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

Fall Semester Campus Arrival Date: NO later than Tuesday, August 18, 2015

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

What to expect from International Orientation

  • Learn about the requirements for your college
  • Prepare yourself for living and studying in Lincoln
  • Meet with an academic adviser and register for classes (bring your Advising Inventory with you)
  • Opportunities to learn more about campus resources
  • Learn about issues related to success at UNL
  • Meet your fellow students
  • We also understand you may be tired from traveling so we will allow you time to rest as well

Getting to Campus

We have two airport options for you to fly into:

Lincoln Municipal Airport (LNK): located 10 minutes from campus

Omaha's Eppley Airfield (OMA): located 60 minutes from campus

Shuttle Service

We partner with OMALiNK airport shuttle service. 

OMALink will pick you up at either airport and bring you to your Lincoln destination. 

Reserve a Shuttle:

You must use a promo code to get the following pricing:

Lincoln Airport Promo Code: UNL2015 ($11/one way)

Omaha Airport Promo Code: UNL2015 ($45/one way)

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

International Welcome Week Schedule

Fall Schedule Details
Day & Time Event Location
Tuesday, August 18
6 p.m. – 8 p.m.
Dinner with UNL's International Welcome Team (optional) Meet in Nebraska Union
Wednesday, August 19
8 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
English Placement Exam (IEP students only) TBD
12:30 p.m. – 5 p.m. Academic and Living Essentials Nebraska Union
Thursday, August 20
10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Orientation and International Activities Fair Nebraska Union
7 p.m. – 10 p.m. Bowling Night (optional)
Friday, August 21
9 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Social and Academic Integration Nebraska Union
1 p.m. – 3 p.m. Ice Cream on East Campus (optional)
Saturday, August 22
8 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Shuttle to Walmart or Target (optional) Arriving and departing from the Jackie Gaughan Multicultural Center