New Student Enrollment

NSE

Assisting students with the transition to college life.

Prepare to Attend NSE

1. Reserve your New Student Enrollment Day

Dates for NSE are based upon each student's major. The Explore Center must be selected as the college of choice for all students who are undecided.

NSE dates run from mid-June to mid-July and is an all-day program from 7:15AM to 4:15PM. When filling out guest information please do not include yourself as a guest.

RESERVE YOUR SPOT

2. Complete Advising Inventory

This document is required and will assist each advisor in preparing for the advising session during NSE. The Advising Inventory can be completed at myred.unl.edu.

MYRED.UNL.EDU

3. Complete Placement Exams

PLACEMENT EXAMS

4. Pre-Registration Health Requirement Form

Students must provide documentation of required vaccinations.

REQUIRED VACCINATIONS

5. Upload NCard Photo

Submit NCard ID photo ahead of time.

SUBMIT

6. Download Guidebook app

Download Guidebook app for your smart phone or tablet from your app store. You will find your New Student Enrollment schedule, parking information, and get to know your orientation leaders and academic advisors.

1. Reserve your New Student Enrollment Day

Dates for NSE are based upon each student's major. The Explore Center must be selected as the college of choice for all students who are undecided.

Transfer NSE is an all-day program from 8:00 am. to 4:15 pm.

When filling out guest information please do not include yourself as a guest. Make your reservation today!

RESERVATION

2. Complete Advising Inventory

This document is required and will assist each adviser in preparing for the advising session during NSE.

Advising Inventory

3. Complete Placement Exams

Everyone is required to complete placement exams. It helps us ensure you register for courses that match your skill level.

PLACEMENT EXAMS

4. Pre-Registration Health Requirement Form

Students must provide documentation of required vaccinations.

REQUIRED VACCINATIONS

5. Upload NCard Photo

Submit NCard ID photo ahead of time.

SUBMIT NCARD PHOTO

6. Download Guidebook app

Download Guidebook app for your smart phone or tablet from your app store. You will find your New Student Enrollment schedule, parking information, and get to know your orientation leaders and academic advisors.

1. Register for Classes

We require all new fully admitted international students to register for classes through the New Student Enrollment Program. IEP, CEAP, and Exchange students will not register for classes through this system. Full admits: Log into MyRed, click on the “Admissions” tab, click on the “New Student Enrollment Reservation”, and then select the “mail-in” option. Do not select an in-person date for NSE unless you are currently a student living in the United States.

REGISTER

2. Arrival Information

We provide you with information about arrival dates, airport arrival, transportation to campus, and International Welcome Week activities to make sure you’re prepared for your time at Nebraska.

MORE INFORMATION

3. International Welcome Week

We host lots of events to introduce you to campus, help you make new friends, teach you about academic and social success at UNL, and much more. International Orientation occurs during Welcome Week, and orientation is a required multi-day event.

LEARN MORE
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Hyatt Place

The Hyatt Place, located in Lincoln’s new downtown development The Railyard, is New Student Enrollment’s host hotel. Enjoy complimentary breakfast and Wi-Fi, as well as discounts at nearby restaurants and shops. To reserve a room for the NSE rate of $119, please call 402-742-6007 or book online and use code G-NS16.

Maps & Directions

Orientation Leaders

Olivia Bond

Accounting

Omaha, NE

Getting Involved with A Recognized Student Organization (RSO) and Its Impact On Me:

Throughout my time at UNL, I have been very involved in the Association of Students of the University of Nebraska (ASUN), our campus’s student government. Within ASUN, I have played many roles, but no matter what meeting I am in or with what group of ASUN members I am with, I am constantly reminded of how passionate and driven my fellow UNL students are about issues that matter. My horizons are continually being broadened by the plethora of beliefs, opinions, and views that I bear witness to each time I interact with members of ASUN. Additionally, I am continuously motivated to take action to make our campus a better place for all students because of the incredible progress I have seen be made through concerted efforts by my peers in ASUN.

Qian Yee Fam

Chemical Engineering

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

The On-Campus Job I Hold And How It Impacts Me:

The on-campus job I hold now is the first job I have ever had. I still remember how doubtful I was when I was applying for this job due to my lack of experience. However, I was surprised that working as an Undergraduate Teaching Assistants (UTA) has been my most valuable experience in my college career. Not only I was given the chance to help freshmen in building their personal leadership philosophy, I was also able to build my own philosophies, improve my personal strengths, and make connections with a diverse population of students on campus. Before working as an UTA, I was a very shy and introverted person; but now I am more actively engaged in campus events and activities. Getting the right job can make a significant difference. Not only I can make a little extra money, I also have great memories and experiences to look back.

