Freshmen Checklist

Freshmen Checklist

Make sure you're prepared every step of the way.

Before New Student Enrollment

Urgent

  • Reserve your spot at an NSE day in MyRED. NSE reservations open April 1, 2020 for students admitted for Summer/Fall 2020.
  • Complete your Advising Inventory in MyRED at least three days before your scheduled NSE day.
  • Complete the Math and Language placement exams at least three days before your scheduled NSE day.
  • Complete the Pre-Registration Health Requirement Form prior to your NSE day.
  • Students who are 18 years old must have a Power of Attorney Form signed by their parent/guardian to receive care at the University Health Center.
  • Apply for your NCard and upload a photo prior to your NSE day.
  • Download the Husker Campus Guides app to your smartphone. Once the Husker Campus Guides is downloaded, search for "New Student Enrollment guide." You can access your NSE schedule, parking info and other important details about your NSE day in the guide.
  • Complete your University Housing contract or on-campus residence form. All incoming, first-year and/or unmarried students enrolled for six or more credit hours, and who are under the age of 19 prior to the first day of the fall semester of the current academic year, are required to 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.

Special Interests

  • Fraternity Recruitment opens February 22, 2020 for fall 2020. Learn more and complete your application.
  • Sorority Recruitment applications run May 15–July 15. Apply online.
  • Download the University Health Center guide in your Husker Campus Guides app for important information about UHC.

After New Student Enrollment

Urgent

  • Set up Two-Factor Authentication to access your university accounts. After you're enrolled in courses, the next time you log in to MyRed, Canvas, or Huskers email, you'll be prompted to protect your accounts. Find a step-by-step guide at go.unl.edu/duoguide.
  • Find your MyUNL username. An email will be sent after your NSE day with your username or access your MyUNL username through TrueYou (this is a different username than MyRed). Your account ID will be used to access Canvas, Huskers email, the parking portal, wireless internet, and other password-protected UNL systems. To find your MyUNL account, go to trueyou.nebraska.edu and follow these instructions.
  • Log in to your Huskers email at mymail.unl.edu. You’ll use your MyUNL account ID plus @huskers.unl.edu to log in (example: hhusker2@huskers.unl.edu).
  • Update your contact info in MyRED. Designate your phone number and email address as primary—not your parents'!

Strongly Recommended

  • 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.

Special Interests

  • If you will live in a fraternity chapter, contact housing.contracts@unl.edu to inquire about cancelling your University Housing contract.
  • Use Handshake to find a job, including work study.

Before Move-in

Urgent

Strongly Recommended

  • Download Housing's "UNL Move-in 2020" 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 Center for Academic Success and Transition for academic coaching, workshops and study stop locations.

Special Interests

  • Sorority Primary Recruitment runs August 16-22. Download the Fraternity and Sorority Life guide in the Husker Campus Guides mobile app for more info or visit their website.

Move-in

After Move-in

Urgent

  • Check out the Welcome Week events in your Big Red Welcome guide in your Nebraska Guides app or online.
  • Review your class schedule and locate your classroom buildings. New Student Enrollment will run Class Schedule Tours during Big Red Welcome.
  • Transfer prescriptions to the Health Center by bringing in your medicine container with labels attached.
  • Connect your computers and mobile devices to the UNL wireless network.

Strongly Recommended

  • Contact your academic advisor if a course change is necessary.

During the first three weeks of the semester

Strongly Recommended