Chatham University

Family Orientation 2016

Save the Date | Wednesday, August 24

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 24 beginning at 12:00 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 full schedule is being finalized but Move-In for students living in the residence hall will take place Wednesday morning. Families can help their student unpack and set up their room, then at noon students will meet with their Resident Assistants (RAs) and Orientation Leaders (OLs) while the parents and other family members begin their orientation. Family orientations concludes with the New & Transfer Orientation Welcome for students & families followed by a final farewell dinner around 6:30 p.m.

You must register for this event by August 19. Your student will be receiving more information about their orientation schedule shortly. Please contact the Office of Student Affairs at or 412-365-1286 if you have any questions.

Book your hotel rooms today for Family Orientation

Chatham University Family and Friends Weekend
Start date: 8/23/16
End date: 8/25/16
Last day to book: 8/05/16

Marriott hotel(s) offering your special group rate:

  • SpringHill Suites Pittsburgh Bakery Square
    for 159.00 USD per night
    Call 412-362-8600 to book your group rate for Chatham University Family and Friends Weekend