Overview

Designed for experienced college students to assist you in navigating your new environment successfully.

What To Expect During NSE

Although you have already experienced college, you will have a transitional experience attending UNL as no two colleges or universities are exactly alike.

  • 1 Meet other new students
  • 2 Discover the Undergraduate Bulletin
  • The Undergraduate Bulletin contains detailed information about all majors of undergraduate study offered including course descriptions, majors, specific graduation requirements, as well a comprehensive description of Achievement-Centered Education (ACE).
  • Undergraduate Bulletin
  • 3 Learn About ACE Centered Courses
  • ACE enhances your undergraduate experience through a broad exposure to multiple disciplines, coursework that complements your major, and by helping you develop important reasoning, inquiry, and civic capacities.
  • ACE Courses Explore Center

Get Prepared to Attend NSE

Advising

Every transfer student will meet privately with an academic adviser who is familiar with your previous college coursework that was submitted to UNL.

Bring the following with you to your advising session:

Advising Inventory

The Advising Inventory gives your academic adviser background on:

  • previous coursework
  • intended graduation date
  • scheduling conflicts
  • post-graduation plans

Advisers will review your inventory and use it to assist you with course registration. All questions on the advising inventory must be filled out in order to be considered complete. Completing the Advising Inventory is required of all incoming transfer students.

Advising Inventory Documents

If you're attending Transfer New Student Enrollment (TNSE) you will need to print off and complete one of  the advising inventory documents and bring it with you on your TNSE day.

Mail-in registrations will need to be filled out and emailed back to the New Student Enrollment office at nse@unl.edu.

Orientation

At New Student Enrollment, there are primary aspects of our day:

  • meeting an academic adviser
  • registering for classes
  • logistical details necessary for being a student
  • preparing you for a successful academic career
  • meeting other new students

Registration

An orientation student will show you how the registration system works at UNL after you have met with an adviser.

Logistical Details

At NSE, you will learn and take care of some of the finer details of being a Husker.

You will:

  • obtain your NUID
  • update your record with email address and phone number
  • learn about Blackboard and MyPLAN

Sample Schedules

Fall/Spring

Spring Orientation Schedule—Time and activity listed.
Time Activity
8:00–8:30 a.m. Check-In (Nebraska Union)
8:30–9:15 a.m. Welcome Session
9:20–10:00 a.m. Meet Fellow Huskers
10:00–11:00 a.m. UNL Experience (ID cards will be obtained during the UNL Experience)
11:00–11:45 a.m. Lunch
11:45 a.m.–12:25 p.m. Campus Life
12:30–1:00 p.m. College Session
1:00–3:30 p.m. Advising & Registration

Summer

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. Information Center
8:00–8:40 a.m. Welcome Session
8:00–8:40 a.m. Information Session for Nontraditional Students
8:40–9:20 a.m. Meet Your Fellow Huskers
9:30–10:00 a.m. College Session
10:10–11:00 a.m. Campus Life Session
11:00 a.m.–1:30 p.m. UNL Experience & Lunch
1:30–3:30 p.m. Advising & Registration/Assessment
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 Residence 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.