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» Visit & Interview Opportunities

One of the best ways to get a true feeling of a university is to visit and ask questions. This is why Chapman is proud to offer a variety of visiting and learning opportunities to help you make this important decision. 

+ - Prospective Student Campus Tours & Info Sessions

Monday through Friday at 10 a.m. and 2 p.m.

Register for a Prospective Student Campus Tour & Info Session

  • Campus walking tours are 90-minutes in length and tour both the main campus and residence halls to provide an in-depth look at the history, academics, location and student life that makes Chapman University a standout in higher education. 
  • Information sessions are offered at the conclusion of the tours to provide an in-depth look at the application process, admission review, as well as answer any questions you may have. Information sessions are approximately 30-45 minutes in length an are hosted by an admission counselor. 

Arrival and Check-in 

Tour guests check-in to the Pankey Visitor Center located within the main lobby of Argyros Forum. Please check in fifteen minutes prior to your tour. 


Campus tour policies: Reservations are made on a first-come, first-served basis. All campus tours will be suspended throughout Orientation Week in August, during finals week in May and December, as well as when the campus is closed for major holidays. 

+ - Private Group Tours

Begin the process by requesting a Group Tour. Group tours are accommodated as much as possible, but are not guaranteed. 

Private, walking tours of Chapman University's main campus are designed for larger groups of students and counselors who cannot reasonably be accommodated by our campus tours. Group tours are generally scheduled Monday - Friday at 9 a.m. and are one-hour in length.  

Group tour policies: We can accommodate a maximum of 100 guests per group, per date of visit. If your group has more than 25 people, it will be split among 2 to 4 tour guides. Requests are confirmed on a first-come, first-served basis and are booked a minimum of 3 weeks in advance. All group tours will be suspended throughout Orientation Week in August, throughout the months of March & April to accommodate for an influx of campus tour guests, as well as when the campus is closed for major holidays.

+ - Interviews for High School Seniors

Fellows Interviews are offered as: On-Campus, Phone and Skype interviews

To qualify for an interview, a student must be a current high school senior and seriously considering applying to Chapman University, or have already submitted an application for the following academic year.

Register for a Fellows Interview (available to First Year applicants to Fall 2018 only)

Chapman's Admission Fellows Program provides prospective students with the opportunity to meet with current Chapman student leaders for an informational and evaluative conversation. Chapman considers admission interviews to be optional. If completed, the interview is used by the admission committee as an additional component in the application review process.

Benefits of interviewing with an Admission Fellow:

  • Fellows are available to answer questions about the Chapman community
  • Provides a more personalized application experience
  • Helps demonstrate the prospective student's personality and passions to the admission committee
  • Allows prospective students to explore the current student perspective on a more personal and detailed level
  • Introduces a Chapman student point of contact for the prospective student to keep in touch with throughout the application process

Fellows Interview Offerings for Fall 2018 Applicants: 

  • September 5, 2017: Fellow Interviews begin
  • November 10, 2017: Last day for Early Action & Early Decision applicants to complete a Fellows Interview 
  • December 8, 2017: Last day of Fellow Interviews for 2017 
  • January 23, 2018: Last day for Regular Decision applicants to complete a Fellows Interview 

Fellows Interviews will also be offered during Discover Chapman Day

+ - Prospective Transfer Info Sessions

Prospective transfer students and families are invited to an information session specifically for students looking to transfer to Chapman University. An optional campus tour will follow.

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+ - Prospective Transfer Advising Appointments

Advising appointments are available for prospective transfer students who seek guidance on course selection and the transfer application process. These meetings are not required, but are made available so that we can assist students transferring from both 2- and 4-year colleges in creating an academic plan that meets Chapman’s recommendations and requirements.

NOTE: These appointments are designed to be held prior to applying and will not be scheduled for those who have applied. Advising appointments for prospective transfer students can be made by calling the Office of Admission at (714) 997-6711 or (888) CU-APPLY.

Transfer students can also speak to a Chapman admission counselor at local college fairs. Many fairs also have available transfer advising appointments following the fair conclusion. To see a list of college fairs, visit the transfer student college fair schedule.

