Find Your Track: Parents and Families

    Going to college is a major adjustment — not only for students, but also for parents and other family members. Assisting your student in the college transition process will be invaluable to his or her college experience.

    Parents can be the biggest asset to their students when they understand the transition process and the University policies so that they can help refer their students to the appropriate resources when needed.

    The Orientation process for parents and families:

    • Attend a New Student Advising event with your student. There is a separate parent and family program at all on-campus New Student Advising events (check out a sample schedule).
    • Confirm your participation in New Student Advising and Welcome Week with your student, because students register for themselves and their guests.
    • Attend Parent and Family Orientation at Welcome Week (or Transfer Express if your transfer student chooses to attend Transfer Express only). Note: There is one sign-up form for both New Student Advising and Welcome Week/Transfer Express.

    New Student Advising

    NSA takes place in the summer. At NSA, you will be advised and registered for your first quarter's classes. Check here for NSA dates.

    Contact: 206-281-2575 or

    Non-Autumn Admits

    Welcome Week

    The second Orientation event, Welcome Week, is coming soon: September 26-29, 2013! Find details and schedules here.

    Contact: 206-281-2689 or

    Register for Orientation