Red Letter Days

Experience life at NEBRASKA

Explore NEBRASKA

Excited to make your college decision? Red Letter Days are an opportunity for you to get a firsthand experience of what life is like as a student at NEBRASKA.

At this open house event, you'll get to:

  • Explore campus with a current NEBRASKA student as your guide.
  • Learn about academic programs and resources.
  • See what it's like to live in a residence hall.
  • Learn about ways to get involved on campus.
  • Find out important admissions, scholarship and financial aid information.

If you are interested in any health-related fields, check out our Pre-Health Red Letter Day.

Pre-registration vs. Walk-in

By pre-registering, you’ll have your spot saved for the day. Your pre-registration will also allow us to prepare for your visit, ensuring you the best possible campus experience. To register:

  • Select the appropriate registration button.
  • Red Letter Day has a required program fee of $10/person. You will see a payment screen allowing credit/debit card payment.
  • If an alternate form of payment is necessary you can contact the Office of Admissions directly.

Walk-in registration is open on a space-available basis the day of the event. Pre-registering for events is strongly encouraged.

Program Fee: $10.00 per person. Sorry, no refunds on program fees.

Sample Schedule

Time Activity
9:00 a.m.

Welcome Session

Get a “big picture” introduction to the University of Nebraska.

9:30 a.m.

Campus Tour

Experience what life is like as a student at NEBRASKA. Walking will be involved during the City Campus Tour, so we recommend wearing comfortable shoes.

10:30 a.m.

Academic Session 1

Choose from a variety of academic disciplines and learn more about your fields of interest in these break-out sessions, hosted by our academic colleges and departments.

11:00 a.m.

Academic Session 2

Choose from a variety of academic disciplines and learn more about your fields of interest in these break-out sessions, hosted by our academic colleges and departments.

11:30 a.m.

Lunch and Tour of Residence Halls

Enjoy lunch in one of our on-campus dining halls—the cost will be covered in your $10 registration fee. Following lunch, visit one of NEBRASKA’s traditional residence halls and see for yourself where you could be living.

1:00 p.m.

Being Successful at NEBRASKA

Students and parents will separate during this session. Learn more about four-year academic plans, academic advising, first-year opportunities, and what it takes to be successful at NEBRASKA— both as a student and as a parent.

1:30 p.m.

Student Engagement Session 1

Every college experience includes time spent outside of the classroom. We encourage students at NEBRASKA to live out their passions. During these engaging and interactive sessions, learn more about: Student government, Greek life, Intramural sports, Clubs/Organizations, Honors Programs, and more.

2:00 p.m.

Student Engagement Session 2

Every college experience includes time spent outside of the classroom. We encourage students at NEBRASKA to live out their passions. During these engaging and interactive sessions, learn more about: Student government, Greek life, Intramural sports, Clubs/Organizations, Honors Programs, and more.

2:30 p.m.

Closing Reception and Browsing Fair

Meet faculty and students from all academic colleges represented at NEBRASKA. Admissions staff are also available to help you navigate through the admissions process while addressing any other questions you may have.

3:00 p.m.

Additional Tours

At the end of the day, additional tours can be provided. Request a visit to: Greek Life Housing, A Facility Tour of UNMC Nursing, East Campus, and more.

A detailed schedule will be available the day of the event.

Parking & Check-in