• Students participating in a large group icebreaker, Playfair!
Incoming Undergraduates & Families

Emerging Leaders Retreat

» Emerging Leaders Retreat

The Emerging Leaders Retreat is a 2-day program where incoming first-year students will have the opportunity to meet peers and learn more about leadership in a fun and interactive setting. Students will be able to select their preference for one of two tracks that they would like to engage in. This is the perfect opportunity to explore ways to get involved at Chapman before the fall semester begins!

This retreat will allow you to:

  • Get to know your fellow peers
  • Identify your personal characteristics, leadership style, and values
  • Determine where and how to get involved
  • Learn about yourself, the Orange community, and what it means to be a citizen of Chapman

Emerging Leaders Retreat Tracks:

  • Thrive: There is more to maintaining a healthy lifestyle than diet and exercise. Developing a support system, refining your sense of purpose, feeling well emotionally and mentally, and securing your financial future all contribute to your well-being as one interconnected system. They are also vital to your academic, personal, and social success as a college student. Join us in learning more about the eight dimensions of wellness. We’ll engage in interactive activities and conversations while meeting with campus leaders to help you strengthen skills to maintain your health and wellness; venture off campus for a meal and hike at one of Orange County's best hiking spots; and develop an intentional, self-directed, and multidimensional plan for making the most of your time at Chapman.
  • Let's Be Real: Independent living is exciting, eye opening, and if we're honest, overwhelming! Join us on a journey of self-discovery through different emotional, social, and cognitive intelligence and skills - all while exploring how you work and live with others. This unique opportunity to meet, bond, and grow with your peers will culminate with a trip to a high ropes course and, as an extra bonus, you'll be led by amazing facilitators that are recent Chapman graduates. 

The Emerging Leaders program is limited to 80 students.


The dates and application for this program will be released in May of 2024!


Questions? Please contact Katlyn Barbaccia at resstu215@chapman.edu.