Arrival Orientation

Your Guide to Nebraska

We're here to make sure you are prepared for your Nebraska experience.

Orientation Details

International Orientation is a required event for all new undergraduate international students. Orientation is on January 5 and 6. Both days are required.

What you will do at International Orientation:

  • Learn about the requirements for your college or program
  • Be introduced to campus resources
  • Get campus essentials (bank account, student ID card, phone, bus pass, etc.)
  • Set up your immigration check-in appointment if you have not done it online
  • Learn about how to succeed at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln
  • Meet other students
  • Tour campus

Getting to Campus

Students must arrive by Thursday, January 4 at the latest.

We recommend that you fly into the Lincoln Municipal Airport (LNK) because it is closest to campus and most convenient. On January 2, 3, and 4, members of the International Welcome Team will be at the Lincoln airport to greet and assist students and provide a free shuttle to campus and to off-campus destinations within two miles of campus. We recommend that you arrive on one of those three days. Welcome Team members are current Nebraska students who speak many languages, including Mandarin Chinese, Cantonese, Malay, Hindi, Arabic, Korean, English, French, and more. Look for the University of Nebraska–Lincoln Welcome Desk at baggage claim. Selecting "UNL shuttle" when you submit your arrival information serves as your shuttle reservation. All new students must submit arrival information.

If you are not arriving to the Lincoln airport on January 2, 3, or 4, please submit your arrival information and we will email you with information that is specific to your arrival circumstances.

We care about you and your safety. For safety and liability reasons, we strongly recommend that you only use airport transport that is approved by the university.

University-approved airport transport options:

  • Official University shuttle (free; Lincoln airport only; operated by New Student Enrollment)
  • Taxi
  • OMALiNK (from Omaha airport only)

Non-approved airport transport options:

  • Transport organized by student organizations/clubs
  • Students or individuals offering free or paid rides
  • Transport arranged through social media or through online matching systems

Tell us when you will arrive

Please provide us with information about when and how you will arrive to the University. This will help us prepare for your arrival. All new international undergraduates must submit arrival information.


To help you transition to the U.S., Lincoln, and the University, we have welcome events planned for your first week here.

View International Welcome Week Events