» Parking for Orientation

Parking and Transportation Services would like to welcome Parents and incoming students to campus.  We are excited that you will be joining the Chapman family and want to provide information to allow for a smooth transition into life at Chapman.  Below is a brief summary of pertinent information.  Please feel free to contact Parking and Transportation Services at parkingandtransportation@chapman.edu with any questions.

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Parking Policies

  • Parking regulations are enforced 24-7, 365 days a
  • Parking permits are mandatory for all university constituents driving to Permit options may be reviewed on-line.
  • To obtain a parking permit, you must register at  nupark.com/portal
  • Students are automatically assessed a parking fee.  Just register on-line and your permit will be mailed to you
  • To waive the mandatory permit and receive a parking fee credit, you must request the waiver on-line at chapman.edu/parkingwaiver by Monday at 5pm the start of the 4th week of classes.  Only those using alternative transportation modes and not driving to campus are eligible for the waiver.
  • Parking Services uses License Plate Recognition (LPR) Technology.  License plate numbers are used to validate parking privileges.  Please verify any vehicle you park on campus is registered to your account.  There is no limit to the number of vehicles you can link to your account but only one can be parked on campus at a time.  Head-in parking only unless your vehicle has a front license plate.
  • EV Charging Stations on the Main Campus in Orange are located in the Barrera Structure, Becket Lot, Jim Miller Structure, Knott Studios Lot, Lastinger Structure, West Campus Structure and the West Palm Industrial Lot.  Stations at the Rinker Campus are located between the 9401 and 9501 buildings adjacent to 9501.  There is a 3-hour limit.  Valid CU Permit required to park and charge.  To set up an account with ChargePoint to use a station, visit:  chargepoint.com.
  • Zipcars - Zipcars are available on the Main Campus.  There are cars in the Jim Miller Structure and the Student Health Center Lot.  To enroll with Zipcar visit:  zipcar.com
  • Parking on streets surrounding the university, in local business lots or in public lots while on campus is a violation of the university’s parking policy.

Chapman Shuttles

  • The Parking Lot Shuttle operates Mondays – Fridays, 7:30am – 5:30pm. The shuttle runs on a continuous loop with stops at the West Palm Industrial Lot, the West Campus Structure, the Orange Train Depot and Schmid Gate.
  • The Chapman Grand Shuttle operates Mondays – Fridays, 7:30 am – 12:15 am.  The shuttle runs on a continuous loop between the Chapman Grand Apartments and Schmid Gate.
  • The Panther Village Shuttle operates Mondays – Fridays 7:30 am – 12:15 am.  The shuttle runs on a continuous loop between Panther Village and Schmid Gate.
  • The Rinker Campus Shuttle operates Mondays – Fridays,7:30 am – 8:30 am; and 4:30 pm – 5:30 pm.  The shuttle runs between the Irvine Train Station and the Rinker Campus on a continuous loop.
  • Weekend Shuttle Service for all Residents operates Saturdays and Sundays, 9:00 am – 9:30 pm on a continuous loop servicing the Conference Lot (in the Residence Complex), Panther Village, Chapman Grand and Schmid Gate. Saturday service includes stops at Ralphs Grocery Store parking lot at Main and Chapman. The Sunday service includes stops at the Outlets at Orange.
Want to see where the shuttle is on a map?  We have an App for that!

Desktop shuttle tracking information is available at

http://chapman.transloc.com/ or by downloading the smartphone app. Search TransLoc and look for the logo.

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Contact Us

For questions, call the Orientation
Office at (714) 628-7379
or email us at 

Travel Resources

Parking Permit

Guest permit for families will be availble in January.