Orientation 2020

Fenestra: Open Your Window of Opportunity

Join us on August 29 at 7:00 P.M. PT Virtual Welcome Celebration 

jerry price

Welcome From Jerry Price, Dean of Students!

Let’s start with the elephant in the room: I feel I can say with complete confidence that none of you would have preferred to start your Chapman career this way. You would prefer to be moving into residence halls together, going to big events where you would meet dozens and dozens of fellow new students, and then walking the campus to scope out your future classrooms. Unfortunately, that is not how this academic year is going to start… Read More

Jerry Price, Ph.D.
Dean of Students and Vice President for Student Affairs

Greetings from Your Fellow Panthers

Orientation Schedules

All orientation events and town halls will be held in Pacific Daylight Time

Sessions via Microsoft Teams have been recorded and are available. Please click the link of the session to access the recording.

First Year Students

Monday, August 24th (Move in) 

9:00 a.m. 5:00 p.m.
Residence Life Check-In
Location: Residence Halls
(Your exact day and time will be provided via email. Please reference the housing assignment email if you have questions.) 

6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Fenestra Community Coordinator Social
Formathttps://chapman.zoom.us/j/97370811366 Meeting ID: 973 7081 1366
Come meet your Fenestra Community Coordinators (FCC) and socialize with other incoming students. FCCs will facilitate numerous ice breakers and get-to-know-you activities. Students will have the opportunity to attend one of the four sessions that are offered. Please choose the social that works best for you! 


Tuesday, August 25th (Move in)

9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. 
Residence Life Check-In
Location: Residence Halls
(Your exact day and time will be provided via email. Please reference the housing assignment email if you have questions.) 

6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Fenestra Community Coordinator Social
Format: https://chapman.zoom.us/j/95722761424 Meeting ID: 957 2276 1424
Come meet your Fenestra Community Coordinators (FCC) and socialize with other incoming students. FCCs will facilitate numerous ice breakers and get-to-know-you activities. Students will have the opportunity to attend one of the four sessions that are offered. Please choose the social that works best for you! 


Wednesday, August 26th 
8:00
 a.m– 9:00 a.m.
International Student Orientation
International Students Living Outside the U.S.
Formathttps://chapman.zoom.us/j/96817638372
Join us for the International Student Orientation. We will provide a welcoming and exciting environment to make connections with new and current students as well as staff at Chapman. The orientation for international students studying outside the US is designed to assist you with your transition to Chapman University and provide you with resources to stay connected with CU through the semester. This orientation session is specific for international students that are studying remotely, outside the USA.  

9:00 a.m– 10:30 a.m.
International Student Orientation
International Students Living in the U.S.
Formathttps://chapman.zoom.us/j/97637675876
Join us for the International Student Orientation. We will provide a welcoming and exciting environment to make connections with new and current students as well as staff at Chapman. Orientation for international students is designed to assist you with your transition to life in the United States and Chapman University with an emphasis on our services and resources. This orientation session is specific for international students that are studying remotely, within the USA. 

11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Fenestra Community Coordinator Social
Formathttps://chapman.zoom.us/j/97043727214 Meeting ID: 970 4372 7214
Come meet your Fenestra Community Coordinators (FCC) and socialize with other incoming students. FCCs will facilitate numerous ice breakers and get-to-know-you activities. Students will have the opportunity to attend one of the four sessions that are offered. Please choose the social that works best for you! 

4:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Black Student Orientation
Formatsee email from Justin Riley
Black Student Orientation will feature an intimate Q&A conversation with current Black and African American students and alumni. You will have the opportunity to connect with Black and African American faculty, staff and other incoming first year and transfer students. Parents and siblings are welcome.   

6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Fenestra Community Coordinator Social
Format: https://chapman.zoom.us/j/92265104110 Meeting ID: 922 6510 4110
Come meet your Fenestra Community Coordinators (FCC) and socialize with other incoming students. FCCs will facilitate numerous ice breakers and get-to-know-you activities. Students will have the opportunity to attend one of the four sessions that are offered. Please choose the social that works best for you! 


Thursday, August 27th 

9:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. 
Fenestra Forum
Formatsee email from orientation@chapman.edu sent on August 24th
During your Fenestra Forum sessions throughout the week, you will meet with your Orientation Leaders and classmates from your major. These sessions are a time to get to know your peers, learn what Chapman has to offer, discuss Orientation events and understand what to expect during the week. 

11:15 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.
Academics: Policies and Programs for Graduation Success
FormatMicrosoft Teams, click here
Getting your degree is the ultimate goal! This session will help you learn everything you need to know in order to graduate with the most success in the least amount of time. From academic policies and procedures that often trip up students (including Chapman’s general education requirements), to the resources and people that are here to help you  all will be covered in a jam-packed session with the Vice Provost for Undergraduate Education.   

1:15 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Faculty Panel
Format: Microsoft Teams, click here
Come to this session to engage with faculty and receive advice and guidance from the professors you will interact with throughout your experience at Chapman. You will have the opportunity to ask faculty all your questions about what to expect in your virtual classroom.   

2:15 p.m. – 3:45 p.m.
Departmental Major Meetings
Format: see end of schedule to view department meeting information
This is an opportunity to meet staff and faculty members from your major and gain insight into your program. 

4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Student Business Services and Financial Aid Info Session
Format: Microsoft Teams, click here
Student Business Services and Office of Financial Aid will provide information regarding billing, loans and scholarships. This content is available for both families and students to view.  

6:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
Fenestra Forum
Formatsee previous email from orientation@chapman.edu sent on August 24th
Orientation Leaders will conduct a Q&A session for any and all questions you may have as well as facilitatsome pre-Playfair fun.  

8:30 p.m. – 9:45 p.m.
Playfair
Format: Zoom
This is an experience you will never forget! Join your entire incoming class for a night of silly fun. Bring your energy and personality with every large group ice breaker. 1,000-person limit, the link will go live 10 minutes prior. You don’t want to miss out on the fun!


Friday, August 28th 

10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Fenestra Forum
Formatsee previous email from orientation@chapman.edu sent on August 24th
Orientation Leaders will create a dialogue about Wellness resources at Chapman and administer a survey. 

1:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.
We Are Chapman: Exploring Identity, Empathy, and Community
Format: Please use the same Zoom link for your Fenestra Forum, information sent on August 24th
This mandatory session showcases the diverse cultures and experiences that make up the Chapman community. You will learn about the identities and experiences of five Chapman students, while also having the opportunity to reflect on your personal identities and experiences. When we have a deeper understanding of our own identity and empathy for the identities of others, we create a stronger and more inclusive community. Orientation leaders will facilitate a conversation reflecting on important themes presented through the stories shared.   

4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. 
College Welcome Receptions
Formatsee end of schedule to view college reception information
This is an opportunity to mix and mingle with staff and faculty members from your college. 

5:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Getting Involved Social
Formathttps://chapman.zoom.us/j/98088527363
Come learn about the various ways to get involved on campus, no matter where you currently live! Preview some of the exciting ways you can immerse yourself into Chapman student life, hear from current student leaders about how getting involved has made their Chapman experience memorable, and connect with your peers who have similar interests!  

8:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Live IG Concert: Ronobir Lahiri
FormatInstagram Live @chapmanrlfye
Tune in to our Instagram Live with one of Chapman’s favorite performers, Ronobir Lahiri. Listen to current popular music and some fan favorites on a sitar.   


Saturday, August 29th 

10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. 
We Are Chapman: Building a Campus Climate of Allyship
Format: Microsoft Teams, click here
You will need to log in to this presentation with your Chapman credentials
This is a mandatory session that will build upon We Are Chapman: Exploring Identity, Empathy, and Community to continue reflection and discussion about diversity, equity and inclusion on a college campus. Through videos, short activities and discussion, you will reflect about the interpersonal dynamics of diversity, the complexity of identity, and the importance of being inclusive of those with identities that are unlike your own. In addition, you will learn about all the departments, clubs and programs that exist to advance diversity and inclusion at Chapman. Your knowledge in these areas is vital for building a welcoming campus climate for all Chapman students. 

1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Becoming a Healthy Panther
Format: Microsoft Teams, click here
You will need to log in to this presentation with your Chapman credentials
This mandatory session continues the content covered during your online module. Dr. Dani Smith, Director of PEER and Health Education, will present content on interpersonal and relationship violence prevention as well as information regarding Chapman University’s sexual misconduct response. This component will discuss Federal, State and Local laws regarding consent and intimacy and also educate students about the reporting process. 

2:15 p.m. – 3:15 p.m.
Table Talks with the We Are Chapman Speakers
Format: https://chapman.zoom.us/j/95520242349 Meeting ID: 955 2024 2349
You will have the opportunity to ask questionsengage and continue the conversation on identity, empathy and community with the speakers of We Are Chapman! 

3:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Affinity Socials
Format: See Below
Students will meet staff and other students that identify, or are currently exploring their identity, within a certain affinity. Please pop in and out of the socials that you want to attend!

First Generation College Students
Format: https://chapman.zoom.us/j/93901929124
Meet other students who are the first in their family to go to college! Learn about the resources available to you and how to make the most of Chapman as a first-generation student. 

International Students
Formathttps://chapman.zoom.us/j/96721194042
Join us for the first International Affinity Social of the semester. During the social, you will be introduced to current students that are members of the International Student Ambassadors, engage in virtual social activities and start building community with members of the Chapman community.

Spiritual Exploration Social
Formathttps://chapman.zoom.us/j/99986595920
The Fish Interfaith Center on the Chapman University campus offers opportunities for students who are interested in spirituality of any type. If you consider yourself simply a “Seeker,” curious about developing your spiritual path, practicing meditation, or learning about different religions, we have opportunities for you. If you are involved in or interested in a particular spiritual path, such as Buddhism, Christianity, Islam, Sikhismor Judaism, we can connect you with student groups to pursue your faith journey. We have programs for Christian Church (Disciples of Christ), United Church of Christ, Latter-day Saints, Catholic, non-denominational and other Christian students as well. Finally, our beautiful Wallace All Faiths Chapel, located in the Fish Interfaith Center, is here for your use! Come and meet our staff and find out about programs and space available at Chapman for you!

Students with Disabilities
Formathttps://chapman.zoom.us/s/94042694923 Meeting ID: 940 4269 4923
This social is an opportunity for our incoming students with disabilities to network, ask questions and dialogue as we enjoy each other’s company and experience. This will be a great time to gather to begin the process of building a community within the Chapman community and discovering the resources available to you as you navigate your college experience. 

LGBTQIA+ Community
Formathttps://chapman.zoom.us/j/93508562519 Meeting ID: 935 0856 2519
Chapman’s LGBTQIA+ (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer/Questioning, Intersex & Asexual) staff, faculty and students are thrilled to welcome the Class of 2024 into our open and welcoming community!  This social will provide a chance for new students to explore ways to get involved in the LGBTQIA+ community here on campus through organizations such as Chapman Feminists, Queer and Trans People of Color Collective (QTPOC) and Queer Straight Alliance (QSA), mix and mingle with other like-minded individuals, and begin building a network of support to enrich their Chapman experience.

Students Who Identify as Womxn
Format: https://chapman.zoom.us/j/94709314014 Meeting ID: 947 0931 4014
Come to this social for the chance to network with womxn who have the potential to affect Chapman University in a positive and significant way. Womxn are shifting both the academic and work world and this social is a great way to meet your peers, start the process of supporting one another and learn about the resources Chapman has to help you successfully navigate your college career.

Students Who Identify as BIPOC (Black, Indigenous and People of Color)  Formathttps://chapman.zoom.us/j/91269118156 Meeting ID: 912 6911 8156
This social is an opportunity for our incoming BIPOC students to network, ask questions and dialogue as we enjoy each other’s company and experience. This will be a great time to gather to begin the process of building a community within the Chapman community. 

5:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Fenestra Forum
Formatsee previous email from orientation@chapman.edu sent on August 24th 
Join your Orientation Leaders to gain Chapman insight and a space to connect with your peers.  

7:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Welcome Celebration
Format: premiering and streaming on this page!
This is our Welcome Celebration to mark the official start of the academic year. President Struppa launches the semester, Dean Price welcomes the incoming class and their families, and more! This year, we’re taking all the traditional elements with us into the virtual world. This is your welcome into the Chapman Family!  

8:30 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.
Student Org Night
Format: Links to be provided soon! 
Engage with the following student organizations via various platforms. Meet and mingle with student org members and engage in a variety of fun activities. 

Zoom Arcade Game Night with Intervarsity (8:30-10:00pm) https://intervarsity.zoom.us/j/9513675100 The night will have a variety of super fun activities to choose from! Various games ranging from chill to competitive for all personalities. Bring your best game face and be ready to win some great prizes!

