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!

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Reimagining safety at the UW

Creating learning, working and living environments that enable every UW community member to be successful requires a holistic approach to safety and well-being. We are reimagining how safety and well-being resources are organized and delivered at the UW. Review our back-to-school checklist to help ensure your student stays safe from COVID-19.

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New Family Orientation

Welcome to our UW Family! If you are one of our new families, you can learn more about programs, resources, and how to help your Husky have a successful start during their first year at UW. New Family Orientation registration opens May 11, 2022.

Learn about orientation


A graduate standing with his family


You did it! Graduation is a special time for students and families. We’re making up for lost time and celebrating even more this year, with Commencement ceremonies for the Class of 2022, and a special Return to Husky graduation celebration for the Class of 2020 and 2021.

Class of 2022
Class of 2020 & 2021


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.

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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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