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.


Fall 2023 Welcome Events

International Graduate Orientation

Date: 8/10/2023
Time: 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Location: Pound Hall Auditorium 


Orientation for New Teaching Assistants

Date: 8/15/2023
Time: 8:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Location: Nebraska Union Auditorium


Graduate Student Welcome Resource Fair

Date: 8/18/2023
Time: 10:00 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Location: Seaton Hall Quadrangle (Green Space)

(Vendor registration form)

Online Orientation

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 

Launch the Orientation

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


Contact us at graduate@unl.edu.