Parent Orientation

Parents and guardians of entering students are strongly encouraged to attend a one-day Parent Orientation this summer.

In the next four years, your son or daughter will be exposed to a wealth of knowledge, and perspectives that will stay with them for their whole lives. But are you prepared, as the parent of a new college student? How do you help them adjust to their life at the UW?

We know that beginning college is simultaneously exciting and stressful, both for students and their families. To make sure that your questions are answered, Parent Orientations are scheduled throughout the summer. At the Office of First Year Programs, we work together to make sure that these orientations directly address the most important issues and concerns that you have for entering students. Parent Orientations are separate from the Student Orientation and take place on the second day of the entering student's Freshman Advising & Orientation session.

Please Note: Parent sessions are only offered in English. Translation to another language is not available.

UW First Year Programs

Undergraduate Academic Affairs
University of Washington

120 Mary Gates Hall
Box 352825
Seattle, WA 98195-2825

Hours: 8am–5pm (PST)
Phone: (206) 543-4905

We empower entering students to become engaged and confident learners by facilitating supportive communities and creating educational experiences.

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