All events are in Central time unless specified.

Using Your Resources: Campus Walking Tour

Date: Time: 9:00 am–10:00 am Location: Nebraska Union
Learn about your new home with a campus walking tour! Meet the Orientation Leaders in the Nebraska Union Crib and you will be led around campus to learn about UNL’s history, charm, and pride.

Rec Recess

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

SBSRC Faculty Writing Group

Date: Time: 10:00 am Location: The Mill at Innovation Campus
The SBSRC-hosted writing group meets EVERY Friday at 10 a.m. at the NIC Mill. Join Lisa PytlikZillig and other social and behavioral scientists in this mentoring opportunity. All are welcome!

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

Date: Time: 10:00 am–10:45 am Location: Burnett 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: 10:00 am–12:00 pm Location: Avery 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 …

Engaging in Positive Mental Health and Well-Being Strategies

Date: Time: 11:00 am–11:45 am Location: Avery Hall
UNL’s Office of Student Affairs is committed to providing students with programs, resources, and services to strengthen and enhance the student experience. Student Affair’s Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS), Services for Students with …

Find Your Faith Crew

Date: Time: 11:00 am Location: Burnett Hall
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: 11:00 am 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 …

Undergraduate Research and Creative Activities Opportunities

Date: Time: 11:00 am–11:45 am Location: Burnett Hall
This session will introduce students to a variety of undergraduate research programs at Nebraska. We will talk about identifying your interests in research or creative activities and how to approach a possible mentor. Come learn how to be a part of a …

Interest Group Lunches Big Red Welcome

Date: Time: 11:30 am–1:00 pm Location: Dining Centers
During lunch, look for tables designated with special hobbies 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: 1:00 pm–2:00 pm Location: Jackie Gaughan Multicultural Center
This Conversation Guide training session will help participants volunteering as a facilitator:

Navigating College Life with a Disability with support from the SSD

Date: Time: 1:00 pm–3:00 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 …

Husker Dialogues – Conversation Guide Training

Date: Time: 2:00 pm Location: Jackie Gaughan Multicultural Center
This Conversation Guide training session will help participants volunteering as a facilitator:

Husker Dialogues – Conversation Guide Training

Date: Time: 3:30 pm Location: Jackie Gaughan Multicultural Center
This Conversation Guide training session will help participants volunteering as a facilitator:

New Student Convocation

Date: Time: 4:30 pm–5:30 pm Location: Devaney Sports Center
University administration, faculty and staff will officially induct the Class of 2023. All new freshmen are expected to attend.

Chancellor’s BBQ

Date: Time: 5:30 pm–7:30 pm Location: Nebraska Union Plaza
Students are invited to join Chancellor Ronnie Green for a BBQ picnic following convocation. Deans and senior administrators will be on hand to welcome the class of 2023!
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Cornhusker Marching Band Exhibition Performance

Date: Time: 7:00 pm Location: Memorial Stadium
You’ll see highlights of what the Cornhusker Marching Band has been working on during their pre-season Band Camp, including the famous “drill down,” a preview of the first halftime show and hear many more Husker favorites.
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Tunnel Walk

Date: Time: 8:00 pm–9:00 pm Location: Memorial Stadium
The Tunnel Walk isn’t just for the Husker football team! Join us at Memorial Stadium at 7:30 p.m. to partake in the Tunnel Walk and make the Class of 2023 “N” on the Memorial Stadium field.

HuskerMania Foam Party

Date: Time: 9:00 pm–11:30 pm Location: Mable Lee Playfields
Join us on the Friday before your first week of classes to enjoy free food, entertainment, games, and prizes, and most importantly: a foam dance party. Celebrate your campus arrival with UNL organizations and clubs including Intramural Sports, …

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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