New Student Enrollment

NSE

Assisting students with the transition to college life.

Prepare to Attend NSE

1. Reserve your New Student Enrollment Day

Dates for NSE are based upon each student's major. The Explore Center must be selected as the college of choice for all students who are undecided.

NSE dates run from June to the beginning of July and is an all-day program from 7:15 a.m. to 4:15 p.m. When filling out guest information please do not include yourself as a guest.

RESERVE YOUR SPOT

2. Complete Advising Inventory

This document is required and will assist each advisor in preparing for the advising session during NSE. The Advising Inventory can be completed at myred.nebraska.edu.

myred.nebraska.edu

3. Complete Placement Exams

PLACEMENT EXAMS

4. Pre-Registration Health Requirement Forms

Students must provide documentation of required vaccinations.

REQUIRED VACCINATIONS

Students 18 or younger should have their parent or guardian complete and have notarize this Power of Attorney Form to expedite care at the University Health Center.

POWER OF ATTORNEY FORM

5. Upload NCard Photo

Submit NCard ID photo ahead of time.

SUBMIT

6. Download Guidebook app

Download Guidebook app for your smart phone or tablet from your app store. You will find your New Student Enrollment schedule, parking information, and get to know your orientation leaders and academic advisors.

1. Reserve your New Student Enrollment Day

Dates for NSE are based upon each student's major. The Explore Center must be selected as the college of choice for all students who are undecided.

Transfer NSE is an all-day program from 8:00 am. to 4:15 pm.

When filling out guest information please do not include yourself as a guest. Make your reservation today!

RESERVATION

2. Complete Advising Inventory

This document is required and will assist each advisor in preparing for the advising session during NSE.

Advising Inventory

3. Complete Placement Exams

Everyone is required to complete placement exams. It helps us ensure you register for courses that match your skill level.

PLACEMENT EXAMS

4. Pre-Registration Health Requirement Forms

Students must provide documentation of required vaccinations.

REQUIRED VACCINATIONS

Students 18 or younger should have their parent or guardian complete and have notarize this Power of Attorney Form to expedite care at the University Health Center.

POWER OF ATTORNEY FORM

5. Upload NCard Photo

Submit NCard ID photo ahead of time.

SUBMIT NCARD PHOTO

6. Download Guidebook app

Download Guidebook app for your smart phone or tablet from your app store. You will find your New Student Enrollment schedule, parking information, and get to know your orientation leaders and academic advisors.

1. Register for Classes

We require all new fully admitted international students to register for classes through the New Student Enrollment Program. IEP, CEAP, and Exchange students will not register for classes through this system. Full admits: Log into MyRed, click on the "Admissions" tab, click on the "New Student Enrollment Reservation", and then select the "mail-in" option. Do not select an in-person date for NSE unless you are currently a student living in the United States.

REGISTER

2. Arrival Information

We provide you with information about arrival dates, airport arrival, transportation to campus, and International Welcome Week activities to make sure you're prepared for your time at Nebraska.

MORE INFORMATION

3. International Welcome Week

We host lots of events to introduce you to campus, help you make new friends, teach you about academic and social success at Nebraska, and much more. International Orientation occurs during Welcome Week, and orientation is a required multi-day event.

LEARN MORE
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Hyatt Place

The Hyatt Place, located in Lincoln's new downtown development The Railyard, is New Student Enrollment's host hotel. Enjoy complimentary breakfast and Wi-Fi, as well as discounts at nearby restaurants and shops. To reserve a room for the NSE rate of $119, please call 402-742-6007 or book online and use code G-NS18.

Maps & Directions

Orientation Leaders

Kelvin Ang

Mechanical Engineering

Petaling Jaya, Malaysia

Tips for Approaching a Faculty Member:

I remember rehearsing my questions in my head when I first approached my professor for help because I wanted to sound smart and not leave a bad first impression with a silly question. In the end, even with all that rehearsing, I still fumbled and stuttered when I asked my questions. Although this seemed like a horrible experience at first, it was also probably one of my most important life lessons ever: You don’t lose anything by asking. The worst is just a “No” or a “Sorry, I can’t help you.” My fumbling and stuttering did not matter at all; all he cared about were the questions I asked and whether I understood the material taught in class. From this experience, I also learned that there was no such thing as a silly question because if you happen to think it, somebody else would most probably be wondering the same thing you are.

