Chatham University

Come to campus to do all of the things that will help get you ready for your first day at Chatham. Best of all, you'll get to meet the new classmates and professors you'll spend the next few years with. We can't wait for you to get here.

As a student accepted to Chatham University, you've received an invitation to join another incredible group of students seeking to bring their own brand of "big thinking" to life. Each year, we invite our accepted students to a special day exclusively for them where they can learn more about Chatham, experience the school in new ways, and get a jump on finding classes, housing, and more. Join us March 22nd or April 12th for your introduction to life at Chatham.

After you register, you will receive a confirmation email w/ additional details & directions to campus.

For questions or to request disability-related accommodations that will facilitate full participation in the event for you/guests, please contact the Office of Admission at 412-365-1825 or at least one week in advance.

accepted student day

8:30 a.m. – 9:15 a.m. | Registration & Community Fair

Mellon Hall & Mellon Board Room
Welcome to Chatham. Check-in and chat with members of our Chatham community! You'll get to meet staff from Student Affairs, Career Development, Athletics, Public Safety, and more.

9:30 a.m. – 10:20 a.m. | Welcome

Eddy Theater

Student Schedule

10:30 a.m. – 10:45 a.m. | Academic Advising Overview

Welker Room
Meet faculty and current students in your academic department.

10:45 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. | Academic Advising Appointments

Faculty offices
Meet with an academic advisor, learn about your major, courses, and map out your fall schedule (Your appointment time and advisor location will be assigned at registration).

10:45 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. | Class Registration

Jennie King Mellon Library
Take the next step to becoming a Chatham student and register for your fall classes.

10:45 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. | Priority Housing and Student ID Pictures

Jennie King Mellon Library
Get your student ID picture taken and complete your housing survey. Our residence life staff will assign your housing before the rest of the incoming class. Come with questions for our Student Affairs and Residence Life staff!

Parent/Guest Schedule

10:30 a.m. – 10:50 a.m. | Mission in Action

Eddy Theater
Learn about our mission initiatives.

11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. | Panels

Eddy Theater

  • Public Safety
  • Financial Aid
  • Career Development & Internships
  • Q&A
  • Information Technology & MacBook Presentation

Students, Parents, and Guests

10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. | Financial Aid and Student Accounts

Braun Hall
Review your scholarships and financial aid package with members of our Financial Aid staff. Student Accounts staff members will be available to answer questions about tuition billing and payment options.

11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. | Lunch

Athletic and Fitness Center
Enjoy lunch with current student leaders, athletes, and staff members.

11:30 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. | Traditions Reception

Mellon Board Room
Learn more about the favorite traditions such as Battle of the Classes, Thanksgiving Dinner, and more!

Tours | 11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

See campus as you've never seen it before. Be sure to take a full tour of campus or take a mini tour. The residence halls, Art and Design Center, Science Complex, and Eden Hall Campus will be available for tours.

Campus & Residence Hall Tours

Depart every half hour from Athletic and Fitness Center, main lobby
First time to campus? Take a full campus tour with a Student Ambassador. Or just tour the residence halls, check out the IKEA raffle items, and hear about our living learning communities.

Sustainability Tour (approximately 50 minutes)

Depart every half hour from Athletic and Fitness Center, main lobby
Learn about Chatham's ongoing commitment to becoming a carbon-neutral campus.

Pittsburgh Community Tour (approximately 1 hour)

Depart from the Chapel at 12:00 p.m. and 1:00 p.m.
Tour the neighborhoods that surround Chatham University on our Green Machine shuttle. You'll see great restaurants, shopping, parks, and other cultural attractions where our students spend their time outside the classroom.

Eden Hall Campus Tour (located 45 minutes from Shadyside Campus)

Tour begins at 3:00 p.m.

you should attend accepted student day

  • Early registration. You'll have the opportunity to sign up for classes a whole two weeks before the rest of your class, meaning it'll be more likely you'll get the classes you need and want to take.
  • Exclusive priority housing. That means your housing will be assigned before the rest of your incoming class.
  • Meet and get to know your new classmates. You might even find your future roommate or study partner!
  • Get ready for the fall semester. Sit down with a faculty advisor and map out your very first class schedule at Chatham.
  • On the fence? This event will be a great way to help you finalize your decision and find out if Chatham is, indeed, the right school for you.

the dorm room of your dreams

Attendees of Accepted Student Day* will have the opportunity to win a dorm room decorated by Ikea. That means you'll get brand new stylish bedding, window treatments, furnishings, desk supplies, and more!

Register today!

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*To participate in Accepted Student Day, you must have been admitted to Chatham University. We also recommend you submit your deposit to be eligible for priority class registration and housing and qualification for the IKEA residence hall raffle. To qualify for the room giveaway, you must fill out your housing questionnaire at Accepted Student Day. Submitting your deposit is a requirement prior to filling out the housing questionnaire. You can submit your deposit at the event or at