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The UW iStudent Experience: A Message from President Young

Dear ,

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I’ve had the pleasure of meeting many Husky parents and families during recent events on our campuses and abroad. As 2014 unfolds, I hope to meet even more of you. Wherever my travels take me, I find that all parents want the same thing for their sons and daughters — a happy, productive life where they can make a meaningful difference for themselves, their families their communities and the world. As a parent myself, I understand the hope, pride and little bit of worry that goes hand in hand with watching your students pursue their dreams. With that in mind, I want to highlight some of the many ways we are preparing your Husky for success. Read more...

We're on Facebook!

W Parent logoParent and Family Programs is thrilled to announce the launch of our Facebook page. This social media tool will enable us to share with you what’s happening on campus, including information on relevant resources available for parents and families and upcoming events to attend. But more importantly, the Parent and Family Programs Facebook page will allow us to hear directly and immediately from you, about what is of most interest to you as a parent or family member connected to a UW student, past, present or future. At the same time, the page is a great way to connect with other Husky parents. To join in the conversation, please like our page!

Positive Influence: Graduate Students Enhance the Undergraduate Experience

Graduate and undergraduate student conducting researchDavid Eaton, Dean of the Graduate School, shares some thoughts on the role graduate students will play in the lives of undergraduates during their time at the UW, as well as a few tips on how your student can start planning now for graduate school. 

At the beginning of last fall quarter, I participated in the video produced for Freshman Convocation by introducing the incoming class to the importance of graduate students on the UW campus. A graduate degree is becoming increasingly more valuable and it's never too early to start thinking about graduate school. Our own graduate students can be a great resource for that exploration process. Read more...

Husky Parents 101: A Guide to Student Career Development

Husky Parents 101 graphicOur first Husky Parents 101 will take place on Saturday, March 8. This event, created especially for parents and families, is a chance to hear from university experts about how to navigate the various on-campus career resources available to students, as well as learn about current career-related research and gain insight into job preparation strategies. Participants also will have the opportunity to chat one-on-one with faculty and staff and network with other Husky parents in a roundtable format. Coffee and a light breakfast will be served.

Date: Saturday, March 8, 2014

Time: 9:30 am – noon

Location: Alder Hall, UW Campus, 1310 NE 40th Street, Seattle, WA 98105

RSVP:Space is limited, so please register ASAP.

Learn about discounted tickets to other March 8 events on campus.

Purple Pride on Your Ride

Purple UW license plate

Purple UW license plates are finally available for Washington drivers! You can now show some purple pride on your ride with the new, all-purple UW license plate. With a portion of every purchase going directly toward academic scholarships, it’s a great way to give back to students in need. In fact, license plate sales have raised $1.2 million to date for the UW General Scholarship Fund. Get more information about the new, purple plates today at

You're Invited: Dawg Days in the Desert

Join UW Student Life and the Alumni Association for Dawg Days in the Desert, a beloved UW tradition. On Wednesday, March 19, 2014, University of Washington President Michael K. Young will highlight the 25th annual Chow Down to Washington banquet. Eat, drink and celebrate the UW alumni, parents and friends!

If you or family members are interested in attending, please let us know. E-mail with the names of possible attendees and contact information.

When: Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Where: Home of Jim Houston, '55, Palm Springs, CA

Time: 5:30 pm, social hour; 7 pm, dinner and program

Join the Pack. Be an Arts Dawg!

Arts Dawg graphicThe UW Alumni Association and ArtsUW have partnered once again to offer UWAA members exciting opportunities to experience the arts as an insider. The Arts Dawgs White Package features discounted admission to three of the UW's hottest shows (like Brooklyn Rider and Bela Fleck), priority seating at general-admission events, exclusive pre-show wine receptions and an insider's look into the UW arts community. With just a click of your mouse and a flash of your member card, you can be an Arts Dawg too! And remember: you don’t have to be an alum to be a member of the UW Alumni Association. Sign up today!

Student Resources

The Career Center
134 Mary Gates Hall - (206) 543-0535
Open 8:00 am - 5:00 pm, Mon. - Fri.
No charge for most services. Calendar of events and workshops online.

The Counseling Center
4th floor of Schmitz Hall - (206) 543-1240
Open 8:00 am - 5:00 pm, Mon. - Fri.
Confidential counseling available. No charge for most services.

Hall Health Mental Health Clinic
Hall Health - (206) 543-5030
Open 8:00 am - 5:00 pm, Mon. - Fri.
Confidential counseling available. Most major insurance accepted.

Health & Wellness
109 Elm Hall - (206) 543-6085
The place to go when you don't know where to go for help in difficult situations, when multiple services are needed to provide a safe and supportive response.

Community Standards & Student Conduct
Condon Hall Room 230 - (206) 685-6194
Open 8:00 am - 5:00 pm, Mon. - Fri.
Consultation, Dean's certification forms, disciplinary clearance for study abroad and support for community standards.

Disability Resources for Students (DRS)
011 Mary Gates Hall - (206) 543-8924, (206) 543-8925 (TTY)
Open 8:30 am - 5:00 pm, Mon. - Fri.

Services to enrolled students who have a documented permanent or temporary physical, psychological or sensory disability which qualifies them for academic accommodations.




In February and May, Parent and Family Programs will host two focus groups with current UW parents/families interested in providing feedback on their experiences as a UW community member.

We'd love to hear your thoughts so we can improve programming and communications.

Please join us!

Date: Tues., Feb. 18 or Wed., May 21
Time: 6:00 – 7:30 pm
Location: UW Seattle Campus

For more information, visit our website or contact us at

For a list of upcoming events on campus, visit the UW Calendars and Events page.


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