, a testament to the belief that everyone should have a place to worship and to practice their beliefs in a safe, sacred space. The Interfaith Center is also open to the community for weddings and memorials. Please contact them about reserving space.