High School College Access Days

High School College Access Days

Find your place. Discover your future.

Join us on campus for an exciting group visit opportunity. High School College Access Days are campus visits tailored to specific grade levels. When your students attend a College Access Day, they’ll have the chance to experience firsthand the many opportunities that await them at Nebraska.

At College Access Days, students will learn more about academic opportunities at Nebraska, tour campus, eat lunch in a dining hall, and discover all that the university has to offer.

Cost: $5 per student

Would your school or group like funding support?

This day is designed for groups of 15 students or more.

Best of all, attending a College Access Day will qualify students to be considered for the Nebraska Emerging Leaders tuition scholarship, worth $2,000 and renewable for four academic years.

If you have any questions about this event, please contact the Van Brunt Visitors Center at 800-742-8800, ext. 4887.


Time Activity
9:15 a.m.


Check-in will begin at 8:15 a.m. in the Nebraska Union (14th and R Street).

9:45 a.m.

Welcome to Nebraska

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

10:10 a.m.

Academic Information Fair

The academic information fair is a hands-on learning experience. Students in attendance will spend time meeting university faculty and students from all academic colleges represented at Nebraska. This is the student’s chance to see how a Nebraska education can be exciting, without feeling like work.

10:40 a.m.

How to Go to College

The How to Go to College session will inform students on how to be successful in high school and find a path to Nebraska. This session will also share tools and tips on how scholarships can be an important value to an affordable education.

11:20 a.m.

Campus Tour

Experience what life is like as a student at Nebraska. We'll walk the tour, so we recommend wearing comfortable shoes.

12:20 p.m.


Enjoy lunch in one of our on-campus dining halls. The cost of lunch will be covered in the $5 registration fee.

1:15 p.m.

Student Life Panel

Because every college experience includes time spent outside of the classroom, we set up the student life panel to be an interactive and engaging activity that will give attendees a chance to learn about: student government, Greek life, intramural sports, clubs/organizations, residence halls, and dining halls.

2:00 p.m.

Closing and Evaluations

Prior to dismissal, students will be asked to complete an event evaluation. This evaluation will help Nebraska continue to improve events and better meet the needs of future visitors.

Parking & Check-In

For cars and vans, free on-campus parking is available at the Alexander Building parking lot (1410 Q St), located directly across the street from Arby’s. Additional parking is available at the Larson Building parking garage (1317 Q St). No need to pay—we’ll validate your parking before you leave. If you plan to provide bus transportation, please drop your students off at the Nebraska Union (1400 R St). While there, we will supply you with a parking pass to leave your bus at Innovation Campus (2021 Transformation Drive). Staff will be available to shuttle bus drivers back to the Nebraska Union, if needed.