Campus Closures, Well-being Resources

March 20, 2020

Dear Students:

As COVID-19 continues to change the student experience and social distancing becomes a “new normal,” we’ve made the difficult decision to close Campus Recreation, the UNL Children’s Center and the Nebraska Unions facilities. While these buildings will be closed indefinitely to promote your safety and health, many services offered will still be available in the new remote environment.

  • Campus Recreation facilities will close as of 6 p.m. Sunday, March 22.
  • UNL Children’s Center will close as of 5 p.m. today.
  • Nebraska Unions will close as of 7 p.m. today.
    Computer lab access in both unions will be open for students who do not have access to the internet. Students will need their Ncard for access 24/7.

Creativity and innovation abound as we reinvent services to continue to support our students. Some of those changes include:

  • Intramural Sports will kick off a new e-sports league this weekend.
  • Group fitness plans to offer remote instruction to pass holders.
  • Well-being coaching will continue with remote access.
  • Many end of year programs are exploring remote options. We can’t wait to see the ideas in action!

Additionally, Counseling and Psychological Services will move to a remote format, offering appointments by Zoom or phone. As always, crisis services are available 24/7 at 402-472-7450. If you need to speak with someone, please call.

During these unprecedented times it is important that you continue to socialize remotely to keep perspective and maintain well-being. The CAPS team developed some tips and a list of wellness-related apps that I encourage you to explore.

As classes carry on beginning March 30, the university and our caring faculty and staff members are here for you. If you need a campus service, get the latest updates at or by visiting websites directly.

Our grit through this difficult time defines who we are as Huskers. We’ll emerge stronger, nimbler and more prepared to take on anything.

Laurie Bellows
Interim Vice Chancellor, Student Affairs
Professor of Practice, Educational Psychology