Family Orientation

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At the University of Washington Tacoma, we understand how critical you are to the success of your student.

Family Orientation is a one-day program that occurs at the same time as your student's orientation program. While your student is being welcomed to their new home, parents and family members will attend their own activities and sessions that will help you succeed during this time of transition.

Welcome to the University of Washington Tacoma. Go Dawgs!

Winter Orientation Dates

  • December 17, 2019
  • December 18, 2019

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Topics discussed include:

  • Student life
  • Health and well-being
  • Campus involvement
  • Student transition: the role of the family
  • Career development
  • Financial Aid
  • Faculty


  • Please contact our office at 253-692-4421 or for questions.

Disability Resources

To request disability accommodation, including American Sign Language interpretation, contact the Disability Resources for Students office at 253-692-4508, or submit a request at, preferably at least 10 days in advance of the event.