Big Red Welcome

A Week of Welcome For New Students

New and returning students are invited to kick off the academic year by attending Big Red Welcome events. There will be weeks of FREE events for you to attend. There's bound to be something for EVERYONE!

Some of the events include:

  • New Student Welcome
  • Tunnel Walk
  • HuskerMania at Campus Recreation
  • Party at the Union
  • College Welcome Programs
  • Playfair: The Ultimate Icebreaker
  • Street Festival

Information & Registration

Space is available in 12'x15' squares (you may purchase up to 3 booth spaces). We provide one 8’x30” table and 2 chairs per booth space. We WILL NOT provide dividers, backdrops or table coverings.

This is an outside event, so there will be limited electrical hookups available.

Set up is from 3:30–6 p.m.

Register A Booth

Deadline is on or before August 8: $25 late fee is applied to registrations received after the deadline.

Business: $220 per Booth

Non-profit/UNL Department: $45 per Booth

In response to guidance from the CDC and the Lincoln-Lancaster County Health department, those who are fully vaccinated from COVID-19 are not required to wear face masks or socially distance—indoors or outdoors—on UNL campuses or in our facilities.

All students, faculty, staff and visitors who are not vaccinated are expected to continue to wear face masks and practice social distancing. If you have not yet been vaccinated, we strongly encourage you to do so. Vaccines are readily available locally through the Lincoln-Lancaster County Health Department and local pharmacies.

Booth Registration

Registering Your Big Red Welcome Event

For Departments and offices across campus: Big Red Welcome will provide you with a variety of opportunities to connect with students. Submit your event details to the UNL Events calendar and click 'Consider for main UNL Calendar.' All UNL staff/students will have access to this.

Register Your Event