Getting Started at Chatham: Resources for Student Veterans at Chatham University
Now that you have been accepted into Chatham, there may still be a few things that you need to do before the first day of classes.
Completing Your Admissions Requirements
If your acceptance into Chatham is conditional upon receipt of all of your paperwork required for full admission, be sure to forward all outstanding materials to the Office of Admissions before the academic term begins. If you are unsure of what materials have been received by the Office of Admissions, you are welcome to contact your admissions counselor:
Student Veteran Admissions
Leah Albert, Student Veteran Admission Counselor, Undergraduate firstname.lastname@example.org
Lisa Meyers, Student Veteran Admission Counselor, Graduate email@example.com
Elana DiPietro, Undergraduate Admission Counselor firstname.lastname@example.org
Gabrielle Matich, Undergraduate Admission Counselor email@example.com
Leah Cass-King, Undergraduate Admission Counselor firstname.lastname@example.org
Jenna Suiter, Undergraduate Admission Counselor email@example.com
Gateway and Transfer Admissions
Elana DiPietro, Gateway and Transfer Admission Counselor firstname.lastname@example.org
Graduate and Falk School of Sustainability Admissions
Athena Birckbichler, Graduate Admissions Recruiter email@example.com
Trish Golla, Assistant Director Graduate Admission firstname.lastname@example.org
Lisa Meyers, Assistant Director Graduate Admission email@example.com
Maureen Stokan, Assistant Director Graduate Admission firstname.lastname@example.org
Katie Noel, Assistant Director Graduate Admission email@example.com
Continuing and Professional Studies Admissions
David Vey, Admissions Support Specialist firstname.lastname@example.org
Chatham University Office of Admissions Berry Hall Woodland Road Pittsburgh, PA 15232 or fax to 412-365-1609
Financial Aid and Student Accounts to Pay Deposit, Tuition, and Fees
While consulting with Financial Aid about tuition and fees know that they have ample information available for student veterans on the Yellow - Ribbon Program and the GI Bill Benefits package. For more specific information, refer to the Web site at Yellow - Ribbon Program.
In order to begin setting up your student account at Chatham (email, access to intranet, and Chatham ID), you must pay your deposit. Pay this deposit online.
There are many options available to pay your tuition and fees at Chatham University. The Office of Student Financial Services can assist you in finding the option most appropriate for you to finance your Chatham University education. For more information, refer to the Office of Student Financial Services Web site.
You will receive an invoice for your tuition before the beginning of each semester sent out by the Office of Student Accounts. For more information, refer to the Office of Student Accounts’ Web site.
New & Transfer Student Orientation and Graduate Student Welcome
Taking part in Orientation and the Graduate Student Welcome are a great opportunity to meet the Student Veteran Liaison as well as the many other resources that are available to Student Veterans at Chatham University.
Undergraduate New & Transfer Student Orientation is your opportunity to find out about the academic and community expectations for all students. In addition, keys will be distributed to all residential students and all new students will receive their Chatham I.D. A free shuttle service is provided to local shopping districts to purchase essential items (i.e. linens, towels, bath items) for students who are unable to pack all of the necessities. During this orientation undergraduate students will receive their Mac Book computers. For Undergraduate students interested in attending Orientation visit the New and Transfer Student Orientation Web site for more information.
For Graduate Students Chatham offers a one day event filled with information and traditions for all graduate students representing the College for Graduate Studies, College for Continuing and Professional Studies, and the Falk School of Sustainability known as the Graduate Student Welcome. Graduate students will mingle with academic program directors, graduate student organizations and current students as well as meet their Dean of Students and respective Academic Dean. This one-day welcome also includes graduate students taking part in Chatham traditions such as Opening Convocation and the Global Focus Picnic which their families are welcome to join in as well. For Graduate Students interested in attending the Graduate Student Welcome, which occurs the weekend before the first week of classes register at the Graduate Student Welcome Web site.
Please refer to the Housing Guide for housing opportunities for both undergraduate and graduate student veterans. Housing options are also available for student veterans looking to live with their families throughout their college experience. For more information on such amenities visit the following Web sites or download the PDFs below:
Getting Your Student ID card
Every new Chatham student must obtain a student ID card. Once you are registered for classes, you can go to the Office of Student Affairs for your ID. Your Chatham ID Card will be your official form of identification on campus. It will give you access to the Jennie King Mellon Library, the Athletic and Fitness Center, and other campus services. Your photo ID also allows you to use your Meal Plan and your Flex or Cougar dollars at Chatham dining facilities. All students are required to have a Chatham Student ID Card. ID cards are issued through the Office of Student Affairs between the hours of 9:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday. The process is quick and easy and only takes a few minutes to have your picture taken and a card printed. A replacement fee of $25 is charged to students who request a replacement ID.
Benefits Around Town
Free entrance to Carnegie museums including Carnegie Science Center, Carnegie Museums of Art & Natural History, and the Warhol Museum.
Valid pass for any Port Authority transit including the Duquesne and Monongahela Inclines.
Chatham students receive a discounted admission of $3 for all regular screenings at the Pittsburgh Filmmakers' three theaters: Regent Square Theater, Harris Theater, and Melwood Screening Room. For information on upcoming screenings, please see the Pittsburgh Filmmakers' Showtime Schedule.