Our residence halls are more than just a place to sleep. This is where you will meet friends, study for classes, and learn more about yourself! The Office of Housing and Residence Life provides residential programs to enrich the experiences of students living on-campus. Click on the opportunities below to learn more about what we offer.
+-Fenestra Residential Communities
All first year students are housed together in our residence halls. The word Fenestra means window in Latin and through Fenestra communities students will be able to take advantage of the many windows of opportunity that Chapman has to offer. The Fenestra communities are designed to support first year students’ successful transition into the college environment and the Chapman community. Most first year students who are living on campus will be assigned by academic content in one of our first year halls. These Fenestra communities benefit students because it allows for an improved learning experience and stronger connections between peers with similar academic interests.
Our residence halls are diverse and dynamic! With over 1,000 first year students living on campus, there is always something to do. The Resident Advisors are trained to offer programs that will integrate first year students into the community and to promote resources that will support students through the transitional challenges they may face. Active participation in the Fenestra communities will help first year students build a foundation for academic success and a sense of belonging in the Chapman community.
First year students can contact their Resident Director or Resident Advisor to learn more about the opportunities within the Fenestra communities.
+-Living Learning Communities
Greenhouse/Outdoor Expedition – Sandhu 1st FloorThis LLC combines enthusiasts of the great outdoors with their peers who advocate for responsible stewardship of the environment. Students have the opportunity to attend programs and discussions that investigate the many dimensions of sustainability, while also exploring Southern California’s natural environment. In addition to nature-inspired lounges, this LLC also houses a recycling center to encourage waste reduction.
Global Village – Sandhu 2nd FloorThis LLC is comprised of students who are interested in becoming stronger global citizens by broadening their perspective and challenging their assumptions. Residents have the opportunity to explore diverse perspectives through programs around language, art, culture, food, religion, and more. Global Village residents are also encouraged to learn from one another’s unique experiences and to have respectful dialogue about differences. An internationally decorated lounge is located in the Global Village for student use.
Business & Entrepreneurship – Sandhu 2nd FloorStudents in the Business & Entrepreneurship LLC have the opportunity to interact with peers who share a similar creative drive, business savvy, and entrepreneurial ambition. They are able to network with business faculty and local professionals, discuss entrepreneurial ideas, and gain skills necessary for a career in the business world. Residents may also study and network in the boardroom, located within their residential community.
Arts Initiative – Sandhu 3rd FloorResidents of this LLC actively explore their understanding of art and artistic expression within a supportive community of peers. They have the opportunity to contribute to community art projects, participate in art-related discussions and workshops, and attend community outings to local art performances. Residents of this community also have priority access to the art room and dance studio, both which are located within the Arts Initiative floor.
Film & Media Arts – Sandhu 4th FloorThis LLC encourages residents to explore their creative energy by participating in workshops, film screenings, and guest discussions offered throughout the year. Students have regular opportunities to work with peers with similar interests, as well as to network with local professionals from Dodge College of Film & Media Arts. The residents of this community also have priority to a screening room that features a giant screen and comfortable chairs.
+-Doti-Struppa Rock Wall
Featuring a towering 51-foot textured surface, the Doti-Struppa Rock Wall boasts the tallest University-owned rock wall in Southern California. With one auto-belay, five belay stations, and ample bouldering routes, there’s something to climb for all experience levels. Click here to learn more.