Family Publications

Northwestern Family Members at Tailgate

Our office is passionate about keeping our family members informed about what is happening on campus.  We have a variety of methods to ensure you receive useful information.  Below you will find publications for family members in the Northwestern community including the Parent and Family Guide and Wildcat Family Focus. These publications, as well as other important messages, are delivered to Northwestern families via the parent and family e-mail list.

Wildcat Family Focus Quarterly Newsletter

Wildcat Family Focus is a quarterly publication published for the parents and families of all Northwestern undergraduate students. Peruse the most recent issue of Wildcat Family Focus via the links below. 

The Fall 2016 Edition is now available!

Mini-March: A Publication for New Wildcat Families

The parent and family Mini-March is a short newsletter for families of our newest wildcats – the Class of 2020 and transfer students! In the Mini-March, parents and families will find information about important deadlines for students, information about parent and family programs, and a list of ways to stay in communication with Northwestern throughout the next four years. 

Northwestern Parent and Family Guide

Our Parent and Family Guide is our "one book" for our family members here at Northwestern.  Within, you will find different information regarding different resources and processes here on campus. The 2016 Parent and Family Guide is currently in production. Access the 2015 version below. Please be aware that some information may be subject to change. 

Parent and Family Webinar Information

New Student and Family Programs hosts several webinars during the spring and summer months for family members of incoming students; below you can find dates and available recordings of webinars.

  • March 6, 2016: webinar recording 
    • Topic: information for families of students admitted early decision)
  • July 10, 2016: webinar recording 
    • Topic: information for families regarding Parent and Family Orientation and Wildcat Welcome and summer checklist items for students
  • August 21, 2016: webinar recording or view the presentation slides
    • Topic: Information on move-in day, Parent and Family Orientation, and Family Weekend