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.
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+ - 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
The Living-Learning Communities (LLC) in the Sandhu Residence Center holistically engage students with common interests and academic endeavors in experiences that take learning beyond the classroom. Each community has a specialized focus around which workshops, discussions, local outings, and socials are centered. The LLCs offer students specially designed educational programs, as well as the opportunity to build community with their peers.
The LLCs are available for continuing students in the Sandhu Residence Center, which houses traditional residence hall rooms as well as residence hall suites. Some LLCs will be comprised solely of traditional residence hall rooms while others will be comprised of a mixture of traditional residence hall rooms and residence hall suites. Please review the room configurations for Sandhu Residence Center for more information on the floor layouts. PLEASE NOTE: Any student going through Panther Housing Selection is eligible to sign into a Living Learning Community!
EXPLORING HUMANITY & SOCIETY
Share your passion for culture, language, history, politics, philosophy and literature with
others committed to scholarship. Together, we’ll learn more about how individuals shape
and are shaped by society and work to contribute to the common good.
INDIVIDUAL & GLOBAL WELLNESS
Join a community that shares your passion for maintaining an individual healthy lifestyle
as well as a sustainable global community. We will each contribute to a space where
everyone can learn more about living green. Together, we’ll help raise global health
awareness through the development healthy bodies, minds and environments.
INTERSECTIONS & DIVERSITY OF EXPERIENCE
Join a community where you can be share your interest in addressing social, political and
economic injustices with others by exploring new ideas and active community solutions
together. As a community, we’ll aim to be a safe space where each of us can learn more
about ourselves and develop deeper connections others through an exploration of culture,
different experiences and intersecting identities.
INNOVATIVE THINKING & ENTREPRENEURSHIP
Join a community that will soon be the future of business. Explore how creativity is a part
of business and non-profits as well as marketing and corporate communications. Community
members will share ideas and work together to solve problems. Together, we’ll work to
foster an entrepreneurial mindset that supports innovation and ambition.
CREATIVITY & THE ARTS
Join others who are also not afraid to delve into new forms of creative expression through
both visual and performance art. We will offer support for each other through collaboration,
constructive artistic critiques, and critical consideration of how to push each project or
performance to the next level. We aim to develop an open, non-judgmental space to gather
inspiration and feedback.
SCIENCE, TECHNOLOGY & PROGRESS
Community members connect over the possibilities shaped by scientific thought and
technological advances. Together, we will collaborate on new ideas and methods and
consider the future of humankind shaped by creative applications of logic, science and
new technology. Join a community of thinkers seeking change through scientific innovation
and active citizenship.
COLLABORATION IN FILM, TV & MEDIA
Share your professional interest in the entertainment industry with others in your
community who also have a passion for film and TV. Community members will connect
with others to find inspiration and gather feedback from peers with a variety of interests
and specialties. We’ll collaborate on meaningful projects and develop lasting connections
for the rest of our careers.
+ - 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.
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