Parents & Families

They’re in good hands

Your student may not be living under your roof anymore, but we know their well-being is as important to you as ever.

From exceptional medical care and mental health counseling to recreation classes, safety resources, peer advocates and more, the UW offers a breadth of resources to keep our students healthy and well cared for.

You can help your student stay well by listening to their concerns and encouraging them to seek support when they need it.

Talk with your Husky

  • Recognizing the signs of depression and anxiety
  • Personal safety and awareness of surroundings (walking in groups, communicating plans to friends or family, etc.)
  • Establishing an emergency contact (such as a friend or roommate) for family members to call in case of emergency

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 A safe return to campus

Preventing the spread of COVID-19 remains a top priority for the UW.

The university will require students and employees to be vaccinated by autumn quarter. Most in-person instruction and activities will resume this fall.

Latest COVID-19 information

Here when they need us

Mental health is not one-size-fits-all. That’s why UW offers a variety of services to meet students where they are. Individual counseling. Group therapy. Drop-in workshops. 24/7 crisis services.

Mental health services

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Guide to talking to your Husky about alcohol

This guide discusses general issues about communicating effectively with your student. In all communication processes there are two important aspects: the style in which the material is presented and the content of the material. You may find that some parts of the guide apply to you more than other parts.

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LiveWell peer health educators

Students may feel more comfortable talking to a fellow student. LiveWell staff are dedicated to educating their peers on various health and wellness topics. Peer health educators facilitate educational workshops, organize awareness campaigns and host events throughout the year.


On-campus medical and dental care

Hall Health Center provides medical care to the UW community, and dental care is available through the UW School of Dentistry, located in the Health Sciences Building.

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Individual safety support

Available 24/7, SafeCampus is the UW’s violence prevention and response program. Students may call SafeCampus anytime — no matter where they work or study — to anonymously discuss safety and well-being concerns for themselves or others.


Emergency alerts

UW students can subscribe to receive emergency messages via text and email. UW Alert messages are also posted on Facebook and Twitter.

UW Alert

After hours medical care

Students with health care needs after hours can get prepaid medical advice from a nurse or visit an urgent care clinic.

UW Neighborhood Clinics

Campus contacts

Husky Health & Well-Being
Hall Health Center

The Counseling Center
Schmitz Hall 401

206-685-7233 (available 24/7)

UWPD Safety Escort Services
Husky NightWalk – 206.685.9255
Husky Nightride — 206.685.3146



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