Parents & Families

Want to help welcome other families to the UW and assist them in navigating the college experience? Whether on campus or closer to home, there are many ways for you to get involved. To get started, just fill out our volunteer form or e-mail

Current and upcoming opportunities

Volunteer at on-campus events

Work side-by-side with UW staff, interacting and connecting with other families at on-campus events such as Dawg Dash, Husky Parents 101, Undergraduate Research Symposium and more.

Welcome families during move-in weekend

Join in the fun of September’s move-in week by welcoming new families into the Husky community and answering their questions. Volunteers help to promote Parent & Family Programs and pass along information about life on and around campus.

Participate in Admitted Student Preview Days

Coordinated and hosted by the Office of Admissions, admitted student events, give volunteers the opportunity to meet newly accepted students – some of whom are still making their decision on where to attend – and help them and their whole family get a true feel for the Husky Experience.

Connect with UW Admissions counselors

UW staff members need your help too! Volunteer from the convenience of your home or office to provide support to UW Admissions counselors seeking information about your community.

Contribute your story to Parent & Family Programs’ online presence

Every Husky family story is unique: we want to hear about yours! What campus resources have you appreciated most as a parent or family member? What programs has your student relied on to help them overcome challenges and work toward their goals? Do you have advice for other UW families? Share your story in our eNews, blog or on social media.

Host an international student for a short-term home-stay

Globally-minded volunteers can welcome new students to the Pacific Northwest by hosting them in their home for one weekend or up to three weeks through the UW FIUTS program. Open to families living in Seattle and surrounding communities, this program is a fantastic way to help make a new Husky’s long commute to campus a little easier.