Naomi Atughonu

Music and Economics

Centreville, VA

The Best Advice I Could Give an Incoming Student:

The best advice I could give to incoming students is to learn time management in your first weeks. There are so many activities that you’re going to be involved in, from classes, to clubs and just hanging out with friends. Using a planner or Google Calendar is a great way to plan out your time. It’s important to be able to manage your time so that you are able to balance your studies, extracurriculars and social life so that you are not overwhelmed.

Claire Berman

Psychology

Sioux Falls, SD

My Study Abroad Experience and How it Impacted Me:

Last summer, I had the incredible opportunity to study abroad at King’s College in London. Studying abroad was something that I had always wanted to do, but I wasn’t sure if I would be able to fit it in during my undergrad. I spontaneously decided to apply for scholarships through the Education Abroad Office just to see what would happen, and I was lucky enough to receive the Early Abroad scholarship. This scholarship is reserved for students going abroad in their first two years of college. Receiving this scholarship was the catalyst for one of the greatest learning experiences I’ve had! I returned from London with so much confidence in my independence and a passion for travel. Going abroad is one of the best ways to learn about a new culture and about yourself!

An Dang

Biochemistry, Secondary Spanish Education, Chemistry

Lincoln, NE

The Most Surprising Thing about Nebraska:

I’ve pretty much lived my entire life in Lincoln, so I was initially afraid that going to Nebraska would be too similar to high school and that I would quickly tire of campus life. I think one of the most surprising things about Nebraska is how there always seems to be something new to discover. I’ll often go exploring in the Love Library basement or different colleges trying to find quiet places to study, and there are just so many to choose from. Outside of academics, the university offers so many different clubs, activities and programming for students. Although I initially had my fears and doubts about it, Nebraska’s campus never ceases to amaze me.

Molly Durham

Biological Sciences

Lincoln, NE

Why I Chose My Major and What My Career Aspirations Are:

I am a prime example of someone who had no idea what they wanted to do when they grew up, which was very stressful at times because I thought that I was an outlier. It seemed like everyone around me was on a path to follow one of their passions, and here I was, unsure of what that was for me. Freshman year undeclared Molly took a wide variety of classes, and ended up switching to Biological Systems Engineering in my second semester; I was good at math and am interested in the health field. During that time, I shadowed some professionals. A biomedical engineer, a couple doctors and a few physicians’ assistants, suggested by my mom (because mothers really do know best). I was instantly drawn into this profession. Physician assistants have more patient contact than doctors, there is so much variety in the field, their schedules can be more flexible than doctors’ and the cherry on the top is that the demand for physician assistants is constantly growing. Due to this change in interest, I also changed my major to Biology pre-PA, so that I can be more intentional with the classes that I am taking. Hopefully you will see me in your neighborhood hospital in a few years!

Omar Elkhader

Mechanical Engineering

Aberdeen, SD

Resource I Sought Out on Campus and How It Helped:

Throughout high school I was always on top of my classes. I always made enough time to do my homework while I was still at school, which allowed me to play video games when I was home. Sadly, the skills I gained playing Call of Duty and Madden did not carry over to college well, and I struggled in my first physics course my freshman year. The first exam did not go as well as I wanted, and I noticed that one of my friends who had struggled doing the homework had done well on the exam. I asked where they studied for the exam, and I was told about the Study Stop in the engineering library where there was free tutoring. I immediately started to go to the engineering library most weeknights and took advantage of the free tutoring and saved my grade in the class.

Collin Fink

Advertising and Public Relations, Business Administration

Hebron, NE

The Most Surprising Thing about Nebraska:

The most surprising thing about Nebraska is how deceiving the size of campus is. I started thinking campus was huge and confusing and I didn’t know where I was going. The more time I spent on campus the more I was able to find my home and see how small campus really was. I can name almost every building and what types of classes you will have in there. This was a good surprise because I was afraid of the size when I first started.

Mitch Fisher

Advertising and Public Relations

Grand Island, NE

Why I Chose My Major and What My Career Aspirations Are:

I switched from Marketing to Advertising and Public Relations at the beginning of my sophomore year. I decided to change and pursue this major because I love creating stuff that is seen by a lot of people. I feel like I’m a very creative person and I want to use these talents to create content that is influential for the masses. I’ve always had an entrepreneurial mindset. I want to start a business that serves people in a positive way. The advertising side of things has always piqued my interest. Ultimately, I want to create video, audio and written content that can inspire individuals to become the best versions of themselves in the areas of leadership, motivation and love. I also love creating music, so I want to use what I’m learning in the area of advertising to promote myself and my music. I’m open to wherever life takes me in this pursuit.

