All events are in Central time unless specified.

Friday, August 20

Urban Plunge: First-Year Service Project

hosted by Student Leadership, Involvement, & Community Engagement

Date: Time: 9:00 am–12:00 pm Location: City Campus and East Campus
An opportunity for first-year students to engage in a morning of hands-on service throughout Lincoln and start the semester with a positive impact on the local community. Students can register for a project to happen on City Campus or East Campus.

DIY Photo Wall-Hanging for New & Returning Huskers!

Date: Time: 10:00 am–12:00 pm Location: Various Venues
Make your own photo mobile using pictures with new friends. Add inspirational quotes and other design elements to commemorate your first week as a Husker. Add more mementos as your year progresses. Locations: Nebraska Union Plaza (fountain side) and …
This event originated in Big Red Welcome.

Downtown Walking Tour

Date: Time: 10:00 am–11:30 am Location: Nebraska Union Plaza
Explore your new college town with a great tour guide—our Orientation Leaders. Meet at the Nebraska Union Crib to embark on a walking tour of downtown Lincoln. You’ll discover coffee shops, restaurants and local businesses. You’ll also learn …
This event originated in Big Red Welcome.

Mapping Your Class Routes

Date: Time: 10:00 am–11:00 am Location: Nebraska Union Plaza
It’s been a while since you’ve been able to explore campus, so carpe diem! Join your Orientation Leaders for a fun tour through City Campus to begin feeling at-home on campus. You’ll familiarize yourself with campus buildings and resources …
This event originated in Big Red Welcome.

Stop By, Say Hi! with CoJMC

Date: Time: 1:00 pm–4:00 pm Location: Andersen Hall
First-year students in the College of Journalism and Mass Communications are invited to stop by Andersen Hall any time between 12 - 3:00 PM on Friday, August 20 to tour the building, meet their first-year instructors and JOMC 100 peer mentors, and …
This event originated in Big Red Welcome.

Residence Hall Floor Meetings

Date: Time: 2:00 pm–4:00 pm Location: Various Venues
Living on campus in University Housing this year? Plan to formally meet with your residence hall community during this time. Connect with your Resident Assistant to learn the specific time and location of your floor meeting. This meeting is mandatory …
This event originated in Big Red Welcome.

Transfer Student Welcome

Date: Time: 2:00 pm–3:00 pm Location: Nebraska Union
Transitioning to a new campus can be hard—so let us help! Join New Student Enrollment and the Center for Academic Success and Transition (CAST) office as we host a welcome and live panel featuring current students and UNL staff. During the session …
This event originated in Big Red Welcome.

Commuter Student Welcome

Date: Time: 3:00 pm–4:00 pm Location: Nebraska Union
Are you a first-year student living off campus this fall? You are not alone! Meet fellow commuter students, ask questions of current student leaders who were commuter students, and learn about ways to maximize your experience as a college student …
This event originated in Big Red Welcome.

Transfer Student Class Routes Tour

Date: Time: 3:00 pm–4:00 pm Location: Nebraska Union
It’s been a while since you’ve been able to explore campus, so carpe diem! Join your Orientation Leaders for a fun tour through City Campus to begin feeling at-home on campus. You’ll familiarize yourself with campus buildings and resources …
This event originated in Big Red Welcome.

Tunnel Walk & New Student Welcome

Date: Time: 5:00 pm–6:00 pm Location: Memorial Stadium
The Tunnel Walk isn’t just for the Husker football team! Join us at Memorial Stadium at 5:00 PM to partake in the Tunnel Walk and make the Class of 2025 “N” on the Memorial Stadium field. Returning sophomore students are invited to join in …
This event originated in BRW Signature.

Chancellor’s BBQ **AT DINING CENTERS**

Date: Time: 6:00 pm–7:30 pm Location: Various locations
Students are invited to join Chancellor Ronnie Green for a BBQ picnic following the Tunnel Walk and New Student Welcome. Deans and senior administrators will be present to welcome the class of 2025!
This event originated in BRW Signature.

Cornhusker Marching Band Exhibition

Date: Time: 7:00 pm Location: Memorial Stadium
The Cornhusker Marching Band’s annual exhibition concert returns to Memorial Stadium. The concert is free and open to the public.
This event originated in Music.

Husker Mania UN-masked Singer Karaoke Party **AT COOK PAVILION**

hosted by Campus Recreation

Date: Time: 7:30 pm–9:30 pm Location: Cook Pavilion
Celebrate your campus arrival at the must-attend Friday night event for Big Red Welcome, with thousands of Husker students. Compete for amazing prizes by singing your favorite hit songs for the crowd. Participate either as a team of friends or as an …
This event originated in Campus Recreation.

Ongoing Events

Deadline: Apply for Career Expedition to Washington, D.C.

Date: Time: 12:00 am–11:55 pm Location: Online Application
Travel to Washington, D.C. with the Business Career Center over Fall Break, Saturday, October 16–Tuesday, October 19. Network with employers and alumni to see what career opportunities await in our nation’s capital. Open to undergraduate and …
This event originated in College of Business.

Goosechase Scavenger Hunt

Date: Time: 8:00 am–6:00 pm Location: Various Venues
Want to get to know campus and enter to win mega-sweet prizes in the process? Challenge accepted! Join the Goosechase Scavenger Hunt, a campus-wide game during which you’ll complete missions, earn points, and become eligible for prizes such as …
This event originated in Big Red Welcome.