Essential Husker Experience

Essential Husker Experience

Explore Nebraska

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Explore Nebraska

Open House | Select Mondays, Fridays and Saturdays

The Essential Husker Experience is an open house visit designed to help you experience the best of Nebraska. During an Essential Husker Experience, you’ll tour campus with a current Nebraska student as your guide, explore your academic interests, learn more about student involvement opportunities and discuss your next steps to Nebraska.

Due to strict room capacities, capacity is limited. We recommend that high school seniors sign up for our March and April sessions. Our sessions in May are open to all high school students, specifically juniors. Students are allowed to bring only two guests. Pre-registration is required. We will not accept walk-ins. If you have any questions about this event, please contact the Nebraska Office of Admissions at 402-472-2023.

COVID-19 Event Information

As it has done throughout the pandemic, the University of Nebraska–Lincoln continues to follow the most recent guidance from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Lincoln-Lancaster County Health Department.

The Lincoln-Lancaster County Health Department has issued a directed health measure requiring face masks in all indoor spaces. Face masks are required in all indoor spaces on the University of Nebraska–Lincoln campus in accordance with the measure.

The Office of Admissions is committed to hosting prospective students in a variety of platforms. If an on-campus experience is not the right option for you, virtual experiences are available. Join us for one of our recurring online info sessions or for a 1-to-1 phone or video conference appointment. Click the button below to learn more and register.

Connect With Us Remotely

Sample Schedule

Time Activity
10:15–10:45 a.m.


Check-in will begin at 10:15 a.m. in the Nebraska Union (1400 R St.). At check-in, we’ll validate your parking and give you the necessary materials for your day ahead.

10:45–11:15 a.m.


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

11:15 a.m.–12:45 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.

12:45–1:45 p.m.

Academic and Activities Fair

During this time, you will have the opportunity to meet with the academic colleges at Nebraska and representatives from various campus offices like, Housing, Greek Life and Education Abroad.

Parking & Check-in

Parking is available at the Larson Building (1317 Q Street) and Que Place (1111 Q Street) parking garages. No need to pay—your parking will be validated before you leave.