The Player’s Society Presents: A Time of Revelry and Not Being Alone on a Saturday Night (8:30-10:00pm) https://discord.gg/d5GJ9c9  Come hang out with members of Chapman’s most chaotic theater club as we talk about what we’re up to this year, share some shameless selves, and move into silly game playing over Discord.

Black Student Union Trivia Night! (8:30-10:00pm) https://chapman.zoom.us/j/95129099230 Join us for a fun night of Black-centered trivia that will leave your spirits high along with a Q&A at the end!

A Summer in Madtown: An Original Song Cycle (8:30-9:00pm) https://us02web.zoom.us/j/8627330267?pwd=UVZSdHQvUzNMT0FLNGFXblhlYnQydz09  A preview of and talkback on Michael Gribble’s original song cycle—an Archetypes production moved online due to COVID-19.

Club 55’s Disney Minnie Games! (8:30-10:00pm) https://chapman.zoom.us/j/95544917321 Join us and find others who love the same parts of Disney you do! Identify settings in Disneyland and Disney Films, guess the price of the Cinderella Castle, and draw Mickey at our Animation Academy session at 9:30pm!

Well Played: Jackbox Game Night (8:30-10:00pm) https://discord.gg/SGXdmzG Come and meet members of our gaming club, Well Played, while playing Jackbox Games!

Acts College Ministry Intro Night (8:30-10:00pm) https://tinyurl.com/chapman-acts Come on out for a time of games and Christian fellowship! We will share who we are and our upcoming plans for the school year as well as answer any questions you may have about Chapman.

Conversations with KAPi (8:30-10:00pm) https://chapman.zoom.us/j/99762222467 Come meet the active members of Kappa Alpha Pi, Chapman’s only pre-law, co-ed fraternity!  Presentations from 8:30-9:30, and legal trivia from 9:30-10:00!

Q&A with the Chaptones! (8:30-9:15pm) https://chapman.zoom.us/j/5556246252  Come listen to some of our previous recordings and award-winning ICCA sets while we answer your questions about our group and our experiences with a cappella at Chapman.

White Coats in Training (8:45-9:45pm) https://www.netflix.com/title/70140391?npServerId=s20&npSessionId=0dfff16592425599 Come meet the Pre-PA Club and watch some Grey’s Anatomy!

Insight into Gamma Beta Phi (8:45-9:45pm) https://chapman.zoom.us/j/95657619205 Join us on Zoom to become future leaders and learn more about service experience through this honor society!

Virtual Meet and Greet with GMMA (8:45-9:45pm) https://us02web.zoom.us/j/88136153828?pwd=dGNpYVVLZFoxWUs0ekNQZXpjdlIwdz09 Welcome to Chapman’s Global Medical Missions Alliance (GMMA)! We want to introduce ourselves and get to know you better through a Zoom session with health professionals and fellow pre-health students!

Jackbox Games with APO (8:45-9:30pm) zoom.us/j/8712161925 Play Jackbox Party with current and fellow potential brothers of Alpha Phi Omega, a national service fraternity, to learn more about the organization and their leaders.

Arabic Club’s at Home Scavenger Hunt (9:00-10:00pm) https://chapman.zoom.us/j/93379384062?pwd=Wi9nRWdycFhQcWQ3WlFKaWtpd2c0UT09 Join us for an at home scavenger hunt to help us learn more about each other. You will laugh and we will answer all your questions regarding our club!

Intro to Nikkei Student Union 101 (9:00-10:00pm) https://chapman.zoom.us/j/97756434520 Interested in meeting friends that share similar interests while learning about Japanese-American culture? Come hear about Chapman’s Nikkei (Japanese-American) Student Union through a very brief presentation followed by a Q&A with current executive board members and some fun online games!

Sharing the Veg Club Lifestyle Through Videos (9:00-10:00pm) https://chapman.zoom.us/j/9690181336 Join us as we play YouTube videos of vegan cooking as well as a taste test video we made as a club!

B+ Foundation @Chapman University (9:00-9:30pm) https://workcare.zoom.us/j/5190615688 This information and trivia event will bring like-minded people together—specifically those interested in helping others. Freshman year is both an exciting and scary time! B+ is welcoming to all and excited to not only team up with the incoming class, but to act as mentors as well!

Game Night Get to Know with the Spoonies (9:00-10:00pm) https://chapman.zoom.us/j/93750944541 Get involved with the disability community at Chapman and join us for a reading of Christine Miserandino’s Spoon Theory and a game of “Spoonies I Have”, the Chapman Spoonies’ reverse version of Never Have I Ever as we bond over shared Spoonies and ally experiences.

Zoom Pictionary with Orange Christian Students (9:00-9:45pm) https://chapman.zoom.us/j/94962270747 Come play Pictionary on Zoom with our club and learn more about us and the events we host.

Game Night with Chapman Circle K International Club! (9:00-9:45pm) https://chapman.zoom.us/j/94430180551 Come join our chapter of the world’s largest collegiate service organization for a game night and to learn more about who we are, what we do, and upcoming volunteer opportunities!

Welcome to APSA (9:15-10:00pm) https://meet.google.com/jdn-fxit-xst Come learn about APSA, play a Kahoot trivia game based on Asian culture and events, and get to know our members through a Q&A.

American Cancer Society on Campus (9:30-10:00pm) https://chapman.zoom.us/j/94384852661 Join us for a brief introduction to our club and a chance to win awesome prizes!


Sunday, August 30th 

10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
Religious/Spiritual Information Session: FISH – Finding Inner Strength and Healing
Format: https://chapman.zoom.us/j/95377746514 Meeting ID: 953 7774 6514
Join us to explore religious/spiritual life at Chapman University! Looking to learn more about a religious or spiritual student organization? Want to know what programs the Interfaith Center offers? Drop in and ask questions of our staff and Chaplains! We are here to support you developing your spiritual path while attending Chapman! The Fish Interfaith Center is here to help you shape your unique spiritual journey and to help you in Finding Inner Strength and Healing. 

10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
Virtual Zumba with Sabrina
Format: Students can reserve their spot for Zumba beginning August 26 on The Rec Portal.
Fitness and Recreation Services invites you to join Fitness Session Leader, Sabrina, for a live Zumba session on Zoom. Sunday. August 30 at 10am. The class combines dance moves with Latin and international music. This all-levels routine is a fun and easy way to get in both cardio and muscle toning. Meet other new students and get active before the Fall semester begins! 

