Return to Campus Processes for Faculty, Staff, Students, Prospective Families, Visitors

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Because of the changing nature of the COVID-19 pandemic response, the information on this page may not be current. Read the current guidelines.

This document explains the return to campus process for all constituents of the Chapman University community. Please read this document carefully to ensure that you understand all the steps you need to take, along with important information about the following topics:

Return to Campus Process
Campus Testing Centers
Vaccination Protocols and Resources
Key Cards (ID Cards)
IS&T Assistance and Resources
Parking

Return to Campus Process

  • Students, Faculty and Staff
    • Take the training. (As of July 14, 2021, students are exempt from training, however, students must log into the Student Center to sign an acknowledgement of the COVID-19 protocols) 
    • Submit proof of vaccination or a declaration of declination. If the declination is submitted, get tested twice per week for COVID-19.
    • Complete the daily health screening (sent to your Chapman email account).
    • When cleared, you may return to campus.
  • Prospective Students and Families: View all opportunities to visit campus and current safety guidelines on our Visit Opportunities page.
  • Admitted and Incoming Students and Families: View all opportunities to visit campus and current safety guidelines on our Visit Opportunities page. Admitted undergraduate students can find more visit opportunities here.
  • Visitors: For the general public, such as prospective students, families, guest lecturers, recruiters, individuals attending on-campus meetings or events:
    • It is required to fill out the Visitor Daily Survey each day before coming to campus and receive a CLEAR message. Have the CLEAR message ready to show to Chapman staff upon request.
    • Face coverings must be worn at all times while indoors and they are strongly recommended while outdoors unless actively eating or drinking.
    • For on-campus outdoor events that exceed 1,000 attendees, face coverings are required.
  • Vendors and Contractors: Please visit Risk Management’s webpage. Under the section labeled “contracting procedures,” you will find forms and instructions related to COVID-19.

Campus Testing Centers

  • The Orange Campus COVID-19 testing center is open Monday – Friday from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. (closed from 12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.). No appointment is necessary. This building’s access contains two steps with no ramp. If you need assistance, please press the doorbell-type button on the post outside the door and a staff member will assist you. To make alternative arrangements, please call 714-744-7877 to schedule an appointment. For your appointment, go to the Health Center through the front door  (402 N Glassell St.)
  • The Rinker Campus COVID-19 testing center is open Monday and Wednesday from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. The Rinker testing center is located in the first-floor lobby of 9501 Jeronimo. 
  • The rapid test provides results in under 30 minutes. Plan your tests so you know your results BEFORE entering a campus facility. This may require adjusting your start time to accommodate the testing center hours. If you did not receive the daily health screening email overnight and you just tested, you can generate a CLEARED message by visiting www.chapman.edu/amiclear
  • To retain campus access, you must continue to take two COVID-19 tests per week with a minimum of 48-hours between tests unless you have reported your vaccination and it has been at least two weeks since your last shot. 

Vaccination Protocols and Resources

[Updated August 17, 2021]

