As a prospective student, one of the best ways to get a true feeling of a university is to visit and ask questions. This is why Chapman is proud to offer a variety of visiting and learning opportunities to help you make this important decision.
» Visiting & Interview Opportunities
+ - Campus Walking Tours & Information Sessions
Monday through Friday at 10 a.m. and 2 p.m.
Campus walking tours are 90-minutes in length and tour both the main campus and residence halls to provide an in-depth look at the history, academics, location and student life that makes Chapman University a standout in higher education. Information sessions are offered at the conclusion of the tours to provide an in-depth look at the application process, admission review, as well as answer any questions you may have. Information sessions are approximately 45-minutes in length and are hosted by an admission counselor.
Campus tour policies: Reservations are made on a first-come, first-served basis. All campus tours will be suspended throughout Orientation Week in August, during finals week in May and December, as well as when the campus is closed for major holidays.
Location and Check-in
Tours and Information Sessions meet in the Pankey Visitor Center located within the main lobby of Argyros Forum (Building 1 on the Campus Map) at 386 N Center Street. Please check in five minutes prior to your appointment. Click here for a campus map and parking info.
+ - Other Campus Tour Options
Want to see behind the scenes of the Dodge College of Film and Media Arts? This highly-ranked school offers in-depth tours of the facilities so you can experience first-hand the dynamic learning environments and cutting edge equipment.
Interested in pursuing the performing arts at Chapman? Experience the recently opened Marybelle and Sebastian P. Musco Center for the Arts. Covering 88,000 breathtaking square feet, this state-of-the-art venue allows students to hone their talents, discover their voices and visions, and prepare for rich and rewarding lives in the arts.
Private Group Walking Tours
We also offer hour-long walking tours (Monday - Friday at 9 a.m.) that are designed for larger groups of students and counselors who want to have their own group tour of Chapman University's main campus. To schedule your private group walking tour, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Group tour policies: We can accommodate a maximum of 100 guests per group. If your group has more than 25 people, it will be split among 2 to 4 tour guides. Reservations are made on a first-come, first-served basis and are booked a minimum of 3 weeks in advance. All group tours will be suspended throughout Orientation Week in August, throughout the months of March & April to accommodate for an influx of campus tour guests, as well as when the campus is closed for major holidays.
Graduate Student Tours
If you are a graduate student or High School Counselor wanting to attend one of our Campus Walking Tours, please contact the Admission Office front desk for assistance at (714) 997-6711 or e-mail email@example.com.
If you are unable to join us during our regularly scheduled tours we invite you to experience the beauty of Chapman’s campus at your own pace, on your own time, with our Virtual Tour. The virtual tour (which includes recorded audio segments) can be used as a supplement to your visit to campus or used to virtually visit campus from anywhere in the world! Please be sure to click on the “Virtual Tour” tab once you link over to the webpage. We also invite you to check-in on campus at our Pankey Visitor Center (located in Argyros Forum), to be provided a Self-Guided tour booklet.
If our campus tours are closed or your schedule doesn't permit, you can experience the beauty of Chapman’s campus at your own pace, on your own time, with our self-guided audio tours.
The Hilbert Museum of California Art at Chapman University focuses on the “California Scene” painting movement of roughly the 1920s through the 1970s and beyond of everyday life in the Golden State – is a significant repository of 20th-century representational art by California artists. The museum is open to the public, and admission is free.
+ - Interviews for High School Seniors
Fellows Interviews: On-Campus, Phone or Skype
Chapman's Admission Fellows Program provides prospective students with the opportunity to meet with current Chapman student leaders for an informational and evaluative conversation. Fellows are also available to answer questions about the Chapman community from the interviewee or their parents. The interview is used by the admission committee as an additional aid in the application review process.
To qualify for an interview, a student must be a current high school senior and seriously considering applying to Chapman University, or have already submitted an application for the following academic year. A few of the benefits of interviewing with an Admission Fellow:
- Provides a more personalized application experience
- Helps demonstrate the prospective student's personality and passions to the admission committee
- Allows prospective students to explore the current student perspective on a more intimate and detailed level
- Introduces a Chapman student contact for the prospective students to keep in touch with throughout the application process
Interviews conducted by our Admission Fellows are available on campus, via skype and over the phone. We also offer interviews during Discover Chapman Day. Fellows Interviews will begin for high school seniors in September and be offered through January.
Fellows Interview Offerings for Fall 2017 Applicants
Online Registration for Fellow Interviews will open in August 2016
NOTE: High school seniors who live out of the area and are interested in completing a Fellows Interview for Fall 2017 while visiting campus prior to September 6th should contact our office at (714) 997-6711 or firstname.lastname@example.org to schedule an appointment. All interviews prior to September 6th are subject to availability. Fellows Interviews will not be offered between August 18-26th due to Orientation.
- September 6, 2016: Fellows Interviews begin
- November 11, 2016: Last day for Early Action applicants to complete a Fellows Interview
- December 9, 2016: Last day of Fellows Interviews for 2016
- January 27, 2017: Last day for Regular Decision applicants to complete a Fellows Interview
*Chapman considers admission interviews to be OPTIONAL, and students who are unable or who choose not to interview are still welcome and encouraged to apply, and will be given the same consideration.
+ - Prospective Transfer Information Sessions
Prospective transfer students and families are invited to an information session specifically for students looking to transfer to Chapman University. An optional campus tour will follow.
+ - Prospective Transfer Advising Appointments
Advising appointments are available for prospective transfer students who seek guidance on course selection and the transfer application process. These meetings are not required, but are made available so that we can assist students transferring from both 2- and 4-year colleges in creating an academic plan that meets Chapman’s recommendations and requirements.
NOTE: These appointments are designed to be held prior to applying and will not be scheduled for those who have applied. Advising appointments for prospective transfer students can be made by calling the Office of Admission at (714) 997-6711 or (888) CU-APPLY.
Transfer students can also speak to a Chapman admission counselor at local college fairs. Many fairs also have available transfer advising appointments following the fair conclusion. To see a list of college fairs, visit the transfer student college fair schedule.
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General Fax: (714) 997-6713
Application Fax: (714) 628-3404
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Orange, CA 92866