All events are in Central time unless specified.

First day of meals served for the 2019 fall semester

Date: Time: 6:45 am Location: UNL Dining Centers
Dining centers serve meals for residents with a contract/meal plan beginning Wednesday, August 21.

Move-in Day #1

Date: Time: 8:00 am–4:00 pm Location: UNL Residence Halls
Students assigned to ODD numbered floors can move in.

Parent-to-Parent Reception

Date: Time: 1:00 pm–2:00 pm Location: Wick Alumni Center
As your student settles into the residence hall, come mingle with other parents and meet administrators. Stop by to ask questions and enjoy free ice cream!

Mary Weakland presents “Having Important Conversations About Mental Health” For Parents

Date: Time: 2:00 pm–3:00 pm Location: Wick Alumni Center
Parents can attend to learn firsthand from another parent how important it is to have difficult, supportive conversations with your student around hard topics such as mental health, managing competing expectations, and alcohol and drug use. Two …
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Mary Weakland presents “Having Important Conversations About Mental Health” For Parents

Date: Time: 4:00 pm–5:00 pm Location: Wick Alumni Center
Parents can attend to learn firsthand from another parent how important it is to have difficult, supportive conversations with your student around hard topics such as mental health, managing competing expectations, and alcohol and drug use. Two …
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Dining Hall Connections Big Red Welcome

Date: Time: 5:00 pm–7:00 pm Location: Dining Centers
The tables in the dining halls will have green cards that can be placed in a stand. Placing the green card in the stand signals to others that your table is interested in meeting other students. Think of it as an invitation to pull up a chair and …

Parent-to-Parent Reception

Date: Time: 5:00 pm–6:00 pm Location: Wick Alumni Center
As your student settles into the residence hall, come mingle with other parents and meet administrators. Stop by to ask questions and enjoy free ice cream!

Playfair: The Ultimate Icebreaker

Date: Time: 8:00 pm–9:30 pm Location: Vine Street Fields
Kick off Big Red Welcome with this high-energy activity that allows you to meet your classmates. PLAYFAIR is the #1 first-year orientation program on college campuses today. PLAYFAIR uses fun games and activities to celebrate the diversity of each …

Move-in Day #2

Date: Time: 8:00 am–4:00 pm Location: UNL Residence Halls
Students assigned to EVEN numbered floors can move in.

Downtown Tours

Date: Time: 10:00 am–12:00 pm Location: Nebraska Union
Learn about your new college town! Meet the Orientation Leaders at the Nebraska Union Crib to take a walking tour of downtown Lincoln to discover coffee shops, restaurants, and local businesses.