Welcome Events

New Graduate Student Welcome And related welcome events

The Office of Graduate Studies welcomes all new graduate students to UNL at these annual events.

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.


Schedule for Thursday, January 12, 2017

New Graduate Student Welcome

8:00 AM to 9:30 AM - Nebraska Union Centennial Room

Check-in and breakfast begin at 8:00 am. The New Graduate Student Welcome program begins promptly at 8:30 am.

  • Welcome from the Office of Graduate Studies
  • Current Graduate Student Panel
  • Career and Professional Development Offerings
  • ...and an opportunity to meet other new graduate students

Learn About Campus and Community Organizations

After the Welcome, we'll give you a list of some of the many campus and community organizations that may interest you, and we'll invite you to mark the ones you'd like to receive information about.

The list has not been finalized, but it's likely to include groups like these:

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Schedule for Thursday, August 18, 2016

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 from the Office of Graduate Studies
  • Campus Safety
  • Welcome from the University Libraries
  • The Role of Academic Integrity in the Life of a Graduate Student
  • Transitioning to Graduate School

Free Lunch and Information Fair

12:00 to 1:00 PM - Nebraska Union Centennial Room

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

Is your group interested in exhibiting at this event? Contact Stacy Dam.

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 20.

Groups listed below have participated in previous years' information fairs -- participants for this year have not yet been finalized.

Registered Student Organizations

  • African Student Association (ASA)
  • International Student Fellowship Club (ISF)
  • Latina/o Graduate Student Association (LGSA)
  • Nebraska University Malaysian Students Association
  • Sigma Lambda Beta International Fraternity
  • University Lutheran Chapel
  • UNL Christian Grads
  • UNL eSports Club

City Union and Gaughan Multicultural Center Resources

  • Cultural Ambassadors
  • Student Involvement
  • Student Legal Services
  • UNL Computer and Phone Shop


  • Union Bank and Trust
  • University of Nebraska Federal Credit Union

Community and Entertainment

  • Downtown Lincoln Association
  • Lied Center for Performing Arts

Campus Resources

  • ASUN Graduate Student Assembly (GSA)
  • Data Management Services at UNL Libraries
  • International Student and Scholar Office
  • New Student Enrollment
  • New Student Enrollment Big Red Gameday Experience
  • New Student Enrollment Welcome Team Mentoring Program
  • NUtech Ventures
  • Office of Graduate Studies Graduate Ambassadors
  • Office of Graduate Studies Career & Professional Development
  • Research Compliance Services
  • Services for Students with Disabilities
  • University Parking and Transit Services
  • UNL Libraries
  • UNL Print, Copy, Mail & Distribution Services
  • UNL Student Money Management Center

Families, Health and Wellness

  • Campus Recreation-City Campus, East Campus and Outdoor Adventure Center
  • Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS)
  • Environmental Health and Safety
  • University Health Center
  • UNL Children’s Center

New International Graduate Student Welcome

1:00 PM to 2:00 PM - Nebraska Union Regency Suite

Get to know your fellow international graduate students, plus staff from Graduate Studies and the International Student and Scholar Office.

Eat and Greet, hosted by the Graduate Ambassadors

5:00 to 7:00 PM - departing from Nebraska Union Ballroom

Meet for refreshments and a tour to some of the Graduate Ambassadors' favorite Lincoln locations. This is a great opportunity to meet fellow graduate students and see what your city has to offer.

All new domestic and international graduate students are invited to attend.

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