All events are in Central time unless specified.

Tuesday, August 17

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 …

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 …

Dish It Up!

Presented by the Office of Academic Success and Intercultural Services

Date: Time: 12:00 pm–1:00 pm Location: Jackie Gaughan Multicultural Center
Join a lively weekly discussion about current and hot topics affecting students’ lives, the campus, and society in the United States and globally. Dish It Up is a safe space for students, staff, and faculty to share their personal views, engage in …

Big Red Bike Ride

Date: Time: 12:30 pm–2:30 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 12:30 PM each day during Big Red …

Downtown Bike Tour

Date: Time: 3:30 pm–5:30 pm Location: Outdoor Adventures Center
Want to meet other students while learning the best spots and ways to cycle around downtown Lincoln? Then join us for a Downtown LNK Bike Tour! Rides with Outdoor Adventures Staff begin at 3:30 PM everyday during Big Red Welcome.

Try to… ‘Escape Lincoln’!

Date: Time: 6:45 pm Location: Escape Lincoln
This is your chance to join fellow Huskers in one of four different escape rooms at Escape Lincoln (815 O St #2) in the Haymarket (walking distance from City Campus)! Teams of six will work their way through various clues, puzzles, and problem …

$5 Movie Night at the Lincoln Grand Cinema

Date: Time: 7:00 pm Location: Lincoln Grand Cinema
Take advantage of Lincoln Grand Cinema’s $5 Movie Tuesdays and see a movie at the downtown theater. Movie titles and start times vary; check the schedule online for full details: https://www.marcustheatres.com/theatre-locations/lincoln-grand-cinema

Bowling at Husker Bowling Center

Date: Time: 7:00 pm–10:00 pm Location: Nebraska East Union
*Spare* yourself the stress of finding something to do after a big day of moving in, and join us for a round of FREE bowling at the Husker Bowling Center! Located on the 1st Floor of the Nebraska East Union, the Husker Bowling Center is a six-lane …

Laser Tag!

Date: Time: 7:00 pm–10:00 pm Location: Lincoln Laser Tag
Join new friends for a friendly game of FREE laser tag at Lincoln Laser Tag.

Mini Golf at Prehistoric Putt

Date: Time: 7:00 pm–10:00 pm Location: Prehistoric Putt
Put your putt-putt skills to the test at this miniature golf course unlike anything you’ve played before! Choose from two 18-hole courses that feature unique layouts and custom-made obstacles, including: two warped walls, a half-pipe, plinko, …

Late-night History Tour

Date: Time: 8:30 pm–9:30 pm Location: Nebraska Union Plaza
Take a night-walking tour to learn about university history and the folklore behind some of oldest, most prominent buildings and places on campus, including Memorial Stadium, Morrill Hall, Neihardt, and more. Get here early—the first to attend will …