August Event

First Husker Program

August Event

You can’t build a house without a solid foundation. And you can’t build a successful college career without understanding who you are, why you’re here, and where you want to go.

The goal of the First Husker foundational event is to come together to begin to understand what it means to be a first-generation student, and learn the skills and strategies you’ll need to thrive at the University of Nebraska.

Students participate in the August Event

As a First Husker, you have the opportunity to move in early, work closely with faculty and staff, and connect with other first-gen students. During the intensive 4-day event, you will familiarize yourself with the campus community and begin to define your own personal goals. Most importantly, you will start making a game plan to achieve those goals and tap into the support systems Nebraska has to get you there.

Student wearing a First Husker backpack

Students and families gather on campus Sunday, August 12 for a huge welcome event designed to ease anxiety and make important first connections. After bidding families farewell, First Huskers will spend the next three days building a solid framework for this important new chapter in their lives. There are panel discussions, information sessions, team activities, and community events that will help take the fear out of being a first year student.

Give yourself an academic edge and come make some memories.
Sign up today!

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