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New Student Resources

» New Student Resources

We’re excited that you’re coming to Chapman! Here are some resources to help you get ready for college and have a great experience.

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First Year Student Checklists

If you’re an incoming first-year student, review your to-do items to make sure you’re on track.
Transfer students at Chapman University.

Transfer Student Checklists

If you’re an incoming transfer student, review your to-do items to make sure you’re on track.
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Resources for Admitted Graduate Students

Be sure you’re on track to begin graduate school. The page also provides contact info for advising, housing, parking and other key offices.
International Students at Chapman University

Resources for Admitted International Students

This page provides resources and to-do items to help you prepare for college in the United States.

Attend a Student Life Series Event

Join students and staff for a series of information sessions to get acquainted with student life at Chapman. You’ll learn about on-campus employment, ways to get involved and tips to hit the ground running during your first-year on campus.

Learn more and register here!

Weekly Newsletter for Incoming Students

Every Thursday, incoming students and families should receive the Chapman Connection. This email provides information on the fall campus reopening and key next steps to get off to a great start. Links to recent issues are below:

Getting Off to a Great Start

We want you to have a great college experience, and we provide resources and services to help make that happen.

The following pages are for incoming undergraduate students. You can find resources for graduate students here. Graduate students can expect to hear directly from their program about orientation events.

Chapman University undergraduate first year students

First Year Experience

The Office of Residence Life and First Year Experience is excited to support students who are new to Chapman with a wide variety of services.
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We offer numerous Orientation events to help you and your family get settled in and introduced to Chapman.
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Healthy Panther

The Healthy Panther Initiative provides undergraduate students with information and skills to thrive—intellectually, physically, socially and spiritually.

Welcome From Jerry Price, Dean of Students

Dean of Students at Chapman University Jerry Price On behalf of Student Affairs and everyone at Chapman, Jerry Price is eager to help you locate and connect with useful programs, services and information that will enable you to make the most of your college experience.

Helpful University Contacts

Academic Advising Center
Email Academic Advising Center
(714) 744-7959

Office of Admission
Email Office of Admission
(714) 997-6711

Orientation Team
Email Orientation Team
(714) 516-4600

Parking & Transportation Services
Email Parking & Transportation Services
(714) 997-6560

Residence Life and First Year Experience
Email Residence Life and First Year Experience
(714) 997-6603

Student Business Services
Email Student Business Services
(714) 997-6617

Student Health Services
(714) 997-6851