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.
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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.
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 and the 2021-2022 version will be available in September.
- Access the printable PDF of the 2020-21 Northwestern Parent and Family Guide (PDF)
For Families of New Students
Parent and Family Orientation Webinar Series
The area of Family Engagement will host four webinars this summer to help Wildcat families with their transition to Northwestern. Recordings of the Thursday webinars will be posted by the end of day Friday. To register for the webinars, please go to the New Wildcat Parents & Family Webinar Series Registration Form. Once you register, you will receive a confirmation e-mail with the Zoom link. We hope you are able to join us!
2021 Summer Webinar Series
|June 24, 7:00 – 8:00 pm||Family Engagement Welcome & Overview of Wildcat Welcome Timeline|
|July 15, 7:00 – 8:00 pm||College Transition & Parent Panel|
|Aug 12, 7:00 – 8:00 pm||Campus Resources & Student Panel|
|Sep 2, 7:00 – 8:00 pm||Move In & Final Details|