All events are in Central time unless specified.

Friday, August 19

Urban Plunge: First-Year Service Project

hosted by Student Leadership, Involvement, & Community Engagement

Date: Time: 9:00 am–11:00 am Location: Lincoln, NE
An opportunity for first-year students to engage in a morning of service and to explore the potential ways they can use their skills to make a positive impact in our community. Urban Plunge supports and cultivates a spirit of engagement and service …

Downtown Walking Tour

Date: Time: 10:00 am Location: Nebraska Union
Join in on a walking tour of downtown Lincoln led by current students. We’ll meet by the Nebraska Union Starbucks on City Campus.

Mapping Class Routes Tour

Date: Time: 10:00 am Location: Nebraska Union
Join 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 while getting to know classmates. Be sure to bring an electronic version of your fall- …

Tunnel Walk & New Student Welcome

Date: Time: 5:00 pm Location: Memorial Stadium
The Tunnel Walk isn’t just for the Husker football team! Join us at Memorial Stadium at 5 p.m. to partake in the Tunnel Walk and make the Class of 2026 “N” on the Memorial Stadium field. The Class of 2026 will receive their formal welcome from …
This event originated in Student Affairs.

Chancellor’s BBQ

Date: Time: 6:00 pm Location: Meier Commons
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 2026!
This event originated in Student Affairs.

Husker Mania Karaoke Party

hosted by Campus Recreation

Date: Time: 7:30 pm–9:30 pm Location: Campus Recreation Center
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.