• New families at Chapman Orientation
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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 both Spring and Fall Orientation is to help students and families get settled in and introduced to Chapman University while building lasting relationships in the process.


Orientation Assistant Selection Process Now Open

An Orientation Assistant (OA) supports the Office of First Year Programs with the implementation of Fall Orientation. OAs facilitate various aspects of first year, transfer, and family orientation and serve as representatives of Chapman University. OAs also function as Peer Mentors to first year students during the fall, 2014 semester. OAs will help foster the students’ connection to the Chapman community. This volunteer position requires attendance at all aspects of the retreat, training, and Orientation Week (August 21st–August 31st, 2014) as well as a commitment to the Peer Mentor Program during the fall.

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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

First Year Students 
August 26-30

First Year Families 
August 26 & 27

Transfer Students
August 28-30

Transfer Families 
August 28

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    Contact Us

    For questions, please contact Kelli Sattler at 714-997-6961
    or email sattler@chapman.edu


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    Opening Convocation

    Join us for our official welcoming ceremony with President Doti and faculty. 

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