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!

Orientation Dates

For students starting attendance in Autumn 2020, orientation sessions will take place virtually. Please advise your student to check their UW email often for updates about orientation.

For current information about campus operations, please read the Coronavirus/COVID-19 Facts and Resource:


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.