» About Residence Life and First Year Experience

Residence Life and First Year Experience is located on the second floor of the Davis Community Center in the residence hall area. We want to get to know you, so please feel free to come by and let us know who you are and how you are doing!

Chapman University
Residence Life and First Year Experience
One University Drive
Orange, CA 92866

Phone: (714) 997-6603
Fax: (714) 532-6029
Email: reslife@chapman.edu

Office Hours

Monday-Friday from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm

Residential Support Desk

Phone: (714) 997-6603
Located in the Henley Basement (Next to the Henley Fitness Center)

Monday - Thursday from 8:00 AM - 10:00 PM

Friday from 8 AM - 12AM

Saturday from 10 AM - 12 AM

Sunday from 10 AM - 10PM

Services Offered: assists locked out residents, answers phone calls, and assists students.


When the office is closed, you can get in touch with a Residence Life and First Year Experience staff member by going to the Residential Support Desk or office in your area. If you are unable to contact a staff member in your building or area, you can call Public Safety at (714) 997-6763.


First Year Experience

For more information on the First Year Experience and the programs and resources being offered please visit their webpage.

Student Employment & Leadership

Interested in being a Resident Advisor, Fenestra Community Coordinator, Office Assistant, Orientation Leader, and more? Check out our student positions here!

Parents & Families

Residence Life and First Year Experience considers parents and family members to be essential partners in our students’ education. Here is information that will assist you in helping your student navigate their residential experience.

Meet the Staff

Find contact information here and learn more about the RLFYE professional staff.

Faculty Partnerships

Find out more about how Residence Life and First Year Experience is partnering with faculty members to enhance students' education at Chapman!


Do you have a question? Check our frequently asked questions for an answer.