Learning takes place both within and outside of the classroom. Chapman fosters an environment in which it is expected that students will take responsibility for their learning and living. Through its various offices, the staff provides guidance, support and opportunities for student growth and development. Chapman believes in creating programs and services tailored to the individual needs of students.
Academic Advising Center
The Academic Advising Center guides and supports all undergraduate students in the development and achievement of their academic goals. The center provides advising services and resources for all incoming and continuing students and is specifically responsible for advising undeclared students and students on academic probation or subject to dismissal. Professional academic advisors offer general academic advising regarding degree requirements, University academic policies, the General Education program and overall academic planning, as well as language and mathematics placement testing services. Scheduled appointments and drop-in sessions are available, along with specific advising workshops and online advising when applicable. For more information and academic advising services available to undergraduate students please check out the Academic Advising Center website.
Chapman’s long and distinguished heritage in intercollegiate sports includes a total of seven NCAA national championships in the sports of baseball (3), men’s tennis (3) and softball. Students participate in NCAA Division III athletics, a non-scholarship division. Men’s sports include baseball, basketball, cross country, crew (club sport), football, golf, ice hockey (club sport), lacrosse (club sport), soccer, swimming and diving, tennis, track and field and water polo. Women’s sports include basketball, cross country, crew (club sport), golf, lacrosse, soccer, softball, swimming and diving, tennis, track and field, volleyball and water polo. Approximately 20 percent of Chapman’s student body participates in intercollegiate athletics, club sports or intramurals. Chapman University is a member of the Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference.
Student athletes as well as all students and members of the Chapman community who wish to keep physically fit have access to the facilities in the award-winning and uniquely designed Erin J. Lastinger Athletics Complex (which opened in August 2008). The facility includes the fully rebuilt 1,923-seat Ernie Chapman Stadium and Holly and David Wilson Field, constructed atop an underground parking facility. The Allred Aquatics Center and Olympic Pool features the 600-seat Frank E. and Mary Ann O’Bryan Aquatics Stadium and houses Chapman’s aquatics programs. The Lastinger Complex earned the “Facility of Merit” award at the Athletic Business Conference in 2010. The Harold Hutton Sports Center is home to Chapman’s indoor sports and seats 2,400 for basketball and volleyball competitions. Hutton also houses the Julianne Argyros Fitness Center open to the Chapman community. And in 2017, the Erin J. Lastinger ‘88 Tennis Complex opened its doors, featuring seven championship courts for intercollegiate and recreational use. For more information and hours of operation, please visit the Official Site of Chapman Athletics.
Career and Professional Development
Chapman University is every Panther’s career connection for life. The University is committed to providing all Panthers with the tools, resources and networking opportunities to help them find success and fulfillment in their professional endeavors during their time at Chapman and after graduating.
All students and alumni from every school and college at Chapman University have access to comprehensive personalized career support including university-wide career services with Career and professional Development and program-specific support with college career advisors or satellite career centers.
Services and events include personalized career coaching appointments, workshops, fairs, excursions, panels, and networking events. Topics range from resumes to cover letters, job search, career exploration, interviewing, skill development, networking and more.
View resources, search for jobs and internships, register for events and schedule career appointments by logging into Chapman’s Career Portal, Handshake, at www.chapman.joinhandshake.com.
Learn more about career services at Chapman University’s Career and Professional Development website.
Internship courses give students the opportunity to earn academic credit while gaining practical work experience, an increased understanding of and exposure to a given career field, opportunities to transform classroom knowledge into “real-world” application, technical skills and more. By successfully completing internships, students become increasingly competitive candidates in the job market.
Domestic internships within the U.S. are registered through Career and Professional Development. View registration steps, policies and requirements on the Internships at Chapman website.
International internships outside of the U.S. are registered through the Center for Global Education and more information about international internships can be found on the Center for Global Education website.