Linsey Armstrong

Advertising and Public Relations

Scribner, NE

My Study Abroad Experience and How it Impacted Me:

Last summer, I had the incredible opportunity to travel to Cuba with the College of Journalism and Mass Communications. Obviously, Cuba was not a country where many Americans had ever been able to visit, as relations were still torn with the United States, and is still difficult to travel to. However, being able to study the advertising and public relations fields in a country where the profession is not even legally recognized was a phenomenal learning experience. Also, living in a Spanish-speaking country with just a high school knowledge of the language was challenging, and pushed me to new limits. Studying abroad allowed me to apply my formal education to the real world, in an immersion experience unlike anything else. If you even have the smallest itch to study abroad – DO IT. This is one opportunity you will never forget, and will always regret not taking.

Sara Duke

English and History

Maplewood, MN

What it’s Like Coming to UNL as an Out-of-State Student:

Coming to UNL as an out-of-state student is a very different college experience. However, when I came to school, I felt free to figure out who I was and be comfortable in my own skin. I was very lucky when I was able to find friends right away in the student organizations that I became involved with, particularly the Cornhusker Marching Band. My friends that I now have made the transition from home much easier, and I am so happy to be able to call Lincoln my home away from home. When you go to a university out of state, you are starting a new fresh chapter in your life. The friends that you end up making in college are friends that you could potentially have for the rest of your life. The first step is to put yourself out there: take advantage of the new environment, new people, and new community you are now involved in, and you are bound to have great stories to tell when you get back to your own home town.

Joel Carillo

Secondary Education Math

Schuyler, NE

Tips for Approaching a Faculty Member:

It seems a lot of us forget that we are all human even behind the nametags and titles. Professors can be intimidating but they laugh, cry, and breathe just like the rest of us. I remember my first semester when I decided it was time I introduced myself to my math professor. During lecture she was very professional, intelligent, and had a commanding voice. I kept making excuses as to why I shouldn't enter her office until the assignments became too much to do on my own. I knocked on her door and as she opened it her face lit up and her tone was very welcoming as she invited me in. I spent the next hour listening to her stories as she cleared up the assignment. Instructors are here to help and they want to get out of doing office work just as much as we might want to avoid chores so don't be afraid to introduce yourself.

Alise Pape

Secondary Education Social Science

Roselle, IL

The On-Campus Job I Hold And How It Impacts Me:

I knew that I really loved working with other people, so my sophomore year of college I applied to be a Resident’s Assistant (RA) with University Housing. I was hired and placed in Abel Hall. This is my second year being an RA and I absolutely love it. I work with freshman primarily. I truly enjoy helping new students get acquainted to university life and make their transition easier. Being an RA has added immeasurable amounts of value to my life. I am so thankful for all the friends I have made and knowledge I have learned about campus. It has helped grow me as a student and as a leader. Being an RA is a huge part of who I am and it has made me feel like a part of a community on campus.

Sarayh Gutierrez

Criminal Justice and Spanish

South Sioux City, NE

My Study Abroad Experience and How it Impacted Me:

My study abroad experience was a three months overseas in Greece. I was so nervous to be there for that long but after coming back, I thought three months was definitely not enough. As a Mexican American here in the United States, I feel, that I already get to see the best of both worlds. At home I get to speak Spanish, eat delicious homemade food, and my beliefs and values are shared with my family. I also got to experience another culture in my surrounding community as well. The American community, I got to celebrate their holidays and eat their food, so going as an already diverse person to a whole new setting was quite the experience for me. I had the chance to live with a Greek family that owned a hotel, which is where all 20 students stayed. It was a small little town north of Athens and it was the most beautiful place I have ever seen. How submerging myself in this new culture impacted me was it made me more open to trying new things, whether it was food or speaking their language I threw myself out there to try it. Which is what I think college is about, being open minded and trying out something that you might have not thought about doing before. It’s about the experiences and the people you make them with.

Taylor Lofdahl

Leadership

Omaha, NE

Resources I Sought Out on Campus and How it Helped:

As a freshman entering college, my study skills needed some improvement. This fact was further emphasized after the first round of exams. It was a little challenging to come to this realization because I never had to ask for much help in high school. College is a different story, though, and asking for help is a necessary and extremely beneficial activity. After my first exam, I spent more time studying in the library to eliminate distractions, and I visited the resource centers on campus throughout the week to receive free, one-on-one tutoring. It was one of the best decisions I made, and it really paid off during the second round of exams! Now, as a sophomore, these skills have become habits, and I have learned to enjoy and appreciate help.

