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Fall 2020 Programming & Resources

» Fall 2020 Programming & Resources


Hello Panthers!   

As we begin the Fall 2020 semester, we know the circumstances of COVID-19 will make this semester different. However, we are committed to fostering the Chapman Experience you value and enjoy. Many of the engagement opportunities offered each year are still being planned, and will be adapted with in-person or virtual formats as needed.

Knowing that Panthers around the globe are focusing on keeping family, friends, and communities safe, this website has been created to help you stay engaged with peers throughout Fall 2020…with the continued opportunity to get involved, create connections and engage with others. Check back frequently, as opportunities and experiences will continue to be added and updated! Chapman remains committed to helping you navigate these uncertain times, including staying as active and engaged as possible!

For more information about any of the efforts below, contact the Department of Student Engagement or the respective sponsoring department.


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Getting Connected as a First Year Student

Here are a few highlights of great social opportunities and resources to connect with other new students from around the world as you begin your experience as a Panther remotely.

  • First Year Experience - Be sure to review the first year experience webpage for checklists, timelines, and resources available to help ensure a smooth transition into college.
  • Involvement Consultations - the Department of Student Engagement wants to help students connect with Chapman departments, programs, and peers who have similar interests. Complete this intake form and an Involvement Consultant will get back to you within a few days to set up a meeting to share a personalized report of suggestions! 
  • First-Year Fitness Challenge - Fitness & Recreation Services invites all first-year students to complete the daily fitness challenge. There will be daily activities designed to help you connect with other students and stay healthy with little or no equipment. Three prize winners will receive fitness, nutrition, and wellness gear each month. Challenge yourself on the Rec Portal.
  • Getting Involved with Fitness & Recreation - Watch this video to learn how to get involved in student fitness programs and resources. Fitness & Recreation student staff discuss registering for your free Student Rec Portal membership, their fitness journeys at Chapman, and first-year student advice! 
  • Halloween Movie Night - Join the Argyros Forum Student Union for a pre-Halloween movie night to kick off Spooktober on October 3 at 7:30pm PT. Follow @chapmanstudentunion on Instagram for the link to participate! 
  • Trivia Thursdays - What could be better after a long, hard day of classes? Free trivia, that’s what! Through October 15, UPB will be hosting a virtual trivia night via Zoom every Thursday from 8-10pm PT! Trivia Thursday is a great way to expand your knowledge and connect with your fellow Panthers! Follow @chapmanupb on Instagram for more information.   
  • Virtual GroupX – Fitness & Recreation Services will be coordinating weekly live virtual GroupX sessions this Fall. Get moving at home and mingle at GroupX fitness sessions facilitated by Student Fitness Leaders. Reserve your spot on the Rec Portal.

Argyros Forum Student Union

  • Halloween Movie Night - Join the Argyros Forum Student Union for a pre-Halloween movie night to kick off Spooktober on October 3 at 7:30pm PT. Follow @chapmanstudentunion on Instagram for the link to participate!
  • Virtual Gallery Exhibits - The Argyros Forum Student Union will be curating the following virtual gallery exhibits that highlight student life, experiences, and artwork.  Email studentunion@chapman.edu for more information about how you can be featured!
    • September - #ChapmanU Exhibit
    • October - Peace Exhibit, Center for Global Education Photo Contest
  • VOICES - The Argyros Forum Student Union will be hosting VOICESa collection of poetry nights intended to affirm and celebrate the voices of marginalized communities.
    • LGBTQIA+ History Month - Tuesday, October 13
    • Indigenous People's Heritage Month - Wednesday, November 11
  • Student Union Quarantunes - Follow CU Student Union on Spotify for weekly work-from-home playlists featuring student-recommended music and podcasts!
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For more information, questions, or to suggest other ideas, email studentunion@chapman.edu.

Civic Engagement Initiatives

  • Voter Engagement - Visit CU at the Booths to register to vote and access resources. You can also stay updated on the upcoming election and voter registration deadlines via @chapmancivic on Instagram. Civic Engagement Initiatives will be “tabling” weekly on Mondays and Wednesdays and hosting the following events:
    • Election 2020: Talking About Hot Topics (conflict engagement certification) - TBD
    • Election 2020: What's On My Ballot - Monday, October 5
    • Election 2020: Criminal Justice Reform - Tuesday, October 22
    • National Vote Early Day - Saturday, October 24
    • Election 2020: Police Reform - Tuesday, October 27
    • OC Registrar of Voters Vote Center - October 30-November 3 in AF 119
  • Justice For... - Civic Engagement Initiatives will be hosting Justice For..., a collection of events intended to envision what social justice would look like for marginalized communities.
    • Justice for LGBTQIA+ Communities - Thursday, October 22
    • Justice for Indigenous Communities - Thursday, November 19
  • Responding to Recent Deaths and Demonstrations - If you’re wondering "what can I/we do?" in light of the national demonstrations and dialogue following the deaths of Ahmaud Arbery, Breonna Taylor, and George Floyd, know there are many ways to be engaged in your local and the national communities. Civic Engagement Initiatives has compiled a few ideas for engaging in anti-racism work!
  • Global Citizens Wall - Share your thoughts about this week's question on @lifeatcu’s Instagram story. All responses are collected and posted to Engage on a weekly basis.

