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Our Purpose: Chapman Fitness & Recreation Services enhances the student experience by promoting healthy lifestyles and creating opportunities for social interaction and community. Fitness & Recreation Services manages three facilities and coordinates programs, events, and services on campus, online, and throughout Southern California.

All Facilities Closed Until Further Notice

All Chapman Fitness & Recreation facilities are closed effective March 11th, until further notice. These are necessary, preventative measures to prevent the spread of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) and to minimize health and safety risks to our students, faculty, staff, and community.

Julianne Argyros Fitness Center

4,000 square foot fitness center with strength, cardio, and multipurpose equipment for full-time students, faculty, and staff. Monday-Thursday: 5 a.m.-12 a.m., Friday: 5 a.m.-10 p.m., Saturday-Sunday: 10 a.m.-10 p.m.

Henley Hall Fitness Center

6,000 square feet of student-only space for fitness and recreation in the Henley Hall Basement. Featuring a spin studio for indoor cycling and a multipurpose room for group fitness. Monday-Thursday: 7 a.m.-12 a.m., Friday: 7 a.m.-10 p.m., Saturday-Sunday: 8 a.m.-10 p.m.

Fitness & Rec Live Events

Fitness and Recreation Services staff will host live events this Fall including trivia nights, socials, and Instagram takeovers. Future events will be posted on the Rec Portal as soon as they are confirmed.

Chapman Fitness Challenge

Fitness & Recreation Services coordinates two monthly Fitness Challenges: 10-Minute Daily Challenge and the First-Year Fitness Challenge. Students can earn prizes such as headphones and sports gear by completing daily activities.

Doti-Struppa Rock Wall

The Doti-Stuppa Rock Wall is a 51-foot tall climbing wall located in the Sandhu Residence Hall. Climbers of all levels of experience are welcome!

Open Recreation Hours

Chapman University offers student open recreation hours to use their gym, facilities and fields.


Chapman students can participate in Virtual GroupX sessions including Zumba, Kickboxing, Barre and Hip-Hop. View the schedule and register for your spot on the Rec Portal

Student Health Center

Student Health Services offers professionally licensed nurses, nurses practitioners and physicians.

Nutrition, Student Psychological Counseling Services

Students have access to brief counseling and psychotherapy to help adjust to and function in a university environment.

Mindfulness Meditation

Fish Interfaith Center offers Mindfulness Meditation sessions for all students, aiding with mental health and wellness.

Intramural Sports

A wide array of intramural sports including ultimate Frisbee, soccer and basketball are offered at Chapman University.

Activity Classes

To learn the about variety of athletic classes offered through Chapman University academics please visit our online portal My.Chapman

Chapman Athletics

Learn more about the University’s athletic opportunities and events by visiting Chapman’s Athletics website.

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