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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!

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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.

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Safety at UW

Update on the UW’s Response to the violence in the U District

Hear from Interim Vice President for Campus & Community Safety Sally Clark about the UW’s commitment to doing what it takes with our neighborhood and citywide partners to prevent violence and maintain a secure environment for our community.

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UW Family Conversations 2022

Join us  for important conversations in November.



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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Oct. 20, 2022, 10–11 a.m.

President Ana Mari Cauce gave her annual address to discuss her vision for the year ahead and the University of Washington’s critical role in accelerating change for the public good through education, innovation, discovery and collaboration.

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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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