You must register for a Free Student Membership (beginning August 26). Get your membership and sign-up for Zumba on the Rec Portal. 

11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Fenestra Forum
Formatsee previous email from orientation@chapman.edu sent on August 24th
It’s not goodbye, it’s a see you later!  

1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Regional Receptions
Formatsee below for links
Chapman is lucky to have students come from across the United States. Attend one of these receptions to meet students from your region, learn about the “must-sees” in Southern California and find out about locales that will surely remind you of home!

Pacific Northwest + Pacific Ocean: https://chapman.zoom.us/j/93940042130 Meeting ID: 939 4004 2130
Mountain States + Midwest: https://chapman.zoom.us/j/96045683945 Meeting ID: 960 4568 3945
Southwest: https://chapman.zoom.us/j/99421683614 Meeting ID: 994 2168 3614
Northeast: https://chapman.zoom.us/s/94237817060 Meeting ID: 942 3781 7060
Southern: https://chapman.zoom.us/s/97755490837 Meeting ID: 977 5549 0837
Northern California: https://chapman.zoom.us/j/93355438492 Meeting ID: 933 5543 8492
Southern California: https://chapman.zoom.us/s/92963743383 Meeting ID: 929 6374 3383 

2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Honors Dessert Bash
Format: Zoom – see email from Ashley Cosgrove
Students who have been admitted into the University Honors Program will be introduced to the program as well as meet their mentors and other returning Honors students, faculty and staff at the Dessert Bash. This will be a chance for incoming students to introduce themselves, ask any questions they may have and find out about opportunities to become involved with Honors in this coming year.  

3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Italian Studies Meet and Greet
FormatZoom – see email from Federico Pacchioni
Students who are taking their first Italian class this fall will be introduced to the program as well as meet their professors, representatives of the Italian Club and other returning Italian students. This will be a chance for incoming students to introduce themselves, ask any questions they may have, and find out about opportunities to enrich their study of Italian language and culture and become involved with Italian Studies in the coming year. 


Departmental Major Meeting Locations

Argyros School of Business and Economics: https://chapman.zoom.us/j/6489741218 

Attallah College of Educational Studies: https://chapman.zoom.us/j/92711154318

Integrated Educational Studies: https://chapman.zoom.us/j/92711154318

College of Performing Arts:

Crean College of Health and Behavioral Sciences:

School of Communication: https://chapman.zoom.us/j/98864497697

Dodge College of Film and Media Arts:
ALL Dodge Welcome Overview
2:15pm – 3:00pm: TEAMS LIVE EVENT click here
Breakout Sessions: 3:00pm – 3:45pm

Fowler School of Engineering:
https://chapman.zoom.us/j/94811468221?pwd=VHVLS3pHbStkdFJmb0h6R2J4RkhqUT09 Meeting ID: 948 1146 8221 Passcode: FSEclass24 

Schmid College of Science and Technology:

Pre-Pharmacy Freshman Early Assurance Program: https://chapman.zoom.us/j/97249162317 

Wilkinson College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences: 

  • Art: look for an email from your Department Chair
  • Art History: look for an email from your Department Chair
  • Graphic Design: look for an email from your Department Chair
  • English: look for an email from your Department Chair
  • Creative Writing: look for an email from your Department Chair
  • History: look for an email from your Department Chair
  • French: look for an email from your Department Chair
  • Spanish: look for an email from your Department Chair
  • Political Science: look for an email from your Department Chair
  • Peace Studies: look for an email from your Department Chair
  • Philosophy: look for an email from your Department Chair
  • Religious Studies: look for an email from your Department Chair
  • Sociology: look for an email from your Department Chair  

Undeclared: https://chapman.zoom.us/j/94941134410 


College Welcome Receptions Format: 

Argyros School of Business and Economics: https://chapman.zoom.us/j/6489741218

Attallah College of Educational Studies: https://chapman.zoom.us/j/98668481970

College of Performing Arts: 

Crean College of Health and Behavioral Sciences:

School of Communication: https://chapman.zoom.us/j/99440505156

Fowler School of Engineering: https://chapman.zoom.us/j/95995663727 Meeting ID: 959 9566 3727

Pre-Pharmacy Freshman Early Assurance Program: https://chapman.zoom.us/j/95323178116 Meeting ID: 953 2317 8116

Schmid College of Science and Technology: https://chapman.zoom.us/j/92426337079?pwd=L2pNWXJWb1lSZzJLM3ZrdUVxelZmQT09 Meeting ID: 924 2633 7079 Password: Welcome2SC 

Wilkinson College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences: Facebook Live Event- click here

Undeclared: https://chapman.zoom.us/j/97109964314

Dodge College of Film and Media Arts is not hosting a reception

Transfer Students

Wednesday, August 26th 

8:00 a.m 9:00 a.m.
International Student Orientation
International Students Living Outside the U.S.
Format: https://chapman.zoom.us/j/96817638372
Join us for the International Student Orientation. We will provide a welcoming and exciting environment to make connections with new and current students as well as staff at Chapman. The orientation for international students studying outside the US is designed to assist you with your transition to Chapman University and provide you with resources to stay connected with CU through the semester. This orientation session is specific for international students that are studying remotely, outside the USA. 

 9:00 a.m 10:30 a.m.
International Student Orientation
International Students Living in the U.S.
Format: https://chapman.zoom.us/j/97637675876
Join us for the International Student Orientation. We will provide a welcoming and exciting environment to make connections with new and current students as well as staff at Chapman. Orientation for international students is designed to assist you with your transition to life in the United States and Chapman University with an emphasis on our services and resources. This orientation session is specific for international students that are studying remotely, within the USA. 

11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Fenestra Community Coordinator Social
Formathttps://chapman.zoom.us/j/97043727214 Meeting ID: 970 4372 7214 
Come meet your Fenestra Community Coordinators (FCC) and socialize with other incoming students. FCCs will facilitate numerous ice breakers and get-to-know-you activities. Students will have the opportunity to attend one of the four sessions that are offered. 

4:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Black Student Orientation
Format: see email from Justin Riley
Black Student Orientation will feature an intimate Q&A conversation with current Black and African American students and alumni. You will have the opportunity to connect with Black and African American faculty, staff and other incoming first year and transfer students. Parents and siblings are welcome.  