Frank Owusu-Ansah

Biochemistry

Lincoln, NE

My Career Aspirations and Why I Chose My Major:

I chose my major of Biochemistry because in high school I discovered a love for chemistry and biology. It’s not that those were the easiest classes for me, often chemistry was the hardest. It was because I found that even when I was trying to learn a new concept in biology or chemistry I enjoyed the challenge as much as I enjoyed the classes that were easier. I’ve always known that I wanted to impact the youth with my career. I hope to attend medical school following UNL and become a pediatrician that specializes in neonatology.

Andy Ngo

Advertising and Public Relations

Lincoln, NE

Getting Involved with A Recognized Student Organization (RSO) and Its Impact On Me:

Joining the University Program Council (UPC) has been one of the best decisions I have made in life. Between the amazing individuals that I have met through this organization and the enlightening experiences that I have had at planning events such as Laverne Cox, RJ Mitte, and Jodie Sweetin, these events have shown me what a small group of passionate individuals can really do when they work together. Throughout my life I have found a passion for not only leadership, but for my relationships, developing connections, and discovering the meaning in my everyday experiences. UPC has allowed me to dive deeper into those passions, and use it to provide the UNL community with diverse, educational, and entertainment events. I have always wanted to be a part of a group of individuals that care so much about making the world a brighter; more fun place for everyone in it, and I believe that UPC is just that group.

Insyira Amin

Psychology

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

My Career Aspirations and Why I Chose My Major:

I always knew I had a passionate interest in Psychology, though it never really clicked to me until I came to UNL. The classes here really opened great opportunities for research and development, and the faculty members in the Psychology department are the most supportive people I have met. I came here with a different major but having taken a few Psychology courses that really tailored to my interests; I knew I had to make it my major. I always had a strong interest to give back to society and by being in this field; I can acquire so much knowledge through research studies to learn more about people and the society to be able to understand the complexities of the generation we are currently in and how we can change the world.

Eastin Allgood

Economics

Lincoln, NE

The Best Advice I Could Give an Incoming Student:

The best piece of advice I can give an incoming student would be to find a few things on campus that you love to do, and go all out for them. I have been proactive in seeking out involvement opportunities that I enjoy, and investing my time into them. By looking for these organizations I identify with, I have found people I relate to, and can now call my closest friends. These communities motivate me to be at my best in the classroom and in the community, because I don’t want to let them and their expectations of me down. Finding these organizations and people have also given me memories that I know I will look back fondly on one day (I know because I already do). So look for your organizations and people here on campus. Don’t be afraid to say yes to an involvement you aren’t sure about. Don’t shy away from saying no to things you know you won’t enjoy. Your college experience is yours to create, so don’t wait to get started on it.

Nurik Makhmudzoda

Finance

Khujand, Tajikistan

The Best Advice I Could Give an Incoming Student:

Use a planner, if you don’t have one. Keep notes on what you need to do and due dates. It can help you to relax and create clarity in your life. College is not the way it is shown in the movies, it is not just about crazy nights and not having any responsibilities. College is more than that, it is better, it is about growing personally and socially, finding and following your passions, and of course unforgettable experiences.

Greg Dittman

Accounting

Lincoln, NE

Getting Involved with A Recognized Student Organization (RSO) and Its Impact On Me:

The best advice that I could give an incoming student is to find an organization on campus that they are passionate about. As a business major, I felt it necessary to only join clubs within the Business College that would make my resume look stellar for future employers. Don’t think like that and instead find something you’re passionate about! I am extremely passionate about preventing sexual assault and so I joined a club called Prevent. The group presents to hundreds of students each year educating them on how to avoid being a bystander and how to step up to prevent sexual assault. Although this club has nothing to do with my major it has been by far the most rewarding thing I’ve ever been a part of. I found a club on campus that exemplifies my passion and it has made my college experience infinitely more enjoyable.

