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 2018 Schedule

Sunday, August 12—Saturday, August 18

Note: All activities are optional except International Orientation on August 15–16. Activities are open to all new undergraduate students and their family members/guests.

Sunday, August 12
Time Activity Host Cost Location
All day Airport Welcome at LNK New Student Enrollment Free Lincoln (LNK) Municipal Airport
12:00–1:00 p.m. Lunch downtown New Student Enrollment Bring $10 for food Meet at Selleck Quadrangle
2:00–4:30 p.m. Visit the University of Nebraska State Museum and the Sheldon Museum of Art New Student Enrollment Free Meet at Selleck Quadrangle
6:00–7:00 p.m. Dinner in the Historic Haymarket New Student Enrollment Bring $10–15 for food Meet at Selleck Quadrangle
Monday, August 13
Time Activity Host Cost Location
All Day Airport Welcome at LNK New Student Enrollment Free Lincoln (LNK) Municipal Airport
12:00–1:00 p.m. Lunch downtown New Student Enrollment Bring $10 for food Meet at Selleck Quadrangle
2:30–4:30 p.m. Nebraska State Capitol Tour New Student Enrollment Free Meet at Selleck Quadrangle
6:00–7:00 p.m. Dinner in the Historic Haymarket New Student Enrollment Bring $10–15 for food Meet at Selleck Quadrangle
7:00–8:00 p.m. Ice Cream at Ivanna Cone Ice Cream Shop New Student Enrollment Free Meet at Selleck Quadrangle
Tuesday, August 14
Time Activity Host Cost Location
All Day Airport Welcome at LNK New Student Enrollment Free Lincoln (LNK) Municipal Airport
10:30 a.m. Campus walking tour (for parents/guests) offered in English, Mandarin, Cantonese, Spanish, Korean, Hindi, Vietnamese, French, Arabic, Indonesian, Malay and Kinyarwanda New Student Enrollment Free Meet at Selleck Quadrangle
10:30 a.m. Downtown walking tour (for students) offered in English, Mandarin, Cantonese, Spanish, Korean, Hindi, Vietnamese, French, Arabic, Indonesian, Malay and Kinyarwanda New Student Enrollment Free Meet at Selleck Quadrangle
11:30 a.m. Shopping trip to Target store on the city bus New Student Enrollment Free with NCard and bus pass; $1.75 one-way without NCard Meet at Selleck Quadrangle
12:00–1:00 p.m. Lunch downtown New Student Enrollment Bring $10 for food Meet at Selleck Quadrangle
1:30–3:00 p.m. Tour of Memorial Stadium (one of the largest football stadiums in the U.S.) New Student Enrollment Free Meet at Selleck Quadrangle
3:30–4:30 p.m. Campus Scavenger Hunt University Housing Free Meet at Selleck Quadrangle
6:00–7:00 p.m. Welcome dinner downtown (for students living off campus) New Student Enrollment Free Meet at New Student Enrollment Office (312 North 14th Street)
6:00–7:00 p.m. Welcome dinner (for students living in University Housing) University Housing Free Selleck Dining Hall
7:30 p.m. International BINGO New Student Enrollment Free University Suites Multipurpose Room
Wednesday, August 15
Time Activity Host Cost Location
8:00–11:30 a.m. English Language Test (ELT) for Intensive English Program (IEP) students only Programs in English as a Second Language (PIESL) Free Jorgensen Hall 110
10:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m. Undergraduate International Student Orientation Session 1 (REQUIRED) New Student Enrollment Free Nebraska Union (1400 R Street)
10:00 a.m.–2:30 p.m. International Parent and Guest Orientation Session 1 (optional; conducted in English) New Student Enrollment Free Nebraska Union (1400 R Street)
5:00 p.m. Sand volleyball game University Housing Free Meet at Selleck Quadrangle
7:00–10:00 p.m. International Welcome Party New Student Enrollment and University Housing Free Meet at Selleck Quadrangle
Thursday, August 16
Time Activity Host Cost Location
10:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m. Undergraduate International Orientation Session 2 (REQUIRED) New Student Enrollment Free Nebraska Union (1400 R Street)
10:00 a.m.–3:00 p.m. International Parent and Guest Orientation Session 2 (optional; conducted in English) New Student Enrollment Free Nebraska Union (1400 R Street)
6:00 p.m. Shopping trip to Target store New Student Enrollment Free R Street side of Nebraska Union
Friday, August 17
Time Activity Host Cost Location
10:00–10:40 a.m. Info session: “Driving in the U.S.” New Student Enrollment Free Heritage Room (Nebraska Union)
10:45–11:25 a.m. Info session: “How to Get an On-Campus Job” Career Services Free Heritage Room (Nebraska Union)
12:00–1:00 p.m. NSE/Admissions staff meet and greet (lunch provided) New Student Enrollment and Office of Admissions Free Regency Room (Nebraska Union)
1:00–1:40 p.m. Info session: “Learn the ‘Lingo': American Slang’ New Student Enrollment Free Heritage Room (Nebraska Union)
1:45–2:25 p.m. Info session: “What You Should Know About Lincoln”: Transportation, entertainment, shopping, and culture in Lincoln; open Q&A New Student Enrollment Free Heritage Room (Nebraska Union)
4:30–5:30 p.m. Freshmen Convocation (official university induction) New Student Enrollment Free Devaney Center
6:15 p.m. Ice cream on East Campus (learn to take the intercampus bus) New Student Enrollment Free Meet on the R Street side of the Nebraska Union
8:00–9:00 p.m. Tunnel Walk New Student Enrollment Free Memorial Stadium
Saturday, August 18
Time Activity Host Cost Location
10:00 a.m. Haymarket Farmer’s Market New Student Enrollment and University Housing Free Meet at Selleck Quadrangle