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Welcome to the UW Family! Behind every Husky, there’s a pack of loved ones, mentors and supporters who helped them reach this milestone. We’re so glad you’re here.

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Welcome to the UW Family

Your role in your student’s life may be shifting, but it’s just as important as ever. We’re here to provide you with the resources you need to help your Husky make the most of their UW experience.

On these pages, you’ll find information on everything from financial aid to campus life to health and safety protocols. You and your Husky are about to embark on a life-changing journey. Welcome to the UW family!

Join our Facebook group to connect with other UW parents and family members.

UW Family Tailgate

Bring your whole pack and create fun memories with your Husky!
Space is limited. To help us plan for your arrival, make sure to register early!

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Summer at UW

Summer 2023

Take a tour of UW via kayak or canoe rental. Come solo, or with your UW family and experience a paddle around the Union Bay Natural Area. Paddle to the Washington Arboretum and enjoy the protected waterways and hiking trails that provide spectacular animal and people watching. Visiting information for families.

Student organizations like The UW Concrete Canoe TeamWashington Yacht ClubUniversity Kayak Club, and Union Bay Rowing Club organize their activities at the WAC.

Waterfront Activities Center

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UW Parent & Family Guide

Whether this is your Husky’s first year or final year at UW, make sure you download our UW Parent & Family Guide. From academic tutoring to personal health and safety, the guide lists resources available to support your student’s well-being and success at UW.

Download the Guide

Family Dawg Daze 2023

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Family Member Information for Dawg Daze

While Dawg Daze is designed specifically for students, parents & families are welcome to attend the events either with your student or on your own. View the Dawg Daze Website for families and make your Dawg Daze plans.

More Information About Family Dawg Daze


Rocking the world of physics

Our best theory of how the universe works may be imperfect. In the 2023 University Faculty Lecture, UW Physics Professor David W. Hertzog explores how scientists are using subatomic particles called muons to do some detective work.

This talk is intended for a general audience. 

More information can be found on the University Faculty Lecture website.

Support the Husky Experience

Your philanthropic support strengthens every student’s UW experience. The UW Parent & Family Fund makes it possible for us to provide critical programs and resources, like the student emergency fund and 24/7 access to mental health counselors.

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