Andrea Wach

Agricultural and Environmental Sciences Communication

Hayes Center, NE

Moving to Lincoln From a Small Town:

Launching from 200 people to 200,000+ was a bit of jump for me. I grew up driving 20 miles of dirt road before hitting pavement and graduating with seven other individuals I had been with since Kindergarten. The idea of attending the University intimidated me, but in my first class the teacher made an effort to know each of our names. In my following classes, I ensured that I introduced myself to the people around me. I found that my classroom would be the size I made it. By getting to know the four to five people sitting near me in class, I found friends that I could study with, talk with, catch up on assignments with, and spend time with. Knowing that I would be seeing my friends in each of my classes each day made the entire experience that much more enjoyable, and now I see those friends from the different classes I took on campus, making it my own little community. The University is as big or as small as you make it.

Rousol Aribi

Architecture

Lincoln, NE

My Career Aspirations and Why I Chose My Major:

Choosing my major happened after I watched a TED talk my junior year of high school. Up until that point I was still unsure what I was going to college for. Danish Architect, Bjarke Ingles, gave the talk. After that talk I ordered all his books and discovered my passion for architecture. During my freshmen year of college I was given an incredible opportunity to attend a conference where he would be present. I met him, he signed my book and we took a picture together. That picture is now framed in my room to remind me of my dream. With architecture I want to work in third world countries implementing sustainable design to try and help people. Thanks to architecture I can combine my love for people and my passion for design.

Dominik Redden

Nutrition, Exercise, and Health Sciences

Arcade, NY

What it's like Coming to UNL as an Out-of-State Student:

As an out-of-state student, I was extremely excited to get to Nebraska and get my college experience started. The first few days were somewhat difficult because I was so far away from my friends and family, but I soon found that to be an extreme advantage. The first couple weeks of school are some of the most important for making new friends and establishing relationships, and as an out-of-state student the ability to just go home for a few days is taken away. Since going home isn’t an option for many out-of-state students it is easy to meet new people when it counts. I found out that almost everyone I meet was just as excited to be part a of UNL as I was, which meant everyone wanted to make as many new friends as I did. Being an out-of-state student I would recommend to all the new incoming out-of-state students to be as social as possible during the first week. Take advantage of being able to move into your room on the earliest day possible, and get out there and experience new things.

Timmy Noonan

Pre-Secondary Language Arts Education

Omaha, NE

Getting Involved in a Multicultural Organization or Event:

As a freshman, I took a trip over Spring break of 2014 through the South that changed the way I considered diversity. In a group of over 30, I was the only straight white male. It was the first time I can remember being displaced from the societal majority, but what I felt was far from isolation. Because everyone on that trip was so different from each other, the journey became one of exploration and learning. We spent the first part of the week learning about each other, and the rest of the trip was about growing into our new relationships as we learned about the history of the Civil Rights Movement. By the time our trip concluded in Memphis, Tennessee, I fully understood that the importance of diversity lies in developing the intellect as well as compassion. On day one I recognized that I was not like everyone around me. By the time it was over, I recognized how special that was.

Conner Kozisek

Political Science

Ainsworth, NE

Tips for Approaching a Faculty Member:

Starting college, I made the goal to get to know at least one new professor each semester. This has been one of the best decisions that I have made, and it has allowed me to become acquainted with many of my professors on a much more personal level. A great way to approach a faculty member is by visiting your professor during his or her office hours, which are the posted days and times that a professor is in his or her office and available to help students. If this time does not work with your schedule, consider emailing your professor to set up an appointment. Although college professors can often appear intimidating (especially since they are experts in the courses that they are teaching), I have come to realize that professors are committed to helping their students learn and truly appreciate when a student makes the effort to meet with them outside of class. These meetings are great ways to make sure you are understanding course material while developing a relationship with your professor.

Angel Sumpter

Biological Sciences

Papillion, NE

Getting Involved in a Multicultural Organization or Event:

You know what’s fun? Getting to know people. Especially if you’re a social butterfly like me. But you know what’s even more fun? Being a voice that can be heard in a multicultural organization and getting involved in their events. The world is no longer seen as just as black and white. Instead, there is a whole spectrum for us to see. Joining a multicultural organization not only gave me an opportunity to meet people who come from the same cultural background as me, but it also gave me a chance to explore other cultures. From my many adventures being involved with different multicultural organizations here at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, I’ve made many connections with people that I have so much in common with. This helped me to focus more on what I have in common with others rather than what is different about us. Now I realize that “It’s a small world after all.”

