mural in Chapman Student Union hallway for I am Chapman Campaign.
Argyros Forum Student Union Gallery

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The I Am Chapman campaign is designed to explore and affirm the different identities reflected in the Chapman University student population. By participating in the campaign, students help the University affirm the diversity among Chapman students and foster a campus climate that welcomes and values the diversity within each student.


The Wellness Wall features a rotating combination of tiles that reflect on- and off-campus resources and educational content to support students' holistic wellness.  While the content of the tiles changes periodically, the Wellness Wall always centers on the belief that, when we cultivate our own autonomy, balance, and resilience, we develop the knowledge and skills necessary for being agents of our own wellness journey.


Chapman University offers students the opportunity to learn in another country, expanding their awareness and appreciation of the world around them. Students can take a semester or academic year abroad or on the sea, take a travel course for 1-4 weeks, or even complete an international internship. Countries such as Ecuador, Taiwan, France, and the United Kingdom are all available for exploration. 

Students and families can learn more about the Study Abroad experience through the Center for Global Education. They host “Virtual Study Abroad Information Sessions” and frequently have past travelers talk about their time abroad and answer any questions.


Winterfest is Chapman University's annual celebration of the winter holidays. Each year, students, faculty, and the surrounding Orange community are invited to watch musical performances by Chapman's Big Band and other student organizations, such as acapella groups and dancers.One time-honored tradition of this festivity is Santa Claus's appearance to light the Doy's Tree within the Attallah Piazza, signifying the beginning of the holiday season! At the night's end, everyone experiences a magical California snowfall within the piazza.This year, Winterfest took place on Wednesday, November 16th.Thank you to all that partook in the night's festivities, and we hope that everyone has a wonderful winter season.

Coming soon...


The CURATE119 interactive exhibit features Words of Affirmations for the start of the new academic year.

Black History Month

For the month of February, the Library of Congress along with a number of other organizations recognize “the generations of African Americans who struggled with adversity to achieve full citizenship in American society.” This month we honor the contributions and sacrifices of African Americans who have helped shape our nation. Black History Month celebrates the rich cultural heritage, triumphs and adversities that are an indelible part of our country's history. (NPR)

The first official “Black History Month” was celebrated in 1976. President Gerald R. Ford urged Americans to “seize the opportunity to honor the too-often neglected accomplishments of black Americans in every area of endeavor throughout our history.” The Association for the Study of African American Life and History (ASALH) was established that same year. It operates to promote the study of Black history all year.

"There is no American history without African American history," said Sara Clarke Kaplan, executive director of the Antiracist Research & Policy Center at American University in Washington, D.C. The Black experience, she said, is embedded in "everything we think of as 'American history.' "

The Argyros Forum Student Union Galleries

The galleries provide a space to celebrate Chapman student life and encourage critical thought through the work of talented artists.  We invite you to view our five exhibit spaces, located in two of the main hallways of the Student Union.  While the exhibits change monthly, the gallery strives to affirm various cultural identities, especially those that are underrepresented at Chapman; highlight the impact of involvement in university activities and organizations; and celebrate student achievement and success.