6 Weeks of Welcome For New Students

It's a festival that lasts 6 weeks. What's not to love?

Big Red Welcome Festival

August 21, 6:30-8:30 p.m.

  • We'll get things started with New Student Convocation and the famous Tunnel Walk.
  • The street festival (located at the corner of 14th & Vine) is attended by 10,000+ people.
  • Interact with fellow students, vendors and local businesses.
  • Join us for prizes, free food and good times!

Information & Registration

New and returning students are invited to kick off the academic year by attending Big Red Welcome events. There will be 6 weeks of FREE events for you to attend. There's bound to be something for EVERYONE!

Some of the events include:

  • New Student Convocation
  • Pep Rally
  • Tunnel Walk
  • Husker Mania at Campus Recreation
  • Party at the Union
  • Street Festival
  • Big Red Rave dance
  • and more...

Space is available in 12' x 12' squares (you may purchase up to 3 additional squares). We provide a 3' x 6' table and 2 chairs. We WILL NOT provide dividers, backdrops, or table coverings.

This is an outside event, so there will be limited electrical hookups available.

Set up is from 3 p.m. – 5 p.m.

Register A Booth

Deadline is August 1: $25 late fee is applied to registrations received after the deadline.

Business: $160 per Booth

Non-profit/UNL Department: $45 per Booth

RSO: $20 per Booth
(must be in compliance with UNL RSO guidelines)

Registering Your Big Red Welcome Event

For departments and offices across campus: This 6 week event will provide you several opportunities to connect with students.

Register Your Event