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First-year Chapman University student high five

Welcoming the Newest Members of the Chapman Family The class of 2023 is embraced with warm greetings, orientation events and ceremonies.

There’s a reason why so many movies show families helping students move to college: it’s the beginning of an exciting new chapter. That played out in real time this week as Chapman University welcomed nearly 1,800 first...

Memorial Hall at Chapman University with students walking to classes

7 Tips to a Happier and Smarter First Semester at College

The life of a first-year college student is a juggling act. And as the new semester looms, helpful advice abounds. Participate in campus life, but get enough sleep and eat well. Make friends, but don’t rush it. Focus on...

rows of available seats at Musco Center for the Arts

Tickets on Sale for Chapman’s Fall Season of Theatre, Music and More

If you’re a fan of theatre, music, entertainment, sports and art, now’s the time to start planning your fall entertainment season at Chapman University. Tickets are on sale now for the full lineup of...

Miguel Mendoza '24 sits in Folino Theater at Marion Knott Studio.

Camera-Ready and College-Bound Chapman partners with Santa Ana schools to prepare young filmmakers for success on the set and in the classroom.

The lights dim. The room grows quiet. The director yells, “Quiet on the set,” as actors take their positions and the camera operator sets up for a medium shot. The scene could be straight from a Hollywood sound stage...

Student dancers from Wooden Floor gather in studio.

Gliding Across the Floor, Breaking Through the Ceiling Through dance, Chapman and The Wooden Floor are partners in creating student opportunity.

It’s approaching 5 p.m. and raining – the kind of day when many kids might just rush home and hunker down over video games. But in a large dance studio in Santa Ana, nearly two dozen schoolgirls in black tights and...

Vidal Arroyo poses with Career Center staff.

The Road to Rhodes Chapman’s first Rhodes Scholar talks about how the Career and Professional Development Office helped him achieve his dreams.

Just a year ago, Vidal Arroyo ’19 had never heard of a Rhodes Scholarship. Now, the recent Chapman University graduate is making history as Chapman’s first Rhodes Scholar, one of just 32 scholars from the U.S. We...

Professor Ian Barnard in front of the Stonewall Inn

50 Years After the Stonewall Riots Chapman professors reflect on Stonewall’s place in the history of LGBTQIA+ activism.

This month, the worldwide LGBTQIA+ community will honor the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall Riots as part of annual Pride celebrations. The historic New York City protest, which began June 28, 1969, and lasted for six...

Flor Gonzalez (JD '19) with Dean Matt Parlow.

A Voice for the Voiceless Flor Gonzalez (JD ’19) aims to make a positive impact on communities.

While growing up, Fowler School of Law’s 2019 Dean’s Award recipient Flor Gonzalez (JD ‘19) would spend her summers visiting her hometown in Mexico in an off-the-grid, rural community that didn’t seem like a priority...

peruvian soccer team

What’s in a Name? For Amazonian Tribes, There’s a Connection to Culture and Identity A Chapman professor's research helps officials in Peru embrace the use of native names.

The proper names preferred by a tribe of native people living in the Peruvian Amazon are lovely and captivating, even in their English translations. “Shining Anaconda” and “Proud Bird” are just two examples. But to the...

Rescue teams evacuating neighborhood from wildfire

Fighting Fires With Facebook Chapman researchers use social media data to help first responders prepare for the next mega-fire

In 2018, California experienced the deadliest, most destructive wildfire season in its history, burning a staggering 1.8 million acres. More than 100 people died. Now Chapman University researchers at the Center of...