Center for Global Education
Students are encouraged to participate in a semester or academic year abroad. There are courses and programs to choose in all majors in almost every part of the world. Studying overseas provides a unique opportunity for fresh perspectives on international political, economic and social issues, interpersonal relationships and ultimate career choices. All regularly enrolled Chapman students with a minimum 3.000 GPA and at least a sophomore standing are eligible to participate. Many programs offered require no previous foreign language study. Students studying abroad through Chapman-approved programs are enrolled in a full course of study at the host institution and receive Chapman credit. Students are often pleasantly surprised to learn that the cost for studying abroad is comparable to the current cost of studying at Chapman. Most financial aid can apply depending on the program selected. The semester and academic year programs directly support Chapman’s emphasis on encouraging students to recognize and develop their roles as global citizens in an increasingly interdependent world. When enrolled full-time, students who complete a semester or more abroad automatically satisfy the Global Study portion of the General Education program. Courses taken abroad can satisfy major, minor or applicable General Education area requirements.
University wide and major-specific exchange programs bring international students to Chapman and allow Chapman students to fully integrate in a foreign university for a semester or academic year. Many universities have courses taught in English. There are opportunities for students to immerse themselves in language and culture programs. All regularly enrolled Chapman students with a minimum 3.000 GPA are eligible to apply. Typically, a student must have a junior standing to participate, although some programs welcome sophomores. Students studying abroad through Chapman-approved programs are enrolled in a full course of study at the host institution and receive Chapman credit.
Chapman faculty representing a wide range of academic departments lead domestic and international Travel Courses during the January interterm or summer session(s) for one to four weeks. All students are encouraged to participate in these courses in order to gain a broader perspective of other cultures. Participation in any Travel Course is authorized by the faculty group leader. Credit is awarded for the academic work involved in each program and may apply towards the Global Study portion of the general education requirements. Students may be eligible for a tuition waiver for their participation in a travel program.
International Internships promote a rich cultural immersion and advance students practical work experience, communication skills, leadership and teamwork. Internships help students prepare for a diverse and developing global industry. All programs are open to juniors and seniors in any major with a 3.000 or higher GPA. Students intern eight weeks and earn three credits, which can count towards the Global Study portion of the general education requirements. Students may be eligible for a tuition waiver for their participation in a Chapman Summer International Internship.
For more information on all of these Center for Global Education opportunities visit the Center for Global Education website.
Chapman University Campus Stores
University Bookstore, located in Bhathal Student Services Center, is your source for all Chapman University course materials. A large selection of new and used textbooks, rental eligible titles and eBooks are available with a variety of payment options. Refunds are accepted on course materials for a limited time. Please see a team member for details pertaining to the time of purchase policy.
A great selection of apparel and gifts are available, including merchandise for Crean College of Health and Behavioral Sciences, Fowler School of Law and School of Pharmacy. Supplies and convenience items are also available at the bookstore. Although used textbooks are bought back every day, during the final week of each semester, a “cash for books event” is hosted by the bookstore offering up to 50 percent of the new price on any title that meets certain criteria, and will be sold in the bookstore the following semester.
Agora Gift Shop is located in Argyros Forum. All things Chapman is what makes up the gift shop. From fashion forward to classics, you will find the latest in Chapman apparel, gifts and supplies. Along with everything you need to show your Chapman spirit, the gift shop also carries Apple hardware and products, a selection of school and dorm supplies, health and beauty aids, confections and more.
You can shop 24 hours a day on the Campus Store website for the latest in Chapman fashion and gifts, course materials and more (shipping costs $5.50 or pick up in-store for free).
The Chapman University Campus Stores can be reached by phone at (714) 997-6718 or email the Chapman Bookstore.
Regular Semester Hours
Up to the minute store hours are available on the Campus Store News and Hours webpage.
|Monday - Thursday
|9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
|9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Agora Gift Shop
|Monday - Thursday
|7:45 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.
|8:45 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
|10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
|Monday - Thursday
|9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
|9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Agora Gift Shop
|Monday - Thursay
|9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
|9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Extended hours are offered during back to school, finals, commencement and special events.
