» Residence Life and First Year Experience

The Office of Residence Life and First Year Experience provides on-campus housing options and off-campus housing resources to undergraduate and graduate students.

On-Campus Housing

Incoming undergraduate students and continuing undergraduate students will find quality on-campus housing options in safe, welcoming, educational communities within the residence halls. There is limited graduate student housing available in university-owned apartments in Orange, including the Panther Village Apartments.

Off-Campus Housing

Current undergraduate students and graduate students can find off-campus living an enriching college experience. Residence Life and First Year Experience provides resources to students seeking housing off-campus in privately owned properties unaffiliated with the university.

Panther Housing Selection 2020

Continuing students will soon be able to select their housing for the upcoming 2020-2021 School Year. Check out our timeline and FAQ so that you're able to stay on top of deadlines to reserve your space for next year. If your situation has changed and you would like to opt out of housing, please fill out our petition form

Starting on February 19th, students will complete their Housing Selection application 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 in the application. Applications for 9 month License Agreements and New 12 month License Agreements have a priority filing date of March 9th, 2020. Applications for 12 month License Agreement Renewals have a priority filing date of February 28th, 2020

Once your preferred roommates have completed their application, re-access the application using the Chapman Housing Portal to mark them as your preferred roommates. You are able to search them by their name or screen name that they can provide to you. You can also find and match roommates based on the preferences you listed in the application. You will receive prompts in the application for how to list them as Preferred Roommates.

Attend Panther Housing Selection:

  • 12-Month Apartment Renewal Selection is from March 5th & March 6th.
  • New 12-Month Apartment Selection is from March 18th - March 19th.
  • Panther Housing Selection for 9 month License Agreements is from March 31st - April 3rd.

Continuing students should regularly check their student email to learn information as soon as possible. Consult our building occupancy document to assist in determining the best place for you and your group to live next year.

Student Staff Selection 2020-2021

Are you a leader on campus or interested in growing your leadership skills? Interested in shaping your peer’s experiences at Chapman? Apply to be a member of our student staff team! Applications for the following positions open on January 6th, 2020:

Fenestra Community Coordinator - Application Due Date: Fri., Feb. 28, 2020 at 11:45pm

Fenestra Community Coordinators plan and facilitate First Year Programs which further students’ campus and peer connections. They also host weekly programs in their assigned Fenestra Living-Learning Community. Lastly, they support the Orientation Team by hosting programs. Application Due Date: Friday, February, 28, 2020 at 11:45pm.

Orientation Leader - Application Due Date (for new applicants): Monday, March 9, 2020 at 11:45pm

Orientation Leaders (OL) assist with the setup and implementation of all programs offered during Orientation. They co-lead an Orientation group of first year or transfer students and work collaboratively with other OLs, faculty, and staff throughout Orientation. Lastly, OLs serve as a general resource and representative of Chapman to new students and families. Application Due Date: Monday, March 9, 2020 at 11:45pm.

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