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Parents and Families

» Welcome, New Chapman Families!

New FamiliesCongratulations and welcome to what we hope will be a lifelong connection with Chapman University!

Your student’s decision to attend Chapman University affects the entire family.  You are embarking on an exciting new journey together, as a family.  The Office of Parent and Grandparent Relations is here to ease this transition and help you learn to navigate this new phase of your family’s life.

Chapman University is an incredible place for your student to learn and grow.  Our faculty of world-class scholars is committed to knowing each student by name and providing an outstanding personalized education.  Chapman’s beautiful campus provides a vibrant and safe environment with all the facilities and resources students need to thrive and achieve their goals.

The Chapman community is warm and welcoming, so please take advantage of the many opportunities to become engaged, connected, and involved.  As you will soon learn, parents are valuable partners with Chapman University and can contribute in many ways. 

We communicate to parents and families through our Facebook page and our monthly newsletter. Please make sure to like and follow our Facebook page.In order to receive the newsletter, please take a moment to fill out our Contact Form.

We coordinate Summer Welcome Receptions all over the country in order to ensure a smooth transition. These events are great opportunities to mingle with other new Chapman families and get to know your new community of students, parents, faculty and staff. Registration for these events will open in May. All parents will be will receive an email invitation when registration goes live. 

We are thrilled to welcome you as the newest members of the Chapman family and we look forward to getting to know you and your student!