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) 


Welcome UW Parents and Families

The University of Washington is proud to offer this series of webinars designed to help you understand the transition you and your student will experience as you become part of the Husky Family. We look forward to meeting you!

Parent Live Events 

International Parent Q&A 
July 31, 5:00 p.m–5:45 p.m. PDT


Faculty Office Hours 
July - August 


Parent Orientation 

Webinars run every hour between 8 a.m. & 6 p.m. (Pacific time)


Welcome Video

Before you begin the day, please watch the welcome video to meet your hosts and to get some advice for how you and your student can approach your remote orientation experiences.

View Video

Log-In by Computer

Parent Orientation is hosted in a Zoom webinar platform. This means that information will be presented online through live presentations and pre-recorded videos. All webinars include opportunities to ask questions to presenters through the Q&A (question & answer) function. 

Feel free to come and go as you please. You can drop in to a few select webinars or participate in the webinar running all day. Pre-recorded videos and slides will be available after the Parent Orientation so you can review at any time in case you miss some information.

  1. Visit zoom.us to create an account using your personal email address (or sign in to an existing account).

  2. Use the links listed on the agenda below to join the webinar.

  3. In some cases, the system may ask you to sign in again. Please do so using the account you created.

  4. The webinar will open in a new window - no worries, your microphone and camera will be permanently turned off throughout the Parent Orientation.

  5. The webinar includes 3 functions: Q&A, Raise Hand, and Chat. Use these functions to ask questions to the presenters, participate in polls, and communicate issues with orientation staff.

Helpful Links

Have the following links open when participating in webinars. Speakers will refer to pages in these guides throughout the Parent Orientation.

Give Us Feedback

After Parent Orientation, please take 10 to 15-minutes to give us feedback about your experience. We make changes to the program based on this survey, so please let us know if you felt something went particularly well & areas we can improve. Thank you!