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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 to help both you and your student. These are included below and 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 the parent and family members of Northwestern’s undergraduate students. Subscribe to the list to receive emails updating you about the campus community and various events that are pertinent to you – and your students. The Wildcat Family Recap e-mail will be delivered twice a month via the listserv and other messages will be sent as needed. The area of Family Engagement does not mail invitations so this is where subscribers will receive emails about Parent and Family Orientation and Family Weekend. Use the link below to subscribe.

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Northwestern Parent and Family Guide

Our Parent and Family Guide provides important resources available to support our Northwestern family members.  The 2020-2021 Parent and Family Guide is 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! 

Wildcat Winter Prep Webinar Series

As first- and second-year students prepare to come to campus this Winter, we know there may be many questions. The Division of Student Affairs and Family Engagement hosted a three-part Wildcat Winter Prep Webinar Series designed to provide important information.

Recordings of the webinars and PDF’s of the presentations with clickable links are available below:

Webinar #1
Webinar #2
Webinar #3

For Families of New Students

Parent and Family Orientation Webinar Series

The area of Family Engagement  hosted weekly webinars this summer to help Wildcat families with their transition to Northwestern. Recordings of the webinars and PDF’s of the presentations with clickable links are available below: