All events are in Central time unless specified.

Thursday, August 19

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 …

Military and Veteran Success Center Welcome/Open House

Date: Time: 11:00 am–2:00 pm Location: Nebraska Union
Stop by the Center located in the Nebraska Union to learn more about all the services for military-connected students. Free food, T-Shirts, and more. Do not miss the opportunity to connect with Military Dependents, Veterans, National Guard, Reserve, …

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 …

New Business Student Kickoff

Date: Time: 2:00 pm–4:00 pm Location: College of Business - Howard L. Hawks Hall
Join fellow new College of Business Students at the New Business Student Kickoff! Get an exclusive guided tour of Hawks Hall and meet college leaders, visit notable places, and find student resources throughout the building. Celebrate being a Husker …

CAS Kick-off

Date: Time: 2:30 pm–4:00 pm Location: Oldfather Hall
The College of Arts and Sciences’s Student Success team will welcome all new CAS students this fall at our annual CAS Kick-off. We’ll have advisors, career coaches, recruitment, and student leaders there to greet new students and provide you with …

College Welcome Programs

Date: Time: 2:30 pm–5:00 pm Location: Various Venues
Each college and advising center will be hosting an official welcome celebration during this timeframe. Don’t miss this opportunity to connect with faculty, staff, and other new students within your academic college. Find your college or advising …
This event originated in BRW Signature.

FPA Welcome Picnic

Date: Time: 2:30 pm–5:00 pm Location: Sheldon Green Space
FPA will host a picnic to welcome all new and returning students to the college. The event will be in-person with food, games, and raffles. Students will have the opportunity to meet administrators, faculty, staff, and students from the entire …

The NUBE Experience

Date: Time: 2:30 pm–5:00 pm Location: Various Venues
The Nebraska Undergraduates Becoming Engineers (NUBE) Experience is a welcome for first-year engineering students, designed to connect you to other engineering students, faculty, and your major before your first day of class. You’ll join fellow new …

CEHS Welcome

Date: Time: 3:00 pm–5:00 pm Location: Henzlik Hall
Students will be able to meet advisors and faculty from their academic department within the College of Education and Human Sciences. CEHS ambassadors will be available as well. We’ll provide t-shirts and pre-packaged food. Sophomores will be …

College of Architecture Welcome: The Role of Critique in Design

Date: Time: 3:00 pm–4:00 pm Location: Architecture Hall
College of Architecture students come and learn more about the important role of “Critique” in your first-year design courses! Come meet our College of Architecture faculty panelists (who will also be the instructors in your first-year DSGN …

This is CASNR

Date: Time: 3:00 pm–5:00 pm Location: Nebraska East Union Green Space
East Campus, trees, drones, one-on-one connections, ICE CREAM, co-creating your educational experience, Rec Center, 4-H, SNR, Animal Science—This is CASNR! Come experience all of this (and more!!!) and get connected with students, staff, and …

Explore Center Kick-off

Date: Time: 4:00 pm–5:30 pm Location: Love Library South
Are you an Explore Center student? Come and join the Explore Center Kick-off to grab a t-shirt, see where the Explore Center is located, and learn more about our workshops and events. Located on the Outside Lawn of Love Library South.

Soccer vs. Western Illinois

Date: Time: 7:05 pm Location: Barbara Hibner Soccer Stadium
Ending the season with a rivalry win over Iowa, the Huskers are returning with two players who received Big Ten Player of the Week accolades. Help create a home-field advantage by cheering on the Huskers as their season kicks off!

Residence Hall Block Parties

Date: Time: 8:00 pm–11:00 pm Location: Various Venues
Get to know other members of your residential community through activities, entertainment, and camaraderie at Block Parties, hosted within each residence hall complex. Locations vary, as each building complex is hosting a different activity or event …
This event originated in BRW Signature.

RHA Hypnotist Performance #1 - Larry Volz

Date: Time: 9:00 pm–10:00 pm Location: Willa Cather Dining Complex
Have you ever been completely entranced by a man who looks deeply into your eyes…and then tells you things about yourself that no one could possibly know? What if that man could cause objects to fall over, fall across the room, or even shatter a …

RHA Hypnotist Performance #2 - Larry Volz

Date: Time: 10:30 pm Location: Willa Cather Dining Complex
Have you ever been completely entranced by a man who looks deeply into your eyes…and then tells you things about yourself that no one could possibly know? What if that man could cause objects to fall over, fall across the room, or even shatter a …

Ongoing Events

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 …