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)


Program Overview

Family Orientation is structured to provide parents and family members increased flexibility to access information. The program consists of three main components: 

Students must register family members to access Family Orientation resources during the A&O reservation process. 
Make your Reservation

Online Modules 

Watch, read, and listen to important information about academics, finances, living, health and well-being, and campus life. If you don’t know where to start, the online modules will include all of the most important information for families.

After your student registers you for Family Orientation, you will receive an email with a link to access the modules, which can be completed on your own time.

Family Drop-In Q&A  

During the week of your student’s Advising & Orientation session, drop-in to this live, online webinar to ask questions of University administrators. Webinars are hosted on the dates listed below between 4:00–⁠5:00 p.m. (Pacific Time). 

Please note: Engineering advisers will be present during the July 15, 22, and August 12 sessions. The Foster School of Business advisers will be present during the July 1, 8, 15, 22, and 29 sessions. 

After your student registers you for Family Orientation you will receive an email with a link to access the Q&A.

Mark your Calendar: 

July 2021 - 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 
August 2021 - 5, 12, 19, 26
September 2021 - 2, 16
December 2021 - TBD

Facebook Discussion Group 

Utilize this Facebook group to ask questions and get information from First Year Programs staff and other first-year families. The discussion board will close 2 weeks after the beginning of the quarter when you will be able to join other UW family-specific groups for on-going support.

After your student registers you for Family Orientation, you will receive an email with a link to access the discussion group.

Facebook Discussion Group Information

On-Going Opportunities

Select the link below for more information about live webinars, newsletters, and podcasts designed specifically for new Husky families. 

On-Going Opportunites