Information for Incoming Students

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We are committed to doing everything we can to protect the health and well-being of our students, faculty and staff. Below are links to specific areas about preparing for your first semester at the university this spring:

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UNDERGRADUATE STUDENTS

Be sure you are following the first year or transfer checklist for successfully starting in the fall. Checklists are available on our New Students website.

Details on the the fall 2021 semester will be shared with incoming students and their families. Note that, based on the current trajectory of the virus and vaccine distribution, we plan to return to full in-person instruction in the fall of 2021.

On-campus Housing

For the most part, we anticipate the housing process to be very similar to pre-COVID conditions, though we will be taking precautions to help ensure the safety of our students as well as the campus and surrounding community.

  • On-campus housing will be guaranteed and required for first-year students. However, you may petition to live off-campus if you will be living within 30 miles of Chapman with a relative.
  • On-campus housing will be limited to incoming transfer students.

For more details on housing, visit our Housing Updates page.

CU Health and Wellness

As you prepare for the fall, you can find updates on:

  • Campus Return Guidelines, which will include safety protocols for being on campus.
  • COVID-19 Vaccinations, which includes percentages of Chapman’s population that is vaccinated as well as resources and guidance for getting vaccinated.

CU Health and Wellness also provides a centralized resource for students, faculty and staff to access Chapman health and wellness resources, tools and events. To learn more about maintaining wellness in your daily life, visit our centralized website.

International Undergraduate Students

Feel free to reach out to Bryant Dowd, Associate Director of International Admission, with any questions: bdowd@chapman.edu.

Visiting Campus

Admitted and incoming students (as well as their families) are welcome to visit Chapman’s Orange Campus. You can learn more and sign up for either a guided campus tour (where a current student will show you around) or self-guided campus tour (where you can tour Chapman on your own or with the aid of our campus tour mobile app).

GRADUATE STUDENTS

Be sure you are following the graduate student checklist for successfully starting in the spring.

Program Updates and Orientation

Incoming graduate students should receive updates directly from their program leading up to the beginning of the semester. Feel free to also reach out directly to your program contact with any questions.

CU Health and Wellness

As you prepare for the fall, you can find updates on:

  • Campus Return Guidelines, which will include safety protocols for being on campus.
  • COVID-19 Vaccinations, which includes percentages of Chapman’s population that is vaccinated as well as resources and guidance for getting vaccinated.

CU Health and Wellness also provides a centralized resource for students, faculty and staff to access Chapman health and wellness resources, tools and events. To learn more about maintaining wellness in your daily life, visit our centralized website.

International Graduate Students

Please feel free to reach out to Graduate Admission with any questions or talk through your options for the fall semester: gradadmit@chapman.edu.

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Let’s Stay Healthy Together

Learn about the safety guidelines, testing procedures and vaccine resources for both Chapman University and Orange County. Guidelines for keeping healthy are based upon recommendations from the CDC and local health authorities. By working together and following these guidelines, we can help protect the health of everyone on campus and in our community.
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CU Staying Healthy Guidelines

Read the CDC’s recommended health guidelines for campus.

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COVID-19 Testing

Information on Chapman’s COVID-19 testing requirements for campus access.

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Vaccinations

Learn more about vaccine resources for Orange County.

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