Family Orientation for Spring Admission

Welcome to the Husky Family!

For Spring Quarter, we invite you to view topic-based recordings presented by various campus offices. After you have reviewed the recordings, please join the offices of Parent & Family Programs and First Year Programs for a live Zoom meeting overview of resources available to support your Husky during their transition. We will be available to answer questions and connect with you following the brief presentation.

Family Session: Supporting Your Spring Husky
Friday, March 1
5:30 – 6:30 p.m. PT

Key Information

Family Resource Recordings 

Topic-based recordings presented by various campus offices that were recorded from June - September 2023. 


The offices of Parent & Family Programs and First Year Programs shared an overview of the agenda and some tips for helping your student navigate their first year at UW. Review the Husky Guide (student publication) and the Parent & Family Guide for commonly used resources.  

Presentation Slides and Session Recording

Academics & Course Registration

Academic advisers are one of the most important connections your student can make. This session introduced the academic adviser's role and provided an overview of the general education requirements that students use to create their class schedules. 

If your student was directly admitted directly to the Allen School of Computer Science & Engineering, Informatics, Foster School of Business, Honors program, or Engineering Undeclared, visit the following website for more information:

Presentation Slides and Recording

Academic Support

This session explored the various academic resources students utilize to support their academic success.

Presentation Slides - Recording

Paying the Tuition Bill

Student Fiscal Services shared how to view and pay tuition while at the University.

Presentation Slides and Recording

Financial Aid

Representatives from the Office of Student Financial Aid answered questions about how financial aid works. Other questions included the cost of attendance, an overview of the different types of financial awards, requesting a revision to financial aid awards, understanding loans, and using aid to pay bills.

Presentation Slides and Recording

Student Health & Well-Being

Your student's health and wellness are important to us. UW Counseling Center professionals shared various resources your student can connect with to support their mental health.

Presentation Slides and Recording

Campus Safety

UWPD shared campus safety and resources as well as tips around keeping your student's personal items secure on campus.

Presentation Slides and Recording

Living On Campus

Regardless of where your student lives, there are resources to help them ensure their living environment supports their academic experience. Learn from Housing & Food Services about the services provided and critical move-in timelines. 

If your student plans to commute to campus, we look forward to welcoming them into the Commuter & Transfer Commons when they arrive on campus.

Presentation Slides and Recording

Conversation with Faculty

Meet with faculty from the UW to learn ways that your student will interact with faculty during their time at the UW, including classroom expectations.

Presentation Slides and Recording - Prof. Joseph Janes

Complete Session Evaluation

How did the process go for you? What is missing in your transition to UW? We care about your feedback and read all of your comments. By completing your Family Orientation session evaluation, you will impact Family Orientation programming. 

Please provide your feedback and ask any additional questions Learn more

Ongoing Family Engagement

Explore other first-year family resources like newsletters and podcasts by visiting the Family Orientation website. Also explore the UW Parent & Family website to learn more about events, resources, and information throughout your student's time at the UW.