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Residence Life and First Year Experience

» Residence Life and First Year Experience

The Office of Residence Life and First Year Experience provides housing resources to Chapman students and hosts orientation for students and families. Visit our Housing Updates page for the most up-to-date information that impacts housing for the 2020-2021 Academic Year.

Our Spring 2021 Semester Housing Application is now open. We will continue to place students in private bedrooms/private bathrooms. First year students will be placed into our residence hall buildings and continuing students will be placed into apartment style buildings (as space allows). Please visit our Housing Updates page for more information.

RLFYE invites you to learn more about privilege, power and oppression at this year's 'Tunnel of Oppression'. On a desktop or laptop, click here to take a self-guided tour through a virtual gallery, viewing photos, articles, and interactive videos highlighting the experiences of marginalized peoples and how they have been impacted by various forms of oppression. Topics include: Ableism, Classism, Colonialism, Colorism, Heterosexism, Lookism, Intersectionality, Racism, and Sexism.

If you have difficulty accessing the virtual gallery, or are using a mobile device, please view the gallery through our google drive folders.

Prospective Students

Interested in coming to Chapman? Learn about resources that support your transition to Chapman and check out where you could be living as a Chapman student.

Incoming First Year Students

Incoming first year students live in residence halls which are a part of main campus. Review the on-campus housing options for first year students, learn about first year student's experience at Chapman and apply for housing below.

Continuing Students

Sophomore students and above get to choose where they live and who they live with. After a student's second year, they're eligible to live off-campus. Check out the on-campus housing options that are available for continuing students or review our off-campus housing resources below.

Parents and Family Members

We believe that parents and family members are key stakeholders in students success. Check out our resources that can support you and your students through this journey.

Non-Discrimination Statement

No person shall be subject to discrimination or harassment in any program or activity of the University based upon race, color, religion, sex, gender identity, pregnancy, national origin, ancestry, citizenship status, marital status, physical disability, mental disability, sexual orientation, military or veteran’s status, genetic information, or any other characteristic that is protected by applicable state or federal law.

First Year Experience


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

Contact Us


For general questions about Residence Life and First Year Experience, please contact us at:

Phone: (714) 997-6603

Email: reslife@chapman.edu