Students with disabilities may register with the University’s Disability Services office for accommodations under the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990. It is the responsibility of the student requesting accommodations to make these needs known in a timely fashion and to provide proper documentation and evaluations as required. The granting of any accommodation will not be retroactive and cannot jeopardize the academic standards or integrity of the course. Services may include extended test time, note-takers, advocacy, etc. Information about services, academic modifications or documentation requirements can be obtained from the Chapman website under “Student Services” or from Disability Services at (714) 516-4520. For more detailed information, see the Disability Services and/or the non-discrimination policy in the general information section of this catalog.
Chapman University is committed to making its educational opportunities accessible to qualified individuals with disabilities in accordance with applicable state and federal laws. By providing access to qualified students with disabilities, the University demonstrates its belief that the community will benefit from their skills and talents. In this regard, Chapman University has implemented the following policies:
- Chapman University strictly prohibits any form of discrimination on the basis of an individual’s disability.
- Chapman University offers reasonable accommodations to otherwise qualified individuals.
The director of Disability Services administers these policies. Summaries and references to these policies are provided in the University’s application and admissions materials and its student handbook. Individuals can also obtain information about these policies, services, documentation requirements, etc. from Disability Services at (714) 516-4520.
Disability Services serves as the clearing house for all requested accommodations. It is the responsibility of the student requesting accommodations to make these needs known in a timely fashion and to provide proper documentation and medical evaluations as required to the Office of Disabilities Services. It is recommended that the student provide these materials prior to the beginning of the academic year or term so that the University may better serve the student’s needs and the student may avoid any irreversible academic consequences. Once notification has been made the University will engage in an interactive process in order to identify our obligation to provide reasonable accommodations. Services provided will be based on the individual needs of the student and may include extended test time, notetakers, etc. The granting of any accommodation will not be retroactive and cannot jeopardize the academic standards or integrity of the course.
The Leatherby Libraries, located on the Orange Campus, opened in Fall 2004. The five-story facility serves as an intellectual and cultural heart of the campus and is designed to meet the information needs of Chapman’s students, faculty and staff.
Our innovative libraries combine the latest information technology with the personalized attention that is the hallmark of a Chapman education. It includes nine individually named libraries with distinctive collections representing disciplinary areas of the University: arts and humanities, social sciences, science and technology, education, music, film television and media arts, and business and economics. In addition, two special libraries are located on the 4th floor and are named the Frank Mt. Pleasant Library of Special Collections and Archives and the Sala and Aron Samueli Holocaust Memorial Library. Two additional primary archives collections are located on the lower level of the library and include the Center for American War Letters Archives and the California’s Gold Exhibit and Huell Howser Archives.
The facility features 15 group study rooms, 6 multi-media preview rooms, 1 multi-station music listening area, 97 computers for user access, wireless Internet access available throughout the building, 5 computer classrooms, a dedicated library instruction room, an extended-hour study commons and more than 775 seats at tables, carrels and lounge chairs.
The Leatherby Libraries’ collection contains approximately 411,000 titles including DVDs, videos, CDs and other media; 160 print journal titles; access to over 86,000full-text electronic journals; 290 online databases; and 18,000 electronic books that support the research and curricular needs of the campus community.
Interlibrary loan services are available to support the research needs of students and faculty by obtaining books and articles not held at Leatherby Libraries. Requests for materials from other libraries are easily submitted through Tipasa, an online system that allows individuals to set up personalized accounts, submit their own requests, and track outstanding requests.
The library information literacy and instruction program is an important part of graduate and undergraduate programs, ensuring that students are connected to the information resources they need to succeed in their courses and become life-long learners.
Additionally, the library offers a range of lectures, exhibitions, permanent art, and curriculum-related displays throughout the year.