For more information, questions, or to suggest other ideas, email civic@chapman.edu.

Cross-Cultural Center

  • I Am Chapman Exhibit - In the new era of remote learning, the I Am Chapman campaign continues! If you'd like to participate, visit the I Am Chapman submission page and be sure to include a clear image of yourself in front of your background of choice.  Due dates for subsequent exhibits are October 9 and November 13.
  • Breaking Ground Workshops - Email crossculturalcenter@chapman.edu to register for any of these upcoming diversity and inclusion workshops that you can participate in from home. We can also host private workshops for student organizations at a time that works best for your group!
    • LGBTQI+ Affirmation and Allyship - Tuesday, October 13 (12:00pm PT)
    • Bystander Intervention - Tuesday, November 10 (12:00pm PT)
  • Afro-Latinx Heritage Month - follow @chapmancrosscultural for more information!
    • Solidarity Social - Tuesday, September 29 (7:30-9:30pm) 
  • LGBTQIA+ History Month
    • Kick Off - Thursday, October 1
    • National Coming Out Day - Sunday, October 11
    • VOICES - Tuesday, October 13
    • Justice for LGBTQIA+ Communities - Thursday, October 22
  • Disability Awareness Week - October 19-23
  • Indigenous Peoples Heritage Month
    • Kick Off - Monday, November 2
    • VOICES - Wednesday, November 11
    • Justice for Indigenous Communities - Thursday, November 19
  • 2020 Cultural Graduation Ceremonies - Dates for each ceremony will be confirmed to coincide with Commencement. Stay tuned! 
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For more information, questions, or to suggest other ideas, email crossculturalcenter@chapman.edu.

Fitness and Recreation Services

Fitness and Recreation Services wants you to stay active and healthy no matter where you are!  

  • Getting Involved with Fitness & Recreation - Watch this video to learn how to get involved in student fitness programs and resources. Fitness & Recreation student staff discuss registering for your free Student Rec Portal membership, their fitness journeys at Chapman, and first-year student advice! 
  • Chapman Fitness Challenge - The Fall Daily Challenge will have a variety of activities designed to keep you moving with little or no equipment. There will be two monthly prize drawings: one open to all students and one for first-year students. Prize winners will receive fitness, nutrition, and wellness gear. Challenge yourself on the Rec Portal.
  • CU Esports – Register to play in Chapman University's first ever Esports League! The October tournament will include Call of Duty and Madden NFLRegistration opens September 28. To sign up, visit the Rec Portal, where you can get free access to the Esports mobile app empowering you to compete from anywhere!   
  • Virtual GroupX - Live GroupX Kickboxing, Zumba and Barre are happening now with some of your favorite Student Fitness Leaders! And we’ll be adding Yoga and Pilates in October! Register for your spot via Rec Portal.   
  • GroupX On-Demand – Get free access to our full library recorded Virtual GroupX sessions anytime, anywhere. This program is expected to launch in late October. More details will be released when available. 
  • Stay Active at Home - Looking workout videos, apps, and nutrition tips? View online fitness resources now on our website. New content is added weekly!
  • Live Virtual Events - Fitness and Recreation Services staff will host events this Fall including trivia nights and Instagram takeovers. Future virtual events will be posted on the Rec Portal as soon as they are confirmed. 
  • Fitness Equipment and Camping Gear Rentals - This Fall, Fitness and Recreation Services plans to offer free equipment rentals to students. We expect to announce more details in October. 
  • At Home Wellness Resources - The Wellness Project is offering videos, apps, and other holistic online wellness resources.     
For more information, follow @chapmanfitrec on Instagram or visit the Fitness & Recreation webpage. To ask questions or to suggest other ideas, email Michael Keyser, Associate Director of Fitness & Recreation (keyser@chapman.edu).

