All events are in Central time unless specified.

Move-in Day #2

Date: Time: 8:00 am–4:00 pm Location: UNL Residence Halls
Students assigned to EVEN numbered floors can move in.

Nebraska Extension Crop Management Training – Soil Health Clinic

Date: Time: 8:00 am–5:00 pm Location: Eastern Nebraska Research & Extension Center (ENREC)
Nebraska Extension’s Midwest Soil Health Clinic on Aug. 22 provides a hands-on experience to learn more about the components of soil health.
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Downtown Tours

Date: Time: 10:00 am–12:00 pm Location: Nebraska Union
Learn about your new college town! Meet the Orientation Leaders at the Nebraska Union Crib to take a walking tour of downtown Lincoln to discover coffee shops, restaurants, and local businesses.

Mapping Your Class Routes

Date: Time: 10:00 am–12:00 pm Location: Nebraska Union
Need help finding where your classes are this fall? Meet your Orientation Leaders in the Nebraska Union Crib to take a campus walking tour to prepare yourself for your first days as a college student!

Rec Recess!

Date: Time: 10:00 am–12:00 pm Location: Sapp Recreation Facility

Using Your Resources: Campus Walking Tour

Date: Time: 10:00 am–12:00 pm Location: Nebraska Union
Learn about your new home with a campus walking tour! Meet the Orientation Leaders in the Nebraska Union Crib for a walk around campus to learn about UNL’s history, charm, and pride.

Canvas Essentials Workshop – Getting Started

Date: Time: 11:00 am–12:00 pm Location: Brace Laboratory
Canvas (by Instructure) is our Learning Management System for putting your courses online. This hands-on workshop will get you started with the basic functions and user interface of Canvas. In this workshop you will learn:
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Getting Involved: The Perfect Complement to Your Academic Journey

Date: Time: 11:00 am–11:45 am Location: Jackie Gaughan Multicultural Center
There are numerous benefits to being an involved and engaged student, but with so many opportunities it can be hard to know where to start. Join the Student Involvement team for this interactive session designed to provide you with tools and …

Interest Group Lunches Big Red Welcome

Date: Time: 11:00 am–1:00 pm Location: Dining Centers
During lunch, look for tables designated with special hobby and/or interest topics and join the group to meet others who share your interests. Interest Group topics will be listed on the digital messaging boards in University Housing and Dining …

Husker Dialogues – Conversation Guide Training

Date: Time: 12:00 pm–1:00 pm Location: Jackie Gaughan Multicultural Center
This Conversation Guide training session will help participants volunteering as a facilitator:

Parent-to-Parent Reception

Date: Time: 1:00 pm–2:00 pm Location: Wick Alumni Center
As your student settles into the residence hall, come mingle with other parents and meet administrators. Stop by to ask questions and enjoy free ice cream!

Husker Dialogues – Conversation Guide Training

Date: Time: 1:30 pm Location: Jackie Gaughan Multicultural Center
This Conversation Guide training session will help participants volunteering as a facilitator:

RCM Forum

Date: Time: 1:30 pm–3:30 pm Location: College of Business - Howard L. Hawks Hall
This is the second of two forums scheduled to give all UNL faculty and staff the opportunity to become informed about the ongoing budget redesign process.

Find Your Faith Crew

Date: Time: 2:00 pm–3:00 pm Location: Nebraska Union
College is a place to build new relationships and connections. One of the primary ways to connect to a variety of students is through exploring your faith. UNL has many wonderful faith communities. Come hang out with 10+ faith ministries that have …

Meet and Greet: Gender & Sexuality Resources and Community

Date: Time: 2:00 pm–3:00 pm Location: Nebraska Union
Join us during this time to engage with the communities of the LGBTQA+ Resource Center, the Women’s Center, and student organizations connected to the centers, including Students with Children, SpectrumUNL, TRANSform, Men@Nebraska, and more! Tour the …

Navigating College Life with a Disability with support from SSD

Date: Time: 2:00 pm–4:00 pm Location: Canfield Administration Building North
The Office of Services for Students with Disabilities (SSD) partners with faculty to create accessible educational environments for students with disabilities. “Disability” is a broad term that includes mental health conditions, ADHD, chronic …

