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Parents and Families

» Welcome, New Chapman Families!

New Families

Congratulations 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 Engagement 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.

In order to ensure a smooth transition we will be hosting a variety of programs and activities virtually and in person throughout the summer to give you all of the information you will need including:

  • Housing
  • Academics
  • Orientation and Move-In
  • Business office and payments
  • Student Health and Wellness
  • Opportunities for connection to Chapman and other parents

We will alert you through our e-newsletter, this website and Facebook for registration information as the programs are scheduled. 

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!

Summer Welcome Receptions
This summer we invite you to a series of virtual events to welcome our incoming students and families at regional welcome receptions. Join us throughout the summer for department hosted town halls to learn about all the resources Chapman has to offer and regional coffee chats to connect with each other and the rest of the Chapman community!