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New Student Orientation

Welcome to Cougar Country! We are excited that you are joining our Chatham community. Please take a few moments to review the information below, which includes important details about orientation, as well as what you need to complete prior to arriving on campus.

New Student Orientation - January 8th

Orientation will be held on January 8, 2021 starting at 1:30 pm.  We request that you register for this virtual orientation as soon as possible, but no later than Monday, January 4th. You will receive information on how to register via your Chatham email, and will receive Zoom information upon registering.  

For updates and details on Chatham’s plans for Spring 2021, please visit www.chatham.edu/spring-2021-plans.html.

Request Your Student ID

All Chatham students are required to have a Chatham Student ID. Please review the Student ID website for details on how to request your ID and submit your information, photo, and signature by January 4th.


If you are planning to live on campus, please submit your housing application through the Housing Portal located on my.Chatham.edu, MyTools, Student Housing. Application instructions can be found in the Incoming Student Housing Application Visual Guide. When completing your application, you will need access to a credit card to submit your $150.00 Housing Deposit. The Housing Deposit is separate from the University Deposit and is required of all students who apply for housing. Students will be placed where there are available openings. If you have questions or need more information, email the Office of Residence Life at reslife@chatham.edu.  

AlcoholEdu and Sexual Assault Prevention

AlcoholEdu and Sexual Assault Prevention are mandatory online programs that must be completed by January 10th. All students will receive an introductory e-mail along with instructions for completing the course.

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Student Honor Code

As citizens of the campus community focused on education, 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  

Health Insurance Requirement

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 my.Chatham.edu. The University-sponsored plan is designed to meet basic health care needs at an affordable cost. Open enrollment runs from June 1, 2020 through August 31, 2020 for the fall term and December 1, 2020 through January 11, 2021 for the spring term.

More information is available at the “Student Health Insurance” link located on the my.Chatham.edu homepage.  For benefit information or assistance with the online enrollment process, please call UPMC Health Plan at 1-866-203-8051. 

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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 January 6th.

You will be receiving an e-mail to your Chatham University e-mail account from Med+Proctor shortly after you deposit prompting you to set-up your account, where you will complete and upload the required health and immunization record information. 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. 

Submit Your Medical Forms via Med+Proctor


Spring Term COVID-19 Entry Testing

Please keep an eye out for an email with information about entry testing in early December.