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Parents & Families

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.

Back to School Checklist

If your Husky is coming to the UW for the first time — or returning after a being away for a quarter or more — here is our Back to School Check list for our Huskies to stay safe and have a successful start to the quarter.

Read the checklist


Welcome Events for New Students & UW Families

Convocation and Husky Kick-off are two annual traditions to celebrate first-year students and to recognize the family and friends that have helped them prepare for this next step in their academic journey.

Dawg Daze Family Events – While Dawg Daze is designed specifically for students, parents &
families are welcome to attend the following events either with your student or on your own.

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Husky football tickets

We are excited to partner with Washington Husky Football & Washington Athletics again to offer our UW Parents & Families discounted tickets to three great matchups this September!

  • Saturday, Sept. 10 — Portland State Vikings (Husky Band Day!)
  • Saturday, Sept. 17 — Michigan State Spartans (Bid Day/Sorority Move-In Weekend)
  • Saturday, Sept. 24 — Stanford Cardinals (Move-In Week 2022)

Get your discounted tickets


Parent & Family Guide

Dive into everything the UW has to offer your student — and you. Our Parent & Family Guide offers a comprehensive overview of academic, wellness, and safety resources. We’ve updated our guide to include important dates and deadlines.

Get the guide


UW Provost and Executive Vice President Mark Richards discussed excellence in teaching and learning; advancing diversity, equity and inclusion; and post-pandemic challenges and opportunities during a livestream event on Tuesday, February 15.

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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