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Campus Resuming Normal Operations on Wednesday, October 11 Updated Tuesday, October 10 at 5:15 p.m.

A Message from President Daniele C. Struppa I want to thank the campus community as a whole – our students, faculty, staff, parents, alumni, and our many friends – for all their cooperation and support as we deal with the impact of the Canyon Fire 2 in our region. In all the years I have been...

Tuesday, October 10 7:45 a.m.

Update: Tuesday, October 10 Today, The Chapman University main campus in Orange will be closed. The campus is safe, but smoky. Operations have been suspended, classes are cancelled, and the campus is closed due to poor air quality and traffic conditions throughout the surrounding area. Student...

Message from the President Updated 10:40 p.m. Monday 10/9

To the Chapman Family - Many members of our community are very concerned, as am I, by the fire in the canyons around Anaheim Hills, North Tustin, and parts of Orange. Our thoughts and prayers are with those who have lost their homes or find their homes threatened by the fire. As was announced ear...

Tuesday morning classes cancelled Update posted 6:30 p.m., Monday 10/9/17

Provost Glenn Pfeiffer has announced that classes commencing before 10 a.m. on Tuesday, October 10, are cancelled. A decision will be made either later this evening or in the morning concerning classes that meet throughout the day. Per our Chief Operations Officer and Executive Vice President, Ha...

Campus closure due to Canyon Fire 2

At approximately 2:30 p.m. today, classes at Chapman University were canceled and campus was closed due to poor air quality resulting from fires burning nearby (an incident which has been named Canyon Fire 2 by authorities). This decision was made based on guidance from local authorities and the Cha...

Welcome to Chapman University’s Public Safety Notification Center

This environment will the central point of communication for Public Safety during emergencies. We will be posting regular alerts along with additional information as we receive it.

Suspected Norovirus Outbreak: FAQ for Students and the Campus Community

Posted December 7, 2015 at 11 a.m.: Chapman University has been affected by an outbreak of gastrointestinal illness which is believed to be norovirus, according to the Orange County Health Care Agency (health department). For detailed information about viral gastroenteritis and how to prevent...

PANTHER ALERT – ALL CLEAR – No threat found

Chapman University is relieved that, in the wake of a reported possible gunman on campus, and a thorough investigation and search by Orange Police Department and campus Public Safety, no threat was found. After an hour-long search with no suspect found, the law enforcement agencies declared that the...