Designed by O'Neil Ford, the Chapman Center provides cross-disciplinary collaboration bridges for undergraduate and graduate work in the social sciences, business, and applied technology.

The new building renovation represents the bright future of the University with its use of collaborative teaching and learning spaces and state-of-the-art resources that strengthen the liberal arts experience for generations of Tigers to come.

Chapman Hall exterior rendering

Fast Facts


first major building completed as part of Trinity’s Centennial Program in 1964



serves more than 33% of Trinity faculty, more than 60% of students



of twenty-six buildings part of Trinity's National Historic District
Chapman tiles


Chapman Center houses the following academic disciplines:

 School of Social Sciences


Michael Neidorff School of Business


This building is part of the Chapman-Halsell-Dicke Complex, adjacent to the Halsell Center and close to Dicke Hall.

Parking and Accessibility

Accessibility Accommodations

For further assistance, please call the Trinity University Police Department at 210-999-7070.

Accessibility Information – Campus Map
Check out the accessibility section on Trinity's campus map for information about accessible parking and entrances. Use the way finding feature to see accessible paths across campus.


Building amenities are student-centered and create collaborative environments that reflect modern educational practices.

“Thinking Man” fountain in front of Chapman Hall
Chapman Fountain

The fountain is a refreshing oasis and point of entry to the Chapman Center and also serves as an additional space for outdoor learning.

Looking at the front of Chapman Auditorium from the back while a professor is teaching a class full of students
Chapman Auditorium

Chapman houses a 182-seat auditorium, perfect for lectures, seminars, and large workshops.

Chapman hallway rendering
Chapman Center Lobby

The Chapman Center lobby is used for sign-in tables, receptions, and other related activities from events held in the Auditorium and throughout the building

Chapman Hall rendering
Korbell Great Hall

The Korbell Great Hall is one of the most historically significant interior spaces on campus, and serves as a collaborative space for students, visitors, and events.


A representation of the future Health Care Administration reception desk with people walking around.
Hawthorne Commons (HCAD)

Trinity's graduate programs, such as HCAD, will have revamped spaces to continue their legacies of excellence.

Additional Building Highlights
  • The Dr. Richard Burr and Dr. George Thompson Conference and Seminar Room
  • Innovation and Social Science Labs
  • Revamped patio space
  • Better interior lighting and more spaces for collaboration