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How do I register for Orientation?

The Fall 2018 orientation registration portal for students and families will open in June.

What is the schedule of events for students and families?

First Year Student Orientation is from August 21 through August 26. Sessions last throughout the week and students are encouraged to attend all events to help with a smooth transition to Chapman. First Year Family Orientation will take place on August 21 and August 22. Events on both days generally conclude around 9:00 pm.

All new students must attend the Healthy Panther. You will receive your scheduled session upon arriving for orientation.

More detailed schedules will be released online and via our mobile app, CU Panther Experience, in July.

What is the schedule of events for transfer students and families?

Transfer Student Orientation is from August 23 through August 26. Students are encouraged to attend all events to help with a smooth transition to Chapman. Transfer Family Orientation is on August 23 and events generally conclude no later than 6:00 pm.  

Is there an Orientation fee?

Students may bring two guests free. Additional guests will need to pay a fee. The rates are as follows:

Tuesday Only: $25

Tuesday/Wednesday Combo: $85 

Wednesday Only: $65

Thursday Only: $25

When can I move into the residence halls?

Move-in day for First Year students is tentatively scheduled for Tuesday, August 21.

Move-in day for Transfer students is tentatively scheduled for Thursday, August 23.

How do I register for classes?

For questions regarding advising and registration, please visit the Academic Advising Center site or call (714) 744-7959.

Where do I get my parking permit?

To reserve your annual parking permit, please register online at the Public Safety vehicle registration page. If you do not have a car, the parking fee can be waived by visiting the same web page.

How can I contact the Orientation team?

        Please contact the Orientation team at (714) 516-4600 or orientation@chapman.edu.

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