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Parent and Family Association

Parent and Family Association

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I hope this message finds you well during these unprecedented times.  Please know you and your family are in the thoughts and prayers of the entire Chestnut Hill College Community.
As we work to identify and address the challenges associated with COVID-19, we know communication with you is critically important.  Consequently, and in an effort to enhance current and future communications with parents and families throughout your student's experience at CHC, we are excited to announce our new Parent & Family Association.
Your role in the college decision process is critically important.  We know you want to be sure your child chooses a college that will help them to grow educationally and socially, preparing them for the challenges they will face as professionals after graduation.  We are also reminded during these difficult times that our children should be ready to act with kindness and compassion, ready to help those in need and to serve in local, state, national, and global communities.  Rest assured that the CHC will work to foster this development within your child while providing a caring and compassionate atmosphere we hope will become their home away from home. In the words of Sister Maria Kostka Logue, first Dean of the College, Chestnut Hill College “will prepare you to learn how to earn a living because you must, but you are here to learn how to live.”
At CHC, we know and value the unique partnership between CHC, our students, and their families.  We hope the CHC Parent & Family Association will be a valuable part of your experience while your student is studying with us. We hope you will find answers to important questions, as well as opportunities to become more engaged in our College community.  Look for information about upcoming events, as well as helpful articles written by members of our community about the experience of our students, families, faculty, staff, and alumni.

Weekly Updates!

Each week, a different department on campus will provide a special note of welcome. Make sure to check back often to learn about CHC's various departments, offices, and campus resources!

5.20.20 - Get to Know Transfer Admissions

Hello from the Office of Transfer Admissions at Chestnut Hill College!

My name is Darian Leader and I am the Director Of Transfer Admissions here at beautiful CHC! My Assistant Director, Iris Lieberman, and I are dedicated to serving and advocating for our talented Transfer population- which accounts for 1/3 of the entire Griffin Community! We understand that transitioning to a new college can be stressful, so our office works personally and individually with each student; guiding them step by step during the application and enrollment process, through registration, and on to graduation!  Chestnut Hill College, and specifically our office, truly values the diversity and personal experience that is so rich within our Transfer Student population! We are thrilled to honor the hard work of our Transfer Students by accepted up to 75 transfer credits towards their CHC degree and by offering competitive scholarships of up to $21,000 per year! To learn more about our prestigious college and our seamless transfer experience, please contact us at 215-248-7001today!

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5.13.20 - Get to Know the Health Services Center

Welcome to the Chestnut Hill College Family!

Chestnut Hill College (CHC) has a Student Health Center that is located on campus on the 1st floor of one of our dormitories-Fitzsimmons Hall. The Health Center is for all undergraduate students. Care is provided by a Certified Registered Nurse Practitioner (CRNP) and Registered Nurse (RN) in the office with the availability of a physician consultant by phone as needed. This staff provides acute and episodic care for all undergraduate students, as well as, compilation, review and monitoring of student health histories, vaccinations and immunity status. We also provide proactive health and wellness counseling.

CHC does not provide health insurance coverage to students. It is strongly recommended that all students have health insurance, however, it is not required. If a student does have health insurance, we recommend carrying the card or a photo of card in phone to ease the need for prescriptions and visits to Urgent Cares and/or Emergency Rooms.

As the current status of the COVID-19 pandemic continues to evolve, I assure you that Chestnut Hill College is closely monitoring and strategizing how to best to protect our students, faculty and staff in the upcoming months.

Keep in mind that all undergraduate students are required to complete a “Health Packet” that is available on the “New Student Guide”. I have included it here as well. I understand that there will be challenges with getting some of the required information on these forms in the next few months due to the significant restrictions placed on our health care systems. I would encourage you to get started as soon as possible. There are 9 pages that need to be completed, 5 of them can be filled out by the student and/or parent/guardian. In most cases, if immunizations are up to date, your Primary Care Provider’s office can send to you a copy or you may even be able to download from your online medical record. Physical Exams will be excepted within a year prior to the start of the school year.

Please reach out with any questions and more information is available on our website, CHC Student Health Center.

Click here to download the health packet for new students.



Director of Health Center
Nurse Practitioner

Fitzsimmons Hall 103

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5.6.20 - Get to Know the Office of Campus Ministry
Campus Ministry focuses on student formation through pastoral accompaniment, advocacy and outreach, spiritual exploration and leadership development. We talk with students as they discern big questions: Who I am? Who am I called to become? How can I use my gifts in service to the world? 
Inspired by the unifying mission of the Sisters of Saint Joseph, we walk with students as they engage in service opportunities and process the justice issues in our local city and wider world. We work to empower the giftedness of those around us to build campus community with a rich sense of belonging. By providing vibrant opportunities of engagement, we hope to serve and celebrate people of all faiths. 
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4.30.20 - Get to Know the Office of Alumni Relations

Welcome to Chestnut Hill College, International Students! Alumni Relations is here for all current students as well as alumni. Our mission is to engage all alumni in meaningful ways. Alumni are the foundation of this school, and we are proud of all of you! Our motto is “once a griffin, always a griffin” - wherever you are in the world, we are here for you! To contact the our office, email

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For more information, contact:

Ann Liberona, M.A. 
Director of Global Education
Chestnut Hill College