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Join Us

Throughout the year, we are excited to invite our UW Families to campus events. Save the date for UW Family Weekend 2022: October 14-16.

Our events are a great way for you to get a better understanding of what to expect during your student’s academic journey, discover new resources and opportunities, and connect with other UW families.



UW Family Weekend invites families to campus to spend time with their Husky and get a taste of UW life. There’s plenty to celebrate this year as we reunite at the UW Family tailgate, cheer on the Dawgs at Homecoming and throw a celebration in Red Square for W Day. Bring the entire family and build your own weekend of fun!

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students and family during Parent and Family weekend

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. We also invite our families to connect via our official Facebook group.

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New Student Convocation and Dawg Daze

A University of Washington welcome for new students, their friends and families. You and your student will get to know classmates, learn tips on navigating student life and celebrate the start of your husky experience.

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President's Address

As our University returns to in-person learning and work, President Cauce invites you to her annual address. She will share her perspective on the road ahead as we work together to recover from the pandemic and support equity and well-being for our community of faculty, staff and students.

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You did it! Graduation is a special time for students and families. We’re taking steps to help you celebrate your Husky, safely. Visit our dedicated UW Commencement pages which includes departmental celebrations.

Tune In Live



2021 Convocation

Watch a video of the 2021 convocation, held on September 28.

Safe return to campus presidential town hall

President Ana Mari Cauce hosted a virtual town hall to discuss the safe return to in-person learning in the fall.

UW Family Wellness Weekend: Resilience and Well-Being

Conversations about student wellness, building resilience and Husky mental health. View the presentation slides

UW Family Wellness Weekend: Husky Mental Health

Conversations about student wellness, building resilience and Husky mental health. View the Well-being for Life and Learning Guidebook