All events are in Central time unless specified.

Thursday, August 22

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.
This event originated in University Housing.

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.
This event originated in Student Affairs.

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!
This event originated in Student Affairs.

Rec Recess!

Date: Time: 10:00 am–12:00 pm Location: Sapp Recreation Facility
This event originated in Student Affairs.

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.
This event originated in Student Affairs.

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 …
This event originated in Student Affairs.

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 …
This event originated in University Housing.

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!
This event originated in Student Affairs.

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.
This event originated in University Communication.

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 …
This event originated in Student Affairs.

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 …
This event originated in Student Affairs.

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 …
This event originated in Student Affairs.

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 …
This event originated in Student Affairs.

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 …
This event originated in Student Affairs.

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 …
This event originated in Student Affairs.

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 …
This event originated in Student Affairs.

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.
This event originated in Student Affairs.

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 …
This event originated in Student Affairs.

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 …
This event originated in Student Affairs.

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!
This event originated in University Housing.

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!
This event originated in University Housing.

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.
This event originated in University Housing.

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.
This event originated in University Housing.

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 …
This event originated in University Housing.

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!
This event originated in University Housing.
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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.
This event originated in University Housing.

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.
This event originated in University Housing.

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!
This event originated in University Housing.

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.
This event originated in University Housing.

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.
This event originated in Student Affairs.

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 …
This event originated in University Housing.

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.
This event originated in University Housing.
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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.
This event originated in University Housing.

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.
This event originated in University Housing.

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 …
This event originated in University Housing.

Ongoing Events

The Heart of Campus: A N150 Exhibit

Date: Time: All Day Location: Love Library South
“The Heart of Campus” is a new exhibit to celebrate N150. A special tribute to University Hall and other artifacts curated by the University Archives & Special Collections staff are featured. A selection of archival photographs run on the virtual …
This event originated in Libraries.