6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Fenestra Community Coordinator Social
Formathttps://chapman.zoom.us/j/92265104110 Meeting ID: 922 6510 4110 
Come meet your Fenestra Community Coordinators (FCC) and socialize with other incoming students. FCCs will facilitate numerous ice breakers and get-to-know-you activities. Students will have the opportunity to attend any of the three sessions that are offered. 

 


Thursday, August 27th

10:00 a.m. – 11:30 p.m.
Transfer Forum
Format: see email from orientation@chapman.edu
During your Transfer Forum sessions throughout the week, you will meet with your Orientation Leaders and other incoming peers. These sessions are a time to get to know your peers, learn what Chapman has to offer, discuss Orientation events and understand what to expect during the week. 

1:15 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Faculty Panel
Format: Microsoft Teams, click here
Come to this session to engage with faculty and receive advice and guidance from the professors you will interact with throughout your experience at Chapman. You will have the opportunity to ask faculty all your questions about what to expect in your virtual classroom.   

4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Student Business Services and Financial Aid Info Session
Format: Microsoft Teams, click here
Student Business Services and Office of Financial Aid will provide information regarding billing, loans and scholarships. This content is available for both families and students to view. 

6:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
Transfer Forum
Formatsee previous email from orientation@chapman.edu
Orientation Leaders will create a dialogue about Wellness at Chapman. 

8:30 p.m. – 9:45 p.m.
Playfair
FormatZoom
This is an experience you will never forget! Join your entire incoming class for a night of silly fun. Bring your energy and personality with every large group ice breaker. 1,000-person limit, please arrive early to not miss out on all the fun.  

 


Friday, August 28th 

9:15. a.m. – 10:15 a.m.
Transfer Foundations: Policies and Programs for Graduation Success
Format: Microsoft Teams, click here
Transfer students have many challenges. This session will help you learn everything you need to know in order to graduate with the most success in the least amount of time.  From academic policies and procedures that often trip up transfer students (including Chapman’s general education requirements), to the resources and people that are here to help you  all will be covered in a jam-packed session with the Vice Provost for Undergraduate Education.  

10:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Departmental Major Meetings
Format: see end of schedule to view department meeting information
This is an opportunity to meet staff and faculty members from your major. 

1:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.
We Are Chapman: Exploring Identity, Empathy, and Community
Format: see previous email from orientation@chapman.edu 
This mandatory session showcases the diverse cultures and experiences that make up the Chapman community. You will learn about the identities and experiences of five Chapman students, while also having the opportunity to reflect on your personal identities and experiences. When we have a deeper understanding of our own identity and empathy for the identities of others, we create a stronger and more inclusive community. Orientation leaders will facilitate a conversation reflecting on important themes presented through the stories shared. 

4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. 
College Welcome Receptions
Formatsee end of schedule to view college reception information
This is an opportunity to mix and mingle with staff and faculty members from your college. 

5:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Getting Involved Social
Format: https://chapman.zoom.us/j/98088527363
Come learn about the various ways to get involved on campus, no matter where you currently live! Preview some of the exciting ways you can immerse yourself into Chapman student life, hear from current student leaders about how getting involved has made their Chapman experience memorable, and connect with your peers who have similar interests! 

8:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Live IG Concert: Ronobir Lahiri
Format: Instagram Live @chapmanrlfye
Tune in to our Instagram Live with one of Chapman’s favorite performers, Ronobir Lahiri. Listen to current popular music and some fan favorites on a sitar.    

 


Saturday, August 29th 

10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
We Are Chapman: Building a Campus Climate of Allyship
Format: Microsoft Teams, click here
You will need to log in to this presentation with your Chapman credentials
This is a mandatory session that will build upon We Are Chapman: Exploring Identity, Empathy, and Community to continue reflection and discussion about diversity, equity and inclusion on a college campus. Through videos, short activities and discussion, you will reflect about the interpersonal dynamics of diversity, the complexity of identity, and the importance of being inclusive of those with identities that are unlike your own. In addition, you will learn about all the departments, clubs and programs that exist to advance diversity and inclusion at Chapman. Your knowledge in these areas is vital for building a welcoming campus climate for all Chapman students. 

1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Becoming a Healthy Panther
Format: Microsoft Teams, click here
You will need to log in to this presentation with your Chapman credentials
This mandatory session continues the content covered during your online module. Dr. Dani Smith, Director of PEER and Health Education, will be presenting content on interpersonal and relationship violence prevention as well as information regarding Chapman University’s sexual misconduct response. This component will discuss Federal, State and Local laws regarding consent and intimacy and educate students about the reporting process. 

2:15 p.m. – 3:15 p.m.
Table Talks with the We Are Chapman Speakers
Format: https://chapman.zoom.us/j/95520242349 Meeting ID: 955 2024 2349 
You will have the opportunity to ask questions, engage and continue the conversation on identity, empathy and community with the speakers of We Are Chapman!  

3:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Affinity Socials
Format: See Below
Students will meet staff and other students that identify, or are currently exploring their identity, within a certain affinity. Please pop in and out of any social you want to attend! 

First-Generation College Students
Format: https://chapman.zoom.us/j/93901929124
Meet other students who are the first in their family to go to college! Learn about the resources available to you and how to make the most of Chapman as a first-generation student. 

International Students
Format: https://chapman.zoom.us/j/96721194042
Join us for the first International Affinity Social of the semester. During the social, you will be introduced to current students that are members of the International Student Ambassadors, engage in virtual social activities and start building community with members of the Chapman community. 

Spiritual Exploration Social
Formathttps://chapman.zoom.us/j/99986595920
The Fish Interfaith Center on the Chapman University campus offers opportunities for students who are interested in spirituality of any type. If you consider yourself simply a “Seeker,” curious about developing your spiritual path, practicing meditation or learning about different religions, we have opportunities for you. If you are involved in or interested in a particular spiritual path, such as Buddhism, Christianity, Islam, Sikhism, or Judaism, we can connect you with student groups to pursue your faith journey. We have programs for Christian Church (Disciples of Christ), United Church of Christ, Latter-day Saints, Catholic, non-denominational and other Christian students as well. Finally, our beautiful Wallace All Faiths Chapel, located in the Fish Interfaith Center, is here for your use! Come and meet our staff and find out about programs and space available at Chapman for you!  

