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Chapman University acquires apartment building in Anaheim, Calif., for residence hall

Nov. 28, 2022
The Anavia Apartments will be converted to housing for about 800 students.

Chapman University in Orange, Calif., has bought the Anavia apartment complex in Anaheim for more campus housing. 

The new residence hall will be called Chapman Court, the university says. The university is paying $160 million for the apartment complex, the Orange County Register reports.

The apartments will be converted into living space for about 800 students, the Anaheim Observer reports.  The acquisition comes five years after Chapman acquired another Anaheim apartment building. The school bought the Katella Grand in 2017 and converted it to the Chapman Grand residence hall, which houses 900 students.

At Chapman, first and second-year students are required to live in campus housing, but in recent years the university has seen an increase (175% between 2017-2019) in juniors and seniors requesting campus housing because of the appeal of apartment-style housing options.

School officials say the additional housing units will enable Chapman to maintain its goal of providing living space for 50% of its undergraduate students on campus.

Student residents can use shuttle service to get to and from the Chapman campus, which is a little more than 2 miles away in Orange. 

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