Schedule & Registration

We are excited to welcome you back on campus for the 2022 Alumni Reunion Weekend! Here you'll find the full weekend schedule and the link to register.

Not able to join us in personCheck below for events which you can live stream from the comfort of your home.

Registration deadline for the Alumni Reunion Weekend is Wednesday, October 5, 2022.

Register Here

Schedule

8:00 a.m. CWE Women Business Leaders Breakfast Series with Melanie Marie Boyer, Executive Director of the Pittsburgh Metropolitan Area Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, sponsored by the Chatham University Center for Women’s Entrepreneurship  

9:00 a.m. Welcome Desk and Registration Opens 

9:30 a.m. Shadyside Campus Walking Tours 

  • Tour 1: Shadyside Campus Arboretum Tour with Head Gardener,  Alyse Richmond, MFACW ’16  | Please join us as we explore the Chatham University Arboretum featuring 115 different varieties of species. We will stroll through campus where you can learn more about the flora and fauna that make up our landscape. Please come ready to walk.  
  • Tour 2: Chatham University Archives Tour with Archivist & Public Services Librarian, Molly TigheAre you ready for a trip down memory lane? Join Molly Tighe on a tour of the University Archives featuring recently discovered recordings of the 1972 Choir Tour of Europe and the 1962 performance at St. Thomas Church in New York City. Participants will learn how to access these materials online before exploring artifact collections that span across Chatham’s 153-year history!
  • Tour 3: Student-led Shadyside Campus Tour, with a special visit to Residences Hall and Anderson Dining Hall | Has the campus changed since your last visit? Join one of the Chatham Student Ambassadors for a tour of the Shadyside Campus, information on each office, and hear what’s new on campus! 

11:00 a.m. Remembrance Ceremony | This service honors those alumni and Chatham University community members who have passed since Reunion Weekend 2021. Join us and share your favorite memories of classmates and professors who we have sadly lost, but who are not forgotten. 

12:00 p.m. Lunch and Admissions Update with VP of Enrollment Management,  Amy Becher, and Student Ambassador Panel (in person and live stream) | Join Amy Becher, Chatham University’s Vice President for Enrollment Management, as she shares new updates in Enrollment Management. Also, hear from our panel of Chatham’s Student Ambassadors. 

1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. Shuttle service offered to Springhill Suites, Bakery Square. Depart and return at Campbell Memorial Chapel.  

Eden Hall Experience   

3:30 p.m. Shuttle to Eden Hall Campus from Shadyside Campus. Depart from Chapel. 

4:00 p.m. Final Shuttle to Eden Hall Campus from Shadyside Campus. Depart from Chapel.

4:30 p.m. Check in Opens, Eden Hall Campus                 

5:00 p.m. Strolling Tour of Eden Hall Campus | Tour stops include: CRAFT Bread Oven Demo and sampling with Cassandra Malis, MAFS ’16; Aquaponics Lab; and High Solar Tunnel. Each stop will feature a themed cocktail and appetizer pairing. 

6:00 p.m. Cocktails and Farm-to-table Dinner with Remarks by President David Finegold and Dean of the Falk School of Sustainability & Environment Lou Leonard | Enjoy cocktails and a family-style, farm-to-table dinner featuring foods grown at Eden Hall Campus featuring live music. Classes will be seated together. 

8:00 p.m. First return shuttle to Shadyside Campus   

8:30 p.m. Final return shuttle to Shadyside Campus   

9:30 a.m. Welcome Desk Opens 

11:00 a.m. Bloody Mary and Mimosa Brunch and 2022 Alumni Awards Ceremony (in person and live stream) | Join us for this beloved Alumni Reunion Weekend tradition as we honor the 2022 Alumni Award Winners. The awards being presented include the Young Alumni Awards, the Cornerstone Awards for outstanding achievement in their fields, the William Trimble Beatty Alumni Volunteer Award, and the Distinguished Alumni Award. For more information on the 2022 Award Winners, click here. Attendees will be seated by class/decade. 

1:00 p.m. Furthering Women in the World: Panel Discussion co-sponsored by the Chatham University Centers for Women featuring alumni panelists as well as remarks from Dr. Dana Brown, executive director, Pennsylvania Center for Women & Politics and assistant professor of political science; Dr. Jessie Ramey, director, Women’s Institute and associate professor of women’s & gender studies; and Anne Flynn Schlicht, director, Center for Women’s Entrepreneurship.

2:00 p.m. Class Party Luncheon (Class of 1982)  

2:30 p.m. All Alumni Lunch with Musical Ambiance featuring Kathryn Polaski ’17 on piano 

2:30 p.m. 50th Reunion Luncheon (Class of 1972)   

3:30 p.m. The following locations will be open for self-guided visits. Take some time to visit a favorite spot on the campus or discover something new! No registration necessary. 

  • Open House at Mellon   
  • Chatham Bookstore  
  • Jennie King Mellon Library (Chatham University Archives interactive display)   
  • The Susan Bergman Gurrentz ’56 Art Gallery (featuring the artwork of Susan Bergman Gurrentz ’56)
  • Newly renovated Anderson Dining Hall
  • Café Rachel    

4:00 p.m. 2012 Class Party, Tina's Bar & Bottle Shop | Hosted by the 2012 Class Committee. For more information, please email Leah Spix.

6:00 p.m. All Alumni Class Party with Chatham Trivia | All alumni and guests attending the Alumni Reunion Weekend are invited to this special celebration. Connect with fellow alumni over drinks and appetizers, and consider showing off your Chatham knowledge for the chance to win prizes! 

6:00 p.m. Young Alumni Cocktail Reception | The Young Alumni Committee invites you to join them for the 1st ever Young Alumni Reception!  Graduates of the past 15 years (2007 – 2022) are invited to reconnect over drinks and appetizers as we honor the winners of the 2nd annual Young Alumni Awards and recognize our newest alumni – the Class of 2022! 

6:00 p.m. Class Parties 

  • Class of 1967, Mellon Living Room 
  • Class of 1972, Berry Hall  
  • Class of 2012, Off Campus 

10:30 a.m. Farewell Brunch with Special Remarks by President David Finegold and Faculty Research Presentations (in person and livestreamed) | Before the weekend ends, don’t miss this chance to hear from President David Finegold and learn more about the research being conducted by Chatham faculty! Following the updates and panel discussion will be a question-and-answer session with faculty. 

12:30 p.m. Alumni Association Board Meeting | Members of the Alumni Association Board of Directors will participate in their biannual meeting.