Graduate Student Association
The Graduate Student Association (GSA) exists to serve and represent graduate students--a unique and important population of students at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. GSA promotes the intellectual community of graduate education; sponsors opportunities for professional development; creates opportunities for social interaction among graduate students; and advocates for issues relevant to graduate students and graduate education. The GSA, as a recognized student organization, works in cooperation with the Office of Graduate Studies and University administration to create a quality educational and professional experience for graduate students.
Online and Distance Education
Technology has changed the face of education forever. At the University of Nebraska–Lincoln we've embraced the future by connecting world-class faculty and teachers with students from around the world.
- Online high school courses and programs
- Online undergraduate courses and degree completion options
- Online and hybrid graduate courses, certificates, master's and doctoral programs
International students comprise a significant portion of our applicants and our graduate student body. Our international applicants come from a wide variety of linguistic and educational backgrounds and are affected by U.S. immigration regulations. For information on visa and immigration regulations, contact the staff in the International Students and Scholars Office.
The University of Nebraska-Lincoln has many international initiatives, available resources, and services for prospective and current students and scholars. Through International Engagement, faculty, students, staff, and alumni can learn more about Education Abroad opportunities, explore academic programs with an international focus, connect with the Confucius Institute, the American Exchange Center, and international alumni, and support UNL's international engagement efforts.
University Housing provides options which reflect the diversity of the student body, including residence hall rooms for single students and apartments for families. In addition to the numerous living arrangements offered by University Housing, students can find many affordable apartments close to campus.
Campus safety and security are coordinated by University Police Services. Officers patrol both Lincoln campuses 24 hours a day and work closely with the Lincoln Police Department and county, state and federal authorities on law enforcement matters.
The Office of Academic Support and Intercultural Services (OASIS) supports all UNL students, with emphasis on supporting students of color. Its student staff and program coordinators are familiar with the special needs of students of color on a predominantly white campus.
The Office of Trio Programs offers a comprehensive series of unique support services for students whose ethnic background is African American, Hispanic/Latino, Native American, or Asian American, as well as qualified students who are low-income or first-generation.
University Health Center
The University Health Center provides quality, convenient and affordable health care to students at UNL. Clinical services include primary medical care, access to specialist evaluations, counseling and psychological services, dental care, physical therapy and nutritional counseling. Students also have access to pharmacy, laboratory and radiology services plus a wide range of health education programs.
The Nebraska Union, Nebraska East Union, and Culture Center are full-service community centers designed for use by everyone at the University--students, faculty, staff, alumni and visitors.
Student Involvement serves as headquarters for student activities at UNL. Student Involvement coordinates services for student organizations, maintains an activities calendar and a resource library, and sponsors several UNL programs.
Student Technology Training
This division of information services offers free software workshops to UNL students as part of their Student Technology Fee. For more information please visit the web site.
Career Services Center
Career Services helps students clarify and achieve career goals. The Center provides individual career counseling, a Career Resource Library, job listings, an online resume system, and several career-related programs and events.
Services for Students with Disabilities
NU offers opportunities for all students to take full advantage of its programs and facilities. Services for Students with Disabilities provides services that help disabled students become integrated into the mainstream academic life. The SSD office provides test accommodations, note takers, taped textbooks, interpreters, C Print services, brailled materials, assistance with accessible classroom identification, and other needed accommodations.
The University Bookstores are owned by the University and operated by the Follett Higher Education Group. Both bookstores carry textbooks and school supplies, gift items, sundries, University memorabilia, and Club Red clothing. Both also provide optional free textbook reservation and can save students money through the used textbook program.
Campus Recreation provides students, faculty and staff with a variety of recreational facilities and programs, including weight training and conditioning equipment, multipurpose sport courts, swimming pool, indoor climbing wall, running track, indoor turf field, massage therapy center, and more.
ASUN Student Government
The Association of Students of the University of Nebraska (ASUN) functions as the primary representative body for UNL students, and much of its work is conducted by committees and commissions open to any interested UNL students. ASUN also sponsors a Student Legal Services Center, a prepaid legal advising, counseling, and limited litigation service funded by student fees.
The Daily Nebraskan, a prominent student voice in campus life, is staffed by students in advertising, editing and reporting positions. Any student is eligible to apply for openings on its staff, the makeup of which changes each semester.
Resources and Facilities
As a member of the Big 12 Conference, UNL fields and hosts many of the finest NCAA teams, and the Athletic Department maintains sports facilities which rank among the best in the nation.
The Lied Center for Performing Arts
serves students and the wider community by bringing the world’s finest arts and entertainment to its stage. It’s 2,278-seat hall was designed for the staging of major musical, theatrical and dance events, and meet the needs of regional, national and international touring companies.
Kimball Recital Hall
provides acoustically-sound performance space for students and faculty.
The Temple Building
houses all theatre classes as well as the administrative offices and performance spaces of the Department of Theatre Arts.
The Bob Devaney Sports Center
with its 13,500-seat arena, is a multi-sport complex for the Nebraska Cornhuskers. It also hosts performances by national recording stars.
Information Services offers a broad range of computing and telecommunications services designed to meet the information technology needs of the diverse University of Nebraska-Lincoln community. Services and facilities include public computer labs, laser printing and scanning, free electronic mail accounts, consulting and a computer shop for sales and repairs. The Instructional Technology Group and the New Media Center provide support to instructors seeking to integrate digital media technologies into their teaching methods.
The University’s library system and services are extensive, including 2.5 million volumes and thousands of active periodicals and serials. Supplementing traditional services, the Innovative Research Information System (IRIS) offers the Library’s electronic catalog, general and specialized journal indexes, full-text electronic journals, and access to Internet resources.
Museums and Galleries
Sheldon Memorial Art Gallery and Sculpture Garden
One of the nation’s most respected university art museums, with a permanent collection of over 12,000 objects.
Contemporary artwork by local, national, and international artists.
Great Plains Art Collection
Over a thousand sculptures, paintings, drawings, prints and photographs.
University of Nebraska State Museum
World famous for its mounted skeletons of elephants and their close fossil relatives surrounded by exhibits on Nebraska paleontology, cultural diversity and biological diversity.
Robert Hillestad Textiles Gallery
From art to apparel, from the Occident to the Orient, from past to present, and from emerging artists to the acclaimed.
International Quilt Study Center
Dedicated to the collection, preservation, exhibition, study and to promoting discovery of quiltmaking traditions, the Center holds the world’s largest collection of quilts numbering more than 2300 from over 24 countries.
Lentz Center for Asian Culture
Enriching knowledge and understanding of Asia through exhibitions, lectures, and musical events.
Nebraska State Historical Society
Interpretive museum exhibits illustrating Nebraska’s past.
University of Nebraska-Lincoln Television
University of Nebraska-Lincoln Television, station KUON-TV, is recognized nationally for its quality programs, produced for Nebraska audiences and for regional and national distribution, and for its development of innovative program services involving new telecommunications technologies.
Nebraska Educational Telecommunications: http://netnebraska.org/
Office of Research
Research plays an integral role in the mission of the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. By encouraging the discovery of new knowledge and supporting scholarly initiative in all fields of study, the University constantly brings innovative ideas, techniques, and perspectives into UNL classrooms. Please visit the Web site of the UNL Office of Research at http://research.unl.edu/.