New & Transfer Student Orientation

Welcome to Cougar Country! We are excited that you are joining our Chatham community. 

Fall 2022 New & Transfer Orientation will take place August 24-28, 2022.

Please take a few moments to review the Undergraduate Orientation information below, which highlights important details about Orientation, as well as what you need to complete prior to arriving on campus.


Before You Arrive

To make sure that your orientation experience is as smooth as possible, make sure you have completed the following tasks before arriving.

All incoming students should register for New Student Orientation by clicking the link here. Please note, you will log in using the email and password you used to access your application portal.

Register for New Student Orientation

Health Insurance Requirement

Chatham is committed to the health and wellbeing of all of our students. All full-time students are required to have health insurance coverage. Full-time students who wish to enroll in the Chatham University Student Health Insurance Plan can do so online at MyChatham starting August 1, 2022. The University-sponsored plan is designed to meet basic health care needs at an affordable cost.

Submit Health Information and Immunization Records

All students are required to submit health information and immunization record information through a secure web-based software platform called Med+Proctor, which will become part of your health record in the Office of Student Health Services. This information is due by: 

  • August 1, 2022 for International Students
  • August 1, 2022 for U.S. students

Information about the Vaccine Requirement

You will be receiving an e-mail to your Chatham University e-mail account from Med+Proctor prompting you to set-up your account shortly after you submit your University Deposit. You will need to log in, create an account, and have information verified by your doctor's office. Please be sure to check your Chatham e-mail account regularly (including the clutter and junk folders) for this email.

Submit your Medical Forms via Med+Proctor.

Download Student Health Checklist (PDF)

Your student ID grants you access to your residence hall, meal plan, and on-campus printing, in addition to a bus pass for Pittsburgh Port Authority and free admission to museums and more around Pittsburgh! Submit the ID Request Form, and your ID will be ready when you arrive to campus.

Submit the ID Request Form

All incoming students must complete Part I of the AlcoholEdu and Sexual Assault Prevention online training modules by August 26, 2022. You will receive an e-mail with instructions for completing the courses after you submit the University Deposit.

Review the Student Honor Code
As citizens of the campus community, students must accept certain obligations that accrue by virtue of such citizenship. Consequently, students must adhere to community standards in accordance with the University's mission and expectations. Read the Complete Honor Code here.

Move-in & Orientation

We can't wait to welcome you! Read on for what to expect.

The majority of incoming students residing on campus will move in on Wednesday, August 24th, unless they have been notified they are part of an early arrival groupThe exact hours for the August 24th move-in and the assigned move-in time slots are listed below:
9:00 a.m. to 9:45 a.m.
  • 4th Floor of Woodland Hall (Rooms: W400 - W435)
  • 3rd Floor of Fickes Hall (Rooms: F302 - F333)
  • 3rd Floor of Dilworth Hall (Rooms: 300 - 308)
  • 3rd Floor of Rea House (Rooms: R030 - R037)
  • 3rd Floor of Laughlin House (Rooms: L301 - L326)
  • Chatham Apartments, Pelletreau Apartments, & Hicks Estate (All rooms)
  • Orchard Hall (Eden Hall Campus) (All rooms)
10:00 a.m. to 10:45 a.m.
  • 3rd Floor of Woodland Hall (Rooms: W300 - W332)
  • 2nd Floor and Minis 4, 5, & 6 of Fickes Hall (Rooms: F202 - F243)
  • 2nd Floor of Dilworth Hall (Rooms: 200 - 220)
  • 1st & 2nd Floor of Rea House (Rooms: R001 - R027)
  • 1st & 2nd Floor of Laughlin House (Rooms: L116 - L222)
11:00 a.m. to 11:45 a.m.
  • 2nd Floor of Woodland Hall (Rooms: W200 - W231)
  • 1st Floor and Minis 1, 2, & 3 of Fickes Hall (Rooms: F108 - F144)
  • 1st & Ground Floor of Dilworth Hall (Rooms: D008, D009, 107 - 120)
Early Arrival Groups: Please note, there are a select number of students who will move-in early as part of an Early Arrival Group due to participation in a University sponsored group or activity (i.e., new in-season athlete, international student, or choir members).
Early Arrival Groups are listed below:
  • August 17th | 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. – Volleyball and Soccer team Members (Pick-up key at the Carriage House)
  • August 19th | 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. – Cross Country Team Members (Pick-up key at the Carriage House)
  • August 19 & 20th – New Incoming International Students (Information about your move-in process will be communicated and coordinated by the Office of International Affairs)
  • August 23rd | 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. – Chatham Choir Members
Any student authorized for early arrival will also receive further information from the Office of Residence Life and their program coordinator or coach.
Further information and specific details about move-in day can be found on myChatham > Services & Departments > Residence Life > New & Transfer Student Move-In. Any questions should be directed to the Office of Residence Life at

The program will welcome and introduce you to the campus community and provide important information and resources to help you succeed. You will meet other new students, learn about the campus community, and hear about ways to get involved! Please email the Office of Student Affairs with any questions.

View Full Orientation Schedule

After Orientation

Following orientation, it’s time to get ready for your classes and start getting involved in student life! Remember, classes begin Monday, August 29. Below are some ways to get started.

You’ll want to browse (and maybe bookmark) these tools and resources. They bring together links to MyChatham (Chatham’s intranet), Brightspace (our online learning platform), and MyPortal (where you can register for classes, update your personal information, view your Degree Progress Audit, and pay your student bill). Also consider visiting Chatham’s book store, in person or online.

Remember to keep checking your Chatham email for important information, including instructions on how to complete part 2 of the AlcoholEdu and Sexual Assault Prevention online modules.

You can find events on campus by going to MyChatham and selecting “Happenings” (or by clicking this link). 

Connect with your Academic Advisor to learn more about your academic program! Your Advisor is there to work with you to schedule courses each semester and answer any academic program questions you may have. You can locate your Academic Advisor's name and contact information by logging into MyChatham and clicking your name at the top right-hand corner of the screen. This takes you to an information page which includes your Academic Advisor.  

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The Office of Student Affairs & Dean of Students is an umbrella office located in Woodland Hall, overseeing Counseling and Health Services, Residence Life, and Student Engagement. We are committed to building a vibrant and inclusive student experience through creative programs, professional development, leadership opportunities, and creating a safe and healthy environment. For more information, please email the Office of Student Affairs or call 412-365-1286.