Noah Floersch

Marketing

Omaha, NE

The Best Advice I Could Give an Incoming Student:

My best advice to incoming students is this: manage your time. Everyone organizes their schedules differently, but it is important to find a method that works for you. College life is always busy, no matter how involved you are. Juggling academics, student organizations and a social life can be quite the hassle. During my freshman year, I frequently missed assignment due dates until I bought a planner. Having a planner forced me to become more organized and made my life much easier in the long run.

Zak Folchert

Biological Sciences

North Platte, NE

The On-Campus Job I Hold and How it Impacts Me:

Growing up, I was always taught to keep a tight budget, and going into college I knew I needed to find a job to help cover some of the expenses that would occur throughout the semester. I also was looking for a job that was on campus for the convenience of where the job was located and the fact I would get to network more within the university. This past year I decided to apply for a teaching assistant position where I would have some flexibility with my hours, and I would still have time for my school work. This has been one of the best decisions I’ve made in my collegiate experience. I have been able to interact with many different professors, interact with a diverse group of students, earn some extra money to spend throughout the semester and develop leadership skills that have been invaluable to my experience at Nebraska.

Anamaría Guzmán Cardenas

Neuroscience

Bogotá, Colombia

Getting Involved in a Multicultural Organization or Event:

Some of the most fun memories I have had at the university have come from events organized by the Indian Student Association. My roommate and most of my friends at Nebraska are Indian, and I am so happy to be part of their community even though I am not from the same culture. I have learned so much about their traditions and ways of living, and I have come to develop a certain love for their culture. This organization has taught me to embrace diversity and be part of a world I would have never dreamed of knowing so deeply. Now, every time there are events and festivals being celebrated on campus, I find myself attending them and I absolutely love it! I encourage people to embrace diversity by getting involved in multicultural organizations and you’ll find yourself loving their traditions, especially the food.

Shri Hegde

Veterinary Science

Mumbai, India

The On-Campus Job I Hold and How it Impacts Me:

Nebraska provides various job opportunities for students on campus. There are multiple services as well as career fairs throughout the semester that can help you find a good job and various internships. I worked as a research assistant with one of my professors during my freshman year. By participating in the Civic Engagement certificate program, I met my current employer. I work in the Center for Civic Engagement, and my role is to coordinate the Certificate of Civic Engagement. Before being a part of this office, I never thought I could be a coach to students or coordinate a program. However, after joining the program, I enjoy meeting new people, having deeper connections with them and guiding them. I realized I find happiness in serving others. Even though this experience is not related to my major, I will still continue to work there because it gives me an opportunity to meet new people and it encourages me to push myself out of my comfort zone.

Luke Jarecke

Nutrition Science, Biochemistry

Columbus, NE

Getting Involved with a Recognized Student Organization (RSO) and its Impact on Me:

After I got past my first few rounds of tests as a freshman, I became more comfortable with my classes and decided that I was ready to get more involved on campus. I wasn’t sure what I wanted to get involved with, or even where to start looking. However, after utilizing some easy resources that Nebraska provides, such as Nvolve U, I found a few that interested me. I first got involved with the Student Advisory Board for my college, Education and Human Sciences, and have since loved my experience. I gained many valuable leadership skills and have also assumed a position on the board’s executive team, as well as making a plethora of new friendships. Getting involved with an RSO was one of the best decisions I have made at college, and I have been positively impacted in many ways by my involvement.

Mary Claire Johnson

Leadership

Lincoln, NE

The On-Campus Job I Hold and How it Impacts Me:

Working at the Visitor’s Center at Nebraska has been one of the biggest blessings of my college career. Not only is working an on-campus job flexible and convenient, I get to work with some of the best bosses and coworkers around! I have been working as a campus host the last year and a half (hello to anyone reading this whom I gave a tour to—glad to see ya here at Nebraska!) and I got to work diligently to recruit students to come to Nebraska. Due to this job, I became better equipped at interacting with strangers, learned how to create a warm environment and was given valuable opportunities to be a team leader. I never knew that working a campus job could be so rewarding, but whenever I get to show a potential student what their experience at Nebraska could entail, I am reminded of how big of an impact you can have on others around you!