Students with Disabilities
Format: https://chapman.zoom.us/s/94042694923 Meeting ID: 940 4269 4923 
This social is an opportunity for our incoming students with disabilities to network, ask questions and dialogue as we enjoy each other’s company and experience. This will be a great time to gather to begin the process of building a community within the Chapman community and discovering the resources available to you as you navigate your college experience.  

LGBTQIA+ Community
Format: https://chapman.zoom.us/j/93508562519 Meeting ID: 935 0856 2519 
Chapman’s LGBTQIA+ (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer/Questioning, Intersex & Asexual) staff, faculty and students are thrilled to welcome the Class of 2023 into our open and welcoming community!  This social will provide a chance for new students to explore ways to get involved in the LGBTQIA+ community here on campus through organizations such as Chapman Feminists, Queer and Trans People of Color Collective (QTPOC) and Queer Straight Alliance (QSA), mix and mingle with other like-minded individuals, and begin building a network of support to enrich their Chapman experience. 

Students Who Identify as Womxn
Format: https://chapman.zoom.us/j/94709314014 Meeting ID: 947 0931 4014
Come to this social for the chance to network with womxn who have the potential to affect Chapman University in a positive and significant way. Womxn are shifting both the academic and work world and this social is a great way to meet your peers, start the process of supporting one another and learn about the resources Chapman has to help you successfully navigate your college career. 

Students Who Identify as BIPOC (Black, Indigenous and People of Color)
Formathttps://chapman.zoom.us/j/91269118156 Meeting ID: 912 6911 8156
This social is an opportunity for our incoming BIPOC students to network, ask questions, and dialogue as we enjoy each other’s company and experience. This will be a great time to gather to begin the process of building a community within the Chapman community.  

5:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Transfer Forum
Formatsee previous email from orientation@chapman.edu
Join your Orientation Leaders to gain Chapman insight and a space to connect with your peers. 

7:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Welcome Celebration
Format: premiering and streaming on this page!
This is our Welcome Celebration to mark the official start of the academic year. President Struppa launches the semester, Dean Price welcomes the incoming class and their families, and more! This year, we’re taking all the traditional elements with us into the virtual world. This is your welcome into the Chapman Family!  

8:30 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.
Student Org Night
Format: Links to be provided soon!
Engage with student organizations via various platforms. Meet and mingle with student org members and engage in a variety of fun activities. 

Zoom Arcade Game Night with Intervarsity (8:30-10:00pm) https://intervarsity.zoom.us/j/9513675100 The night will have a variety of super fun activities to choose from! Various games ranging from chill to competitive for all personalities. Bring your best game face and be ready to win some great prizes!

The Player’s Society Presents: A Time of Revelry and Not Being Alone on a Saturday Night (8:30-10:00pm) https://discord.gg/d5GJ9c9  Come hang out with members of Chapman’s most chaotic theater club as we talk about what we’re up to this year, share some shameless selves, and move into silly game playing over Discord.

Black Student Union Trivia Night! https://chapman.zoom.us/j/95129099230 (8:30-10:00pm) Join us for a fun night of Black-centered trivia that will leave your spirits high along with a Q&A at the end!

A Summer in Madtown: An Original Song Cycle (8:30-9:00pm) https://us02web.zoom.us/j/8627330267?pwd=UVZSdHQvUzNMT0FLNGFXblhlYnQydz09  A preview of and talkback on Michael Gribble’s original song cycle—an Archetypes production moved online due to COVID-19.

Club 55’s Disney Minnie Games! (8:30-10:00pm) https://chapman.zoom.us/j/95544917321 Join us and find others who love the same parts of Disney you do! Identify settings in Disneyland and Disney Films, guess the price of the Cinderella Castle, and draw Mickey at our Animation Academy session at 9:30pm!

Well Played: Jackbox Game Night (8:30-10:00pm) https://discord.gg/SGXdmzG Come and meet members of our gaming club, Well Played, while playing Jackbox Games!

Acts College Ministry Intro Night (8:30-10:00pm) https://tinyurl.com/chapman-acts Come on out for a time of games and Christian fellowship! We will share who we are and our upcoming plans for the school year as well as answer any questions you may have about Chapman.

Conversations with KAPi (8:30-10:00pm) https://chapman.zoom.us/j/99762222467 Come meet the active members of Kappa Alpha Pi, Chapman’s only pre-law, co-ed fraternity!  Presentations from 8:30-9:30, and legal trivia from 9:30-10:00!

Q&A with the Chaptones! (8:30-9:15pm) https://chapman.zoom.us/j/5556246252  Come listen to some of our previous recordings and award-winning ICCA sets while we answer your questions about our group and our experiences with a cappella at Chapman.

White Coats in Training (8:45-9:45pm) https://www.netflix.com/title/70140391?npServerId=s20&npSessionId=0dfff16592425599 Come meet the Pre-PA Club and watch some Grey’s Anatomy!

Insight into Gamma Beta Phi (8:45-9:45pm) https://chapman.zoom.us/j/95657619205 Join us on Zoom to become future leaders and learn more about service experience through this honor society!

Virtual Meet and Greet with GMMA (8:45-9:45pm) https://us02web.zoom.us/j/88136153828?pwd=dGNpYVVLZFoxWUs0ekNQZXpjdlIwdz09 Welcome to Chapman’s Global Medical Missions Alliance (GMMA)! We want to introduce ourselves and get to know you better through a Zoom session with health professionals and fellow pre-health students!

Jackbox Games with APO (8:45-9:30pm) zoom.us/j/8712161925 Play Jackbox Party with current and fellow potential brothers of Alpha Phi Omega, a national service fraternity, to learn more about the organization and their leaders.

Arabic Club’s at Home Scavenger Hunt (9:00-10:00pm) https://chapman.zoom.us/j/93379384062?pwd=Wi9nRWdycFhQcWQ3WlFKaWtpd2c0UT09 Join us for an at home scavenger hunt to help us learn more about each other. You will laugh and we will answer all your questions regarding our club!

Intro to Nikkei Student Union 101 (9:00-10:00pm) https://chapman.zoom.us/j/97756434520 Interested in meeting friends that share similar interests while learning about Japanese-American culture? Come hear about Chapman’s Nikkei (Japanese-American) Student Union through a very brief presentation followed by a Q&A with current executive board members and some fun online games!

Sharing the Veg Club Lifestyle Through Videos (9:00-10:00pm) https://chapman.zoom.us/j/9690181336 Join us as we play YouTube videos of vegan cooking as well as a taste test video we made as a club!

