International undergraduate arrival information

Be Prepared for Your Arrival

Orientation Details

Spring 2017 Campus Arrival Date: No Later than Thursday, January 5. We do not recommend that you arrive before January 3 because university offices (except Housing) will be closed.

International Orientation is a required event for all new undergraduate international students (full admit, Credit English for Academic Purposes, Intensive English Program, and Exchange). Orientation is on January 6 and 7. Both days are required.

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 if you have not done it online
  • Learn about how to succeed at UNL
  • Meet other students
  • Tour campus
  • Have fun!

Tell us when you will arrive

Please click here to provide us with information about when and how you will arrive to UNL. This will help us prepare for your arrival. All new international undergraduates must submit arrival information.

Getting to Campus

You need to arrive in Lincoln by no later than Thursday, January 5. We recommend that you fly into the Lincoln Municipal Airport (LNK) because it is closest to campus and most convenient. Members of the International Welcome Team will be at the Lincoln airport to greet and assist students with free public transportation on January 3, 4, and 5, so we recommend that you arrive on one of those days. Look for the UNL Welcome Desk at baggage claim.

If you are arriving to the Lincoln airport outside of January 3, 4, or 5, it is best for you to take a taxi to your destination. For reference, a taxi to City Campus costs approximately $12-$15 from the Lincoln airport. For safety and legal reasons, we do not recommend that you travel with students or other individuals who offer transportation from the airport for a fee or for free, unless the driver is a legitimate friend.

If you have already purchased your flight or arranged other transportation, please visit the Arrival Information Submission Page to provide us with your arrival information.

We are in the process of planning welcome events. Please check back in the future to see what we have scheduled for you.