OASIS Student

Success Program

Gaughan Center

The Office of Academic Success and Intercultural Services (OASIS) works to enhance student success by promoting academic excellence, diversity awareness, and social engagement. OASIS serves ALL University of Nebraska-Lincoln students. OASIS staff provides one-on-one assistance, academic resources, and programs that offer UNL students academic, cultural, and personal tools necessary to successfully navigate the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and the world beyond. Services are targeted to meet the needs of historically underrepresented populations (first-generation, low-income, DACA, undocumented, ethnic/racial minorities, international students, and students with diverse identities).

The OASIS Student Success Program is a year-long program designed to assist students transitioning from high school to college. The program offers a 13-week, zero-credit seminar, covering topics such as time management, social and academic integration, money management, study skills, identity, and diversity awareness. The seminar seeks to connect students with additional University academic support services, social engagement, and leadership opportunities.  

Students who have successfully enrolled in the OASIS Student Succes 13-week seminar (UGEP 110) are REQUIRED to attend the three-day OASIS Welcome Orientation experience starting on August 18 through August 20.  

OASIS Scholars will have the opportunity to connect with fellow classmates, OASIS peer mentors, and staff and learn more about OASIS. Each day will focus on a specific theme to help first year students in their transition to the university. 

August 18th 9am-4pm | OASIS Community & Program Requirements  

August 19th 9am-4pm | Campus Community & Resources 

August 20th 9am-12pm | Finding a Sense of Belonging 


The orientation will be held at the Jackie Gaughan Multicultural Center (East of the Nebraska Union on city campus). 

First-Year Program Components:

  • OASIS Welcome Orientation Experience  August 18-August 20, 2023
  • Student Success Seminar- UGEP 110 (952, 960, 961, 962, 963, 964, 965, 967, 979)
  • Mid-semester grade check-ins
  • Diversity & social events
  • Meetings with OASIS support staff
  • Assigned Peer Mentor

Students Gain

  • Familiarity with UNL campus & academic resources  

  • Academic and career support 

  • Leadership behaviors and transferable skills  

  • Increase network with people from different backgrounds and perspectives 

  • Awareness of diversity-related issues, broadening understanding and preparedness for a diverse and global workforce