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Parents & Families

Partnering with Family Members to Support Their Students

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.

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Family Communication

Sign-up for the Parent and Family Email List to receive important information for families of undergraduate students. If your student is a 2024 Transfer Student, please sign up for the 2024 Transfer Students list, to ensure you are receiving information for new transfer student parents and families. 

Sign Up for Family Emails
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Family Weekend

Access registration and the programming schedule for the weekend families of all undergraduate students are welcomed back to campus.

Family Weekend Information