Virtual Parent and Family Orientation for the families of new Transfer Students and the Class of 2024 will take place from 11 am – 5:30 pm CDT on Sunday, September 13, 2020. Many of the sessions will be live-streamed, while events like the Resource Fair and Campus Tour can be viewed at any time. All live sessions will be recorded and available for viewing by Friday, September 18.

An abbreviated Parent and Family Orientation schedule is posted below and the complete schedule is posted on the New Student and Family Programs website.

If you plan on attending any aspect of our virtual program on September 13, please fill out the form below. Please note that registration is used for planning purposes only. We ask that you let us know on this form which events you are most likely to attend, but it is not necessary to contact us if your plans change.

The deadline to register for Parent and Family Orientation is 5 pm CDT on Friday, September 11. We apologize for the tight timeframe.

Questions? Send us an e-mail at family@northwestern.edu. We hope you can join us on Sunday, September 13! Go ’Cats!

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Additional Sessions

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Note: You will receive an e-mail and special password from these offices to join the session prior to Sunday.

2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

CAPS & MSA Session for Families of LGBTQ+ Students (LIVE)
Experienced staff from Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) and Multicultural Student Affairs (MSA) will discuss the experiences LGBTQIA+ students may face in their transition to Northwestern and present the resources available to support these students. This session is available for families with students who identify as Lesbian, Gay, Bi-Sexual, Pansexual, Trans, Asexual, Intersex, Queer and Questioning. Parents who identify as LGBTQIA+ are also welcome into this space to talk about their child. This session will be presented in English, Spanish and Mandarin.

Parents and Families of First-Generation, Lower-Income, and/or Undocumented/DACA Students (2 pm – 3 pm and 3:15 pm – 4:15 pm [Session Repeated])
Join Student Enrichment Services (SES) to learn more about what your first-generation, lower-income (FGLI), and/or undocumented/DACA student may experience as they transition to Northwestern, and what resources are available to support them throughout their time on campus. Engage with a panel of faculty, former parents, and staff from Health Insurance, and the Dean of Students Office. This session will be presented in English, Spanish and Korean.

3:15 pm – 4:15 pm

CAPS & MSA Session for Families with Black, Indigenous, Students of Color (BIPOC) (LIVE)
Experienced staff from Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) and Multicultural Student Affairs (MSA) will discuss the experiences Black, Indigenous, Students of Color may face in their transition to Northwestern during these uncertain times.  Some of the topics the session will cover include campus resources, social/emotional wellness, community building and adjusting to a new environment. This session is available for families with students who identify as African American, Black, African, Asian, Asian American, Desi, Pacific Islander, Hispanic, Latino, Native American, American Indian, Indigenous, Middle Eastern, and Multiracial, Bi-racial and Mixed-Raced students.  This session will be presented in English, Spanish and Mandarin.