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Parent & Family Orientation 2022

Welcome to the Wildcat Family! Even if you went to college, Northwestern is a unique place, and we feel strongly that parents and families need orientation too! Parent and Family Orientation (PFO) is designed to introduce you to the people and resources available to help support you and your student during their time at Northwestern. PFO is for the parents and families of both 2022 Transfer Students and the Class of 2026. Orientation leaders, called Family Ambassadors, will guide you through the program, answer your questions and give you some insight into student life on campus.

PFO will take place on September 12 and 13, 2022. Registration for this program is now closed, however families can still attend any of the PFO events. Please refer to the official schedule book posted below or pick up one up when your student checks in for Wildcat Welcome at the Wildcat Welcome Center. We hope you’ll plan to join us. Go ’Cats! 

Please click here to access the official Parent and Family Orientation 2022 Schedule Book

Parent & Family Orientation 2022 Recordings

Below you can view recordings of three Parent and Family Orientation signature events: the President’s Welcome for Parents & Families, the Dean of Students Welcome & Overview of Campus Resources & March through the Arch.