Frequently Asked Questions

Know what to expect when you arrive on campus and get your Alumni Reunion 2023 and Investiture questions answered on our FAQ’s page.

We are excited to welcome back classes ending in 3 & 8 for an in-person celebration on the Shadyside and Eden Hall campuses. Additionally, we are kicking off Alumni Reunion Weekend with the investiture ceremony of President Dr. Rhonda Phillips. The investiture ceremony and the Admissions update will be live streamed for those who are unable to join us on campus.   

Follow the Office of Alumni Relations on Instagram and Facebook for exciting updates, and don't forget to register by clicking the button below.

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An investiture ceremony is an academic event typically held during a new president’s first year. The formal ceremony signifies the beginning of a new chapter of leadership for the university, and it provides an opportunity for the university, guests, and community to witness the formal installation of the new leader. The ceremony features academic traditions, speakers, and remarks by the president.    

The investiture ceremony will take place on Chatham University’s Shadyside Campus in the Campbell Memorial Chapel. 

To ensure that everyone can be a part of their Alumni Reunion Weekend, we will provide live streaming options for President Phillips’ investiture ceremony and the Admissions update with VP of Enrollment Management, Amy Becher. 

Due to the ending of the pandemic health emergency, Chatham University no longer requires vaccinations or mask-wearing. If you have any questions or need additional information, please contact  

The schedule and registration will be available online and mailed to your home in late August 2023. If you have not been receiving emails or mail from the Office of Alumni Engagement, contact us at or 412-365-1258 to provide your up-to-date contact information.

You can register by mail or online. All in-person and virtual live streamed events, content, and registration links will be listed on the events schedule page and sent by mail.

To register by mail, complete the form you receive and send to the Office of Alumni Relations with payment.   

Chatham University 
The Office of Alumni Engagement
ATTN: Thea Kalcevic 
1 Woodland Road - Beatty House
Pittsburgh, PA 15232 

To register online, please visit the events schedule page to register for the reunion events you would like to attend.    

Yes, all events require registration.
Some in-person reunion events will require a registration fee while all live streamed events will be free.   

All Class Parties will be held in various rooms throughout Mellon Center. If you are interested in volunteering to plan your Class Party, please contact us at or 412-365-2731.   

Wear your favorite Chatham clothes or dress for the weather. We encourage you to be as comfortable as possible, so you can enjoy reunion weekend.

If you need some new Chatham gear, you can order from The Campus Bookstore and you’ll receive a discount for shopping. 

Chatham University will work to ensure you have the accommodations needed for both in-person and live streamed events. If you need accommodations, please contact Thea Kalcevic at or 412-365-1258.

To ease your travel planning, we’ve blocked off hotel space exclusively for Alumni Reunion Weekend. Book your hotel room by the date listed below to enjoy the discounted group rate.  

A Chatham group rate is available at the following hotels:  

Springhill Suites Pittsburgh by Marriott, Bakery Square  

134 Bakery Square Blvd.
Pittsburgh, PA 15206 

Reunion Rate: $165 per night – Deadline: September 22, 2023

*Parking is available in the parking garage attached to the hotel for an additional cost of $19.00 per car per night* 

Complimentary Shuttle Service will be included in your Springhill Suites stay. Please check the Reunion website for more information.  

Book Online

Residence Inn-Pittsburgh Oakland/University Place 

3341 Forbes Ave 
Pittsburgh, PA 15213  

Reunion Rate: $169 per night – Deadline: September 12, 2023

*Rate includes full hot breakfast and Wi-Fi. * 

*Parking is available for $20 per night. Onsite parking is limited, and offsite parking may be required. * 

Book Online

Hilton Garden Inn – Pittsburgh University Place 

3454 Forbes Ave 
Pittsburgh, PA 15213 

Book Online


Hotel Indigo, Pittsburgh/East Liberty  

123 North Highland Ave  
Pittsburgh, PA 15206  

Book Online 

Hampton Inn-Pittsburgh University/Medical Center 

3315 Hamlet Street  
Pittsburgh, PA 15213  

Book Online

The Oaklander Hotel, Autograph Collection 

5130 Bigelow Boulevard  
Pittsburgh, PA 15213  

Book Online

Springhill Suites Pittsburgh by Marriott - Southside Works  

2950 South Water Street  
Pittsburgh, PA 15203  

Book Online

Courtyard by Marriott Pittsburgh West Homestead/Waterfront  

401 West Waterfront Drive  
Homestead, PA 15120  

Book Online 

Your Reunion Class Gift is a special gift made in honor and celebration of your reunion year. Class gifts are an essential source of support for our Annual Fund each year, and gifts of all sizes make a difference in the lives of our students!  

To make your gift, access our secure online giving page here. Gifts made between January 1, 2023-June 30, 2024 will be counted towards Reunion Class Gift totals.  

Yes, you can designate your reunion gift to the fund of your choice. This year, we ask you to consider a gift to support the historic buildings and infrastructure of the Shadyside Campus. Chatham’s picturesque flagship campus remains one of the biggest draws for current students. Preserving these spaces will ensure a unique campus experience for the next generation of Chatham students. If you have questions about specific designations, please email the Office of Annual Giving or call 412-365-1262.   


Click here to visit our secure online giving page. Chatham accepts VISA, MasterCard, Discover and American Express. Be sure to specify your class year and gift designation! 


Mail your check, made payable to Chatham University, to the address below. Please include a gift designation in the memo section of your check.

Chatham University
Office of University Advancement
1 Woodland Rd. – Beatty House
Pittsburgh, PA 15232

Matching Gifts

Many businesses and corporations will match the individual charitable gifts of their employees, retirees, the spouses of employees and, in some cases, board members. For more information about your company's matching gift program, please contact your company's human resources department. 

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If you have any unanswered questions regarding your Alumni Weekend, please email Thea Kalcevic, Assistant Director of Alumni Engagement & Events or call 412-365-1258.