The Office of Graduate Studies welcomes all new graduate students to Nebraska.

Orientation and other annual events provide an opportunity to learn about the culture of graduate education, meet fellow graduate students, and collect information about campus and community services and resources.


Spring 2023 Welcome Events

International Graduate Orientation

Date: 1/12/2023
Time: 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Location: Pound Hall Auditorium | Register

Get the information needed for a successful start at UNL and receive a goody bag with a Graduate Studies water bottle and T-shirt.

International Graduate Welcome Party

Date: 1/13/2023
Time: 12:00 - 2:30 p.m.
Location: Platte River Room in Nebraska Union

Bring your family and meet other international graduate students at this welcome celebration with food and refreshments.

Goody Bag Pickup for New Grads

Date: 1/26/2023
Time: 10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Location: Seaton Hall

Distance Graduate Students

Goody Bag Sign-Up

Use the webform to sign up for a goody bag of Graduate Studies swag you can use and wear to show your Nebraska graduate student pride.

The Office of Graduate Studies has developed an online orientation course to help students navigate their graduate education at Nebraska.

Designed as modules, the course contains 120 individual pages and over 200 links to resources, services, and information useful for students coming to campus for Fall or studying at a distance. 

  • Module 1: Welcome to the University
  • Module 2: Getting to Know UNL
  • Module 3: Life in Lincoln & Nebraska 
  • Module 4: Being a Graduate Student
  • Module 5: Diversity & Inclusion
  • Module 6: Health & Wellness
  • Module 7: Resources for a Successful Year
  • Module 8: Special Considerations for International Students

OGS recommends all new students complete the course and bookmark it for future reference. Returning students will also find this course a useful source of information and are encouraged to explore it as well. 

Launch the Orientation

Graduate student smiling while receiving a campus map at the Graduate Fair


Contact us at graduate@unl.edu.