Parent/Spouse/Guest Information

Your student’s orientation day is their first step to a successful transition to the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.

You're Important To Their Success

Share in your student's discovery of the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. While your student is attending New Student Enrollment we encourage parents and guests to attend a program just for you. We're your partner in supporting your student as they transition to UNL. Ask questions, we'd love to help.

You’ll learn the procedures, resources, and traditions of this institution. We'll introduce you to the academic resources and services available to your student and throughout the day, students and faculty will be available to answer questions regarding the process of enrollment or about the new university environment.

Note: only students will be participating in the advising and registration aspects of the New Student Enrollment program.

Sample Summer Schedule

Summer Orientation Schedule - Time and activity listed.
Time Activity
7:15–8:00 a.m. Check-In (Nebraska Union)
7:30–8:00 a.m. Special Appointments
7:30–8:00 a.m. Information Center
8:00–8:40 a.m. Welcome Session
8:40–9:35 a.m. Parent Campus Life
9:50–10:10 a.m. Interest Session 1
10:20–10:40 a.m. Interest Session 2
10:50–11:10 a.m. Interest Session 3
11:20–11:50 a.m. Meeting with Your Student's College Representative
12:00–12:50 p.m. Lunch
1:00–2:10 p.m. Campus Tour/Information
2:15–2:45 p.m. Guiding Your Student To Success
2:45–3:30 p.m. Ask the Experts/Assessment of Program
3:40 p.m. Wind-Up
  • "The Shirt"
  • Greek Information Booth
  • Refreshments
3:40–5:00 p.m. The Scarlet Scoop - FREE Ice Cream Social (Knoll Residential Hall)
  • Scarlet Guard
  • The secrets of Husker traditions
  • Tour of Knoll Residence Hall
3:40 p.m. The on-campus bank will have special hours to open accounts