All events are in Central time unless specified.

Saturday, August 21

Big Red Bike Ride

Date: Time: 9:30 am–11:30 am Location: Outdoor Adventures Center
Enjoy a free scoop of famous ice cream from the East Campus Dairy Store as you test out the quickest routes between City and East Campuses to save time on your commute. Rides with Outdoor Adventures staff begin at 9:30 AM, 12:00 PM, and 2:30 PM.
This event originated in Big Red Welcome.

Free Composting Demonstration - Lincoln, Neb.

Date: Time: 10:00 am–11:00 am Location: Pioneers Park Nature Center’s backyard composting demonstration area
Compost can be used in the garden to improve the soil and fertilize plants. Master Gardeners will teach how to achieve a proper carbon:nitrogen ratio, or “green” materials vs. “brown” materials, and show you several types of structures that …
This event originated in Nebraska Extension - Lancaster County.

Haymarket Farmers Market Tour

Date: Time: 10:00 am–12:00 pm Location: Nebraska Union Plaza
Located only half a mile from the City Campus, the historic Haymarket Farmer’s Market offers fresh produce, baked goods and innovative arts and crafts. Meet your Orientation Leaders at the Nebraska Union Crib to walk to the historic Haymarket …
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.

Goat Yoga

Date: Time: 10:45 am–11:30 am Location: Meier Commons
Come join Campus Recreation for a morning of snuggly goats and yoga on Meier Commons. A Campus Recreation yoga instructor will guide you through a gentle yoga class while goats are led by their trainers to interact with you. Afterwards, you are …
This event originated in Big Red Welcome.

Big Red Bike Ride

Date: Time: 12:00 pm–2:00 pm Location: Outdoor Adventures Center
Enjoy a free scoop of famous ice cream from the East Campus Dairy Store as you test out the quickest routes between City and East Campuses to save time on your commute. Rides with Outdoor Adventures staff begin at 9:30 AM, 12:00 PM, and 2:30 PM.
This event originated in Big Red Welcome.

Rec Fest

hosted by Campus Recreation

Date: Time: 1:00 pm–3:00 pm Location: 18th & S Recreation Courts
So many activities, so little time. Choose from a variety of FREE recreational activities including sand volleyball, dodge ball, basketball, and yard games.
This event originated in Campus Recreation.

Big Red Bike Ride

Date: Time: 2:30 pm–4:30 pm Location: Outdoor Adventures Center
Enjoy a free scoop of famous ice cream from the East Campus Dairy Store as you test out the quickest routes between City and East Campuses to save time on your commute. Rides with Outdoor Adventures staff begin at 9:30 AM, 12:00 PM, and 2:30 PM.
This event originated in Big Red Welcome.

Husker Volleyball Red-White Scrimmage

Date: Time: 6:00 pm Location: Devaney Sports Center
Husker Volleyball is one of the most dominate programs in the history of the sport, having just competed in their 39th consecutive NCAA Tournament and 9th straight Elite Eight! Cheer them on as they look to continue that streak in 2021-22. Join other …
This event originated in Big Red Welcome.

Black Indigenous People of Color (BIPOC) Welcome Reception

Date: Time: 7:30 pm–9:15 pm Location: Nebraska Union
This social is for all students, faculty, and staff to gather, network, and have some fun before the semester begins.
This event originated in Fraternity and Sorority Life.

Party at the Union

hosted by Student Leadership, Involvement & Community Engagement

Date: Time: 8:00 pm–11:30 pm Location: Nebraska Union
The can’t-miss Saturday event of Big Red Welcome. Join thousands of your Husker friends for a memorable night of music, dancing, comedy, and other performances for ONE BIG BLOWOUT before fall semester.

Mini Drag Show

Party at the Union

Date: Time: 9:00 pm–11:55 pm Location: Nebraska Union
Stop by to see some amazing student performers and to get more information about the LGBTQA+ Center, Women’s Center, and LGBTQA+ students organizations! This event is a mini version of the larger semester drag shows, so join us for all of the shows …
This event originated in LGBQTA+ Center & Women’s Center.

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.