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+ - Applying for Housing

Incoming Students

All incoming first year students are required to live in Chapman housing until the end of their second year. Students who live with a close adult family member (defined as a parent, guardian, aunt, uncle, or grandparent) and within a 30 mile drive of the university may qualify for an exemption from this requirement. Please contact Residence Life and First Year Experience at reslife@chapman.edu or (714) 997-6603 with any questions.

New students will receive priority consideration if their housing application is complete and submitted by the priority filing date, May 15th, 2019. This includes submitting the non-refundable $500 Housing Reservation Payment. 

  • Fall 2019 Housing: Application available early-mid March 2019
  • Priority filing date for Fall 2019: May 15th, 2019

Continuing Students

Continuing students who would like to live in on-campus housing for interterm and/or spring 2019 must submit a housing application for 2019-2020 must participate in Panther Housing Selection during the Spring 2019 semester. Follow the link above for instructions on how to apply. 

  • Fall 2019: Panther Housing Selection will take place during March and April 2019
  • Applications will be available March 12th, 2019 and the priority filing date is March 31st, 2019

Graduate Students

Chapman University has limited housing available for graduate and law students. Students who are interested in living in one of our university-owned properties must complete a Graduate and Law Student Housing Request Form. Housing is not guaranteed - students will be contacted in late May/early June if we can accommodate them. Graduate and law students can also find alternative living arrangements off campus. Our Facilities and Off Campus Coordinator, Lauren Zlotecki, can assist students seeking off-campus housing and can be reached at zlotecki@chapman.edu


+ - Housing Options

Chapman University has many housing options for students living on-campus including traditional residence hall rooms, suites, and apartments. Learn more about each residential community here.

+ - Moving-In

We eagerly look forward to move-in day each semester and strive to make it an enjoyable experience for students and their families. Here you can find tips and resources that will help you prepare for living in the residence halls and make your move-in day experience a memorable one.

+ - Moving-Out

The time comes each year when students need to move out of the residence halls. This page will help you learn what you need to do to successfully check out of your room.

+ - Residential Programs

Residence Life and First Year Experience offers its students different residential programs to extend each student’s educational experience beyond the classroom. Those programs include the First Year Residential Experience (FYRE), Living-Learning Communities (LLC), and the Doti-Struppa Climbing Wall.

+ - Community Living

Every student is expected to participate in their community by being a respectful and active resident. Learn more about your rights and responsibilities as a Chapman University resident.

+ - Resources

Residence Life and First Year Experience is committed to providing students with the resources and services they need to be successful. Here you can find resources and services students will use while they live on-campus including emergency information, guest registration, forms, and other services.