Kenzie Leblanc

Advertising and Public Relations

Lincoln, NE

Tips for Approaching a Faculty Member:

Approaching faculty members can be daunting, but I was so thankful that I chose to take the risk of getting to know the professors and staff here at Nebraska early on in college. Something that I found helpful was to introduce myself to my professors on the very first day of class in order to make the connection easier as the semester progressed. I found that my professors really wanted to get to know me in the College of Journalism and Mass Communications and assist me in my journey of exploring what the college had to offer. I would truly not be where I am here at Nebraska without forming a close relationship with my freshman year ADPR Honors professor, Nancy Mitchell. She became someone that rooted for me and it made going to class easier, knowing that I had someone to ask questions to and authentically guide me in my academic success. The most important tip I can give to approaching faculty is to not be afraid to ask for help and stay confident. This stage of life is made for learning and growing, so utilize the people around you who are qualified to help you get there!

Jared Long

Political Science, Journalism

Beloit, KS

The Most Surprising Thing about Nebraska:

The most surprising thing about Nebraska is how small campus can feel sometimes. I came to Lincoln from a town of 3,800, so I was definitely nervous about finding my place at such a large campus. In order to combat that fear, I got involved right from the very beginning. I joined student organizations, introduced myself to my professors, took advantage of the resource centers on campus and reached out to my classmates. Within a matter of days, I went from not knowing a single person on campus to recognizing multiple familiar faces as I made the short walk between the Union and the library. I constantly bump into friends and acquaintances on campus every day, and that makes Nebraska feel much more like home. No matter how small the campus community can feel sometimes, I still feel lucky to be attending a large university—at least large in comparison to my hometown. I always have friends not too far away, but I also know that a new person and a new experience is just around the corner. This unique balance has really surprised me.

Francisco Lopez

Criminal Justice, Spanish, Sociology

Omaha, NE

Why I Chose My Major and What My Career Aspirations Are:

I am a criminal justice major with a double minor in Spanish and sociology on a pre-law track. I always had a general notion that I was going to be a pre-law student due to my ambitions and life goal of becoming an immigration attorney. When I enrolled at Nebraska, I started off as a business administration major. However, I switched after my first semester due to the fact that I saw criminology and criminal justice as a more appropriate field. Currently, I enjoy all my classes and am very passionate about what I have learned, currently am learning and will learn. Furthermore, I am minoring in sociology to better understand society through a theoretical point of view. Dissecting and learning about concepts such as development, structure, patterns of social relationships, social interaction, culture, functions of human society and other ideologies. Finally, as a native Spanish speaker, I always try to improve my Spanish since there is always room for improvement no matter how much an individual knows. Thus, I am minoring in Spanish to try and perfect my Spanish while also learning how to critically communicate to different demographics and cultures on a professional level.

Clare Morehouse

Nutrition, Exercise, and Health Science

Lincoln, NE

Getting Involved with a Recognized Student Organization (RSO) and its Impact on Me:

Being involved with Big Red Singers, Nebraska’s show choir, has been one of my favorite experiences in college. Because Big Red Singers learns their first set of songs the week prior to the start of school, I began my classes already having 50+ new friends. I loved seeing familiar faces across campus in the midst of transitioning to college. I look forward to going to rehearsal each week to not only work hard on our show, but also to better get to know the members of the group. In addition to building a network on campus, Big Red Singers has provided me the opportunity to continue learning and growing as a performer, even though I am pursuing an unrelated major. Big Red Singers has helped to make the university my home.

Scott Moser

Mechanical Engineering

Clearwater, NE

What it was like Moving to Lincoln from a Small Town:

I left my hometown of Clearwater, NE, a town of less than 400 people, and arrived in Lincoln not fully knowing what to expect. I was used to seeing more cows each day than people, so being a part of a campus of more than 25,000 students was going to be a significant change. I learned that classes were more of a challenge, and learning how to study was a hard skill to acquire. Most of all, I was used to the small-town life where I encountered fewer people throughout the day. However, I slowly learned how to handle this change, and I met people in my classes and the residence halls who grew up in small towns. Everything became easier knowing there were students like me who are from the same background, and the campus became a much smaller place. Lincoln is a small enough city where students can experience things they never have before as well as receiving the small-town vibe by leaving city limits. Moving from a small town was a difficult transition, but I found my home here in Lincoln.

