Welcome New Panthers!
The Office of Orientation and First Year Programs is designed to support students who are getting ready to attend Chapman University. In addition to assisting students with this transition, the Office provides academic, leadership, and social programming for First Year Students throughout the year. Please visit this site often to obtain important information and updates.
What we want students to gain through the first year experience:
A sense of academic citizenship and membership into the Chapman community of scholars
Significant progress towards academic and career clarity
Satisfactory academic performance
Meaningful connection with peers
Sense of belonging to the University
Important Links to Remember:
Timeline for Incoming Freshmen - This timeline was created to ensure that first year students follow the necessary steps to successful enrollment at Chapman University.
Academic Advising - Please visit this site for any questions regarding registering for classes.
Financial Aid - Learn about Chapman's financial aid programs including frequently asked questions and forms.
Housing and Residence Life - If a student plans to live on campus, this site is a key resource to get questions answered. Over 90% of First Year students live on campus. Students who live in first year communities have a stronger connection to the university, are more successful in their classes, have higher graduation rates, a higher grade point average, and report a higher level of satisfaction with their university experience.