We have re-imagined our Parent & Family events this year, rather than one Parent & Family weekend – we hope to have you connect with your Husky and UW Family throughout the academic year – in a series of virtual conversations with campus leaders and programs. Our events will be focused on supporting autonomy and encouraging a growth mindset in our Huskies. We will have conversations with campus leaders focused on resilience, wellness, career exploration and finding community – and how to support your student – whether they are with us on campus or at home with you.

Past events

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.

View a recording of the May 12 event

UW Global Month

Wednesday, November 18 at 5:30 p.m. PST
Join Rick Steves for lively and thought-provoking discussion with UW Study Abroad Director Wolf Latsch on the joy and future of travel. Many of us are yearning for the adventure of a trip overseas, but not sure what that will look like in a post-COVID world.
Global Fireside Registration

Thursday, November 19 at 5:30 p.m. PDT
Escape to Rome – Travel back in your imagination with Rick Steves to Rome’s most fabulous and storied locations.
Escape to Rome Registration

Winter quarter housing

Wednesday, December 30, 2020
UW Family Conversation with Housing & Food Services – Winter Quarter Housing

UW Huskies vs. Oregon

Washington Warm Up presented by Alaska Airlines – Host your UW Family Virtual Tailgate
Saturday, December 12 at TBA
Before the Dawgs take on Oregon, we want you to join us for a globe spanning virtual celebration of Husky Spirit at the Washington Warm Up presented by Alaska Airlines. Cheers on our Huskies with your Husky — all from the comfort of your own Club Husky at home.

Our friends from University of Washington Alumni Association invite our UW Families from Seattle to Singapore who want to show their Purple Pride by hosting their own virtual tailgates. Hosting is simple. Choose your favorite video calling app, register through our website and invite your UW Fam to join you.

Once you register, UWAA will help you enhance your Husky experience at home. You’ll gain access to our exclusive pregame program including Husky Football trivia presented by BECU. You’ll also get a virtual goodie bag with special offers from UWAA partners like passes to the adidas and Columbia employee stores and big savings at the University Book Store, typically only offered to UWAA members. To top it all off, you’ll get digital backgrounds that will transform your living room into classic locations around Husky Stadium.

two University of Washington football players clasping hands

UW Family Wellness Weekend

November 6-9, 2020
Wellness Weekend with the UW Recreation featuring UWFamily Class Pass
Conversations about student wellness, building resilience and Husky mental health
See slides
Well-being for Life and Learning guidebook

Annual President’s Address

Monday, October 12 at 10 a.m. PDT
Annual President’s Address to our UW community. President Cauce will share her thoughts about the year ahead. We invite our families to submit questions before the event at presofuw@uw.edu.

UW Family Conversation with Career Coaches from the UW Career & Internships Center

Tuesday, October 13 at 1:30 p.m. PDT
Join our UW Career Coaches as they talk about resources to share with your Husky to help with their career exploration and searches, along with recent statistics about hiring during the pandemic. Video and slides will be available until December 31, 2020.

Population Health

Thursday, October 15 at 5:00 p.m. PDT
Population Health is an inter-disciplinary initiative, and a great opportunity for you and your Husky hear from professors, researchers and thought leaders about the intersecting and overlapping factors that influence health. Learn more about Population Health and explore its undergraduate courses, internships and research opportunities.