International Welcome Week

International Welcome Week

We'll help you transition to the U.S., Lincoln, and the University of Nebraska–Lincoln.

International Welcome Week includes an exciting week of events designed to help undergraduate international students become better acquainted with the University campus and city of Lincoln while connecting with other Nebraska students.

Fall 2019 Schedule

Sunday, August 18—Sunday, August 25

Note: All activities are optional except International Orientation required sessions on August 21 and 22. Activities are open to all new undergraduate students and their family members/guests.

Sunday, August 18
Time Activity Cost Location
All day Airport Welcome at LNK Free Lincoln (LNK) Municipal Airport
12–1 p.m. Lunch downtown Bring $10 for food Meet at Selleck Quadrangle
2–4:30 p.m. Visit the University of Nebraska State Museum and the Sheldon Museum of Art Free Meet at Selleck Quadrangle
6–7 p.m. Dinner in the Historic Haymarket Bring $10–15 for food Meet at Selleck Quadrangle
7:30–8:30 p.m. City Campus walking tour Free Meet at Selleck Quadrangle
Monday, August 19
Time Activity Cost Location
All Day Airport Welcome at LNK Free Lincoln (LNK) Municipal Airport
10:30–11:30 a.m. City Campus walking tour Free Meet at Selleck Quadrangle
11:30 a.m. NCard pickup (must bring your passport) Free Meet at Selleck Quadrangle
12–1 p.m. Lunch downtown Bring $10 for food Meet at Selleck Quadrangle
2:30–4:30 p.m. Nebraska State Capitol Tour Free Meet at Selleck Quadrangle
6–7 p.m. Dinner in the Historic Haymarket Bring $10–15 for food Meet at Selleck Quadrangle
7–8 p.m. Ice Cream at Ivanna Cone Ice Cream Shop Bring $5 for ice cream Meet at Selleck Quadrangle
Tuesday, August 20
Time Activity Cost Location
All Day Airport Welcome at LNK Free Lincoln (LNK) Municipal Airport
10:30 a.m. City Campus walking tour (offered in English, Mandarin, Cantonese, Vietnamese and Arabic) Free Meet at Selleck Quadrangle
10:30 a.m. Downtown walking tour (offered in English, Mandarin, Cantonese, Vietnamese and Arabic) Free Meet at Selleck Quadrangle
11:30 a.m. NCard pickup (bring passport to pick up) Free Meet at Selleck Quadrangle
12–1 p.m. Lunch downtown Bring $10 for food Meet at Selleck Quadrangle
1:30–3 p.m. Tour of Memorial Stadium (one of the largest American football stadiums in the U.S.) Free Meet at Selleck Quadrangle
4–5:30 p.m. Walking tour of East Campus (take intercampus bus to East Campus) Free (bring NCard and bus pass) Meet at Selleck Quadrangle
6–7 p.m. Dinner downtown Bring $15 for food Meet at New Student Enrollment Office (312 North 14th Street)
7:30 p.m. International BINGO Free University Suites Multipurpose Room
Wednesday, August 21
Time Activity Cost Location
10 a.m.–12:15 p.m. Undergraduate International Student Orientation Session 1 (Required) Free Nebraska Union (1400 R Street)
10 a.m.–2 p.m. International Parent and Guest Orientation Session 1 (Optional) Free Nebraska Union (1400 R Street)
12:15–8 p.m. Various optional orientation sessions Free Nebraska Union (1400 R Street)
8:30 p.m. Shuttle to Target store Free Meet at Selleck Quadrangle
Thursday, August 22
Time Activity Cost Location
10–11:45 a.m. Undergraduate International Orientation Session 2 (Required) Free Nebraska Union (1400 R Street)
10 a.m.–2 p.m. International Parent and Guest Orientation Session 2 (optional) Free Nebraska Union (1400 R Street)
2–4:30 p.m. Undergraduate International Orientation Session 3 (Required) Free Nebraska Union (1400 R Street)
7 p.m. International Welcome Party Free Nebraska Union (1400 R Street)
Friday, August 23
Time Activity Cost Location
10–10:40 a.m. Info session: “Driving in the U.S.” Free Heritage
10:45–11:25 a.m. Info session: “Academic Success” Free Heritage
11:30 a.m. Info session: “How to Get an On-campus Job” Free Heritage
12:15 p.m. Luncheon with university staff members Free Regency
1:45–2:25 p.m. Info session: “What You Should Know About Lincoln: Transportation, entertainment, shopping and culture in Lincoln; open Q&A” Free Heritage
4:30–5:30 p.m. Freshman Convocation (official university induction) Free Devaney Center
5:30 p.m. Chancellor’s Barbecue Free Union Plaza
8–8:30 p.m. Tunnel Walk Free Memorial Stadium
Saturday, August 24
Time Activity Cost Location
10 a.m. Haymarket Farmer’s Market Free Meet at Selleck Quadrangle
Sunday, August 25
Time Activity Cost Location
6:30 p.m. Big Red Welcome Street Festival Free Memorial Stadium Loop

Visit the Big Red Welcome page for more optional welcome activities and informational sessions during the first weekend as well as the first six weeks of the semester.