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View the UW's response to COVID-19. Our services and staff are available remotely and by phone. Because of the on-going situation, Advising & Orientation sessions have moved to a remote platform. For more information, view our Remote Advising & Orientation Updates page. (updated 5/6/2020) 

Orientation

Parent Agenda

After attending Parent Orientation, you will be able to:

  1. Identify opportunities to support autonomy in your student's college experience.
  2. Recall growth-oriented strategies when supporting your student through academic and social challenges.
  3. Construct a plan to communicate with your student during their first year.
  4. Recognize Parent & Family Programs as your primary resource for information, involvement, and support. View the Parent & Family Programs Guide for more information. 

International Parents - We know time zones can be tricky. Please register for a Parent Orientation session and you will gain access to all session recordings to view at your convenience. Join us for the International Parent Live Q&A on July 31 at 5 p.m. (PT). Register Now

Start and end time: 8:00 a.m.– 5:00 p.m. PT
View reservation confirmation email for your detailed agenda and Zoom links. 

  • Welcome | 8:00 a.m.
    • Parent Orientation begins with a welcome from administrators and an overview of the agenda. Before we get started feel free to view quick tips for navigating Remote Orientation in our parent introduction video. 

    • Parent Introduction Video - View 
  • Academics | 8:30 a.m.
    • Your student's academic success is our main priority. These sessions feature conversations with faculty members, academic advisers, and academic support staff about academic expectations, requirements, and academic support resources. 
  • The Husky Living Experience | 9:30 a.m.
    • Regardless of where your student lives, there are resources to help them make sure their living environment supports their academic experience. You will have the choice to attend a session focused on Commuting from Off-Campus or On-Campus Residence Hall living options. 
  • Student Fiscal Services | 10:30 a.m.
    • Student Fiscal Services will share tips on how to support your student as they navigate their first year, including information on paying tuition at the UW. During this time, presentations will be followed by up to 20 minutes of Q&A time with the presenter. 
  • Office of Student Financial Aid | 11:30 a.m.
    • As students and families begin to navigate financial aid, UW's Office of Student Financial Aid will be available to share more insight into how financial aid works and how it may apply to your student. During this time, presentations will be followed by up to 15 minutes of Q&A time with the presenter. 
  • Lunch | 12:30 p.m.
    • Take some time for a break and we will return shortly with more information from UW staff and faculty! 
  • UWPD | 1:00 p.m.
    • Creating a safe place to live, work, and study is an important value to the university's police department. UWPD will be sharing information about their department and campus safety at the UW. During this time, presentations will be followed by up to 15 minutes of Q&A time with the presenter. 
  • Medical, Health Insurance, & Immunizations  | 2:00 p.m.
    • Learn more about available medical resources for your student. Representatives of the university's Hall Health Center will be available to answer questions you may have surrounding medical and health insurance options. During this time, presentations will be followed by up to 15 minutes of Q&A time with the presenter. 
  • Student Wellness | 3:00 p.m.
    • A variety of professionals will begin to discuss ways you can help support your student in understanding the available resources to them in relation to their overall mental health and wellbeing. During this time, presentations will be followed by up to 15 minutes of Q&A time with the presenter. 
  • Conversation with Faculty | 4:00 p.m.
    • Hear about the University through the lens of a UW faculty member. During this time, presentations will be followed by up to 15 minutes of Q&A time with the presenter. 
  • Fraternity and Sorority Life (Optional) | 5:30 p.m.
    • Learn more about the Office of Fraternity and Sorority Life as they discuss recruitment and ways to support your student. 

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