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 2016 Campus Arrival Date: No Later than Tuesday, August 16 2016.

International Orientation is a required event for all new undergraduate international students (full admit, CEAP, IEP, and Exchange). Orientation is on August 17, 18, and 19. You must attend all three days.

If you plan to live on campus, the earliest you can move in is August 11. You will be charged $32/night before August 18, which is the date the campus Housing contract officially begins.

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

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.

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 and help you on August 14, 15, and 16, so we recommend you arrive on one of those days. Look for the UNL Welcome Desk at baggage claim.

Shuttle Service

We partner with OMALiNK airport shuttle service for transportation from the airport. We do not recommend that you travel in taxi.

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

A detailed orientation schedule is not available at this time. Please check back in the future.