All events are in Central time unless specified.

Saturday, August 24

Fitness Classes

Date: Time: 10:00 am–12:00 pm Location: Sapp Recreation Facility
Try out different fitness formats to find one that works for you. We’ll have 30 minute mini classes to give you a chance to meet the instructors and explore your options. Open to all fitness and ability levels.

Haymarket Farmer’s Market

Date: Time: 10:00 am–12:00 pm Location: Nebraska Union
Join the Orientation Leaders for a walk to the historic Haymarket Farmer’s Market! Meet the OL’s at the Nebraska Union Crib to walk to the Haymarket. There will be fresh produce, deserts, and specialty craft items for sale. This Farmer’s Market runs …

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!

Interest Group Lunches

Big Red Welcome

Date: Time: 12:00 pm–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 …

Big Red Bike Ride

Date: Time: 1:00 pm–4:00 pm Location: Outdoor Adventure Center
Six different bike rides beginning on the top of the hour!

Lend A Hand: Husker Civic Challenge

Date: Time: 1:00 pm–4:00 pm Location: Nebraska Union
Lend a Hand is an opportunity for first-year students to participate in an afternoon of hands-on service throughout the Lincoln community. Service projects will include outdoor community beautification, working with after-school Community Learning …
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Nebraska Lecture featuring Mike Babcock

Date: Time: 1:00 pm Location: Nebraska State Fair
Mike Babcock, Nebraska Football historian and sports writer, will present the August Nebraska Lecture, “Building a Dynasty: The History of Nebraska Football.”

Daniel Franzese—“Yass, You’re Amazing Tour”

Date: Time: 9:30 pm Location: Nebraska Union
Comedian Daniel Franzese will perform at a Big Red Welcome event during Party at the Union. Free for everyone! Presented by UPC Nebraska.
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Party at the Union

Date: Time: 9:30 pm–11:55 pm Location: Nebraska Union
Party at the Union serves as a great way to meet and have fun with other students. Held in the Nebraska Union and on the Plaza, Party at the Union includes activities such as: karaoke, caricature artist, various RSO club activities; balloon artist, …

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 …