Graduate Student Welcome

We are looking forward to welcoming you into the Chatham community at the Graduate Student Welcome! This event is for new graduate students to have an opportunity to learn about campus resources and meet faculty, staff, and other graduate students.

Graduate Student Welcome

Date: Friday, August 25th
Time: 4:30 p.m.-6:00 p.m.
Location: Shadyside Campus, Jennie King Mellon Library 
Registration is now open! Please register by August 16th so we can be sure to have enough refreshments. 


What You Need to Know

Your student ID grants you access to your meal plan (if applicable), on- campus printing, and the 24 hour lounge located in the Carriage House, in addition to a bus pass for Pittsburgh Port Authority and free admission to museums and more around Pittsburgh! Submit the ID Request Form by clicking the button below, and your ID will be ready when you arrive to campus. Please email the Office of Student Affairs if you have any questions.

Submit the ID Request Form

Information for both on- and off-campus graduate housing options and applying for housing, as well as additional rental resources in the area can be found here.

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.

Download the Chatham U Mobile App
Visit your app store and search “Chatham U” to find and download the Chatham U app. The app’s homepage is the Events Calendar, which lists upcoming activities, or you can get there by clicking the schoolhouse icon. Click “attend” to add events to your personal calendar.

Graduate Student Assembly (GSA)

GSA functions as an advisory committee for graduate student programs and initiatives. Two or more representatives from each program will serve on the committee. Students are able to self-nominate or be nominated by Graduate Program Directors to these positions. 
Students meet monthly with the Associate Director of Student Engagement to: 
  • Discuss the campus climate, graduate student programming, and other graduate student focused initiatives
  • Represent and advocate for the issues, concerns, and proposals of other graduate students
  • Meetings are held virtually so that all graduate students can attend 
GSA Advisor Contact: Simmone Bell (
Graduates can self-nominate for GSA or contact their Graduate Program Director.
The Grad News Update (GNU) is a bi-weekly newsletter that comes out from the office of Student Engagement detailing upcoming events, job opportunities, and information that graduate students can take part in. All graduate students will receive this newsletter via email automatically during bi-weekly schedule.