New Students & Families

We are very excited to welcome you to Chatham and the great experiences that await you!
Photo of a Chatham University student posing outside with her mom and brother on family weekend.

Family & Friends Weekend

We are excited to welcome all of our families and friends to Chatham University's for a weekend of fun activities! Fall 2023 Family and Friends Weekend takes place from September 29-October 1 and is open to everyone of all ages. Registration for this event is required.

View Schedule & Register : Checkerboard 1 - Family & Friends Weekend
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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

Photo of a Chatham University student posing between her parents on parents weekend.

Family & Friends Information

Chatham’s offices and support services will be open on move-in day to tour and connect with. After move-in, a family and friends reception will provide an opportunity for parents and families to meet and mingle. For more information, email the Office of Student Affairs or call 412-365-1286. 

New Students & Families