Prepare to Attend

Prepare To Attend NSE

Our goal is for all new students to have a smooth transition into your life as a Husker.

What To Expect During New Student Enrollment

  • Meet with an academic advisor.
  • Register for classes.
  • Get prepared for a successful academic career.
  • Meet other new students.
  • Obtain your NUID.
  • Hand in your Pre-Registration Health Requirement Form.
  • Update your official record with your most current email address and phone number.
  • Learn about Canvas and MyPLAN.

Prepare for Your NSE Date

Advising Meeting

You'll meet privately with an adviser who will review your academic record, any college courses submitted to the university and your advising inventory.

Submit Your Advising Inventory

It is important for you to complete the Advising Inventory at least 2 days in advance of your scheduled NSE date.

The freshmen advising inventory is found in your MyRed account.

  • This is REQUIRED of all incoming students
  • Every question must be answered in order to be able to submit
  • Allow yourself 40 minutes to complete

Registering for Classes

An orientation leader will show you how the MyRed registration system works at Nebraska after you have met with your academic adviser.


View the summer NSE parking map.

Sample Student Summer Schedule

Summer NSE Schedule
Time Activity
7:00–7:30 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
7:30–8:00 a.m. Information Center
8:00–8:40 a.m. Welcome Session
8:50–9:40 a.m. College Session—meet with representatives from your college
9:50–11:00 a.m. Campus Life Session
11:00 a.m.–1:30 p.m. Lunch and Nebraska Experience: Campus Tour/Information
1:30–3:30 p.m. Advising & Class Registration
2:45–3:30 p.m. Student Session
3:30–5:00 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
3:30–5:00 p.m. Union Bank & Trust is available to open new accounts

Download the University of Nebraska–Lincoln Campus Guides mobile app

This mobile app contains the New Student Enrollment guide that assist you in preparing for your New Student Enrollment day. The app contains arrival information, orientation schedule, orientation leader and academic advisor biographies, and new student checklists. Download before your orientation day.

Students with Disabilities

If you are a student with a disability, please contact the Services for Students with Disabilities office at 402.472.3787 prior to your New Student Enrollment date. Communication with this office will allow us to identify individual needs and make arrangements to secure needed services.

Special Appointments

These departments may request a special appointment with you the morning of your New Student Enrollment day. Special Appointments begin at 7:30 a.m. in the Nebraska Union after you have checked in for New Student Enrollment. Please make sure you have checked in by 7:30 a.m. There will be NSE staff to help direct you to your appointment.

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Special Appointments

Athletic Department

For scholarship and invited walk-ons only.

Chancellor's Leadership Class/Pepsi Scholars

The purpose of the Chancellor's Leadership Class (CLC) is to provide the members an overview of the University (academics, activities, organizations, etc.), a network of campus leaders to learn and grown from and a foundation for further leadership development. CLC students receive a scholarship and participate in a leadership class.

More information about the Chancellor's Leader Class can be found at

Pepsi Service Scholars are recipients of the Pepsi Service Scholarship for Outstanding Leadership Service, a scholarship awarded by the University Admissions office, to Nebraska high school graduating seniors who demonstrate exemplary community service, leadership, and academic scholarship.

More information about Pepsi Scholars can be found at

Honors Program

This invited program at the University of Nebraska is a university-wide community of scholars-an intense intellectual experience for top students in a major research university setting. The Honors Program gives students who strive for academic excellence an opportunity to explore new knowledge through research, to participate actively in a process of discovery, and appreciate and respect a diversity of opinions.

More information about the Honors Program can be found at .

Learning Communities

Learning Communities at Nebraska are designed to help students explore major and career opportunities while supporting student's academic and social transition to college life. Nebraska offers over 25 Learning Community options for first-year students. In each Learning Community, members LIVE together in the residence halls, LEARN together through 2-3 shared classes each semester, and CONNECT through co-curricular field trips and on-campus activities highlighting major/career opportunities, campus resources, and social experiences. At this morning appointment, students will learn more about the Learning Community program and how their membership in a Learning Community affects their NSE course registration.

More information about Learning Communities can be found at .

Nebraska College Preparatory Academy

The Nebraska College Preparatory Academy prepares first-generation and low-income students from Omaha North Magnet and Grand Island Senior High Schools to achieve personal and academic excellence. This is achieved through academic counseling and support, leadership building and personal development throughout high school and college, as well a financial assistance to attend the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.

More information about the Nebraska College Preparatory Academy can be found at

Non-Traditional Students

If you haven't followed the "traditional path" to college directly after high school graduation, it's okay and there is a special session for you to attend at your New Student Enrollment day. Typical non-traditional students:

  • Are 23 years of age or older,
  • Have been out of school for a number of years,
  • And/or have a primary focus other than school (i.e. marriage, parenting, work, etc.).

Office of Academic Success and Intercultural Services (OASIS)

OASIS works will all University of Nebraska-Lincoln students, with an emphasis on meeting the needs of ethnic minority students. OASIS programs are focused on academic excellence, diversity awareness, and social engagement. Through participation in the OASIS Student Success Program, students will gain the skills to facilitate their successful transition to college and continuous efforts towards degree completion.

More information about the Office of Academic Success and Intercultural Services, or OASIS, can be found at

Raikes School of Computer Science and Management Scholars

The Jeffrey S. Raikes School of Computer Science and Management is a unique program developing word-class innovators and leaders through an interdisciplinary computer science and business management honors education.

More information about the Jeffrey S. Raikes School of Computer Science and Management can be found at

ROTC: Air Force, Army, Navy

Reserve Officer Training Corps (ROTC) are college-based officer training programs for training commissioned officers of the United States Armed Forces.

More information about the Army ROTC program can be found at

More information about the Navy ROTC program can be found at

More information about the Air Force ROTC program can be found at

Student Support Services (SSS)

Student Support Services offers assistance for undergraduates who are first-generation, low-income, or may have a disability with their goal of successful completion of post-secondary education. A participant could be undecided, from a non-traditional stream, or one intending to secure a baccalaureate degree in any major.

More information about Student Support Services can be found at

Veterans/Military Service Members

Veterans and military service members receiving their education at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln are a valued and vital component of our campus community. You will have an opportunity to learn about special services provided to support veterans and military service members.

More information about resources offered to veterans and military service members can be found at

William H. Thompson Learning Communities

Students who have received the Susan T. Buffet Scholarship are automatic members of the William H. Thompson Scholars Learning Community, or "Thompson Scholars". The goal of the W.H. Thompson community is to foster the achievements and potential that earned you the Buffet Scholarship. William H. Thompson Learning Communities aim to support scholars' academic, personal, and social development through a variety of opportunities, programming, and classroom experiences.

More information about William H. Thompson Learning Communities can be found at

First Husker

First Husker is for first-generation students. It is designed to bridge that gap and to offer students the support and guidance they need to succeed at their first semester and beyond.

More information about First Husker can be found at

Legends Scholars

Students who have received the Nebraska Legends Scholarship will be in the Nebraska Legends Program. It is an academic success program sponsored by the Nebraska Alumni Association designed to help students find a support system on campus.

More information about Legends Scholars can be found at

Emerging Leaders

Students who receive an Emerging Leaders Scholarship will participate in the Emerging Leaders Program for first year students. The program is designed to:

  • Support their transition to the University of Nebraska–Lincoln
  • Connect them to campus leaders and networks
  • Hone their leadership and diversity skills

More information about Emerging Leaders can be found at