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Incoming Undergraduates & Families

New Student Housing

» New Student Housing

To do: Submit Housing Application

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

Housing for first-year students

For incoming first-year students, Chapman housing is required for three years (through the end of junior year). All first-year students should expect to be placed in a triple-occupancy room in a first-year residency hall.

You can learn more about first-year residence halls here.

Living-Learning Communities

Residence hall assignments for first-year students are based on their academic program (Fenestra Living-Learning Communities). Individual rooming assignments are based on the living preference questions in the online housing application.

Fenestra Living-Learning Communities help first-year students forge connections with peers, faculty and the university. They also encourage students to engage in interdisciplinary, university-level critical inquiry and reflection.

Housing for transfer students

  • Incoming transfer students are guaranteed on-campus housing as long as they submit their housing application and Housing Reservation payment by the deadline.
  • Transfer students will be placed within a transfer community or with current students in returning student buildings.
  • Transfer students are strongly encouraged to apply for Chapman housing before the priority application deadline.
  • Transfer students interested in off-campus options can visit the Off-campus Housing website.
  • You can learn more about housing for incoming transfer students on our Transfer Housing Options page.


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Key fall semester housing dates

  • May 1: Housing Reservation Payment deadline first-year students.
  • May 15: Housing application deadline for first-year students.
  • June 1: Housing Reservation Payment priority deadline for transfer students.
  • July 15: Housing application priority deadline for transfer students.
  • Mid-July: Housing notification email sent. This email will include roommate(s), contact information and other details to help you move into your residential community.
  • July: Parking permits available for students bringing a car to campus. You can learn more about parking permits here.
  • Late August: Move-in day for first-years and transfers. You can learn more about moving in here.


Disablity Accommodations

Chapman provides accommodations to qualified students with disabilities. The university has some residence hall rooms/suites and apartments that have been designed or retrofitted for many accessibility needs. We also offer gender diverse housing as described in the online housing application.

If you require disability accommodations, you must submit a Disability Accommodation Request Form.

Any information provided by you or your physician is kept confidential.


Housing Resources

As you prepare for your first semester, please use the following resources.

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