Family Orientation 2018
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* Schedule of Events is subject to change
Wednesday, August 22, 2018
|8:00am - Noon||New Student Move-In
|11:30am - 1:00pm||Lunch - Parents and Families Only
Anderson Dining Hall or Off Site (on your own)
Anderson Dining Hall is open and ready to serve you and your family. The approximate cost for lunch is $10 per person. There are also a variety of off campus lunch options. Your Resident Assistant, Orientation Leaders or Student Affairs Staff member are happy to provide recommendations for off campus dining options. Anderson Dining Hall is open and ready to serve you and your family. The approximate cost for lunch is $10 per person. There are also a variety of off campus lunch options. Your Resident Assistant, Orientation Leaders or Student Affairs Staff member are happy to provide recommendations for off campus dining options.
|1:00pm - 4:00pm||Student Accounts & Financial Aid Open House
Braun, 1st Floor
Have a question about financial aid? Need to set up a payment plan? Drop by the Offices of Student Accounts & Office of Financial Aid to check on your students' account. Reminder: your student must go with you if you have questions about their account.
|1:00pm - 5:00pm||Help Your Student Unwind and Unpack
Take this time to do any last minute runs to Target or explore the city of Pittsburgh, or just decorate your student's room and enjoy these couple of hours relaxing together.
|2:00pm - 2:30pm||"What would your parent say?" - Helping Your Student Make Healthy Choices
Parents worry when their student goes off to college. We worry about whether they are happy, if they are eating the right meals, and if they are making the best choices. Join Student Health & Wellness and Student Affairs to talk about how you can support your student and help them make wise choices.
|2:30pm - 3:00pm||Career Development from Year One Day One
Career and professional development are intrinsically tied to academic learning. This session will provide an overview of the programs and services offered by the Office of Career Development, including: internships, student employment, career consultations, networking opportunities, and additional ways we engage students from the moment students arrive on campus.
|3:00pm - 4:00pm||Athletics Department Reception
Families of incoming varsity student athletes are invited to attend a reception hosted by the coaches in the Athletic Department.
|4:30pm - 5:15pm||Family Toast!
Welker Room, Laughlin Hall
While your student meets with their Orientation Leader join the Office of Student Affairs for a champagne toast to celebrate this momentous occasion. Non-alcoholic options and light refreshments provided.
|5:30pm - 6:30pm||Orientation Welcome featuring Family & Friends Farewell
Attend the official Orientation Welcome with your student to learn about what it means to be a Chatham student.
|6:30pm - 7:30pm||Family Dinner
Both parents and students come together for dinner picnic style on the quad. Enjoy a last meal before heading out.