Pre-Arrival Preparations

To ensure nothing gets overlooked, we've translated the lists of what you'll need before you arrive, and the steps you need to take to start your first class.

Be Prepared For Your Arrival

Attending Orientation

Spring Semester Campus Arrival Date: No Later than Thursday, January 7, 2016; no earlier than Monday, January 4, 2016 (the University is closed for semester break until January 4)

International Orientation is a required event for all new international students.

What you will do at International Orientation

  • Learn about the requirements for your college or program
  • Be introduced to campus resources
  • Get campus essentials (bank account, student ID card, phone, bus pass, etc.)
  • Set up your immigration check-in appointment
  • Learn about how to succeed at UNL
  • Meet other students
  • Tour campus

Arrival Form

Please click here to complete our Arrival Form. This will help us prepare for your arrival.

Getting to Campus

It is recommended that you fly into the Lincoln Municipal Airport (LNK) because it is only 10 minutes from campus. Members of the International Welcome Team will be at the Lincoln airport to greet you and answer questions. Look for the UNL Welcome Desk at baggage claim.

Shuttle Service

We partner with OMALiNK airport shuttle service.

OMALink will pick you up at the airport. It is highly recommended that you reserve a shuttle before you depart from your home country to ensure there will be a shuttle available when you arrive.

Reserve a Shuttle:

Price: $16 per student, one-way from Lincoln Airport

Pricing for destination zip codes: 68501, 68503, 68508, 68510, 68521 ($10 fee applies to zip codes outside this area.)

If you choose to fly into Omaha Eppley Airfield (OMA), use the OMALink discount code UNL2016. With the discount, the shuttle price will be $45 per student, one-way from Omaha. Omaha Eppley is located about 60 minutes from campus. The International Welcome Team will not be at the Omaha airport to greet and assist students.

International Orientation Schedule

Fall Schedule Details
Time Event Location
Thursday, January 7
6:00 p.m.–
8:00 p.m.
Dinner with UNL's International Welcome Team (for students living off campus) Meet inside south entrance of Nebraska Union ("R" Street side)
Friday, January 8
8:00 a.m.–
12:00 p.m.
English Placement Exam (IEP students only) Jorgensen 110
12:30 p.m.–
5:00 p.m.
Academic and Living Essentials (required for all students) Nebraska Union
5:30 p.m.–
7:30 p.m.
Shuttle to Target store (optional) Meet inside south entrance of Nebraska Union ("R" Street side)
Saturday, January 9
9:00 a.m.–
3:30 p.m.
Campus tour, success presentations, UNL Connections Fair (required for all new students) Nebraska Union
7:00 p.m.–
10:00 p.m.
Bowling Night (optional) Meet at Selleck Quadrangle