Choose Your Own Adventure Sessions

Date: Time: 3:00 pm–4:00 pm Location: See Registration Email
This session requires registration. Please register at https://go.unl.edu/0rox. The deadline to register is Friday, August 9. You will be assigned a session based on session capacity and your preferences indicated in the registration form. You will …

Husker Dialogues – Conversation Guide Training

Date: Time: 3:00 pm Location: Jackie Gaughan Multicultural Center
This Conversation Guide training session will help participants volunteering as a facilitator:

Safety on Campus

Date: Time: 3:00 pm–3:45 pm Location: Avery Hall
At the University of Nebraska–Lincoln, student health and safety is our priority. The University has an exemplary safety record and maintains high standards for safeguarding students, their interests, and their surroundings. We need students to be …

What is a Syllabus (and why should I care)?

Date: Time: 3:00 pm–4:00 pm Location: Hamilton Hall
Navigating your first semester of college is a whole lot easier when you have a clear roadmap. The good news is, you’re going to get one in each of your classes. Join the First Year Experience and Transition Programs (FYE&TP) staff in this session …

Work On Campus. Gain Experience. Make Money.

Date: Time: 3:00 pm–3:45 pm Location: Hamilton Hall
Learn the specifics about how to get an on-campus job, and hear directly from some departments on campus that hire the largest numbers of first-year student employees. Each group will share the dynamic of working for their department and how to …

Get Your Money Together!

Date: Time: 4:00 pm–4:45 pm Location: Hamilton Hall
Learn strategies to manage your money so that you start college off on the right foot financially. Topics will include budgeting, credit, and student loans.

Getting Involved: The perfect complement to your academic journey

Date: Time: 4:00 pm–4:45 pm Location: Hamilton Hall
There are numerous benefits to being an involved and engaged student, but with so many opportunities it can be hard to know where to start. Join the Student Involvement team for this interactive session designed to provide you with tools and …

Safety on Campus

Date: Time: 4:00 pm–4:45 pm Location: Avery Hall
At the University of Nebraska–Lincoln, student health and safety is our priority. The University has an exemplary safety record and maintains high standards for safeguarding students, their interests, and their surroundings. We need students to be …

Big Pink Volleyball Tournament, Yard Games & more… Big Red Welcome

Date: Time: 7:00 pm–9:00 pm Location: Eastside Suites
Bring your new and old friends to the courts north of the Suites to participate in a friendly Big Pink Volleyball Tournament. Teams of 4-5 will play this unique game while enjoying lots of laughter and many memorable moments!

Crafts & Fruit Kabobs Big Red Welcome

Date: Time: 7:00 pm–9:00 pm Location: Massengale Residential Center
Inside Massengale’s fourth floor lounge, take in the scenic view of UNL’s greenest campus as you create your own fruit kabob and craft new décor for your room including canvas, photo board, or “Where Am I?” Board!

Game Night Big Red Welcome

Date: Time: 7:00 pm–11:00 pm Location: Kauffman Residential Center
UNO, Monopoly, Hungry Hippo, Mario Kart, and more: we’ve got the fun! Come to the Kauffman Great Hall with your friends or newly met acquaintances to have a fun night of games and laughs.

Gnome Hunt Big Red Welcome

Date: Time: 7:00 pm–9:00 pm Location: Maxwell Arboretum
The gnomes of East Campus are running a muck in the arboretum. An expert in gnome behavior has provided us with a list of clues to where these gnomes might be hiding. Groups of 3-4 will decode the clues to help us find all of the gnomes.

