All events are in Central time unless specified.

Thursday, May 4

Star Wars Day

May the 4th be with you

Date: Time: All Day Location: this is an observance not an event
Star Wars Day is an informal commemorative day to celebrate the Star Wars media franchise created by George Lucas.

Vesak Day

Buddhist Holiday

Date: Time: All Day Location: This is not an event, but an observance
There are a variety of cultural traditions celebrating Buddha’s Birthday. Many Buddhist cultures celebrate the birth, Awakening, an death of the Buddha on Vesak Day.

Lavender Graduation

Co-Hosted by the LGBTQA+ Center and the Alumni Association

Date: Time: 5:00 pm Location: Wick Alumni Center
Come celebrate our 2023 graduates with a small reception, cohosted by the Nebraska Alumni Association.
This event originated in LGBQTA+ Center & Women’s Center.

Ongoing Events

Kwanzaa

Date: Time: All Day Location: this is an observance not an event
Celebration of African-American culture, culminating in a communal feast called Karamu. Created by activist Maulana Karenga.

New Years Eve

Date: Time: 12:00 am–12:55 pm Location: this is an observance not an event
Day before the Calendar new year.

Mental Health Awareness Month

Date: Time: All Day Location: this is an observance not an event
May is a month of observance to the reality of living with mental illness. This month is a movement to raise awareness about mental health, fighting to remove stigma, provide support and educate on mental illness.

National Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month

Date: Time: All Day Location: this is an observance not an event
May is the month designated as Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month, celebrating the achievements and the many contributions of Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders in the United States.