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Residence Life and First Year Experience

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The Office of Residence Life and First Year Experience provides housing resources to Chapman University students and hosts orientation for students and families.

Check out the links below for more detailed housing information.

See the Residence Halls Up Close

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Residence Life and First Year Experience Updates


  • New ResLife Lockout Line
  • Fenestra Communities
  • If students are locked out of their Chapman hall or apartment, and cannot get a hold of their roommates to let them into their space, they will need to call the new Reslife Lockout Line at (657) 373-1200. Reminder: students should carry their student ID at all times to prevent themselves from being locked out of their space.

    If there are critical emergencies, students should call Public Safety at (714) 997-6763.

  • Students in their first year are placed in halls with their Fenestra Living Learning Communities. This means that students will be live on the same floor as other students in their college/field of study. Although students will not be able select their own roommates for their first year, they will be placed with students that are passionate about the similar field of studies, which helps students to create connections and find friends and colleagues at the beginning of their college journey. To view our Fenestra Communities, visit our Community Living page.

First Year Experience

The Office of Residence Life and First Year Experience supports students who are getting ready to attend Chapman University. In addition to assisting students with this transition, we provide academic, leadership, and social programming for First Year Students throughout the year.

Off-Campus Housing Resources

Residence Life and First Year Experience staff support students who live off-campus by providing local rental listings and helpful resources for a successful living experience.

Student Employment and Leadership

The Office of Residence Life and First Year Experience (RLFYE) offers various student employment and leadership opportunities that help students develop skills that prepare them for life after graduation. If you're a student who wants to get involved on campus and make a difference, then check out the opportunities we offer within RLFYE.

Information for Landlords

Are you a landlord looking to list your property on our off-campus housing database? See our landlords page for more details.

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.

Contact Us

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

Phone: (714) 997-6603

Email: reslife@chapman.edu

Follow us on Instagram: @ChapmanRLFYE