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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.

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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 2021-2022 Parent and Family Guide is available below.



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
summer webinar series
Date/Time Webinar
June 24, 7:00 – 8:00 pm

Family Engagement Welcome & Overview of Wildcat Welcome Timeline

July 15, 7:00 – 8:00 pm

College Transition & Helpful Resources

Aug 11, 7:00 – 8:00 pm

Wildcat Chat with Parents & Students        

Aug 25, 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Black Student Experience Webinar with Parent Panel

Sep 2, 7:00 – 8:00 pm

Move In & Final Details