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 Summer 2017 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 2021 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 2017 Parent and Family Guide is currently in production and will be available on Move-In Day. Access the 2016 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.

  • June 4, 2017 (4 PM CDT): view the presentation slides
    • Topic: Introduction to resources and services available through New Student and Family Programs
    • NOTE: Due to technical difficulties during the webinar, audio recording was compromised and therefore no webinar recording is available. We apologize for the inconvenience. 
  • July 9, 2017 (4 PM CDT): webinar recording or view the presentation slides
    • Topic: Psychology of parenting a college student AND guests (Counseling & Psychological Services, Student Health Insurance, Residential Services, Health Promotion and Wellness, and Student Enrichment Services) share basic information about the resources they offer for your student
  • August 20, 2017 (4 PM CDT): webinar recording or view the presentation slides
    • Topic: Pointers for parenting a new student (from the parent perspective) AND last minute details for move-in and Wildcat Welcome/Parent & Family Orientation