New and Transfer Student Orientation
Welcome from the Deans!
We are pleased to welcome you to Chatham College for Women and to the Chatham University community. Chatham College for Women has been providing an intimate, engaging, and dynamic education for women that is truly meaningful for over 140 years. By the time a Chatham woman graduates, she earns not only a degree, but an understanding of her relationship to the world and a path to the future.
Women who accept admission to Chatham are expected to contribute to the curricular and co-curricular life of the campus by embracing the principles that are the basis of membership in this community:
- engagement in academic life
- involvement in co-curricular activities
- service to the community beyond campus and
- respect for the Student Honor Code
These principles are rooted in tradition, and Chatham women have held them dear and have worked hard to preserve them for more than a century. This section introduces students to the new student timeline, new student orientation program, and services and resources available at Chatham to enrich the undergraduate experience. It also provides an overview of Chatham’s vibrant co-curricular offerings, including information on residence life and theme housing options, health and counseling services, and University policies.
Whether you will be commuting to campus or living in a residence hall, Chatham has much to offer. Again, welcome to Chatham College for Women at Chatham University. We look forward to meeting you!
Zauyah Waite, Ph.D.
Vice President for Student Affairs and Dean of Students
Darlene Motley, Ph.D.
Dean, School of Liberal Arts & Business