B+ Foundation @Chapman University (9:00-9:30pm) https://workcare.zoom.us/j/5190615688 This information and trivia event will bring like-minded people together—specifically those interested in helping others. Freshman year is both an exciting and scary time! B+ is welcoming to all and excited to not only team up with the incoming class, but to act as mentors as well!

Game Night Get to Know with the Spoonies (9:00-10:00pm) https://chapman.zoom.us/j/93750944541 Get involved with the disability community at Chapman and join us for a reading of Christine Miserandino’s Spoon Theory and a game of “Spoonies I Have”, the Chapman Spoonies’ reverse version of Never Have I Ever as we bond over shared Spoonies and ally experiences.

Zoom Pictionary with Orange Christian Students (9:00-9:45pm) https://chapman.zoom.us/j/94962270747 Come play Pictionary on Zoom with our club and learn more about us and the events we host.

Game Night with Chapman Circle K International Club! (9:00-9:45pm) https://chapman.zoom.us/j/94430180551 Come join our chapter of the world’s largest collegiate service organization for a game night and to learn more about who we are, what we do, and upcoming volunteer opportunities!

Welcome to APSA (9:15-10:00pm) https://meet.google.com/jdn-fxit-xst Come learn about APSA, play a Kahoot trivia game based on Asian culture and events, and get to know our members through a Q&A.

American Cancer Society on Campus (9:30-10:00pm) https://chapman.zoom.us/j/94384852661 Join us for a brief introduction to our club and a chance to win awesome prizes!


Sunday, August 30th 

10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
Religious/Spiritual Information Session: FISH – Finding Inner Strength and Healing
Format: https://chapman.zoom.us/j/95377746514 Meeting ID: 953 7774 6514
Join us to explore religious/spiritual life at Chapman University! Looking to learn more about a religious or spiritual student organization? Wanting to know what programs the Interfaith Center offers? Drop in and ask questions of our staff and Chaplains! We are here to support you developing your spiritual path while attending Chapman! The Fish Interfaith Center is here to help you shape your unique spiritual journey and to help you in Finding Inner Strength and Healing. 

10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
Virtual Zumba with Sabrina
Format: Students can reserve their spot for Zumba beginning August 26 on The Rec Portal.
Fitness and Recreation Services invites you to join Fitness Session Leader, Sabrina, for a live Zumba session on Zoom. Sunday, August 30 at 10am. The class combines dance moves with Latin and international music. This all-levels routine is a fun and easy way to get in both cardio and muscle toning. Meet other new students and get active before the Fall semester begins! 

You must register for a Free Student Membership (beginning August 26). Get your membership and sign-up for Zumba on the Rec Portal. 

11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Transfer Forum
Formatsee previous email from orientation@chapman.edu
It’s not goodbye, it’s a see you later! 

1:00pm – 2:00pm
Regional Receptions
Format: see below for links
Chapman is lucky to have students come from across the United States. Attend one of these receptions to meet students from your region, learn about the “must-sees” in Southern California and find out about locales that will surely remind you of home!

Pacific Northwest + Pacific Ocean: https://chapman.zoom.us/j/93940042130 Meeting ID: 939 4004 2130
Mountain States + Midwest: https://chapman.zoom.us/j/96045683945 Meeting ID: 960 4568 3945
Southwest: https://chapman.zoom.us/j/99421683614 Meeting ID: 994 2168 3614
Northeast: https://chapman.zoom.us/s/94237817060 Meeting ID: 942 3781 7060
Southern: https://chapman.zoom.us/s/97755490837 Meeting ID: 977 5549 0837
Northern California: https://chapman.zoom.us/j/93355438492 Meeting ID: 933 5543 8492
Southern California: https://chapman.zoom.us/s/92963743383 Meeting ID: 929 6374 3383 

2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Honors Dessert Bash
Format: Zoom – see email from Ashley Cosgrove
Students who have been admitted into the University Honors Program will be introduced to the program as well as meet their mentors and other returning Honors students, faculty and staff at the Dessert Bash. This will be a chance for incoming students to introduce themselves, ask any questions they may have and find out about opportunities to become involved with Honors in this coming year.  

3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Italian Studies Meet and Greet
Format: Zoom – see email from Federico Pacchioni
Students who are taking their first Italian class this fall will be introduced to the program as well as meet their professors, representatives of the Italian Club and other returning Italian students. This will be a chance for incoming students to introduce themselves, ask any questions they may have, and find out about opportunities to enrich study of Italian language and culture and become involved with Italian Studies in the coming year. 

 


Departmental Major Meeting Format: 

Argyros School of Business and Economics: https://chapman.zoom.us/j/6489741218

Attallah College of Educational Studies: https://chapman.zoom.us/j/96958344475

School of Communication: https://chapman.zoom.us/j/95239685518

Crean College of Health and Behavioral Sciences: see email from department chairs

Dodge College of Film and Media Arts:
ALL Dodge Welcome Overview 10:30am – 11:15am https://chapman.zoom.us/j/98235327109 Meeting ID: 982 3532 7109 

Breakout Sessions: 11:15am – 12:00pm

Schmid College of Science and Technology: https://chapman.zoom.us/j/9368638750 Meeting ID: 936 863 8750 

Fowler School of Engineering: https://chapman.zoom.us/j/91623749808?pwd=QXhoallHREsrcDVYSUFTVGxJeGZjdz09 Meeting ID: 916 2374 9808 Passcode: FSE2020 

Wilkinson College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences:

  • English: Look for an email from your Departmental Chair
  • Creative Writing: Look for an email from your Departmental Chair
  • History: Look for an email from your Departmental Chair
  • French: Look for an email from your Departmental Chair
  • Spanish: Look for an email from your Departmental Chair
  • Political Science: Look for an email from your Departmental Chair
  • Peace Studies: Look for an email from your Departmental Chair
  • Philosophy: Look for an email from your Departmental Chair
  • Religious Studies: Look for an email from your Departmental Chair
  • Sociology: Look for an email from your Departmental Chair
  • Art: Look for an email from your Departmental Chair
  • Art History: Look for an email from your Departmental Chair
  • Graphic Design: Look for an email from your Departmental Chair

Undeclared: https://chapman.zoom.us/j/94943360003


College Welcome Receptions Format: 

Argyros School of Business and Economics: https://chapman.zoom.us/j/6489741218 

Attallah College of Educational Studies: https://chapman.zoom.us/j/98668481970  

College of Performing Arts: 

Crean College of Health and Behavioral Sciences:

School of Communication: https://chapman.zoom.us/j/99440505156 

Fowler School of Engineering: https://chapman.zoom.us/j/95995663727  Meeting ID: 959 9566 3727 

School of Pharmacy: https://chapman.zoom.us/j/95323178116 Meeting ID: 953 2317 8116 

Schmid College of Science and Technology:
https://chapman.zoom.us/j/92426337079?pwd=L2pNWXJWb1lSZzJLM3ZrdUVxelZmQT09 Meeting ID: 924 2633 7079 Password: Welcome2SC 

Wilkinson College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences: Facebook Live Event- click here

Undeclared: https://chapman.zoom.us/j/97109964314 

Dodge College of Film and Media Arts is not hosting a reception

First Year & Transfer families

First Year & Transfer families
If families are unable to attend live events, most of the sessions will be recorded and made accessible at a later date.


