Welcome Week

International Welcome Week

Whether you hail from near or far, we're here to help you transition to life as a University of Nebraska–Lincoln student.

Fall 2022 Schedule

Sunday, August 14–Saturday, August 20

Note: All activities are optional except International Orientation on August 17 & 18. Activities are open to all new international undergraduate students.

To protect health and safety, all students must follow University COVID-19 guidelines to participate in any in-person welcome activities.

Sunday, August 14
Time Activity
6 p.m.

Dinner at the Dining Centers

Join International Welcome Team members for dinner at Cather or Harper Dining Center. (Welcome Team members will be at both.) Open to students living in University Housing and off-campus residents (free). Meet inside the main entrance of Cather or Harper.

Monday, August 15
Time Activity
10:30 a.m.

Campus Walking Tour

Take a visit around campus to get familiar with its layout and buildings. Bring your class schedule if you want to find your class buildings. Meet at the Broyhill Fountain outside the Nebraska Union.

12 p.m.

Lunch at the Dining Centers

Join International Welcome Team members for lunch at Cather or Harper Dining Center. (Welcome Team members will be at both.) Open to students living in University Housing and off-campus residents (free). Meet inside the main entrance of Cather or Harper.

2:30 p.m.

Nebraska State Capitol tour

Walk to the State Capitol building for a free tour that showcases the unique architecture of the home of Nebraska’s government. Meet at the Broyhill Fountain outside the Nebraska Union.

5:30 p.m.

Dinner at the Dining Centers

Join International Welcome Team members for dinner at Cather or Harper Dining Center. (Welcome Team members will be at both.) Open to students living in University Housing and off-campus residents (free). Meet inside the main entrance of Cather or Harper.

7:30 p.m.

Village Club House

Join the International Welcome Team members at the clubhouse in the Village residence hall to play foosball, pool/billiards, table tennis, board and card games, or just come to meet new people! Free snacks and drinks provided.

Tuesday, August 16
Time Activity
10:30 a.m.

Campus Walking Tour

Take a visit around campus to get familiar with its layout and buildings. Bring your class schedule if you want to find your class buildings. Meet at the Broyhill Fountain outside the Nebraska Union.

12 p.m.

Lunch at the Dining Centers

Join International Welcome Team members for lunch at Cather or Harper Dining Center. (Welcome Team members will be at both.) Open to students living in University Housing and off-campus residents (free). Meet inside the main entrance of Cather or Harper.

2 p.m.

Target shuttle

Get a free ride to the Target store to purchase essential items such as bedding, food, cosmetics, clothing, personal care items, electronics, and more. Meet at the Broyhill Fountain outside the Nebraska Union.

5 p.m.

East Campus Bowling

Join the International Welcome Team members for free bowling on East campus. Meet at the Broyhill fountain (on city campus) for the shuttle over to East campus!

5:30 p.m.

Dinner at the Dining Centers

Join International Welcome Team members for dinner at Cather or Harper Dining Center. (Welcome Team members will be at both.) Open to students living in University Housing and off-campus residents (free). Meet inside the main entrance of Cather or Harper.

Wednesday, August 17
Time Activity
9:30 a.m.–3:30 p.m.

Required International Orientation

Required Orientation for all incoming international undergraduate students. Lunch will be part of orientation. Arrive at 9:30 a.m. to the Nebraska Union.

3:30 p.m.

Target shuttle

Get a free ride to the Target store to purchase essential items such as bedding, food, cosmetics, clothing, personal care items, electronics and more. Meet at the Broyhill Fountain outside the Nebraska Union.

7–10 p.m.

International Welcome Party

Join the International Welcome Team, current students, and new students at the Nebraska Union for a celebration to welcome you to Lincoln. New Student Enrollment provides pizza and soda, karaoke, crafts, games, and more!

Thursday, August 18
Time Activity
9:30 a.m.–3:30 p.m.

Required International Orientation

Day 2 of required Orientation for all incoming international undergraduate students. Lunch will be part of orientation. Arrive at 9:30 a.m. to the Nebraska Union.

7 p.m.

Free Ice Cream with the Welcome Team

Enjoy fresh, local ice cream at a shop in the historic Haymarket District. Meet at the Broyhill Fountain outside the Nebraska Union.

Friday, August 19
Time Activity
9:30 a.m.–1 p.m.

Complete the Health Requirement

Head to the University Health Center (550 N 19th St) anytime between 9:30 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. to complete your Health Requirement steps. Students 18 years old and younger are especially encouraged to complete the Health Requirement at this time. Please wait to complete your Health Requirement if you are experiencing a cough, sore throat, fever, or rash.

10 a.m.

Downtown Lincoln Walking tour

Get acquainted with the area near campus on a tour featuring students’ favorite local spots. Meet at the Broyhill Fountain outside the Nebraska Union.

12 p.m.

Lunch at the Dining Centers

Join International Welcome Team members for lunch at Cather or Harper Dining Center. (Welcome Team members will be at both.) Open to students living in University Housing and off-campus residents (free). Meet inside the main entrance of Cather or Harper.

4:15 p.m.

Meet up for Tunnel Walk

Join the rest of the class of 2026 for a Husker tradition in Memorial Stadium. Students who live in the residence halls are encouraged to attend with their Residence Assistants and floormates. Meet at the Broyhill Fountain outside the Nebraska Union to walk over to Memorial Stadium.

7:30 p.m.

HuskerMania

Explore the entire outside Campus Recreation complex to connect with student organizations, sport clubs, intramural sports, group fitness activities, and outdoor adventures. Lots of games, activities, entertainment, and prizes!

Saturday, August 20
Time Activity
10 a.m.

Haymarket Farmers Market

Visit an open-air market with hundreds of booths selling fresh fruits and vegetables, locally made sweets, and artisan products. Meet at the Broyhill Fountain outside the Nebraska Union.

2 p.m.

How to: Use the bus to Walmart

Learn how to use the Lincoln public bus system with members of the Welcome Team. At the Walmart store, you can purchase essential items such as bedding, food, cosmetics, clothing, personal care items, electronics and more. Meet at the Broyhill Fountain outside the Nebraska Union.

3:15 p.m.

How to: Use the bus to Gateway Shopping Mall

Learn how to use the Lincoln public bus system with members of the Welcome Team. The Gateway Mall is a shopping center with clothing and athletic equipment stores, restaurants, and a large gaming arcade. Meet at the Broyhill Fountain outside the Nebraska Union.

9 p.m.

Party at the Union

Join thousands of new Huskers for a fun event with live music, dancing, comedy, karaoke, trivia, art and more.