» Incoming Students

We are excited that you are living on campus during your first year in the Fenestra residential communities at Chapman! Please submit your application on the Chapman housing portal, available in March 2020. The priority filing date for the application will be May 15th, 2020. 

Please note all incoming first year students are required to live in Chapman housing until the end of their second year. Students who live with a close adult family member (defined as a parent, guardian, aunt, uncle, or grandparent) and within a 30-mile drive of the university may qualify for an exemption from this requirement. Please contact Residence Life and First Year Experience at reslife@chapman.edu or (714) 997-6603 with any questions.

Complete the steps below in order to be considered for housing.

Step 1: Complete Housing Application via Chapman Housing Portal

Submit your housing application for Academic Year 2020-2021 using the Chapman Housing Portal. To access the portal, you will need your Chapman username and password. If you do not have this information, you can contact the IS&T Service Desk. You must also submit a non-refundable $500 housing reservation payment. Instructions to make this payment are included on the application.

Step 2: Housing Application and Assignment Processed

Students who have applied for Academic Year 2020-2021 housing and are placed will be notified of their housing assignment through their student email by mid-July 2020.  

First Year Experience


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