Information for Parents

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Welcome Parents!

Chapman University’s approach to returning to campus centers around a single goal: To protect the health and well-being of all members of our community.

We know that as family members your utmost concern is for your student’s health and safety. We are committed to ensuring their welfare while at Chapman. Our entire campus community will be working to meet that goal with the understanding that we all have a role in keeping ourselves and others safe. 

Office of Parent Engagement

The Office of Parent Engagement is a resource to help you partner with Chapman in supporting each step of your student’s journey as they transition through the different stages at the university. For questions, please contact or (714) 997-6558.

Frequently Asked Questions for Parents

Is Chapman considering a remote or hybrid learning option?
At this time, we are not planning for a remote or hybrid learning option. Our commitment to in-person instruction complies with CDC and local guidelines, which are based on scientific evidence that supports safe in-person interaction for vaccinated and masked individuals. A large percentage of the Chapman community has already been vaccinated, and suitable accommodations are being made for individuals who have completed the declaration of personal declination process. With these protocols in place, we believe a return to fully in-person instruction is safe, and is the best way to ensure students are receiving the full benefits of their Chapman University education.

If the guidelines from the CDC and other health agencies should change, we will revise our protocols as necessary.

Will Chapman start requiring all vaccinated students/faculty/staff to get tested weekly? If not, why?
We are following CDC guidelines that state that regular testing of vaccinated individuals who display no symptoms is not required. If the CDC guidelines should change, we will reevaluate our testing protocols.

Why is Chapman not mandating the vaccine?
Chapman currently requires all students, faculty and staff to provide proof of vaccination or to complete a Declaration of Personal Declination request, which must be reviewed and approved in order to remain on campus.

Are students refusing to wear masks? What is staff/leadership doing to enforce these policies?
Most students have been compliant with campus health guidelines, including face coverings. However, students who are non-compliant can be referred to the Dean of Students office, where suitable measures up to and including expulsion may be implemented.

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This information will be monitored and evaluated as updates to state and local health agency guidelines become available.


Chapman University is following all guidelines in accordance with state and county mandates.

In-person instruction for fall semester begins on Monday, August 30. Review our current COVID-19 Guidelines for Students.

For more information, call (714) 997-6815. The Department of Public Safety is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Call (714) 997-6763.

Let’s Stay Healthy Together

Learn about the safety guidelines, testing procedures and vaccine resources for both Chapman University and Orange County. Guidelines for keeping healthy are based upon recommendations from the CDC and local health authorities. By working together and following these guidelines, we can help protect the health of everyone on campus and in our community.

CU Staying Healthy Guidelines

Read the CDC’s recommended health guidelines for campus.


COVID-19 Testing

Information on Chapman’s COVID-19 testing requirements for campus access.



Learn more about vaccine resources for Orange County.