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Student checking in at residence hall.We are looking forward to you joining us in our residential communities!

For more info on Orientation please visit the Orientation Website or email orientation@chapman.edu.


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Move-In: First Year Students

Fall 2020 Move-In Day - Sunday, August 23rd through Wednesday, August 26th

This year, we’re spreading out the move-in process over multiple days to help keep everyone healthy.

New students living on campus will receive their housing assignment, move-in date and time, and directions in their Chapman student email account. Please review a campus map and plan to check-in virtually at the time designated. More directions will be communicated via email and online as we get closer to move-in day.

Rental trucks or trailers will not be allowed.

Move-In: Transfer Students

Fall 2020 Move-In Day - Thursday, August 27th

Transfer students living on campus will receive their housing assignment, move-in date and time, and directions in their Chapman student email account. Please review a campus map and plan to check-in virtually at the time designated. More directions will be communicated via email and online as we get closer to move-in day.

Rental trucks or trailers will not be allowed.

Move-In: Continuing Students

Fall 2020 Move-In Day - Thursday, August 27th through Sunday, August, 30th 

All continuing Chapman students living on campus will receive an email regarding scheduling a check-in appointment time. You should plan on moving into your housing assignment at the time you select. More directions will be communicated via email and online as we get closer to move-in day.

Rental trucks or trailers will not be allowed.

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.

Due to the uncertainty and unpredictability of a spike in positive COVID-19 cases in the region, we recommend that you limit the number of items you bring to campus. Please only bring the necessary items that you could pack up and bring home with limited notice.

Necessities

  • Twin XL bedding (sheets, pillows, pillowcases, comforter, blankets)
  • Washable Face Coverings – recommended one per day minimum
  • Towels, bathmat
  • Toiletries
  • 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)
  • Micro-fridge rental unit 4.0 cubic feet max (coordinate with roommate before ordering)
  • Mini-refrigerator unit 4.0 cubic feet max
  • Sticky tac - to display items on the wall
  • Mattress pad
  • Fan(s)
  • Under-bed storage
  • Accent or supplemental lighting (non-halogen lamps or string lights)
  • Over the door hooks or drying rack
  • Batteries
  • Decorative shower curtain

Prohibited Items - Do Not Bring These

  • Food preparation or cooking appliances (like: hotpots, coffee pots, blenders, or microwaves). Consider renting a micro-fridge unit.
  • Candles, incense, halogen lamps, extension cords, or multi-plugs
  • Command strips (use sticky tac to hang things on the wall)
  • 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.

What We Provide: Residence Halls

RLFYE provides (for each resident in the room):

  • Twin XL bed frame and mattress
  • Dresser
  • Desk
  • Desk chair

RLFYE also provides (for each room):

  • Some rooms contain a trash can (1)
  • Recycling can (1)
  • WiFi Router for campus WiFi
  • Window with blinds
  • Bathroom: toilet, sink, counter, storage areas, shower (sometimes tub/shower combination), shower curtain (1)

First Year Experience


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

Microfridge Rental


We work with an outside vendor, Affordable Installations, 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.

More information will be sent out to students this summer with housing assignments. We encourage interested students to connect with their roommate(s) before renting a Microfridge unit.