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Family Communications

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 Prep Plus, and 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 monthly via the listserv (starting fall 2019). 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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Family Publications

Wildcat Family Focus Email Digest

The Wildcat Family Focus is an email digest that will be sent monthly 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 now available below:

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

Prep Plus

Prep Plus is a booklet specifically made for families of incoming undergraduate students; the booklet serves as a compliment to the student's Purple Prep, mailed in the same packet in mid-May and will be available online as well. Prep Plus includes a brief overview of your student's summer tasks, some information on navigating the college transition and other helpful information to assist with your transition to Northwestern. Please make sure your student gives you your copy of Prep Plus as soon as they receive their Purple Prep.

Parent and Family Webinar

New Student and Family Programs will host a  it's first webinar for new families on Sunday, June 9 from 4:00-5:00 pm CST.  More details about the webinar will be posted by May 1. The webinar will introduce families to the resources offered by New Student and Family Programs and give an overview of Parent and Family Orientation and Family Weekend. Details about logging into the webinar will be e-mailed to first-year families on June 6.  No worries if you will not be able to tune in to the webinar; a recording will be available on the NSFP website on June 10.

The second and final webinar for new families will take place on Sunday, August 4 from 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm CST.  This webinar will provide final details for Move-In Day, Wildcat Welcome and Parent and Family Orientation.  It will also feature parents of current Northwestern students who will share their experiences as parents of Wildcats. Details about logging into the second webinar will be e-mailed to first-year families on August 1 and a recording of the webinar will be available on August 5.