Your Guide to NEBRASKA

We’re here to make sure you are prepared for your NEBRASKA experience.

You must arrive at campus no later than Thursday, January 5 for the Spring 2017 semester.

We do not recommend that you arrive before January 3 because most university offices will be closed.

Orientation Details

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

Getting to Campus

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 and provide a free shuttle to on- or off-campus destinations 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. Selecting “UNL shuttle” when you submit your arrival information serves as your shuttle reservation.

If you are arriving to the Lincoln airport outside of January 3, 4, or 5, please submit your arrival information and we will email you with transportation options that are specific to your arrival date.

Tell us when you will arrive

Please 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.


To help you transition to the U.S., Lincoln, and UNL, we have welcome events planned for your first week here.

View International Welcome Week Events