Parent Orientation will provide you with an overview of the academic and co-curricular resources available to your student at the UW. You will meet faculty members, professional staff, and current students who will share their advice with you. Additionally, Parent Orientation is an opportunity to get your questions answered along with other parents and family members who are going through a similar transition. Orientation Leaders will be available throughout the day to guide you through the program schedule.
Parent Orientation is designed for parents and other adult family members of first year students. Information presented during Parent Orientation may not be appropriate for younger siblings or children.
Time Frame: 8:20 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Parent Orientation is offered separately from the two-day student Advising & Orientation program and takes place on the second day of that program (either Tuesday or Thursday). Check-in begins at 7:30 a.m. and the program will conclude by 4:30 p.m.
Meals: Breakfast & Lunch
A continental breakfast & lunch buffet are included in Parent Orientation.
Abbreviated Agenda: Wednesday, Sept. 20
|7:30 a.m.||Check-in & Continental Breakfast|
UW Administration, First Year Programs
Faculty, Academic Advising
|10 a.m.||Health & Safety
Health & Wellness, Hall Health Center, UW Police Department
|11:30 a.m.||First Year Experience
Student Fiscal Services, University Book Store, Dawg Daze,
First-year Interest Group Program (FIGs)
|12:30 p.m.||Lunch & Optional Sessions
12:50 p.m. Student Financial Aid
1 p.m. Open Houses & Student Panel
|1:40 p.m.||Academic Support & Tutoring
Academic Support Programs
|2:15 p.m.||The Husky Living Experience
Housing & Food Services, Fraternity & Sorority Life,
Commuter & Transfer Commons
|3 p.m.||Optional Campus Tour or Residence Hall Tour|
|3:10 p.m.||Interest Sessions 1 & 2|
|4:30 p.m.||End of Parent Orientation|
First Year Programs fosters a successful undergraduate student experience through strategic programming that focuses on positive academic transitions and the development of learning communities. Through partnerships with faculty, staff, alumni, and student leaders our programs create the space for students to define how they will engage, learn, and thrive at the University of Washington.