Students and Families: 8/17 Town Hall Recap

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Chapman hosted a virtual town hall on Monday, August 17 for students and families to provide updates and answer questions about current plans for Chapman housing, athletics and student life this fall. Topics included housing assignments, move-in process, orientation, student engagement opportunities, an update on athletics and more.

Key takeaways from the Town Hall

  • Housing will continue to be assigned through the week of August 17. Depending on availability, spaces will be filled through the start of the fall semester. Most remaining availability is in the Panther Village Community with limited spaces spread across Davis, The K and Chapman Grand communities.
  • Gyms and pools in residential areas are closed per county guidelines with the hope of reopening them when county permission is granted.
  • At move-in, students may have up to two guests. Students and their guests will need to wear face coverings the entire time.
  • After move-in, the restricted guest policy goes into effect:
    • No more than one other Chapman resident in an apartment at a time.
    • No external guests, including off-campus Chapman students or family members, are allowed in residential communities, with limited exceptions.
  • Fall orientation will take place from August 26 – August 29. More information on orientation, including the schedule of events, can be viewed on our orientation FAQs page.
  • There are plenty of student engagement opportunities scheduled, and we are committed to making the Chapman Experience as fulfilling as possible. Our Fall 2020 Programming & Resources webpage showcases ways students can get involved and meet fellow Panthers. Students are encouraged to check this page regularly, as new events will be added as the semester nears.
  • No in-person athletic-related activities will be conducted while instruction remains remote. The Athletics department is ready to transition to conditioning and small group athletic activities when we return to in-person instruction.
  • Chapman will reopen campus as soon as state and local guidance allow in-person instruction. If this happens in the middle of the fall semester, students may continue remote instruction if they choose to do so.