Arriving on campus
When you arrive is up to you! PFW is a build-your-own-adventure weekend, so take advantage of as many activities as you want. Scheduled activities start at 11 a.m. on Friday. Check out our current schedule and start planning your itinerary.
Where to start
No matter when you get to campus, make your first stop the PFW Café in the HUB Lyceum. That’s where you’ll check in, get your all-access pass to PFW, collect your swag and enjoy a warm welcome to the UW.
Check-in hours: Friday 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Saturday 8 a.m.-3 p.m.
Parking on campus
PFW guests enjoy complimentary on-campus parking all weekend long! Drive to either Central Plaza Garage or Padelford Parking Garage and give the code word provided to you in emails dated 3/23 and 4/3. After noon on Saturday and all day Sunday, you won’t need to stop at the gatehouse.
Pack your purple, and we’ll see you at the PFW Kickoff & Welcome Event on Friday, April 7!
Parent & Family Weekend 2016 recap
“We enjoyed spending time with our son on campus, because we saw UW through his eyes as a freshman. He showed his where his classes are held, his dorm room, where he eats, where he goes with his friends, etc. We also really enjoyed the ‘Boys in the Boat’ book reading/signing, especially because of its connection with UW.”
“I loved the canoe ride through Lake Washington and just spending time with my son walking around the campus. I saw so much of the campus I would have never seen otherwise.”
“We enjoyed everything about the weekend! The weather was perfect! The staff, administration and volunteers were friendly, interesting, approachable and helpful. Food was delicious! The schedule was packed with so many interesting choices – we loved the career panel the most. Thank you for such a wonderful, memorable weekend!”