Fraternity and Sorority Life

  • Sorority Recruitment
    • The Panhellenic Council at Chapman follows a deferred formal sorority recruitment process which takes place in January each year. At this time we are committed to holding recruitment and the format will be determined later this fall based on state, local and University health and safety guidelines.
    • This Fall, women who have already completed 12 units at a college or university (usually upperclassman or transfer students) will be eligible to join some of our organizations through a process called Continuous Open Bidding (COB).
    • If you are interested in receiving more information about either the Fall 2020 COB process or the Spring 2021 Formal Recruitment process, please fill out this form.
  • Resources for Fraternity and Sorority Leadership and Members 
    • Panhellenic The Panhellenic Council will continue to meet weekly via Zoom. Please reach out to Shannon Keane, cupanhellenic.president@gmail.com, with any questions. 
    • IFC The Interfraternity Council will continue to meet weekly via Zoom. Please reach out to Rob Farmer, cuifc.pres@gmail.com, with any questions. 
    • FSL Presidents’ Meeting Weekly Greek Presidents Meeting takes plan on Tuesdays via Zoom. Contact greeklife@chapman.edu with any questions.  
    • Diversity and Inclusion Committee – Diversity and inclusion chairs/representatives from each chapter continue to meet weekly via Zoom to discuss and implement diversity, equity, and inclusion efforts within each fraternity/sorority and the broader community. Contact the IFC/Panhellenic VPs with any questions:
    • Meet via Zoom - All recognized student organizations, fraternities and sororities can request a Zoom Pro account to use exclusively for organization purposes and in accordance with the Student Conduct Code.

For more information, questions, or to suggest other ideas, email greeklife@chapman.edu.  Follow us on instagram @chapmangreeklife!

Student Organizations

  • Club List - Learn more about this semester’s active clubs by viewing our PDF list or by visiting engage.chapman.edu 
  • Involvement Consultations - the Department of Student Engagement wants to help students connect with Chapman departments, programs, and peers who have similar interests. Complete this intake form and an Involvement Consultant will get back to you within a few days to set up a meeting to share a personalized report of suggestions! 
  • Resources for Recognized Student Organizations
    • Meet via Zoom all recognized student organizations, fraternities and sororities can request a Zoom Pro account to use exclusively for student organization purposes and in accordance with the Student Conduct Code.
    • Elections Engage has an elections feature that can be used to facilitate your leadership elections. Log on to the Manage view of your Engage page, go to the left and select Elections. The primary contact and any officers with full access within their organization can create an election. 

For more information, questions, or to suggest other ideas, email studentorgs@chapman.edu.

Other Chapman Opportunities

  • Virtual Study Abroad Events - The Center for Global Education is holding a virtual Study Abroad Fair and other events throughout the semester. 
  • @THEMUSCO Online - Online talks, performances, and happenings from the Musco Center for the Arts focused on connecting you in real-time, with real people who demonstrate the highest levels of achievement in performance, production, and arts education.
  • At Home with Hilbert Museum - The Hilbert Museum of California Art has moved online for the duration of the current Coronavirus crisis and is presenting “At Home with the Hilbert Museum” on Facebook and Instagram, posting one work of art per day with a quick-read story about the painting and the artist.
  • Chapman Zoom Backgrounds - Download photos of Chapman University ready to be used as a background during your Zoom meetings and events!
  • Escalette Collection of Art Digital Exhibitions - The Escalette Collection has several digital exhibitions that allow viewers to explore artists and artwork from the comfort and safety of home. You can also follow the Escalette Collection on Instagram for a daily #museumfromhome post with information about a work of art in the Escalette Collection.
  • Huell Howser Digital Archives - The Huell Howser California’s Gold Archive provides a special collection of Huell Howser’s entire California’s Gold television series.
  • Interfaith Center Events and Resources - In an effort to provide calm, care, and compassion during this time, the Fish Interfaith Center has launched Chapman Hope, an initiative to provide resources, meditations, and virtual faith services, along with a number of other events open to the community.
  • Leatherby Libraries from Home - The Leatherby Libraries is posting on Facebook and Instagram one interesting item or collection per day, with a quick-read story about the item or collection. 
  • Pete the Panther Coloring Pages - Take advantage of the stress-relieving impacts of coloring and share your masterpiece with Chapman on Instagram!
  • Unrestricted Kanopy Streaming Service - The Leatherby Libraries' Kanopy streaming service is available to all students. Titles have full transcripts, and users may create accounts to create clips and playlists.   
  • Virtual Career Events - Career and Professional Development is promoting virtual events on Handshake and events.chapman.edu.

Basic Needs Resources


Resources for food assistance, emergency housing, unemployment, and affordable internet.