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 Prep Plus, 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 Spring 2018 Edition is now available!

Northwestern Parent and Family Guide

Our Parent and Family Guide provides important resources available to support our Northwestern family members. The 2018 Parent and Family Guide will be available online September 1.

Parent and Family Webinar Information

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

  • Sunday, June 10, 2018 (4 PM CDT):
    • This 20-minute, “on demand” webinar is taking the place of the previously scheduled June 10 webinar. Download Webinar #1 today! Please note: It may take a few minutes for the webinar to download.
    • Topic: Introduction to resources and services available through New Student and Family Programs
  • Sunday, July 22, 2018 (4 PM CDT):
    • To access this live webinar, log into Webinar #2 with your name, email, and event password - NSFP. The event will be open 5 minutes before its start time.
    • Technology tip: When prompted, run the temporary application at the bottom of the webpage instead of downloading an add-on.
    • 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
  • Sunday, August 26, 2018 (4 PM CDT):
    • Topic: Pointers for parenting a new student (from the parent perspective) AND last minute details for move-in and Wildcat Welcome/Parent & Family Orientation