• New families at Chapman Orientation
  • Students partaking in a Chapman tradition
  • students at Seagerstom for Orientation
  • student at orientation circle
  • Dinning under the umbrellas on Bert Williams Mall

Welcome to Chapman University!

»New Student and Family Orientation


On behalf of the Office of Orientation and First Year Programs, welcome to the Chapman Family. We are very excited for your arrival!

Our goal for Fall Orientation is to help students and families get settled in and introduced to Chapman University while building lasting relationships in the process. 


Fall Orientation

Check out the videos below to get a first look into this amazing week in August.

Building a Chapman Community

Learning Chapman's History and Traditions

Making Your First Day Stress-free 

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Fall Orientation Dates and Schedules

First Year Students 
August 26-30

First Year Families 
August 26 & 27

Transfer Students
August 28-30

Transfer Families 
August 28