Parent/Guardian Information

Parent/Guardian Information

New Student Enrollment is your first glimpse into the academic resources and services available to students.

We believe that parents and family members provide a crucial support system for the new experiences of their student. Understanding and adjusting to these changes is an exciting challenge for both students and parents.

You have questions...

We encourage you to share in your student's discovery of the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.

As a parent or guardian of a new student, you play a vital role in your student's transition into the University of Nebraska–Lincoln by helping them be aware of the programs in place to help them succeed.

A Family's Perspective

You will be able to attend a concurrent orientation program designed to educate you about University life. You will find out how we can be your partner in supporting your student as he/she transitions to college. Students and faculty will be available to answer questions you have regarding the process of enrollment or about the university environment.

You'll get to learn the procedures, resources, and traditions of the institution. You will also be able to interact with other parents and family members of new students. Finally, you can sign up for the Parent Newsletter following NSE.

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


...We Have Answers.

New Student Enrollment offers useful and practical suggestions for students and their parents/guardians about:

  • 1 being prepared for the challenges of college classes
  • 2 taking advantage of supportive services
  • 3 setting up bank accounts
  • 4 adjusting to the challenges of college

Be Prepared For Your NSE Date

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  • All NSE events take place at the Union.
  • Check-in is at the bookstore (lower level of the union) at 7:15 a.m.

Sample Summer Schedule

Summer NSE Schedule
Time Activity
7–7:30 a.m. Check-In (Nebraska Union)
7:30 a.m. Special Appointments:
These departments may request to meet with you in the morning after you have checked in for New Student Enrollment. Your nametag will be marked if you have a special appointment, and NSE staff will help direct you.
  • Athletic Department
  • Chancellor's Leadership Class/Pepsi Scholars
  • Emerging Leaders
  • Honors Program
  • Learning Communities
  • Multicultural Engineering Program
  • Nebraska College Preparatory Academy
  • Non-Traditional Students
  • Office of Academic Success and Intercultural Services (OASIS)
  • Peer Connections
  • Raikes School of Computer Science and Management Scholars
  • ROTC: Air Force, Army, Navy
  • Student Support Services (SSS)
  • Teacher Scholars Academy
  • Veterans, Military Service Members and Military Dependents
  • William H. Thompson Learning Communities
  • Women in Engineering Program
7:30–8 a.m. Information Center
8–8:40 a.m. Welcome Session
8:40–9:35 a.m. Parent Campus Life
9:50–10:10 a.m. Sprint Session I—presentations from different departments around campus
10:20–10:40 a.m. Sprint Session II—presentations from different departments around campus
10:50–11:10 a.m. Sprint Session III—presentations from different departments around campus
11:20–11:50 a.m. Parent College Session—meet with representatives from your student's college
12–12:50 p.m. Lunch with Faculty and Staff
1–2 p.m. Nebraska Experience: Campus Tour/Information
2–2:25 p.m. Ask an Orientation Leader: Student Panel
2:25–2:45 p.m. First-Year Experience and Transition Programs
2:50–3:10 p.m. Paying for College
3:10–3:25 p.m. New Student Enrollment Closing
3:30–5 p.m. Wind-Up:
  • Tradition T-shirts available to purchase
  • Greek Life Information Booth and Chapter Information
  • First Year Experience
  • Commuter Students
  • Office of Academic Success and Intercultural Services (OASIS)
  • Husker Athletic Tickets
  • Health Center/Power of Attorney—Notary Available
3:30–5 p.m. Union Bank & Trust is available to open new accounts