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Parent and Family Resources

Congratulations on your student's admission into Northwestern!

It is an accomplishment that speaks to years of hard work. Like you, Northwestern is invested in your child's ongoing academic success. We know your child can thrive in our community, and we consider you an important partner in that effort.

Answers to your questions

As your family makes this important decision, Undergraduate Admissions is happy to serve as a resource. Find answers to many questions in our Frequently Asked Questions webpage. You can also email or call us at (847) 491-7271 during normal business hours.

Upcoming deadlines and events

Your child can keep track of next steps in the Next Steps section of the website, which lists deadlines for confirming his or her enrollment. The dates of upcoming events, such as first-year orientation (or Wildcat Welcome, as we call it) are also listed. 

You will soon have the opportunity to attend events with both you and your son or daughter in mind. Northwestern's Office of New Student & Family Programs coordinates orientation opportunities for new students, including some programming for families. 

Parent and Family Orientation

Parent and Family Orientation is a two-day event held during your student's Wildcat Welcome week. Programming details for the event, which will be held early September, will be available in May. 

Family Weekend

Family Weekend is a chance for all students to welcome their families back to campus. The 2021 Weekend will run in mid-November. Information regarding Family Weekend including registration will be released in June 2021.

To learn more about these events visit the New Student & Family Programs website.