Parent Relations

Connecting your home to ours.

As parents you have laid an essential foundation for your sons and daughters, and we want to partner with you on all levels as you release them into God's care and watch them build upon that foundation.

The Office of Parent Relations is here to be a resource for you as you seek to stay in touch with your student, keep up to date with the happenings at Northwestern, and connect you with people and departments who can address specific issues and concerns. Check out the Stay Connected link below to learn more!


Student Orientation

Visit the orientation page for a full orientation schedule. If you're a parent with a new Northwestern student, visit us at the Parent Relations table on January 12 during new student orientation. (View Schedule)



Stay up-to-date on parent activities and other UNW events.


Helpful Links

Access to important campus information and resources.


Stay Connected

Learn about our Moms In Prayer group, sign up for Parent E-news, learn about scholarship opportunities, and submit your prayer requests.


Parent Blog

Parenting a college student is a different stage and requires different parenting skills and perspectives. Sarah Butler and occasional guest bloggers will share some insights to help you on the journey.


Parent Council

Learn about how the parent council supports UNW parents and their students.


Parent Relations Office

Main office:  Riley Hall, R2707
Phone:  651-631-5350

Mailing address:
University of Northwestern
3003 Snelling Avenue North
St. Paul, MN 55113-1598


Giving to Northwestern

Northwestern Fund

Your financial support encourages Northwestern students. Give today!

Jennifer McLoughlin Benevolence Fund

The Jennifer McLoughlin Benevolence Fund supports students in difficult circumstances and emergencies. Learn more.