Chatham University

Family Orientation 2018

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Wednesday, August 22 / 12:00pm

We are very excited to welcome you and your student to Chatham University! We understand that beginning college is not only a life change for your student, but also for you. That’s why Chatham offers a one-day Family & Friends Orientation to help answer any last minute questions or concerns you may have.

This orientation will be on Wednesday, August 22 beginning at noon on the Shadyside Campus. The event is designed specifically for you – to meet staff and family members of current students, as well as help you with this major transition. None of the events are mandatory – it is completely your decision what you would like to participate in!


The Family & Friends Orientation Schedule is now available. Families can help their student unpack and set up their room, then enjoy and afternoon of sessions and receptions. At 4pm students will meet with their Orientation Leaders (OLs) while the parents and other family members can enjoy our Family Toast event before heading to the Chapel for the Opening Orientation Welcome. Family orientations concludes with the New & Transfer Orientation Welcome for students & families followed by a final farewell dinner around 6:30 p.m.

Families should register by Wednesday, August 1st.

Please contact the Office of Student Affairs at osa@chatham.edu or 412-365-1286 if you have any questions.