Chatham University

Family Orientation 2017

Save the Date | Wednesday, August 23

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 23 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 Family & Friends Orientation Schedule is now available. 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.

Families should register by Friday, July 28.

A limited block rate of $141.00 per night is available at the SpringHill Suites Pittsburgh Bakery Square. Book your room for Family & Friends Orientation by July 23!

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