Keeping the Chapman Family Healthy Wherever You Are

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With Chapman University beginning the fall semester with remote learning and many students taking their courses remotely from home, some are returning to live in off-campus housing in our local neighborhoods.

For all students living on or near campus, Chapman’s expectations are the same. We are encouraging them to engage in safe and healthy behaviors and act as good neighbors.

Over the coming weeks, we’ll be making an extra effort to connect with students living in our surrounding neighborhoods. These efforts will include:

  • Visits from our Off-Campus Outreach team to reinforce the need to continue practicing healthy behavior even while students are away from campus and moving throughout the community.
  • Delivering care packages for off-campus student residents, containing face coverings, hand sanitizer, a thermometer and other health-related items.
  • Social media, motivational and instructional videos, digital signs and email communications that encourage our students to stick to the healthy practices outlined.

Chapman’s Office of Public Safety is also partnering with the Orange Police Department and our Dean of Students Office to determine ways to enforce some health and safety measures among our students when they are off campus. One of these measures includes enhanced neighborhood patrols funded by the university, for swift responses to calls reporting large gatherings or parties. In order to protect students and community members, these dedicated patrols will respond quickly to reduce events like parties.

Chapman University is committed to the health and welfare of our students, faculty, staff and members of the community. As the circumstances surrounding the pandemic change, we will continue to follow the guidance provided by state and local authorities. When we are permitted to return to in-person instruction, we will keep neighbors advised of changes to our planning through our social channels and this website.