Before Classes Begin
- Start adjusting your sleep schedule.
- Review your class schedule. Note the location and whether the classes are in-person or online. Contact your advisor if you have questions or concerns
- Purchase textbooks and supplies.
- Locate your classrooms, get familiar with campus, and explore the city of Lincoln.
- Check Canvas for announcements and information.
- Check your @huskers.unl.edu email daily.
- Make sure you get your parking pass from Parking Services before you arrive: parking.unl.edu/.
- Download the Nebraska App for campus maps, your class schedules, events, notifications, news, and more.
Week One: August 20-26
- GO TO CLASS - The first days are crucial for success.
- Attend Big Red Welcome Street Festival on Sunday, August 20, 6:30-8:30 pm
- Use your planner, phone, or Outlook Calendar to input important dates for quizzes, papers, projects, and exams.
- Review all of your syllabi and create a Syllabi Matrix: success.unl.edu/resources.
- Looking for a way to stay active and have fun? Check out the FREE Group Fitness classes: go.unl.edu/fitness-classes.
- Attend the Club Fair on City Campus, Wednesday, August 23 and on East Campus, Thursday, August 24
- Review your bill on MyRED. Your bill will be available by August 25.
Week Two: August 27-September 2
- GO TO CLASS - We recommend sitting towards the front of the classroom.
- Schedule a coaching session with a CAST Academic Success Coach to learn new strategies to support your success: success.unl.edu/academic-support#coaching.
- Ready to meet some new people and get involved? Check out these events to help you start the Spring semester: studentaffairs.unl.edu/student-events.
- Monday, August 28 - Last day for full semester course registration and last day to drop a full semester course to receive 100% refund: Academic Year Calendar
Week Three: September 3-9
- GO TO CLASS - Introduce yourself to instructors and visit office hours.
- Monday, September 4 - Labor Day (Student and Staff Holiday - UNL offices closed)
- Follow @UNLCAST on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter for additional tips and strategies.
- Check out a show at the Lied Center. Students can get free or discounted tickets to most shows.
- Student Accounts bills due September 12. Do you know what you owe and how to pay? Visit: studentaccounts.unl.edu
Week Four: September 10-16
- GO TO CLASS - Introduce yourself to your classmates. These new friends can be potential study partners.
- Check out free tutoring through Study Stop. Appointments and drop-in tutoring available: success.unl.edu/academic-support/study-stop.
- Attend supplemental study sessions and visit Resource Centers for additional support.
- How are you feeling? Your mental health is important. Take a mental health screening, and find other mental health resources: caps.unl.edu.
Week Five: September 17-23
- GO TO CLASS - Attending every class session helps you effectively prepare for upcoming projects, quizzes, and midterm exams.
- Attend the University Career and Internship Fairs on City Campus, Tuesday, September 19-Thursday, September 21, 12:00-4:00 pm
- Check out the Sheldon Museum of Art and the Nebraska State Museum at Morrill Hall. Get in free with your NUID.
- Attend an event hosted by the Office of Academic Success and Intercultural Services (OASIS).
Week Six: September 24-30
- GO TO CLASS - Reflect on the first six weeks of the semester. What’s working? What needs improvement?
- Schedule an appointment with your Academic Advisor to plan for the Spring 2024 semester: my.unl.edu.
- Attend the University Career and Internship Fairs on East Campus, Thursday, September 28, 12:00-4:00 pm