New Graduate Student Welcome
Sunday, August 25th beginning at 2:00 p.m.
Check In, Student IDs & Student Resource Fair
Quad (Rain location: AFC Gym)
2:00 - 3:00 p.m.
This first hour is your opportunity to get your Student ID if you haven't already done so, mix & mingle with several offices on campus such as Student Health Services, the Athletic & Fitness Center, the PACE Center, Career Development and more, as well as receive more information about fun events on campus for Graduate Students such as our Outdoor Recreation events and becoming involved with Graduate Student Assembly (GSA). Come when you can but plan for enough time to ask questions! Assorted snacks and beverages will be served as well as the opportunity to take part in fun activities provided by Outdoor Recreation!
University Welcome & Chatham Checklist
3:00 - 3:50 p.m.
This welcome is the real start to the Graduate Student & Continuing Professionals welcome. Here you will receive an introduction from GSA members, as well as meet the Deans of your colleges and your Dean of Students. We will go over an important Chatham Checklist we have created to make sure you have all of your questions answered as you begin your new journey at Chatham.
Introductions, General Remarks and Academic Expectations:
- Darlene Motley, Ph.D., Dean of the College of Graduate Studies
- Tim Bass, Dean of the College for Continuing and Professional Studies
- Zauyah Waite, Ph.D., VP for Student Affairs and Dean of Students
- Hallie Arena, Assistant Director of Student Affairs
Have you searched for a job on campus? Do you know your class schedule? Have you signed all of your health insurance paperwork? Make sure you are on the right path to a successful academic year by going through a checklist of items. Once we have answered your questions or concerns, learn about all the possible involvement opportunities that awaits you ranging from student organizations to traditions!
New Graduate Student Photo (taken on way to Chapel)
Let us capture your first day of graduate school to make your mom proud! The new graduate student photo is taken each year with all graduate students dressed in their orange (or blue for SSE students) College for Graduate Studies t-shirt (provided to you at Registration!). This picture is used in several promotional pieces as well as online for other prospective students. Make your mark at Chatham!
4:00 - 5:00 p.m.
This event marks the traditional opening of the Academic year. All new and current undergraduates, graduate students, faculty and staff participate in this event. You'll hear from our President, Dr. Esther Barrazzone, view a presentation of students' lives at Chatham and participate in events that showcase and kicks off our Global Focus Year of the Andes, Chile.
Global Focus Picnic - Year of the Andes, Chile
5:00 - 7:00 p.m.
Begun in 1995, the Global Focus Program at Chatham University concentrates on one country or region of the world each year to enable the college community to engage in a comprehensive study of that region through coursework, class assignments, campus events, community activities, co-curricular programs and service learning projects. This picnic is one of the greatest traditions and will celebrate Chile for our 2013-2014 focus! Families and friends of students are welcome to participate in Opening Convocation and the Global Focus Picnic.
Individual program departments will contact students about program specific orientation. Program orientations may be on the same or a different day.
Student ID's will be created on the first floor of the Carriage House in the Office of Student Affairs on Sunday, August 25th from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Stop over before or after the Welcome as the Carriage House is just down the path from the Welcome festivities on the quad and Eddy Theatre.
If receiving your ID on the day of the Welcome is not convenient please see below for alternate dates and times at the Office of Student Affairs, Carriage House:
- August 19-23: 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
- August 26-30: 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Questions? Please contact your Student Affairs Graduate Student Liaison, Hallie Arena, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 412-365-1323.