Parent Orientation Program


Note - Students will register parents who are attending when they register for their orientation session.

Students and families will each have a specific orientation session to attend. Parent Orientations are on the second day of first year orientation dates. Parents are not required to attend the parent orientation on the same date as their student's first year orientation. We do recognize that some families will be traveling from out of town to attend orientation, and because of this we have student and parent programs that run over consecutive days. Attending college is often one of the first steps into adulthood. Part of this transition involves students making some of these important decisions on their own. Unlike high school, the responsibility will more readily fall on the student for making these decisions. We have created sessions for parents to assist their students in their transition to college and adulthood. The Parent Orientation program is designed to address the specific questions that parents have.  Parents will learn about the many resources and services as well as the logistics of financial aid and paying tuition. In addition, parents will get tips on how they can support their student while they face the rigors of a university education. 

The Parent Orientation program at the University of Washington Bothell provides parents with resources to help their students transition to their first quarter at the university. Each Parent Orientation is open to parents of both first year and transfer students.

Check-in begins at 9:00 a.m. and end at approximately 3:00 p.m. Lunch is provided.

The Parent Orientation session will include information on the following services:

  • Student Fiscal Services
  • Campus Security
  • Discovery Core Program & Advising
  • Current Student Panels
  • Money Management
  • Campus Computing
  • Housing
  • Disability Resources
  • Student Health & Wellness
  • Student Life
  • Clubs & Organizations


Check-in location, times, parking, and other important information will be provided in your confirmation email after you register for an orientation session.

Contact Us
Monday to Thursday
8:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m
8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Office: UW1 Lower Level Vista
18115 Campus Way NE
Box 358555
Bothell, WA 98011-8246
Phone: 425.352.5266
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