Shadyside Campus

"As soon as I set foot on campus, I just knew it was for me." It's remarkable how often we hear this from students.

Unparalleled Campus

Our campus is so green and leafy, you'd never guess you were only: Four blocks to trendy Walnut Street's stores and restaurants; two miles to the Carnegie Museums of Art and Natural History: five miles to river kayaking and riverside trails; and six miles to PNC Park (Go Pirates!).

Redbrick academic buildings on Chatham University's Shadyside campus are framed by colorful budding trees and green grass.


Chatham's campus encompasses a 32-acre arboretum featuring 115 different varieties of species, including Japanese Flowering Crabapple, River Birch, and Kentucky Coffee tree. The Arboretum provides an outdoor classroom, as well as an inviting place to stroll and to meditate.

Explore the Arboretum : Checkerboard 3 - Arboretum

Shadyside Campus

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Meet the Residence Halls of Chatham

When it comes to our residence halls, Chatham has a certain panache for unique, one-of-a-kind living environments. If you’re a curious prospective student, we invite you to explore what living at Chatham can be like.

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The Center for Women’s Entrepreneurship hosts the Women Business Leaders Breakfast Series on the second Friday of each month during the academic year at Shadyside Campus.


The number of minutes you have to get to class after the Chapel Bell rings.

Lively Community

A vibrant space for events of all kinds, Shadyside Campus has hosted everything from fashion shows to festivals to protests to parties.

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Chatham is a Certified Bee Campus USA Affiliate—only one of 63 across the United States.

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3 Questions with Shadyside Campus

Most aspects of Shadyside Campus are unparalleled. Many of our residence halls double as historic Pittsburgh mansions and our 32-acre tree-lined wonderland is a certified arboretum.