  • All faculty, staff and students must submit proof of vaccination or a declaration of declination to access campus facilities within the next 30 days.
  • Vaccination information and vaccine locations are available on the CU Safely Back website. On-campus vaccinations will be available Saturday, August 28.
  • If a personal declination is submitted, a review process will be completed prior to an exemption being provided.
  • A non-vaccinated individual with an exemption must complete the twice-weekly COVID-19 testing (or once per week for those accessing campus once weekly) to maintain access to campus facilities.
  • Vaccinations, at this time, are not required or mandated in order to return to campus. The choice to get vaccinated or not is your personal health decision and does not need to be discussed or shared with anyone including supervisors, students and faculty. However, if you have completed the COVID-19 vaccination protocol, please report your vaccination. Please have your vaccination card handy so you can enter the manufacturer, dose dates and lot numbers.
  • Starting May 24, individuals that are fully vaccinated and have reported their COVID-19 vaccination will not have to take the twice-weekly COVID-19 rapid test.
  • An individual is considered fully vaccinated after two weeks have passed, following the second dose of a two-dose series (such as the Pfizer-BioNTech or Moderna vaccines) or a single-dose series (such as the Johnson & Johnson vaccine). If you are in the process of being fully vaccinated, you must continue twice-weekly testing until the vaccination process is complete and you have submitted proof of vaccination.
  • If you are in the process of being fully vaccinated and need an extension beyond September 14 to complete the vaccination process, please contact the Student Health Center.
  • Per CDC guidance, if you have been infected with the COVID-19 virus, you will be exempted from twice-weekly testing for a period of 90 days. Please contact the Student Health Centerto provide a copy of your COVID-19 test result if you are seeking this exemption.
  • Vaccinated individuals must still complete the other processes for returning to campus, including completing the Canvas-based COVID-19 safety training, completion of the Daily Health Screening and following all CU Safely Back campus guidelines.
  • Vaccines administered outside of the United States: Individuals receiving vaccinations other than those approved in the United States should submit proof of those vaccinations on the self-reporting form. At present, we are accepting all international COVID-19 vaccines that are approved by the World Health Organization (WHO) or any governing regulatory body. Anyone filing a declination may opt to receive a vaccine in the future. The vaccine will be available, per state guidelines and pending availability, at no charge to all University faculty, staff, and students who are on-campus.

Key Cards (ID Cards)

  • ID card pick up is available by request and appointment only. All ID cards will be printed at the Leatherby Libraries Reference desk (Orange Campus) or at the 9401 Front Desk (Rinker Campus). This includes new, damaged or lost ID cards.  Please make an appointment on Microsoft Bookings:
  • If your keycard needs reactivation, please submit a request to our IS&T Service Desk. They can be reached via email servicedesk@chapman.edu.

IS&T Assistance and Resource

IS&T has created a Return to Campus Checklist that provides information and instructions about technical assistance as we transition back to on-campus work. 

Parking

Although parking on campus is complimentary, you must register for a parking permit before returning to campus. 

Because of the changing nature of the COVID-19 pandemic response, the information on this page may not be current. Read the current guidelines.

This document explains the return to campus process for all constituents of the Chapman University community. Please read this document carefully to ensure that you understand all the steps you need to take, along with important information about the following topics:

Return to Campus Process
Campus Testing Centers
Vaccination Protocols and Resources
Key Cards (ID Cards)
IS&T Assistance and Resources
Parking

Return to Campus Process

  • Students, Faculty and Staff
    • Take the training. (As of July 14, 2021, students are exempt from training, however, students must log into the Student Center to sign an acknowledgement of the COVID-19 protocols) 
    • Submit proof of vaccination or a declaration of declination. If the declination is submitted, get tested twice per week for COVID-19.
    • Complete the daily health screening (sent to your Chapman email account).
    • When cleared, you may return to campus.
  • Prospective Students and Families: View all opportunities to visit campus and current safety guidelines on our Visit Opportunities page.
  • Admitted and Incoming Students and Families: View all opportunities to visit campus and current safety guidelines on our Visit Opportunities page. Admitted undergraduate students can find more visit opportunities here.
  • Visitors: For the general public, such as prospective students, families, guest lecturers, recruiters, individuals attending on-campus meetings or events:
    • It is required to fill out the Visitor Daily Survey each day before coming to campus and receive a CLEAR message. Have the CLEAR message ready to show to Chapman staff upon request.
    • Face coverings must be worn at all times while indoors and they are strongly recommended while outdoors unless actively eating or drinking.
    • For on-campus outdoor events that exceed 1,000 attendees, face coverings are required.
  • Vendors and Contractors: Please visit Risk Management’s webpage. Under the section labeled “contracting procedures,” you will find forms and instructions related to COVID-19.

