View the UW's response to COVID-19. Our services and staff are available remotely and by phoneAdvising & Orientation sessions will remain in a remote platform through 2021. For more information, review our Remote Advising & Orientation Updates page. 

It is important for all of us to do our part to minimize the spread of COVID-19. An important part of working to keep our community safe is by wearing a face-covering. While attending a Dawg Daze event we ask all attendees to wear a face-covering when indoors or outdoors, regardless of vaccination status. If you do not have a face covering, we ask that you leave the event immediately. If you need a face-covering please email fyp@uw.edu or visit MGH 120. (updated 9/8/21)


On-Going Opportunities

In addition to the Family Orientation resources available, the following opportunities will also allow families to get more information about the Husky experience:

Live Webinars

Over 50 webinars are scheduled throughout the year to give you in-depth information about specific topics. Pre-registration is required for each webinar you plan to attend live. However, video recordings will also be available after the event.

Live webinar registration is separate from your Family Orientation registration that provides you access to the online modules, family drop-in sessions, and Facebook discussion group.

Family + Student Link:
Register for a Live Webinar


First-year Tips from Harry newsletters are released twice a month beginning in May to September and include a collection of announcements and reminders to focus on during that point-in-time. These newsletters are sent to all supporters of first-year students if your email was recorded during your student's acceptance process.

If you don't believe your email was recorded or do not receive emails after the first week of May, you will be able to subscribe to the distribution list below. Each newsletter includes a link to opt-out at any time. View previously sent newsletters

For newsletter engagement during the academic year, feel free to also subscribe to the Parent Insider E-Newsletter sent through Parent & Family Programs here

Subscribe to "First-year Tips from Harry" 


Husky Huddle Up Podcasts are available to all first-year students, parents, and family members. Podcasts feature interviews with UW faculty, staff, students, and current families and will be available to tune into at any time. 

There is no registration needed to access podcasts, simply select the link to view podcast options. 

Family + Student Link:
Access Husky Huddle Up Podcasts

Additional Resources 

Stay connected to the University of Washington and Parent & Family Programs throughout the year!