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

» Undergraduate Student and Family Orientation

On behalf of Residence Life and First Year Experience, welcome to the Chapman Family. We are very excited for your arrival! Orientation is designed to help incoming students and their families get acclimated to the Chapman Community, learn about resources, and build interpersonal connections. 

Student Orientation

We strongly encourage students to attend all events to support their transition to Chapman. We have two mandatory events that students must attend: Becoming a Healthy Panther and We Are Chapman. First Year Students will be assigned a specific session to attend which will be given during their first fenestra forum meeting with their Orientation Leaders. Transfer students will all attend the session together and that time will be made available once the orientation schedules go live in early August.

First Year Orientation will occur from Tuesday, August 23rd, 2022 through Sunday, August 28th, 2022

Transfer Orientation will occur from Thursday, August 25th, 2022 through Sunday August 28th, 2022

Family Orientation

First Year Family Orientation will occur on Tuesday, August 23rd and Wednesday August, 24th, 2022. Families can expect full days on both Tuesday and Wednesday ending around 9:00 pm. Tuesday is dedicated mostly to move-in for residential students and orientation events don't begin until the early evening. We will have specific programming for commuter families in the afternoon.  

Transfer Family Orientation will occur on Thursday, August 25th, 2022. Families can expect a full day about 8:00 am - 7:00 pm.  


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 at: