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Fall Return to Campus Protocols

Students, faculty and staff, we are excited to welcome you back to campus. Please review the sections below which have been designed to keep you informed of current guidelines.

COVID-19 Guidelines

Learn about the safety guidelines, testing procedures and vaccine resources for both Chapman University and Orange County. Guidelines for keeping healthy are based upon recommendations from the CDC and local health authorities. By working together and following these guidelines, we can help protect the health of everyone on campus and in our community.

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At the high-risk community level, face coverings are highly recommended on campus, indoors and on university shuttles.



All faculty, staff and students are required either to submit proof of having all vaccinations and boosters for which they are eligible or to file a personal declination. To be considered fully vaccinated, individuals must be current with all available boosters as outlined by the CDC including the second booster shot for those 50 years and older.



Testing is not required to return to campus from a break. However, for those unvaccinated and/or not current with boosters, COVID-19 testing is required once per week while Orange County remains in the medium or high community risk level. 

All faculty, staff and students are required to get tested if they have symptoms. Off-campus or at-home COVID-19 tests are accepted. Report an off-campus COVID-19 test. Anyone in close contact with a person who has Covid must get tested. Students and/or faculty in certain programs (e.g. Dodge College) are required to get tested according to program requirements.

Learn more about testing options at the Student Health Center or Chapman’s COVID-19 Testing Center.


Daily Health Clear

Faculty, staff and students must show evidence of their successful daily health screening to access campus buildings.

Visiting Campus? 

Events and meetings may be online, hybrid, or in-person with masks strongly recommended indoors. Guests to on-campus events must complete the Daily Health Screen and follow all current campus protocols. Athletics competition will follow conference guidelines.

Have Additional Questions?

Please review this list of frequently asked questions about current coronavirus policies and recent announcements regarding travel, on-campus dining, and school- or department-specific requirements.

Have Concerns About the Monkeypox Virus?

We’ve put together a list of frequently asked questions for you to navigate the monkeypox virus and procedures at Chapman.