Mary O’Keeffe

Management, Finance

Hastings, NE

Resource I Sought Out on Campus and How It Helped:

A resource I sought out on campus freshman year was Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS). CAPS provides free counseling services to Nebraska students. Freshman year was a very difficult year for me and caused my self-doubt, anxiety and stress to skyrocket. I began going to the counseling services provided by CAPS on campus, and it played a crucial role in healing my mental state. As a sophomore now I still go there every so often when I need it. Taking care of my mental health was one of the best decisions I made starting college, and I encourage everyone to take advantage of all the services CAPS provides.

Griffin Overbeck

Secondary Special Education

Downers Grove, IL

Why I Chose My Major and What My Career Aspirations Are:

I chose to become a Secondary Special Education Teacher because in high school I was a PE leader and worked with a class of students who had special needs. These honestly were the memories that would last a lifetime for me about high school since I loved every morning going to first period knowing I would end up with a smile and a better day. The teacher I worked with was a huge role model for me to see that I to wanted to make an impact in students’ lives. Based on my experience and love for working with kids/making an impact on others’ lives, I found my passion for becoming a special education teacher.

Callie Pancoe

Finance

Bellevue, NE

The On-Campus Job I Hold and How it Impacts Me:

The past two years I have worked as a Resident Assistant in Abel Hall. As an RA, I live in the residence hall with my floor of 80 freshmen, serve as a mentor and plan events to help build community. This job has had a huge impact on my college experience, as it has many financial and developmental benefits. I have fine-tuned my leadership skills, learned how to mediate conflict and developed my interpersonal communication. My favorite part of being an RA is helping a student find their home here at Nebraska (and the dining hall pancakes!).

Aus Perez

Landscape Architecture

Holdrege, NE

What it was like Moving to Lincoln from a Small Town:

Although the experience is different for everyone, I felt like the move from Holdrege—a town of just over 5,000 in south-central Nebraska—was extremely liberating. I’ve always been very expressive—both in how I dress and how I interact with the world and others—and that wasn’t always “appreciated” by those in my small town. As I got to Lincoln, I realized I no longer needed to screen what I was wearing or saying. I had freedom to explore myself and my intersectional identities. Lincoln is the perfect size: it’s big enough to allow freedom of expression and small enough to feel inviting. I love the diversity of personalities and styles I see as I walk around campus and appreciate seeing this reflected in the city as well!

Yajyoo Shrestha

Civil Engineering

Kathmandu, Nepal

What it’s Like Coming to Nebraska as an International (Out-Of-State) Student:

Change is inevitable, but necessary. As I flew 7,696 miles over to a land that was unknown to me, I questioned whether I had made the correct decision. I left Nepal on the 13th of August, and while I hugged my family goodbye in the airport, I realized that I was leaving behind not only my physical presence, but also I was leaving my identity, the social circle and so much more I had established and was used to for the past 19 years. When I came to Nebraska, I was thrilled and amazed at how fast I felt like a part of the community. The students of the Nepalese Students Association served as an essential support group to me. The events that my resident assistant held on my residence hall floor helped me make friends faster than I had anticipated. Furthermore, the wide array of options available at Nebraska to get involved on campus gave opportunities to do what I enjoy doing, hence speeding the pace of developing my identity here in the States.

Karlie Sines

Music Education

Cambridge, NE

The On-Campus Job I Hold and How it Impacts Me:

My on-campus job is in the Intramural Sports office in the Campus Recreation Center as an Intramural Sports Staff Assistant. I have always enjoyed athletics, so this is a great way for me to stay involved with sports while in college. This job is a good fit for me because I get to be myself, interact with people who enjoy similar activities and make money in an exciting work environment. My bosses are very approachable and are always willing to help answer any questions that I might have. This job also provides me with many opportunities off of campus, such as becoming a licensed NSAA official. Through this position, I have been able to make connections with a diverse group of students on campus, improve my communication and leadership skills and make so many new friends. Finding a job that is the right fit can make a positive impact on a student’s college life and help to form connections that will benefit them later down the line.

