Effective Thursday, March 19, Chapman University campuses will go fully remote for all non-essential operations.

The health and safety of our students, faculty, and staff is our highest priority, and that concern has guided our deliberations on how best to continue supporting the academic mission of Chapman University through the rapidly evolving advisories related to the COVID-19. As the recommendations to limit person-to-person contact become increasingly prevalent, including the White House guidance to limit gatherings to groups of 10 or fewer, we must work quickly to limit the number of individuals on the physical campuses in both Orange and Irvine.

This temporary measure will be evaluated regularly, and any decision to resume regular campus operations will be made in close consultation with Orange County health officials.

Please continue to stay connected as additional information will be provided from the critical areas working to keep Chapman University moving forward.

While the physical campuses will have limited access, Chapman’s academic mission is alive and well. Social distancing will not stop us from our pursuit of knowledge. Since the start of this situation, I have seen the University community rise to this challenge and these additional precautions won’t stop our progress. While we are putting the health and well-being of the community first, we remain committed to the learning environment, although quite differently than we are used to. I continue to be grateful for your resilience, flexibility and adaptability as this situation progresses.