Tommy Hoenshell

Natural Resources and Environmental Economics

Plano, TX

My Career Aspirations and Why I Chose My Major:

I chose to study Natural Resource & Environmental Economics with an emphasis in Eco-Sustainability because I am interested in understanding the allocation and usage of the Earth’s resources in a developed society. Resources we depend on in today’s world are finite: oil, natural gas, coal and other fossil fuels that play essential roles in the modern world. Transportation, agriculture, and electricity all need fossil fuels to sustain energy and production. My career aspirations are to advance renewable energy production in our country in order to create a future of sustainability. Geothermal, wind, solar, hydropower and steam energy are all clean forms of renewable energy that may hold the key to a successful future of the modern world. To be American means to help set up a brighter future for the next generation to come. By initiating new energy sources healthier for the environment, climate change and degradation of the world will be a worry of the past.

Connor Meuret

Music and Marketing

Omaha, NE

The Best Advice I Could Give an Incoming Student:

The best advice I could give an incoming freshman would be learning how to plan ahead. The transition from high school to college can be rough for many new students. There is much more accountability involving schoolwork, group projects, and extracurricular activities. I did not write down much of anything in high school but I quickly learned how easy it is to lose track of due dates and much more. Another thing that helped me in transitioning is instead of looking at todays to do list I would look at my weekly schedule and planned accordingly. Time management is everything in college so I highly recommend a planner along with some highlighters!

Sean Doyle

Chemical Engineering

Omaha, NE

The On-Campus Job I Hold And How It Impacts Me:

Every college student wants a flexible schedule, to make new friends, and to have extra money. Luckily, UNL offers many opportunities that supply all three. I’m talking about the multitude of on-campus jobs the University offers. On top of flexibility, the possibility to expand social circles, and extra cash, on campus can lead to connections with UNL faculty and staff. I worked as a teaching assistant for College of Engineering’s freshmen leadership and interpersonal skills course for two semesters. During those semesters, I became well acquainted with my professor, my fellow TAs, and got to know most of my students pretty well. Students from around the globe were able to share their experiences and thoughts in the class. On top of widening my social horizons, I also was taught how to better manage my time and collaborate with others. Campus jobs offer much more than supplemental income.

Qais Alhabsi

International Business

Muscat, Oman

Getting Involved in a Multicultural Organization or Event:

While I was at Selleck Residence Hall dining with an international friend from Morocco, he stopped eating and signaled me to come talk to his friends sitting across the hall. I was nervous at first, not knowing anyone, but I went with a spirit of meeting new people. After introductions were made, I was immediately offered to play a role in the upcoming multi-cultural event that semester. I was overwhelmed, but I took it anyways. This never happened before in my life. Throughout rehearsals and tryouts and practices, I met friends whom I keep contact to this day, and I dare say it was one of the best nights of my college career to be involved with people who share different talents and evoke enthusiasm and creativity within you. Meeting new people and introducing yourself to different cultures won’t happen anywhere else, at least not for a while. So take that once in a lifetime opportunity, and just do it!

Steven Mah

Broadcasting

Omaha, NE

Getting Involved with A Recognized Student Organization (RSO) and Its Impact On Me:

Joining a Registered Student Organization (RSO) has been nothing short of amazing. I was able to venture out and found something I had a passion for. The best part about an RSO is being able to share that same passion with others. Cultural Ambassadors has blessed me with not only my closest friends, but a great way to interact with international students as well. Our mission is to connect domestic students with international students and being able to experience that first hand has been so rewarding. We get to learn about different cultures from around the globe and see different lifestyles we all were brought up in. However, what’s even more fulfilling is discovering all the commonalties we share with one another. Cultural Ambassadors has shown me that even though we all might come from different backgrounds, we are all connected in one way or another.

Olivia Charlesworth

Management

Ralston, NE

My Career Aspirations and Why I Chose My Major:

I had a lot of trouble deciding what major to stick with. I tried out a few different majors at UNL, but after I visited Career Services I knew I had finally found the right fit, and was excited to enroll in classes. Career Services had me take personality and value assessments, and then sit down with me one on one and discussed my career and personal goals. I finally decided that with my love of people and problem solving, I would major in human resource management. The management program at UNL has many study abroad opportunities, and is a generally versatile degree. With this degree I will be able to talk to endless amounts of people from all sorts of backgrounds, and ideally I could become a recruiter for a company or university.