Grocery Bingo: Round #1 Big Red Welcome

Date: Time: 7:00 pm–8:15 pm Location: Abel/Sandoz Welcome Center
This is Not Your Grandma’s Bingo Game! Join us for Grocery Bingo and play for a wide assortment of groceries and treats. There will be a chance to win free groceries, toiletry items and prizes for winning one of the many rounds of bingo: 7 p.m. to …

Night with a Hypnotist: Larry Volz Show #1 Big Red Welcome

Date: Time: 7:00 pm–8:30 pm Location: Willa S. Cather Dining Complex
Experience the hypnotism of Larry Volz in the first of two shows after you move-in to the halls. It should be a great time!
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Volleyball Tournament Big Red Welcome

Date: Time: 7:00 pm–9:00 pm Location: Selleck Quadrangle
Gather your friends for a team of 4 and come on out to the Selleck Volleyball Courtyard! Team registration will begin at 6:30 p.m. and gameplay will start at 7:00 p.m.

Carnival & Dance Big Red Welcome

Date: Time: 8:00 pm–11:00 pm Location: Harper/Schramm/Smith/Village Complex
The HSS courtyard will be hopping from 8-11 p.m. with inflatables, dance and fun carnival foods. A great place to hang with friends or to make new ones.

Crafts, Convos & Cookies Big Red Welcome

Date: Time: 8:00 pm–10:00 pm Location: Abel Hall
The room is set up, but something feels missing… Come on over to Mari’s Lounge to make that final thing to make your room a home! Grab your roommate, or new acquaintance and come learn more about one another. Come on over, we have cookies!

HSSV Coffee Shop Big Red Welcome

Date: Time: 8:00 pm–11:00 pm Location: Harper Dining Center
In the conference room on the first floor, we will be enjoying the quieter life, have a cup of coffee, play a variety of board games and/or just sit with a small group of friends and take a break after the dance.

Dive-In Movie

Date: Time: 8:30 pm–10:00 pm Location: Sapp Recreation Facility
Join us for a fun flick poolside! Float around the pool or just pull up a lounger on the pool deck and enjoy the movie.

Grocery Bingo: Round #2 Big Red Welcome

Date: Time: 8:30 pm–9:45 pm Location: Abel/Sandoz Welcome Center
This is Not Your Grandma’s Bingo Game! Join us for Grocery Bingo and play for a wide assortment of groceries and treats. There will be a chance to win free groceries, toiletry items and prizes for winning one of the many rounds of bingo: 7 p.m. to …

Night with a Hypnotist: Larry Volz Show #2 Big Red Welcome

Date: Time: 9:00 pm–10:30 pm Location: Willa S. Cather Dining Complex
Residence Hall Association (RHA) is pleased to present this welcome back to campus event! Experience the hypnotism of Larry Volz to get the semester started in a fun way.
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S’mores & Yard Games Big Red Welcome

Date: Time: 9:00 pm–11:00 pm Location: Massengale Residential Center
Enjoy s’mores at Massengale’s outdoor fire pit as well as yard games and music.

Trivia Night Big Red Welcome

Date: Time: 9:00 pm–11:00 pm Location: University Suites
Join us for trivia and test your knowledge of everything from pop culture to history. There will be several rounds played, and many prizes awarded along the way.

Grocery Bingo: Round #3 Big Red Welcome

Date: Time: 10:00 pm–11:00 pm Location: Abel/Sandoz Welcome Center
This is Not Your Grandma’s Bingo Game! Join us for Grocery Bingo and play for a wide assortment of groceries and treats. There will be a chance to win free groceries, toiletry items and prizes for winning one of the many rounds of bingo: 7 p.m. to …

Ongoing Events

Melodies in Wood, An Art Exhibition

Date: Time: 7:00 am–10:00 pm Location: Nebraska Innovation Campus
Work on display was created at Nebraska Innovation Studio by an artist that uses the name Punionate. Made from Baltic birch plywood using CO2 lasers, the designs in these wall or window plaques are inspired by intricate biological and geometric …
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Shelley Thornton – Textile Art Dolls

Date: Time: 8:30 am–4:00 pm Location: Robert Hillestad Textiles Gallery
In 1992, Shelley Thornton, a lifelong artist, turned to the medium of textiles, creating one-of-a-kind cloth art dolls with embroidered, needle-sculpted faces, wooden ball joints, and her unique, signature-style stuffed cloth hair. Her 28” figures …
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