Fall Welcome Events

The Office of Graduate Studies welcomes all new graduate students to the University of Nebraska-Lincoln at our annual New Graduate Student Welcome.

This is an opportunity to learn about the culture of graduate education, meet fellow graduate students, and collect information about campus and community services and resources.

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Schedule for Thursday, August 20, 2015


New International Graduate Student Welcome

9:30 AM to 10:30 AM - Nebraska Union Regency Suite

Program begins promptly at 9:30.

  • Welcome and introduction
  • Peer panel: Current international students will share their experiences, answer questions, and give advice about transitioning to life in the US and at UNL.

Optional: Arrive early (9:00 to 9:30) to socialize and enjoy a complimentary light breakfast. Get to know your fellow international graduate students, plus staff from Graduate Studies and the International Student and Scholar Office.

New Graduate Student Welcome

11:00 AM to 12:00 PM - Nebraska Union Ballroom

Check-in begins at 10:30 am. The New Graduate Student Welcome program begins promptly at 11:00 am.

  • Welcome to UNL
  • Welcome from Graduate Student Association
  • Campus Safety
  • Introduction to University Libraries
  • Introduction to NUtech Ventures
  • Transitioning to Graduate School

Free Lunch and Information Fair

12:00 to 2:00 PM - Centennial Room

Browse the booths from various campus and community organizations to learn about their programs and services.

Booths for 2015 have not yet been finalized but here are some of the groups who've participated in prior years:

Boxed lunches will be available from 12:00 to 1:00 PM in the Nebraska Union Centennial Room to those who RSVP in advance. RSVP by following the registration link (to be) emailed to you on July 8.

For additional information, contact us at graduate@unl.edu.