Return-to-Campus-Process for Students – Orange Campus

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While Chapman cannot guarantee that it can keep anyone safe from the COVID-19 virus or any other harm, compliance with the following measures will help us reduce the risk of COVID-19 infection and respond more effectively if cases do occur. Therefore, please understand that those who will be on campus either at the start of fall, or if the university resumes in-person instruction during the semester, will need to accept the responsibility to comply with the following measures as a condition of returning to campus or living in Chapman housing:

  • Complete COVID-19 training modules. You can access the COVID-19 Safety Training at The training should appear in your Dashboard, or you can go to and navigate to Courses > All Courses and look for COVID-19 Safety Training. THIS SHOULD TAKE LESS THAN 20 MINUTES TO COMPLETE.
  • You must complete a COVID-19 test to comply with State and local guidelines prior to accessing campus. Do not take this test if not returning to campus. If you are returning to campus, it’s recommended that you begin right away. This process can take up to six days:
  • Chapman is offering a COVID-19 PCR at-home test through the Pixel by LabCorp. This involves a self-collection nasal swab. To request your Pixel by LabCorp at-home test kit, go to: The results will be confidentially sent directly to Chapman administration to process approval. Note: you must complete the Pixel by LabCorp test. Test results from other entities will not be accepted so please do not submit test results to anyone at Chapman.
  • Students who access campus must complete a simple daily COVID-19 health screening.  This screening will include a requirement to take your temperature and attest that it is below 100.4.  This health assessment can be done via a short questionnaire on a phone or other smart device. You will be prompted by email to complete the short questionnaire each day. Follow these steps:
    • Look for the health screening in your Chapman email and follow the instructions.
    • Do not come to campus until a CLEAR status is received.
    • Contact your health provider in the event of DENIAL status and continue to avoid campus.
  • Students are required to have health insurance.
    • Before coming to campus or moving into Chapman housing, students must submit proof of insurance:
    • Student health insurance plan:
      • Students who do not already have health insurance may enroll in a student health insurance plan option provided by the university. To qualify for this option, students must be enrolled with a minimum of six credit hours. Any students who do not meet the six-hour standard will need to secure their own health insurance.
      • Students living in Chapman housing, in academic programs approved for in-person instruction and approved to return to campus during remote instruction for research and employment purposes with six credit hours or more who do not provide proof of insurance will be enrolled and billed for the university’s student health insurance plan.

When students are either on or near campus, please follow the processes below:

Risk Reduction

  • Wearing a face covering over nose and mouth whenever on campus*, except in your own private residence, while eating, when alone in a private room, or when alone outdoors if appropriate social distancing can be consistently maintained.
  • Maintaining recommended social distancing
  • Avoid large gatherings, only hosting or attending gatherings where the number of attendees is within the limits determined by state and county guidance and follows appropriate health and safety measures including face coverings and social distancing.
  • Frequent hand washing and hand sanitizing
  • Adherence to room cleaning and disinfecting requirements
  • Restricting building access by non-residents, including outside guests, non-residential staff, and others. These restrictions may not apply to some people, such as personal care attendants for students with disabilities.

Responding to Positive Tests

  • Self‐isolation if experiencing symptoms or testing positive for COVID‐19
  • Full cooperation with contact tracking and tracing
  • Relocation of assigned room to accommodate the need to isolate students who are potentially exposed to or who test positive for COVID‐19
  • Relocation off campus or to different housing for purposes of isolation or quarantine
  • Transitioning to remote learning options for portions of courses or the semester, or shifting to remote learning, if needed


By returning to campus, students acknowledge that they understand that complying with the above measures is part of the responsibility to protect themselves and, by extension, others in the community, during the pandemic. Failure to comply with these measures may constitute a violation of the university’s Student Conduct Code and result in disciplinary action.

Their presence at Chapman is an acknowledgement that, despite the health and safety measures that Chapman is implementing to help protect students, faculty, staff and campus visitors from COVID-19, an inherent risk of exposure to COVID-19 exists in any environment where people are present. COVID-19 is an extremely contagious disease that can lead to severe illness and death. Students must acknowledge that entering campus may expose them to a variety of hazards and risks related to COVID-19 foreseen and unforeseen, and they may subsequently expose those within their household or those with whom they interact. When coming to the Chapman campuses, they do so fully understanding these hazards and risks.

These protocols and processes may change as needed. For updates and other university announcements related to COVID-19, please check this website frequently.

*Face shields may be an appropriate alternative for some students. Students with disability needs that might limit their ability to comply with this or any of the other measures above should contact Disability Services at