• 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

The Orientation Team is actively planning Orientation Week for incoming students and families. Governor Newsom has stated that California aims to fully reopen on June 15. Currently, we are unaware if restrictions will be placed on large group gatherings in the fall. As we receive direction and clarity, the website will be updated accordingly with event information.


Registration for New Student Orientation is now live! You need your Chapman University log-in credentials to access the system. Register here

Student Orientation

Student Orientation will tentatively occur for first-year students on Tuesday, August 24 - Sunday, August 29th. Transfer Student Orientation will tentatively occur on Thursday, August 26- Sunday, August 29th. The general timeframe for each day is from 9am-9pm PST. 

Family Orientation

Family Orientation will tentatively occur from Tuesday, August 24th- Wednesday August 25th for families of first year students, Thursday, August 26th for families of transfer students. The general timeframe for each day is from 9am-9pm PST.

Please email orientation@chapman.edu if you have any pressing questions.

Rising Sophomore Students

We recognize the immense challenges this past year has caused and how it has deeply impacted the start of your undergraduate journey at Chapman. We are actively planning and thinking of ways to support our rising sophomore students as they begin the Fall 2021 semester. It is likely that these events will remain separate from Fall 2021 First Year and Transfer Orientation to better provide a personalized experience for these students. Rising sophomores will receive direct email communication regarding these events once dates and event logistics are confirmed as we continue to plan and collaborate with campus partners.

Save the Dates for Welcome Back Week 2021

The University Program Board, in partnership with the Division of Student Affairs, is planning a week of events for Chapman students, including some special opportunities for rising sophomores, who started their Chapman experience remotely last fall, and their families. More event details will be published in mid-July. Visit the Welcome Back Week 2021 page for more information.