Operation Safe Ride-Orange Campus
Chapman University Public Safety, in partnership with Associated Students, is pleased to offer Operation Safe Ride. This service is provided to escort students, faculty, staff and visitors around Chapman University during the hours in which safety is of utmost concern (see hours of operation). Public Safety Officers can also provide an escort anytime outside the operation hours if requested by someone who feels the need for a safe escort. The service is offered free of charge and provides a designated person who will pick up a student, faculty member, staff member and/or visitor to the Campus, and deliver that person to their vehicle, room in the resident halls, or location within the designated boundaries. If you need a safe ride, call (714) 997-6680.
The primary role of the Office of Public Safety is to provide a safe working and learning environment for students, faculty and staff. The office operates 24 hours a day, seven days a week and provides a variety of services: safety and emergency preparedness consultation, lost and found, operation safe-ride, property identification, vehicle registration and bicycle registration. The Office of Public Safety requires that all vehicles and bicycles on campus be registered and all registrations are processed through this office. For more information, please stop by the office or call (714) 997-6763. For more information about parking and registering your vehicle you can log onto the Parking Services website. The Office of Public Safety on the Orange campus is located at 418 North Glassel and on the Rinker Health Science campus it is located at 9401 Jeronimo Road room110.
Reserve Officer Training Corps, Air Force and Army
Air Force Reserve Officers Training Corps (AFROTC)
AFROTC is a nationwide program that allows students to pursue commissions (become officers) in the United States Air Force (USAF) while simultaneously attending college. AFROTC classes are held on college campuses throughout the United States and Puerto Rico; students can register through normal course registration processes. AFROTC consists of four years of Aerospace Studies classes (Foundations of the USAF, Evolution of USAF and Space Power, Air Force Leadership Studies, and National Security Affairs/Preparation for Active Duty), and a corresponding Leadership Laboratory for each year (where students apply leadership skills, demonstrate command and effective communication, develop physical fitness, and practice military customs and courtesies). College students enrolled in the AFROTC program (known as “cadets”) who successfully complete both AFROTC training and college degree requirements will graduate and simultaneously commission as Second Lieutenants in the Active Duty Air Force. The AFROTC program is currently offered at California State University, San Bernardino, but they have a crosstown agreement that allows our students to enroll in AFROTC and become full-fledged cadet participants. For more information on the AFROTC program, please review the California State University San Bernardino’s Air Force ROTC webpage, and for information about the AFROTC courses visit the Aerospace Studies AFROTC Program Course Breakdown and LLabs webpage.
Through arrangements with California State University, San Bernardino (CSUSB), and the University of Southern California (USC), students may participate in the Air Force Reserve Officer Training Corps (AFROTC) Program. Aerospace studies classes and leadership laboratories are conducted at various times during the week on the main campuses of CSUSB and USC.
AFROTC offers a variety of two, three and four year scholarships, many of which pay the full cost of tuition, books and fees. Successful completion of as little as six (three years) semesters of AFROTC academic classes and leadership laboratories can lead to a commission as a Second Lieutenant in the United States Air Force.
Classes consist of one hour of academics and two hours of laboratory for first-year students and sophomores and three hours of academics and two hours of laboratory for juniors and seniors. All cadets must participate in two one-hour sessions of physical training. All curriculum is taught on Fridays. AFROTC cadets under scholarship and all juniors and seniors receive a monthly tax-free stipend and a textbook allowance. No military commitment is incurred until entering the last two years of the program (Professional Officer Course) or accepting an AFROTC scholarship.
For more information, contact the Department of Aerospace Studies (AFROTC) at one of the following universities: CSUSB at (909) 537-5440, email AFROTC/Detachment 002, or visit the AFROTC at CSUSB; USC at (213) 740-2670, email USC Detachment 060, or visit the AFROTC at USC’s Price School.
