First Six Weeks as a Husker

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Week One August 18-24

  • Explore the campus and Lincoln
  • Print your class schedule and locate your classes
  • Purchase your textbooks and supplies
  • Check Canvas for announcements and information
  • Participate in Playfair: The Ultimate Icebreaker (August 21, 2019, 8:00 - 9:30 p.m.)
  • Party at the Union (August 24, 2019, 9:30 p.m. - 12:00 a.m.)
  • Check out Big Red Welcome Events

Week Two August 25-31

  • GO TO CLASS - the first days are crucial
  • Big Red Welcome Street Festival (August 25, 2019, 6:30 - 8:30 p.m.)
  • Read and organize your syllabi
  • Check in with your instructors - Attend office hours or schedule an appointment to discuss class performance and ask questions
  • Use your planner, smart phone or a calendar to input deadlines for papers, quizzes and tests

Week Three September 1-7

  • Enjoy Labor Day off! All UNL offices closed September 2, 2019
  • Introduce yourself to your instructors and classmates
  • Chat with other students before and after class - they could be new friends and potential study partners
  • Visit First-Year Experience & Transition Programs (FYE&TP) in Love Library South 127 (LLS)
  • Looking for a way to stay active and have fun?
  • Sign up for intramural sports

Week Four September 8-14

  • Prepare for upcoming exams and projects
  • Take advantage of study sessions, free tutoring, and Resource Centers. For more information, visit:
  • Attend and participate in Husker Dialogues (September 5, 2019, 7:00 p.m. at Devaney Center)
  • Check out the Sheldon Museum of Art
  • Visit the Nebraska State Museum at Morrill Hall (Get in free with your NUID).

Week Five September 15-21

  • Attend Big Red Ruckus (September 15, 5:00 - 7:00 p.m. at Adele Coryell Hall Learning Commons)
  • What happens outside of the classroom is important. Find a good balance between academics and fun.
  • Visit an Academic Success Coach in FYE&TP in LLS 127 to learn how to be more successful in your classes (Schedule an appointment through MyPlan).
  • Reflect on the first 1/4 of the semester. Are you happy with your performance? What areas can you improve?

Week Six September 22-28

  • Visit with a Career Advisor in the Nebraska Union or in your college to discuss your goals and career.
  • Plan for midterms - Note the date, time, and location of your midterm exams and add to your calendars.
  • Schedule an appointment with your Academic Advisor to plan for the spring semester.
  • Attend an event with the Office of Academic Success and Intercultural Services (OASIS)