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Parents & Families

Welcome, parents and families of New Huskies!

Congratulations on your student’s admission to the UW! It’s an achievement to be proud of— and we know you’ve been an essential part of all the steps leading up to this moment. The college decision can be both exciting and overwhelming for students and their families. But rest assured that while the UW is large, it’s not impersonal —we help students find their smaller community of peers and mentors based on their interests and goals. And for families, we offer a wealth of resources to help you make an informed decision and stay as involved as you’d like once your student becomes a Husky.

We look forward to answering your questions as you begin this journey, and we hope to welcome you to our UW family. The department of Parent & Family Programs offers several programs to support you and introduce you to the Husky Experience.

Why UW? Download the Parents & Families Welcome brochure (pdf)

Family Orientation

Whether your family lives 5 or 5,000 miles from campus, Family Orientation will provide you with the resources and information you need to support your student during their first year at the UW. Family Orientation includes a series of emails, webinars, videos and events tailored for UW parents and families

  • There is no additional charge for access to Family Orientation resources.
  • Students can register family members for orientation when they register for an Advising & Orientation session in May.
  • Sessions are offered June — September for autumn admits and December for winter admits.


Parent & Family Programs

The Parent and Family Program launched in 2014, as a university wide priority to improve and centralize parent and family communications with a focus on equitable access to information and programs in support of their student’s success. The program has now expanded to include the monthly UW Parent Insider e-newsletter, Official UW Parent & Family Facebook and Instagram pages, Parent & Family Guide, Parent & Family events, webinars, career and wellness resources. Welcome to our UW Family!


COVID-19 safety

The UW is a national leader in responding to COVID-19, and the health and safety of our
students is at the top of our list.

Read up on the UW’s COVID-19 prevention guidelines.


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