Campus Testing Centers

  • The Orange Campus COVID-19 testing center is open Monday – Friday from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. (closed from 12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.). No appointment is necessary. This building’s access contains two steps with no ramp. To make alternative arrangements, please call 714-744-7877 to schedule an appointment. For your appointment, go to the Health Center through the front door (402 N Glassell St.).
  • The Rinker Campus COVID-19 testing center is open Monday and Wednesday from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. The Rinker testing center is located in the first-floor lobby of 9501 Jeronimo. 
  • The rapid test provides results in under 30 minutes. Plan your tests so you know your results BEFORE entering a campus facility. This may require adjusting your start time to accommodate the testing center hours. If you did not receive the daily health screening email overnight and you just tested, you can generate a CLEARED message by visiting www.chapman.edu/amiclear
  • To retain campus access, you must continue to take two COVID-19 tests per week with a minimum of 48-hours between tests unless you have reported your vaccination and it has been at least two weeks since your last shot. 

Vaccination Protocols and Resources

[Updated August 17, 2021]

  • All faculty, staff and students must submit proof of vaccination or a declaration of declination to access campus facilities within the next 30 days.
  • Vaccination information and vaccine locations are available on the CU Safely Back website. On-campus vaccinations will be available Saturday, August 28.
  • If a personal declination is submitted, a review process will be completed prior to an exemption being provided.
  • A non-vaccinated individual with an exemption must complete the twice-weekly COVID-19 testing (or once per week for those accessing campus once weekly) to maintain access to campus facilities.
  • Vaccinations, at this time, are not required or mandated in order to return to campus. The choice to get vaccinated or not is your personal health decision and does not need to be discussed or shared with anyone including supervisors, students and faculty. However, if you have completed the COVID-19 vaccination protocol, please report your vaccination. Please have your vaccination card handy so you can enter the manufacturer, dose dates and lot numbers.
  • Starting May 24, individuals that are fully vaccinated and have reported their COVID-19 vaccination will not have to take the twice-weekly COVID-19 rapid test.
  • An individual is considered fully vaccinated after two weeks have passed, following the second dose of a two-dose series (such as the Pfizer-BioNTech or Moderna vaccines) or a single-dose series (such as the Johnson & Johnson vaccine). If you are in the process of being fully vaccinated, you must continue twice-weekly testing until the vaccination process is complete and you have submitted proof of vaccination.
  • If you are in the process of being fully vaccinated and need an extension beyond September 14 to complete the vaccination process, please contact the Student Health Center.
  • Per CDC guidance, if you have been infected with the COVID-19 virus, you will be exempted from twice-weekly testing for a period of 90 days. Please contact the Student Health Centerto provide a copy of your COVID-19 test result if you are seeking this exemption.
  • Vaccinated individuals must still complete the other processes for returning to campus, including completing the Canvas-based COVID-19 safety training, completion of the Daily Health Screening and following all CU Safely Back campus guidelines.
  • Vaccines administered outside of the United States: Individuals receiving vaccinations other than those approved in the United States should submit proof of those vaccinations on the self-reporting form. At present, we are accepting all international COVID-19 vaccines that are approved by the World Health Organization (WHO) or any governing regulatory body. Anyone filing a declination may opt to receive a vaccine in the future. The vaccine will be available, per state guidelines and pending availability, at no charge to all University faculty, staff, and students who are on-campus.

Key Cards (ID Cards)

  • ID card pick up is available by request and appointment only. All ID cards will be printed at the Leatherby Libraries Reference desk (Orange Campus) or at the 9401 Front Desk (Rinker Campus). This includes new, damaged or lost ID cards.  Please make an appointment on Microsoft Bookings:
  • If your keycard needs reactivation, please submit a request to our IS&T Service Desk. They can be reached via email servicedesk@chapman.edu.

IS&T Assistance and Resource

IS&T has created a Return to Campus Checklist that provides information and instructions about technical assistance as we transition back to on-campus work. 

Parking

Although parking on campus is complimentary, you must register for a parking permit before returning to campus.