Moving into Chapman Housing
Moving Into Chapman Housing

» Moving into Chapman Housing

Important Move-In Dates:

We are looking forward to you joining us in our residential communities, in Fall 2022!

Move-In Day for Incoming First Year Students: Tuesday, August 23rd, 2022

Move-In Day for Incoming Transfer Students: Thursday, August 25th, 2022

Move-In Period for Continuing Students: Thursday, August 25th to Sunday, August 28th, 2022

The Office of Residence Life and First Year Experience will update you on more information regarding moving in as we get closer to move-in day.

Orientation for First Year and Transfer Students:

Family Orientation: Tuesday, August 23rd and Wednesday, August 24th, 2022.

Transfer Family Orientation: Thursday, August 25th, 2022

For more info on Orientation please visit the Orientation Website or email

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Move-In Day Checklist

Even in the most ideal living situations, on-campus living can still make for a crowded situation. Think about what you will really need, and don't bring anything else! It is also recommended that you communicate with your roommate(s) to prevent duplicate items from taking up unnecessary space in the room. We recommend that you limit the number of items you bring to campus.


  • Twin XL bedding (sheets, pillows, pillowcases, comforter, blankets)
  • Panther Village only - Full sized bedding (sheets, comforter, blankets)
  • Towels
  • bathmats
  • Toiletries
  • Toilet paper
  • Hangers
  • Cleaning supplies for room and bathroom
  • Laundry hamper and liquid detergent (powdered soap prohibited)
  • First Aid Kit
  • School Supplies
  • Surge protectors/power strips (must have a switch to turn on or off)

Suggested/Optional Items

  • Electronics: television, computer, printer (not wireless - to prevent hacking), gaming systems, portable speakers, HDMI cable(s)
  • MicroFridge rental unit 
  • Sticky tack - to display items on the wall
  • Mattress pad
  • Fan(s)
  • Laundry hamper/basket
  • Under-bed storage
  • Accent or supplemental lighting (non-halogen lamps or string lights)
  • Over the door hooks or drying rack
  • Batteries
  • Decorative shower curtain
  • Reusable utensils (forks, spoons, etc.)
  • Reusable dishware (bowls, plates, etc.)
  • Dishwashing supplies

Prohibited Items - Do Not Bring These

  • Candles and incense,
  • halogen lamps
  • extension cords, or multi-plugs
  • Command strips (use sticky tack or mounting putty to hang things on the wall)
  • Bed risers
  • Toaster ovens
  • Hot Plates
  • Air Fryers
  • Tape, pushpins, or nails for walls
  • Pets/animals other than fish (maximum of 10-gallon tank size)
  • Wireless printers (or bring a cord to connect it to your computer for printing)
  • All weapons, including replicas, cap guns, BB guns, prop guns, water guns, knives with blades longer than 3 inches, martial arts weaponry, etc.
Final note: If you do not have a kitchen in your unit (this mainly applies to residence halls), you should not have kitchen appliances outside of Microfridge, and coffee maker with an automatic shut-off feature. Blenders are allowed in the residence halls.

First Year Experience

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

Microfridge Rental

We work with an outside vendor, Collegiate Concepts, Inc., to offer students a compact refrigerator / freezer / microwave oven combination unit that meets all our size, safety and electrical requirements and is approved for use in our student room’s in the on-campus resident halls. Orders are open for the 22-23 academic school year.

Meal Plans

There are 2 meals plans available: The Commuter and the Residential meal plans. 

The Commuter meal plan is geared towards students living in apartment style buildings. That plan is a set amount of Panther Bucks you can use in any retail eatery on campus, or you can use to purchase meals in the dining hall. That meal plan is purchased through the Marketplace Commuter Meal Plan Store.

The Residential meal plan is the one that is required for students living in the residence halls. It’s a set number of meals per week in the dining hall and an amount of Panther Bucks for the semester. That is billed to your student account at a flat rate per semester.