Following is a schedule of important back-to-school dates.

Move-in Day for First Year Students and Families

Tuesday, August 21
*All families and students will be advised to use University parking lots and structures.

Opening Convocation

Student Opening Convocation will be Tuesday, August 21, from 7 to 8 p.m. on Wilson Field. A five-minute fireworks display will conclude the program.

Move-in Day for Returning & Transfer Students

Thursday, August 23

First Day of Fall Classes

Monday, August 27

For questions about Move-in Day, Opening Convocation or Orientation Week, please call the Chapman University Office of Community Relations at (714) 289-2097 or email