Army Reserve Officers Training Corps (AROTC)
Army Reserve Officers Training Corps (AROTC) is also available to interested Orange campus Chapman students through arrangements with Cal Poly Pomona and the Claremont Colleges. Successful completion of the AROTC program leads to a commission as a second lieutenant in either the Army, the National Guard or the Army Reserve. For additional information, contact the Claremont Colleges at (909) 607-7752, email Mr. William Fitch, Recruiting Operations Officer (ROO), or visit the Army ROTC at Claremont McKenna College webpage.
The California State University, Fullerton Army ROTC is a program designed to train and develop college students to become motivated U.S. Army leaders. ROTC provides students with the opportunity to gain a college degree while at the same time training to enter the army as a commissioned officer. Cal State Fullerton ROTC offers two, three and four year scholarships for qualified students to help provide financial assistance at Chapman University. For more information about eligibility requirements, scholarship opportunities and the overall program, please contact the enrollment advisor, Mr. Steven Yach, United States Army at Cal State Fullerton ROTC at (657) 278-3527 or email the Department of Military Science, or visit the College of Health and Human Development’s Military Science webpage.
On-campus student employment includes graduate and undergraduate hourly assignments. On-campus student employment provides an important financial resource to assist matriculated students in earning funds to offset the cost of a university education while also providing a valuable work experience. Diverse student work opportunities are available in the areas of: academic, departmental or programming support, research, information systems and technology, library, athletics and tutoring to name a few. Student assignments are incidental to the student’s course of study with reasonable limitations placed during the academic semester on the nature of the work assignments and the number of hours of employment. All student workers must abide by the rules and policies listed in the student employment handbook and must meet the minimum requirements to be eligible for an on-campus student position.
Student Employment is housed within the Office of Human Resources and oversees the hiring of on-campus student employees and off-campus community service tutors. For information related to the services Student Employment offers, please contact Human Resources at 714-997-6686 or to access the Student Employment Services webpage.
Student Health Services
Physical well-being has a tremendous impact on academic performance. The goal of medical services is to provide the opportunity for academic success, while the focus is to provide students with easy access to health care and disease prevention.
Chapman University Student Health (CUSH) is staffed with nurse practitioners, nurses and physicians to promote good health and to assess and treat a variety of physical ailments that typically affect college-age students. Services include first aid treatment and triage, primary medicine, gynecological services, immunizations and health screening. Some medications are provided for a modest fee and some prescriptions are called into the students’ pharmacy of choice. When a student’s condition is beyond the scope of CUSH, the student may be referred off-campus for health care to a physician or clinic in the community.
The Chapman Student Health Center is located at 402 North Glassell Street (corner of Glassell and Sycamore), Orange, CA 92866. The phone number for the health center is (714) 997-6851. The center is available for walk-in visits Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to noon during regular terms. It is recommended that appointments be made for afternoon hours.
Student Psychological Counseling Services
Confidential psychological counseling services are provided to students on an as-available basis. Limited psychiatric evaluations are available to students in therapy at SPCS as appropriate. Referrals to other off-campus psychiatrists and therapists are available for all students. All full-time undergraduates are eligible for services; part-time and graduate students on the Orange Campus must opt to pay a health and counseling fee at the time of registration.
Tutoring and Learning Center
The Tutoring and Learning Center (TLC) provides a variety of services to enhance learning and promote personal responsibility for student success and improve academic achievement. The Tutoring and Learning Center services offers walk-in tutoring for many subjects. The courses and times when walk-in tutoring is available can be found on the Tutoring and Learning Center website. Academic Mentors are tutors that provides students with study skills and learning strategies. The Tutoring and Learning Center also offers a variety of group supplemental instruction sessions conducted by outstanding peer leaders for courses students historically find most challenging.
The Tutoring and Learning Center assists student Disability Services in proctoring examinations for students with prior approval for accommodated testing.
Also located in the Tutoring and Learning Center is the Writing Center, which is run by Wilkinson College Department of English, and provides assistance and tutoring specifically in writing to all current Chapman students.
More information can be found at the Student Psychological Counseling Services website.