Thursday, August 27th 

2:30pm-3:30pm 
Housing Info Session
Format: Microsoft Teams, click here
This session is for families with students currently living in Chapman housing
Representatives of Residence Life and First Year Experience will provide information for housing regulations, rules and how to keep your students safe.

2:30pm-3:30pm
Non-Residential Family Info Session
Format: Microsoft Teams, click here
Families are welcome to attend this session to learn about resources that their students can utilize to connect socially throughout the Fall semester.

4:00pm-5:00pm
Student Business Services and Financial Aid Info Session
Format: Microsoft Teams, click here
Student Business Services and Office of Financial Aid will provide information regarding billing, loans and scholarships. This content is available for both families and students to view.


Friday, August 28th  

8:00am-9:00am
Making the Transition
This session is for First Year Families
Format: Microsoft Teams, click here
Join Dr. Jerry Price, Vice President and Dean of Students; Marcela Mejia-Martinez, Assistant Vice President of Admission; and Dr. DeAnn Yocum Gaffney, Associate Vice President and Senior Associate Dean of Students, who will introduce student and campus services that address and promote student safety, health, and well-being.

9:15am-10:15am
Academic Life at Chapman
Format: Microsoft Teams, click here
During this session, you will learn about the key student services that will help promote your student’s academic success at Chapman.  Dr. Nina LeNoir, Vice Provost for Undergraduate Education, and representatives from the Academic Advising Center, Tutoring, Learning and Testing Center, Leatherby Libraries, Center for Global Education, Career and Professional Development, and the Center for Undergraduate Excellence will share information about their available resources.

10:30am-11:30am
Parent Student Panel
Format: Microsoft Teams, click here
Tune in to join current Chapman students and parents to discuss how families can support their new Panther.  Learn about the important role that families play in the college experience, discuss what it means to be involved in the Chapman community and, most importantly, get all of your questions answered.

12:30pm-1:30pm
Fraternity and Sorority Life Info Session
Format: Microsoft Teams, click here
Come and learn about the Chapman Fraternity and Sorority community. Hear from current fraternity and sorority students and staff about the membership experience, programs and events, and the benefits of this involvement opportunity.

3:00pm-4:00pm
Pre-Pharmacy Family Orientation
Format: https://chapman.zoom.us/j/91264427218 Meeting ID: 912 6442 7218
Dr. Laura Cook, Director of the Freshman Early Assurance Program, will facilitate an information session for new families to learn more about the program and how you play a role in the success of your student.

3:00pm-4:00pm
Just for Families
This session is for Transfer Families
Format: Microsoft Teams, click here
Join Dr. DeAnn Yocum Gaffney, Associate Vice President and Senior Associate Dean of Students, to introduce the student and campus services that address and promote student safety, health and well-being. This session is specific for transfer families.

4:00pm – 5:00pm
College Welcome Receptions
Format: see below
This is an opportunity to mix and mingle with staff and faculty members from your student’s college.

Argyros School of Business and Economics: https://chapman.zoom.us/j/6489741218 

Attallah College of Educational Studies: https://chapman.zoom.us/j/98668481970 

School of Communication: https://chapman.zoom.us/j/99440505156 

College of Performing Arts: 

Crean College of Health and Behavioral Sciences: 

Fowler School of Engineering: https://chapman.zoom.us/j/95995663727 Meeting ID: 959 9566 3727 

Pre-Pharmacy Freshman Early Assurance Program: https://chapman.zoom.us/j/95323178116 Meeting ID: 953 2317 8116 

Schmid College of Science and Technology: https://chapman.zoom.us/j/92426337079?pwd=L2pNWXJWb1lSZzJLM3ZrdUVxelZmQT09  Meeting ID: 924 2633 7079  Password: Welcome2SC 

Wilkinson College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences: Facebook Live Event- click here

Undeclared: https://chapman.zoom.us/j/97109964314 

Dodge College of Film and Media Arts is not hosting a reception

6:00pm-7:00pm
Cross-Cultural Parent Reception
Format: Zoom: https://chapman.zoom.us/j/7860246716
The Cross-Cultural Center invites parents to meet their professional staff and learn about identity-based, educational opportunities and resources available to their students.


Saturday, August 29th 

7:00pm – 8:00pm
Welcome Celebration
Format: premiering and streaming on this page!
This is our Welcome Celebration to mark the official start of the academic year. President Struppa launches the semester, Dean Price welcomes the incoming class and their families, and more! This year, we’re taking all the traditional elements with us into the virtual world. This is your welcome into the Chapman Family!

Graduate Students

Individual graduate programs conduct orientation programming for their students. Your program will be in touch with details on orientation activities.

Messages of Support

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, our incoming students have not been able to experience the same orientation traditions in person. To help comfort and celebrate them during this challenging time many shared words of wisdom, support or celebration with the students during orientation week.

New beginnings at #chapmanu

As new Panthers, you will encounter new people, beginnings and experiences. In order to document the tremendous transition to college, post photos on Instagram with #chapmanu. We want you to connect as you share your experiences digitally through social media! 

Select photos will be featured on Chapman’s main Instagram page and the Argyros Forum Student Union Gallery for the Chapman community to see. We want you to capture the breadth of experiences that you will encounter throughout your first year and beyond at Chapman!

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Save the Date: Virtual Chapman Family Homecoming

This year, we're bringing Chapman Family Homecoming to you! Join us October 5-10 for a weeklong virtual event where you can reconnect with your fellow Panthers, show your support for current students and celebrate everything that makes Chapman feel like home.