Connor Blankenau

Biological Systems Engineering

Lincoln, NE

The Best Advice I Could Give an Incoming Student:

As a new student in a brand new environment it is easy to get swept away in all of the excitement of the new opportunities presented to you. The new found freedom you have can be difficult to manage when you’re not prepared. The hardest part is figuring out how to divide your time among all of the things you do. Yes school is important, and everyone talks about the great times you have with the new friends you meet, but you also need to make sure you have time for extracurriculars, meals, and most importantly, sleep. There’s no perfect recipe for time management, everyone’s different, so the best advice I could give an incoming student would be to find the best way that you can keep track of your time, whether that’s through a weekly planner, a calendar, or maybe writing everything that needs to be done on sticky notes. If you are able to stay on top of your schedule you’ll be able to fit more things in and succeed in making the most out of your college experience.

Theresa McBride

Secondary English Education

Lincoln, NE

Tips for Approaching a Faculty Member:

Faculty at UNL are excellent. It's so important to remember that their goal is for you, the student, to succeed. I feel so fortunate to have access to a plethora of knowledge and experience with the faculty at the University. Take advantage of it! It can be intimidating, walking into an office for a potentially serious conversation. Trust me, it's worth it. I often attend office hours to get advice on my papers and study strategies. Gathering advice from faculty is one of the best ways to improve a grade. They know their classes better than we do, and they are so willing to assist students in their academic success.

Alejandro Diaz

Secondary Social Sciences Education

Grand Island, NE

My Career Aspirations and Why I Chose My Major:

Being a first generation student and leaving my family behind wasn’t the easiest, and on top of that picking a major and career path. I spent my entire first semester as an undeclared major, and took that opportunity to explore my options. However, after talking with former advisors and friends, I decided to major in Social Sciences Education and ultimately pursue an advanced degree in Higher Education. Deep down I always knew I wanted to do something that would benefit society and I could always look back proudly and say I made a difference. Once I finish my Master’s degree I plan to pursue working with first generation, specifically minority students in a related program as my scholarship academy, the Nebraska College Preparatory Academy (NCPA). NCPA and all the staff employed have served me and many of my friends well and with that inspired me to follow in continuing its legacy. I feel because of NCPA, I was given the opportunity to make an impact. Student Affairs will help me do this, by motivating future minority students to educate themselves. I feel that, I can really relate to what some students maybe facing, and through these experiences can better understand and push future generations as I was. Because as one individual once told me, “knowledge is useless if it isn’t passed along.”

Alayna Stokes

Speech and Language Pathology

Omaha, NE

What It’s Like To Get Involved in a Research Or UCARE Project:

Research was something that I didn’t think I would ever be interested in, but as I took the time to look into it a little I found that there are opportunities for everyone. I reached out to one of my professors who works with young children studying their lingual development. She requires students who want to work in her lab to take a course that teaches the history of her research as well as fundamentals for data collection and coding. The reason I chose to pursue this is because I really admired this professor’s work, plus I enjoy hands-on research. The data collection for this particular research is going on infant visits, ages 1-3, and administering standardized test and collecting language samples. I also get to code these interactions to help determine if the children in the study are developing normally, or if they have any motor or speech delays. This research has been so rewarding because in addition to amazing career experience, I know that by pinpointing patterns in the delays, this work could lead to earlier intervention and improve children’s communication skills at an even younger age.

Kate Durst

Microbiology and Chemistry

Omaha, NE

My Career Aspirations and Why I Chose My Major:

When I look back on what started my passion for medicine I am able to confidently say I have no idea who or what inspired me to say “I wish to become a doctor”. Whether it was my Aunt (a registered nurse), the wonderful teachers I had in high school or simply my obsession with Grey’s Anatomy, all I know is I have always been interested in medicine. Upon arrival to the UNL my general interest in science made it difficult to initially choose a major, but with the help of my advisor in the Explore Center I settled with a dual degree in microbiology and chemistry. Together these majors have helped me to get a very unique education that is heavily focused on virology, epidemiology and public health. Eventually, I hope to go onto medical school where I would receive a Medical Doctorate (MD) and Masters in Public Health (MPH). My goal is to one day work on tropical disease control and prevention.

Thomas Wapelhorst

Business Administration

Scribner, NE

Best Class I Have Taken at UNL:

College, in my opinion is a time of personal discovery. It is a time when students mold themselves into the person they will become for the rest of their lives whether it is through coursework, social interaction, relationships that get built, or a combination of all three. Classics 180: Greek Mythology was one of the best UNL classes I have taken thus far. Even though it wasn’t “directly” related to my major, it covered topics from arguably the most influential people this world has ever seen in the Greeks. From government to love, even all the way to talking about alcohol, Greek Mythology extended the way I thought about these topics and many others like them.