Welcome to Chapman University! The following site will provide you with tips and resources to facilitate your academic success and transition at Chapman!
A first-generation college student is defined as a student whose parent(s)/legal guardian(s) have not completed a bachelor’s degree at a four-year college or university. This means that you are the first in your family to attend a four-year college/university to attain a bachelor’s degree. Being first-generation is a very proud accomplishment. We recognize that you will face unique experiences as you begin this exciting journey, and we look forward to supporting you and bringing together the first-generation Chapman community!
The Promising Futures Program is the support program for all first-generation college students at Chapman University. If you have any questions or want to be a part of the Promising Futures Program, please feel free to contact us and find our group on Facebook! Read more about us and the Promising Futures Program.
Thank you to our Fall 2012 incoming students that participated in our Pilot First-Generation Summer Bridge Program in August 2012! Glad you all had a great time! For new first-generation freshman and transfer students who will be beginning in Fall 2013 - information will be sent out at the end of June/early July. Congratulations on starting this Fall! :)
Here is a picture of our 2012 Bridge Program Participants
Summer Bridge Program Goals:
- To facilitate the smooth transition of first-generation college students into university life by providing them with the skills needed to be academically successful
- To help participants take advantage of campus resources and opportunities in order to succeed
- To develop a sense of community among incoming and current first-generation college students