• Students participating in a large group icebreaker, Playfair!
  • Students attending Opening Convocation
  • Wooden sculpture of Chapman's Window of Opportunity
  • orientation leaders on move-in day
Chapman Orientation

Welcome to Chapman University, Panthers!

» Undergraduate Student and Family Orientation

Orientation Goes Virtual

Our Virtual Orientation Hub has everything you need to know about Orientation 2020, including your orientation schedule.

On behalf of Residence Life and First Year Experience, welcome to the Chapman Family. We are very excited for your arrival! 

Per President Struppa's email on Friday, July 17, 2020, new undergraduate student orientation will take place the week before classes begin (Week of August 23rd). We are currently planning a virtual orientation experience. In-person opportunities may be available as well if we are back on campus. Continue to check your Chapman Student email as we will share information as plans are finalized.

Our goal for both Fall and Spring Orientation is to help students and families get settled in and introduced to Chapman University while building lasting relationships in the process. 

Fall Orientation

Check out the video below to get a look at last year's orientation!


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Contact Us

For questions, please contact the Orientation Team: 
(714) 628-7379

Fall 2020 Orientation Dates

First Year Orientation

August 26 - August 30

First Year Family Orientation 

August 27 - August 29

Transfer Student Orientation

August 27 - August 30

Transfer Family

August 27 - August 29