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Family Communication

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.

Parent & Family Email List

What is the parent and family email list, you ask? It is how Northwestern communicates with our parent and family partners. Subscribe to the list to receive emails updating you on the campus community and various events that are pertinent to you – and your students. The parent and family email digest will be delivered twice per quarter via the listserv. Subscribers also receive emails about Parent and Family Orientation, Family Weekend, and other information and events at Northwestern. Use the link below to subscribe.

Want to unsubscribe or change your email address? Click the "unsubscribe" button at the bottom of any listserv email. Then, you can re-subscribe using a different email address if you wish. Feel free to contact New Student and Family Programs with any questions about the email list.

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Subscribe to the parent and family email list here!

Family Publications

Wildcat Family Focus Email Digest

The Wildcat Family Focus is an email digest that will be sent twice per quarter to the parents and families of all Northwestern undergraduate students. The digest will include current happenings on campus and other important information to keep families up-to date regarding the Northwestern community.

Northwestern Parent and Family Guide

Our Parent and Family Guide provides important resources available to support our Northwestern family members.  The 2019 Parent and Family Guide is available below, and the 2020 version will be available in July.

Northwestern Parents & Families Facebook Page

Stay up to date with the latest events and resources on campus by following us on Facebook using the link below! 

For Families of New Students

Parent and Family Webinar

New Student and Family Programs will host three webinars for new families during the summer. These will offer families an opportunity to learn about key resources available for students and families, as well as give an overview of Parent and Family Orientation, Move-In Day, and Family Weekend. No worries if you will not be able to tune in to the webinars; recordings will be available on the NSFP website the following day. Please mark your calendars now for the following webinar dates: