New Students & Families

We are very excited to welcome you to Chatham and the great experiences that await you!

New & Transfer Undergraduate Orientation

Orientation is a great way to become acclimated to everything that the Chatham Community has to offer you. This program is designed to provide you with the tools to enhance your experience here and to connect with fellow classmates before the school begins.

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Graduate Orientation

We are looking forward to welcoming you to campus! More information detailing the events of Fall 2020 Graduate Student Orientation will be available closer to matriculation. Keep a lookout for information from your Academic Program Director for information regarding your specific program orientation.

International Student Orientation

This orientation is mandatory for all new undergraduate and graduate international students at the start of their entry term. If you fail to attend orientation, a hold will be placed on your Student Account and you will not be able to update/register for classes. During orientation, you will learn about:

  • Transportation to campus
  • Basic information about housing and meal plans
  • Immigration check-in requirement
  • Schedules and requirements

Family & Friends Orientation

Family and Friends Orientation is Wednesday, August 21 from 12 p.m.-6:30 p.m. 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! All families must register for Family & Friends Orientation by August 7th.


Family & Friends Weekend

We are excited to welcome all of our families and friends to Chatham University's for a weekend of fun activities! Family and Friends Weekend is open to everyone including family members of all ages.

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