Spring Black Leadership Symposium

Spring Black Leadership Symposium

April 15, 2020

Black Leadership Symposium Cancelled

The University of Nebraska–Lincoln takes the health and safety of our campus community very seriously. In response to the spread of COVID-19 we have decided to cancel all large prospective student events for the foreseeable future, including the Black Leadership Symposium on April 15.

If you paid the event program fee by credit card when you registered, we will automatically process a refund to you within the next two weeks.

Health and emergency preparedness officials at Nebraska are working in close collaboration with university and governmental partners to monitor the situation and enact plans in the best interest of public health. When the situation is safe, we will re-open for large campus visits.

We will stay in contact with you via email as the situation emerges. In the coming weeks, we plan to offer several online information sessions or other alternatives to in-person visits. You can also preview campus at any time through our virtual tour videos at go.unl.edu/preview-campus.

We understand this is a challenging time for people and communities across the world. We’re here to support you in any way we can, and encourage you to reach out to us at admissions@unl.edu or 402-472-2023 if you have any questions or concerns.

Event Details

Transportation will be available from the Omaha area. Please use the transportation dropdown on the registration form if you would like to use the free transportation.

Cost: $5/person*—Sorry, no refunds. Cost includes lunch and t-shirt.

*Fee waiver may be approved for students on free and reduced lunch at school.

The dress for the event is business casual. Please dress accordingly.

This event is sponsored by the University of Nebraska–Lincoln and Union Pacific.

If you are under the age of 18, please have your parents/guardians complete the forms below and bring them with you on the day of the event.

Questions?

If you have any questions about this event, please contact the Nebraska Office of Admissions at 402-472-2023.

Schedule

Sophomores & First-Year Students
Time Event
8:15 a.m.

Registration & Check-in

Event registration and check-in will begin at 8 a.m. in the Ballroom on the second floor of the Nebraska Union (1400 R St.). At check-in, we’ll validate your parking and give you everything you’ll need for your day ahead.

9 a.m.

Welcome to Nebraska

9:30 a.m.

Empowerment Session

Learn how to empower yourself and others and to succeed in and out of the classroom.

10:15 a.m.

Community Engagement Panel

Successful leaders understand and educate themselves on the ever-changing issues and perspectives within their communities. Regardless of your experiences and knowledge, you should remain committed to challenging yourself to think critically about issues from all angles. This panel will engage community members to explore topics from your perspective and through the lens of others in the community.

11:15 a.m.

Lunch

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

12 p.m.

Know How to Go

Why go to college? During this session, you’ll discover the importance of higher education and everything you’ll need to know to successfully navigate through the college application process. Learn what it takes to become an admitted student at Nebraska through an exciting, interactive activity.

1 p.m.

Keynote Speaker

1:30 p.m.

Closing Remarks

Recap what you learned throughout the day, enjoy some entertainment from university students and turn in your event evaluation for a free Nebraska T-shirt.

2 p.m.

Bus Dismissal

Students are excused. We’ll dismiss students who traveled by bus according to their transportation groups.

Juniors
Time Event
8:15 a.m.

Registration & Check-in

Event registration and check-in will begin at 8 a.m. in the Ballroom on the second floor of the Nebraska Union (1400 R St.). At check-in, we’ll validate your parking and give you everything you’ll need for your day ahead.

9 a.m.

Welcome to Nebraska

9:45 a.m.

Student Success Session

Choose to hear from a variety of student resources available to you at Nebraska. These sessions will help build connections and give you the tools to be successful as a student on campus.

10:15 a.m.

Community Engagement Panel

Successful leaders understand and educate themselves on the ever-changing issues and perspectives within their communities. Regardless of your experiences and knowledge, you should remain committed to challenging yourself to think critically about issues from all angles. This panel will engage community members to explore topics from your perspective and through the lens of others in the community.

11:15 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 p.m.

Lunch

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

1 p.m.

Keynote Speaker

1:30 p.m.

Closing Remarks

Recap what you learned throughout the day, enjoy some entertainment from university students and turn in your event evaluation for a free Nebraska T-shirt.

2 p.m.

Bus Dismissal

Students are excused. We’ll dismiss students who traveled by bus according to their transportation groups.

Check-In & Registration

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