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Residence Life and First Year Experience

» Residential Programs

Our residence halls are more than just a place to sleep. This is where you will meet friends, study for classes, and learn more about yourself! The Office of Residence Life and First Year Experience provides residential programs to enrich the experiences of students living on-campus. Click on the opportunities below to learn more about what we offer.

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Fenestra Living Learning Communities

All first year students are housed together in our residence halls. The word Fenestra means window in Latin and through Fenestra Living Learning Communities (LLCs) students will be able to take advantage of the many windows of opportunity that Chapman has to offer. The Fenestra LLCs are designed to support first year students’ successful transition into the college environment and the Chapman community. All first year students who are living on campus will be assigned by their academic school/college/program in one of our first year communities. The Fenestra LLCs benefit students by allowing for: improved access to college/school-specific academic resources and events, an ability to explore their own academic identity earlier on in their collegiate experience & building strong connections between peers and faculty members with similar academic interests. The locations of the Fenestra Living Learning Communities for the 2020-2021 Academic Year will be posted in June 2020.


Our residence halls are diverse and dynamic! With over 1400 first year students living on campus, there is always something to do. The Resident Advisors are trained to offer programs that will integrate first year students into the community and to promote resources that will support students through the transitional challenges they may face. Active participation in the Fenestra Living Learning Communities will help first year students build a foundation for academic success and a sense of belonging in the Chapman community.

First year students can contact their Resident Director, Resident Advisor or Fenestra Community Coordinator to learn more about the opportunities within the Fenestra Living Learning Communities.

First Year Experience

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