Evan Thornton-Kolbe

Secondary Mathematics Education

Denver, Colorado

What it’s Like Coming to Nebraska as an Out-of-State Student:

Many of my high school classmates were staying in Colorado for their college education, but I knew I wanted to have some distance from home and be more independent. Despite my Denver roots, I had been visiting my grandparents in Lincoln my entire life, so I was not a brand-new Nebraskan. This did not keep the question of whether or not I had tried Runza from being asked to me at least a dozen times during my first week of classes. My first month was full of walks around campus, calls back home and the countless interactions with the countless Nebraskans in my classes. The lack of mountains was a little frustrating, but Lincoln quickly felt like home as I made friends on my residence hall floor and studied with other students, both in-state and out.

Audrey Vega

Biological Systems Engineering

Edinburg, TX

Getting Involved with a Recognized Student Organization (RSO) and its Impact on Me:

Coming to the University of Nebraska–Lincoln, I did not know a single person on campus. I quickly grew to know the women that lived on my residence hall floor but still found myself becoming homesick. I soon began making friends outside of those that I lived with, and through these connections I heard about an idea to bring Delta Xi Nu Multicultural Sorority to campus. As a founding line member, I went through a process that allowed me to form amazing bonds with 10 other amazing women. Through getting involved with Delta Xi Nu Multicultural Sorority, I was able to build a community where I have a home away from home. I can truly call my line sisters family.

Sarah Weisbecker

Political Science, Sociology

Waconia, MN

My Study Abroad Experience and How it Impacted Me:

I had the opportunity to study abroad in Cape Town, South Africa last summer. I spent eight weeks living with a host family, taking two courses and interning at a non-profit. While there are many things that I gained and learned from this experience, my biggest take away was the importance of perspective. Getting to learn in a place so far away from the U.S. and Nebraska really forced me to think about things and challenge some of my ideas about the world. Gaining a more global concept of the world that we live in and that I hope to work in after graduation, is nothing but helpful when it comes to understanding other people and even understanding your own country better. My time there is something I will never forget and I’m ready to go back and learn more.

Emmy Witzenburg

English

Omaha, NE

Getting Involved with a Recognized Student Organization (RSO) and its Impact on Me:

Prior to college, volunteering was a huge part of my life and I knew I wanted to continue to help the community during my time at the university. After a few weeks on campus, I heard about an RSO called The Big Event, and I decided to apply to be on the planning committee. I have been a member since freshman year, and it has been a truly rewarding experience to get to see the impact this event has on the community. It can be intimidating to apply for things as a freshman but it is so worth it! Getting involved with an RSO helped me make friends from all majors and from all over campus.

Sam Wolff

Secondary Science Education, Psychology

Norfolk, NE

The On-Campus Job I Hold and How it Impacted Me:

During my sophomore year at Nebraska, I worked on-campus at the University of Nebraska Foundation, also fondly known as the Nebraska Phonathon. Located in the basement of the Wick Alumni Center, this job allowed me to speak with alumni from all four University of Nebraska institutions—UNL, UNO, UNK and UNMC. Although I no longer work for the Phonathon, this job was beneficial for me in so many ways. It was the first job I had that was self-paced and incentivized. If I reached a certain percentage of donations in a given week, I would gain a bonus for that paycheck. This really drove me to “make the sale” so to speak. This job also showed me that I have a talent and a love for speaking to people. At the end of a shift of talking to strangers over the phone, I was never tired. Rather, I was always extremely pumped. While it was exciting to obtain donations, I was just as excited to have a good conversation with an alum that decided not to donate. I’ll forever be thankful for this job because of the skills it helped me fine-tune, as well as the confidence it helped me build.

Kevin Woolworth

Management

Olathe, KS

What it’s Like Coming to Nebraska as an Out-of-State Student:

It is definitely intimidating going somewhere where you know few to no people. However, I think that is the beauty of going to an out-of-state school. You get a chance to create your own story and make your own friends without any influence from your past. I am still in contact with many friends back in my hometown, but I followed my heart to Nebraska and it has not steered me wrong. I have created lifelong friendships here and I have also been able to be involved in things I want to get involved in without any judgement and backlash like there may have been in high school. I greatly enjoyed my high school experience, but I wanted to go on my own adventure, meet new people and learn from new experiences. I have learned a lot about myself and my beliefs, and have also found a fantastic support network away from my hometown that makes Lincoln feel like home.