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Incoming Undergraduates & Parents

First-Year Housing Application Process

» First-Year Housing Application Process for Spring 2024

To do: Submit Housing Application

To live in Chapman housing you must complete the housing application. You can do so via our Housing Portal.

fy-housing.jpgIf you are an incoming transfer student, you can find the transfer housing application process here

  • First-year students are required to live on campus unless they live within 30 miles of campus with a relative.
  • If you are looking to live off campus, you must submit a Petition to Live Off Campus form. This form is available in your Application Status Page.
  • First year students are placed in first-year communities.

First-Year Application Process

  • Incoming first-year students must submit:
    • Their $500 non-refundable Housing Reservation Payment and housing application by December 1.
  • The Housing Reservation Payment can be made in your Application Status Page.
  • You can submit your application via the Chapman Housing Portal. You will need to log into the housing portal with your Chapman email address and password.
    • If you are having any issues with your Chapman password, you can reset it at password.chapman.edu.
  • Housing notifications will be sent to your Chapman email in mid-January. The message provides your housing assignment, roommate(s), contact information and other details to help you move into your residential community.
  • If you are bringing a car to campus, you must register it for a free parking permit.

First-Year Housing Timeline

  • December 1: Housing Reservation Payment and housing application deadline for first-year students.
  • Mid-January: Housing notification email sent. This email will include roommate(s), contact information and other details to help you move into your residential community.
  • January: Parking permits available for students bringing a car to campus. You can learn more about parking permits here.
  • Late January (date TBD): Move-in day for first-years and transfers. You can learn more about moving in here.

Contact Residence Life and First Year Experience


If you have any questions about housing, you can contact Residence Life and First Year Experience: 

Email: reslife@chapman.edu

Phone: (714) 997-6603