Parents & Families

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Parent & Family Weekend participants in the Quad

Your backstage pass to the UW

Join us April 13-15, 2018, for an exclusive, behind-the-scenes look at what the Husky Experience is really like.

Take an immersive campus tour (special access to Husky Stadium, anyone?), expand your mind at a faculty lecture, chat with UW leadership over coffee and croissants, sing “Bow Down to Washington” at the top of your lungs, paddle around the same waters where the boys in the boat trained for Olympic gold, be dazzled by Huskies at the PFW Talent Show — the possibilities are endless.

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#UWFamily photo and video contest

Each year, we ask students to share what #UWFamily means to them. By submitting photos and videos that capture the spirit of Parent & Family Weekend, Huskies can win photo gear, exclusive swag and more.

Check out PFW through the eyes of 2017’s grand prize winner, Dorothy Cabantan!

Enter 2018 contest

Use #UWFamily on social media to share your Parent & Family Weekend moments.


“Parent & Family Weekend was amazing. Not only did it give me the chance to show my family a little more about my day-to-day life at the UW, but it also showcased everything else the University has to offer. I had the best time sharing some of my favorite parts of the Husky Experience with the people I love most in the world. We had a blast!” — Megan, sophomore, undeclared

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“Going to graduate school as a single mom is no piece of cake, but my faculty here at the UW are amazing, and the rigorous program has been rewarding. I was able to bring my son with me this year, and he still talks about what a great time he had!” — Jessica, graduate student, MEDEX Northwest program

“I love the #UWFamily I have been building here in Seattle. From Sierra Leone, Costa Rica, China, Mexico, Brazil, Kenya, the U.S. and beyond, they have ignited my passion for getting to know different cultures, languages, art, food, music and travel.” — Flavia, first-year Ph.D. student, epidemiology

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