Family Engagement partners with family members of all undergraduate students to ensure we create a supportive environment to aid in student learning and development. All information for family members, including programs, communication, and resources, can be found in this section.
As your child becomes a Wildcat, you too are becoming a vital part of the Wildcat Community. At Northwestern, we strongly believe that family members provide crucial support for the new experiences a student will encounter during college. The beginning of a college career often brings changes in relationships with family and friends. Welcoming, understanding and adjusting to these changes is an exciting challenge for all involved.
Sign Up for Family Emails
Sign-up for the Parent and Family Email List and explore publications for families of undergraduate students. If your student is a 2023 Transfer Student, please sign up for the 2023 Transfer Students list, to ensure you are receiving information for new transfer student parents and families.
Resources for your Students
There are several resources for Northwestern Parents and families throughout the Division of Students Affairs that exist to help new students, returning students and their families with this transition and growth.
Parent and Family Orientation Information
Parent and Family Orientation
Learn about programming for families of incoming undergraduate students, concurrent with new student orientation (Wildcat Welcome).
Family Weekend Information
Access registration and the programming schedule for the weekend families of all undergraduate students are welcomed back to campus.