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Campus Housing

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4 College Student

Campus Housing: if you get good roommates

3 College Junior

Campus Housing: I lived in North Morlan my Freshman year and it was a pretty positive experience. Most people move off campus after their Freshman year because it's cheaper.

3 College Freshman

Campus Housing: I am a commuter student, but from my friends, I heard that the dorms are pretty average. Some residences are better than the other halls, but are more expensive.

4 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: I loved living in the dorms last year and even living in on-campus apartments now is fantastic! You meet so many people this way and it's really a great community to be in for your first (or first two) year(s). RAs are pretty cool and certain dorm buildings are more spacious than others, but they're all very nice.

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4 College Junior

Campus Housing: It really varies depending on where you live on campus. The freshman dorms are very nice, some of the on campus apartments are fine, but not as nice-they could use some updates. Ammenities are great! Theres a dorm pool, a beach volleyball area, and a basketball court. The cafeteria has great food options; there's something for everyone's diet, no matter if your vegan, gluten free, a vegetarian, have allergies, or don't have any restrictions. The best options for housing would probably be Glass Hall because it's nice and new, but still pretty reasonable. Harris apartments are pretty crummy and so are the North and South Morlan rooms. The freshman dorms (Pralle-Sodaro and Henley) are nice. All of the on campus housing is located on the block across the street from main campus. Cost can vary, it all depends on how many roommates you're willing to have and the dorm/apartment quality itself. Housing process is pretty easy, its an online lottery-like system.

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Dorm life is an adventure every freshman should experience. The dorms are the ultimate social environment that creates long-lasting friendships, and the halls are coed, so girls and guys interact all the time. Students bond with their hallmates, party in the study rooms, and can visit each other whenever they want. Freshmen usually live in a double room, and with only two roommates, the rooms are spacious enough for a couch, TV, and lamps, in addition to the furniture that comes with the room. Some students will be forced to triple, which can get a little crowded, but it’s certainly livable.

Students are spoiled when it comes to the dorms, and the best part about residence life at Chapman is that almost all students have their own private bathroom. In North Morlan, students have a suite-style bathroom, but there are never more than four people sharing it. Once a semester, Chapman provides a cleaning service for the bathrooms, as well as occasional room inspections to ensure that the rooms aren't too dirty, but, for the most part, students are responsible for the cleanliness of their dorm rooms. All the residence halls are located in the same central area, so students who live in different halls often visit one another, and the main campus and the cafeteria are less than a five-minute walk. The dorms are an essential element to a successful freshman year at Chapman because they allow students to connect with the campus and become involved.

Facts & Statistics

On-Campus Housing Available?
Yes
Campus Housing Capacity
1,958
Average Housing Costs
$8,402
Types of Housing Offered
  • Apartments for married students
  • Apartments for single students
  • Apartments for student families
  • Coed dorms
  • Special housing for disabled students
Undergrads Living On Campus
41%
Freshmen Living On Campus
89%
Number of Dormitories
6
Number of Campus-Owned Apartments
2
Best Freshman Dorms
Henley Hall
Best Upperclassman Dorms
  • Davis Apartments
  • Sandhu Residence Center
Worst Freshman Dorms
North Morlan
Worst Upperclassman Dorms
  • North Morlan
  • Pralle-Sodaro Hall
What You Get
  • Bed
  • Chair
  • Desk
  • Dresser
Also Available
  • Freshmen live in a living and learning community based on their Freshman Foundation Course (FFC). Students in the same FFC all live in the same area.
  • The Sandhu Residence Center has focused learning communities to bring together students with similar interests, like art, business, or filmmaking.
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DormitoriesWhat's This?

Glass Hall
Floors: 4
Number of Occupants: 250-499
Bathrooms: Private
Coed: Yes
Residents: Upperclassmen
Room Types: Singles, doubles, apartments
Special Features: Glass is gated, so only residents with a current Chapman I.D. card can obtain access to the building.
Henley Hall
Floors: 4
Number of Occupants: 250-499
Bathrooms: Private
Coed: Yes
Residents: Freshmen
Room Types: Doubles, triples
Special Features: Henley basement is home to Doy's Place, which sells late-night snacks. The basement also features an air-hockey table, a foosball table, a gym, laundry facilities, a media room with surround sound, and two ping-pong tables.
North Morlan
Floors: 3
Number of Occupants: 250-499
Bathrooms: Suite-style
Coed: Yes
Residents: Freshmen, upperclassmen
Room Types: Suites
Special Features: Rooms open on to a grassy area with picnic tables. North Morlan offers a community lounge with a television, laundry facilities on each floor, and a mail center.
Pralle-Sodaro Hall
Floors: 4
Number of Occupants: 250-499
Bathrooms: Private or suite-style
Coed: Yes
Residents: Freshmen
Room Types: Doubles, triples
Special Features: Study lounge on each wing, underground parking reserved for Pralle-Sodaro residents only, walk-in closets.
Sandhu Residence Center
Floors: 4
Number of Occupants: 500-749
Bathrooms: Private or suite-style
Coed: Yes
Residents: Upperclassmen
Room Types: Traditional rooms and suites that can accommodate one, two, or four students
Special Features: The Sandhu Dining Hall and rock-climbing wall are on the lower level of the residence center, and underground parking is available for Sandhu residents.
South Morlan
Floors: 2
Number of Occupants: 250-499
Bathrooms: Private
Coed: Yes
Residents: Upperclassmen
Room Types: Singles, doubles
Special Features: Rooms open on to a grassy area with picnic tables. South Morlan offers a community lounge with a television, laundry facilities on each floor, and a mail center.

Campus-Owned ApartmentsWhat's This?

Davis Apartments
Floors: 3
Number of Units: 25-49
Bathrooms: Private
Coed: Yes
Residents: Upperclassmen
Room Types: Singles, doubles
Special Features: Each apartment has cable, individual heating and cooling system, Internet connection, kitchen with refrigerator and oven/stove, phone line.
Harris Apartments
Floors: 2
Number of Units: 25-49
Bathrooms: Private
Coed: Yes
Residents: Upperclassmen
Room Types: Singles, doubles
Special Features: Apartments are furnished with an armchair, coffee table, couch, dining room table and chairs, end table, and floor lamp. Each apartment has full kitchen, Internet connection, phone lines, and temperature control.

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  • Appropriate level of rule enforcement
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