Return-to-Campus-Process for Students

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Students who will be accessing campus for the first time must complete Canvas training and get a COVID-19 test. The process needs to be completed one week in advance of your arrival on campus.

Students who have had a continuous presence on campus will need to follow the process for retaining campus access, including the completion of weekly COVID-19 testing

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 will need to accept the responsibility to comply with the following measures as a condition of returning to campus or living in Chapman housing.

COVID-19 Safety Training

Complete COVID-19 training modules. All members of the Chapman community have been provided access to the Canvas learning management system. The training should appear in your Dashboard, or you can navigate to Courses > All Courses and look for COVID-19 Safety Training. If you have already completed your training, you do not have to repeat this step.

Weekly COVID-19 Testing

You must complete a weekly COVID-19 test to comply with state and local guidelines. 

Completion of the COVID-19 test is required on a weekly basis in order to maintain access to campus. A test can be taken any day of the week within the days/hours of the Chapman testing sites. Regular weekly negative testing will maintain your access to campus. 

Daily Health Screening

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 smartphone or other device. You will be prompted by email to complete the short questionnaire each day.

  • You will need to have completed a COVID-19 test within the current or previous week in order to receive the required Daily Health Screening email.
  • If you do not need to access campus for a period of time and do not complete a COVID-19 test, you will stop receiving the email notifications. In order to reactivate the Daily Health Screening email notifications and reactivate access to campus, you will need to take a COVID-19 test.

To complete the Daily Health Screening, 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.
  • The “CLEARED” email message from your Daily Health Screening is  your Chapman access badge, i.e., you may be required to show the message (either in email format or a printed copy of that day’s “cleared” message) by your professor, supervisor or Public Safety Officer, or as part of gaining access to certain service areas. If you have problems accessing a campus facility, contact Public Safety, (714) 997-6763.

Troubleshooting and Questions

Health Insurance

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