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

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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

Return to Campus Process

  • Students, Faculty and Staff
    • Take the training.
    • Get tested each week for COVID-19 (unless you’ve reported your vaccination).
    • 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.
  • 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 Tuesday 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 test 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
  • To retain campus access, you must continue to take a COVID-19 test as often as instructed unless you have reported your vaccination and it has been at least two weeks since your last shot. You may take your test on any day of the week.

Vaccination Protocols and Resources

  • 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 weekly COVID-19 rapid test.
  • You are not considered “fully vaccinated” until two weeks after your last shot.
  • 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.
  • Vaccine resources are available on our CU Safely website. 

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

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. 


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