Welcome New Huskies

Welcome, parents and families of New Huskies!

Whether you’re a proud Husky alum or new to campus, the department of Parent & Family Programs knows you’ve worked hard to help your student get to college. We’re honored to welcome you to the UW family. We offer several programs to support you and introduce you to the Husky Experience.

Parent Orientation

Whether your family lives 5 or 5,000 miles from the UW, Parent Orientation will provide you with the resources and information you need to support your student. Offered in the summer only, Parent Orientation is a one-day program that directly addresses parents’ issues and concerns.

  • A separate fee is charged for Parent Orientation (fee waivers are available). Directly billed to the student’s account, the fee covers program costs including meals, parking, materials and services.
  • Parent Orientation is for parents and guardians of UW students. This program is not an ideal setting for younger children.
  • Sessions are offered June — September.


Parent & Family Programs

Parent & Family Programs is your go-to resource throughout your student’s career at the UW. We’ll connect you with important information, events specifically for parents and families (on and off campus), and many social media channels to help you stay in touch. Please join us!


Digital swag for families

Download a profile picture for Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.

Facebook cover photo

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