Before New Student Enrollment
- Reserve your spot at an NSE day in MyRED.
- Complete your Advising Inventory in MyRED.
- Complete the Math and Language placement exams.
- Complete the Pre-Registration Health Requirement Form.
- Students 18 or younger must have a Power of Attorney Form signed by their parent/guardian to receive care at the University Health Center.
- Upload a photo for your NCard ID.
- Download the Husker Campus Guides app for your NSE schedule, parking info and other important details. Once the Husker Campus Guides is downloaded, search for "New Student Enrollment guide."
- Complete your housing contract or on-campus residence form. All students under 19 years by August 20, 2018 must live in university-approved housing.
- File your Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) if you haven’t already done so.
- Complete your financial aid "to do" requirements in MyRED.
- Confirm that your IB, AP and transfer credits as well as your final high school transcripts are received by the Office of Admissions no later than July 1.
After New Student Enrollment
- Claim your MyUNL (Canvas account). You'll need your username and password to log in and obtain a parking permit, as well as register for on-campus wireless internet. Instructors post syllabi, grades and assignments in Canvas. To activate your MyUNL account, go to trueyou.nebraska.edu/SelfService/ and follow these instructions.
- Update your contact info in MyRED. Designate your phone number and email address as primary—not your parents'!
- Claim your university email account.
- Familiarize yourself with MyRED for course registration, billing statements, scholarships and financial aid, degree audits and other important University of Nebraska–Lincoln information.
- Review the Student Accounts Guide for new students and parents with details about payment plans, bills and direct deposit. Set up your direct deposit by August 1.
- Register to vote/update your voter registration with TurboVote.
- If you will live in a fraternity, cancel your University Housing contract.
- Use Handshake to find a job, including work study.
- Student loan borrowers must complete the Master Promissory Note (MPN) and loan entrance counseling.
- Complete the required alcohol and Title IX modules (you will be sent the links in your email).
- Copy and pack your health insurance policy cards. Don’t have insurance? Find out more about University student insurance.
- Add the University Police Department phone number into your contacts (402-472-2222) and sign up for UNL Alert.
- Purchase a parking pass and/or register your bike. Look for your free bus pass in the mail.
- Submit bed height preferences by July 20 in MyRED.
- Download the UNL Move-in guide via the Husker Campus Guides app for helpful tips and directions.
- Familiarize yourself with the Student Code of Conduct.
- Read over Housing’s policies and procedures.
- Contact your roommate to discuss expectations and check out what to bring.
- Talk with family about how you will update them on your academic progress, how often you will call, budgets and whether you plan to give them access to your MyRED account.
- Determine what textbooks you need and where you will purchase them. If you plan to purchase from the University Bookstore, order in advance.
- Bookmark First-Year Experience & Transition Programs for academic coaching, workshops and study stop locations.
- Sorority Primary Recruitment runs August 12–18. Download the Greek Affairs guide in the Husker Campus Guides mobile app for more info.
- Official move-in begins August 16. Odd floors move in on August 16 and even floors on August 17 between 8 a.m.–4 p.m. You can move in after 4 p.m. either day regardless of floor assignment. If you are moving in early, you must sign up for a move-in time on the housing website (opening in early August). If you are part of a group that moves in before August 16, you will be given other specific instructions. Find more information about move-in.
- Review your class schedule and locate your classroom buildings. New Student Enrollment will run Class Schedule Tours on August 18 from 10 a.m.–12 p.m. starting in the Nebraska Union.
- Pay your tuition bill by September 12. Visit Student Accounts.
- Transfer prescriptions to the Health Center by bringing in your medicine container with labels attached.
- Check out the Welcome Week events in the Big Red Welcome guide via the Husker Campus Guides app or online.
- Register mobile devices to use campus Wi-Fi .
- Contact your academic advisor if a course change is necessary.
During the first three weeks of the semester
- Visit your professor’s office hours and introduce yourself!
- Schedule an appointment with a success coach (through MyPLAN) to plan your semester goals and study strategies.
- Integrate study stop locations into your study routine.
- Schedule an appointment with your academic advisor in early October to develop your academic plan.
- Attend a free academic workshop.
- Find at least one academic and one interest-related student organization to be a part of.
- Open a University MyStyle Checking account through Union Bank online.
- Attend Husker Dialogues on Thursday, September 6, at 7 p.m. in the Bob Devaney Sports Center. Incoming first-year students will participate in Husker Dialogues, a diversity and inclusion event facilitated by more than 370 faculty, staff and student conversation guides.