Arrival Orientation

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Orientation and Arrival Details

We know there is a lot of uncertainty around the world right now due to COVID-19. We care about students’ health and safety. The university has implemented protocols like required face coverings, required on-campus COVID-19 testing, and socially distanced classroom setups to ensure that in-person operations are as safe as possible.

At this time, the university plans to proceed with in-person instruction for the Spring 2021 semester. Classes begin Monday, January 25. If the university’s plans for Spring change, you will be notified via email. For now, here’s what students need to know about campus arrival and orientation:

  • Campus Arrival: You must arrive to Lincoln no later than Thursday, January 21. We recommend that you arrive on January 19, 20, or 21. Through a partnership with OMALiNK, a licensed airport transport company, we will provide free transport from the Omaha (OMA) and Lincoln (LNK) airports on January 11-21. If you know your flight or arrival information, please submit it here. You can submit a shuttle reservation as part of the arrival information form.
  • COVID-19 testing: As an extra layer of safety, the university is implementing mandatory on-campus COVID-19 testing for all students, staff, and faculty. All students taking in-person courses will be expected to be tested before classes begin on January 25. You will receive more information via email in January about where, when, and how to complete your test. You can find the latest details about the Spring testing plan here.
  • Orientation: International Orientation has two parts. Both parts are required.
    • Part 1: Online modules that contain information about academic success, health requirements, University Housing, immigration requirements, and more. Students will complete the modules from home at their convenience via internet before arriving to campus. Students who have paid the enrollment deposit will receive access instructions via email after ED payment.
    • Part 2: We will host International Orientation live online via Zoom on January 22, and attendance will be required. We will host optional activities in person on January 22, 23, and 24 for students who have received negative COVID test results.

Please contact Teresa Lostroh, associate director of New Student Enrollment, with any questions via email at Teresa.Lostroh@unl.edu.