UNL Big Red Welcome

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6 Week Calendar of Events


New Student ConvocationTime TBA

Devaney Center

New Student Enrollment

Where does tradition begin? To answer to this question, the University of Nebraska-Lincoln began welcoming new students 1931 in a formal ceremony. Doors open at 4:15 arrive no later than 4:45 to the Devaney Center. Featured speakers include: Chancellor Harvey Perlman and Student Government President, Kevin Knudson..

Tunnel Walk and PicturesTime TBA

Memorial Stadium

New Student Enrollment

New students are invited to become initiated into the Sea of Red, “the Tunnel Walk.” Students line up outside Memorial Stadium at Gate 15. Be sure to be there by 8:15. Wear a red shirt and be a part of the picture on Tom Osborne field with other members of the class of 2018.

Pep RallyTime TBA

Memorial Stadium

Nebraska Athletics

Immediately following the group picture on the field, Husker Athletics will welcome you. Sing the Hukser fight song, learn Nebraska cheers, and hear from current Husker athletes. A great way prepare for the upcoming Volleyball, Soccer and Football seasons.


Class Schedule Tours1:00 PM - 3:30 PM

Nebraska Union

More information to come.

Party at the Union9:00 PM

Nebraska Union

Student Involvement

One of the most widely attended student events of the school year and serves as a great way to meet and have fun with other students. Party at the Union is held in the Nebraska Union and on the Plaza and includes activities such as: karaoke, caricature artist, Xbox & PS3 games, improv comedy, student group concerts, a DJ on the Plaza and more! Party at the Union ends with a pancake feed where students can enjoy a late night (or early morning?) breakfast.


Street FestivalTime TBA

More information to come.


Husker Mania9:00 pm

Campus Rec Center

Campus Recreation

Join us immediately following the Pep Rally to enjoy free food, entertainment, games, and prizes in the Campus Rec Center. Celebrate your campus arrival with local and national businesses, campus organizations & clubs, UNL Intramural Sports, Outdoor Adventures, Raising Cane’s Chicken Fingers, Pepsi, UNL Computer & Phone Store, Fitness & Wellness, and over 30 sport clubs.

Neon CatastropheTime TBA

Green Space

More information to come.


Big Red Ruckus5:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Love Library

First-Year Experience & Transition Programs, UNL Libraries

More information to come.

OASIS KickoffTime TBA

Green Space


More information to come.

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