Admitted Student Opportunities

We look forward to helping you to get to know us better. Below are a variety of opportunities of ways to experience Chapman. These opportunities span across the days of the week to allow something for everyone. There's no better way to get a taste of the life at CU than to spend some time here, but if you are unable to come to us there's a change we may be coming to you! 

The programs listed below are specifically for students who have been admitted to Chapman.

+ - Preview Day

Please join us on Saturday April 21, 2018 for Preview Day. 

Admitted students and their families are invited to come experience Chapman on this exciting day. You will have the opportunity to meet our distinguished faculty, experience campus, take tours and meet other admitted students. Registration for this event is required.

Check in will begin at 8:15 a.m. 
Opening Session will begin promptly at 9:15 a.m. 

Register for Preview Day

Diversity & Inclusion Breakfast 

Join us before Preview Day begins, for a breakfast to learn more about Diversity & Inclusion at Chapman. Diversity & Inclusion is infused into the very fabric of the Chapman University experience. Our students are encouraged to embrace their individuality while also engaging with others to cultivate a dynamic global community built atop principles of dialogue, mutual respect and compassion. This event requires an additional reservation. 

Register for Diversity & Inclusion Breakfast

+ - Panther for a Day

We invite admitted students to come experience what life is like as a Panther! Attend a class, take a tour and have a meal in the dining hall with Chapman students. If you parents or others are coming with you it is recommended they enjoy the historic charm of the Orange Circle, or attend one of our Monday-Friday campus tours offered at 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. 

Mondays and Wednesdays (tour & lunch): Monday, February 5 - Wednesday, May 2
(excluding March 19 & 21 due to Spring Break)
Tuesday and Thursday:  Tuesday, March 27 - Thursday, May 3

Below are the steps to register for the Panther for a Day program: 

1. Register for the Tour and Meal
  • Please ensure you have already registered for the Tour & Meal prior to contacting the corresponding department assistant to arrange your class visit. 

2. Register for a class of your choice:

  • Dance majors: 
    Contact the dance department to schedule a class visit. Classes are only available for admitted dance majors. 

Clara Harnett
(714) 744-7040 

  • Dodge College of Film & Media Arts and 
    Schmid College of Science & Technology majors: 
    Within the Tour & Lunch registration form you will be presented with class options to attend within your admitted school/college. 

  • All other admitted majors (including those admitted as Undeclared): 
    Using the department directory, contact the department assistant of your admitted major (or major of interest) to schedule your classroom visit. 

NOTE: Undeclared majors interested in attending a science class with Schmid College of Science & Technology should register to do so within their tour/meal registration. All other academic interests should use the directory above. 

+ - Admitted Student Tour Experience

Monday through Friday at 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. from January 10 - May 4. 

If you are unable to attend Panther for a Day, or prefer an experience you can enjoy with your family, you may be interested in attending our Admitted Student Experience. 

Register for the Admitted Student Experience: Tour, Info Session & Student Panel

  • A brief presentation about Chapman University specifically designed for admitted students. 
  • A panel of current Chapman students to share their Chapman experience and allow for a Q&A period where admitted students and their families can ask questions to current Chapman students. 
  • A 90-minute walking tour of the campus and residence halls specifically tailored to admitted students and led by a current Chapman student. 

+ - Preview Day

Please join us on Saturday April 21, 2018 for Preview Day. 

Admitted students and their families are invited to come experience Chapman on this exciting day. You will have the opportunity to meet our distinguished faculty, experience campus, take tours and meet other admitted students. 

Check in will begin at 8:15 a.m. 
The Opening Session will begin promptly at 9:15 a.m. 

Registration will be available beginning in late February. Please save the date as we hope to see you there! 

+ - Admitted Student Receptions

Chapman University representatives will be traveling across the country to meet future Panthers! Come and meet other admitted students from your area, get your enrollment and financial and questions answered and hear about the Chapman difference. 

Dates and cities will be available for registration in early-Spring. 

Planning Your Visit

To help you plan your visit to Chapman University, here are a few resources we have put together.

Orange Accommodations

Orange Dining Options

Map and Parking

Arriving by Bus

Graduate Applicants

A tour is a great overview of our campus and campus resources, but much of the content will be geared towards undergraduate applicants. We encourage you to contact your admission counselor or program coordinator in order to answer any questions you might have about the program or admission requirements during your visit.