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3rd Annual Mav Motors
9 A.M. | Baxter Arena
Mav Motors and Baxter Arena are teaming up once again for Mav Motorshow 2019! Registration for students is free day of show or online at mavmotorshow.com, just be sure to bring your MavCARD on the day of the show! There will be 25+ classes to enter anything with a motor in and proceeds from the show will be going to the Nebraska Children’s Home Society, an organization serving the children and families of Nebraska since 1893.
Laser Fest | Mallery Kountze Plantetarium
$8 per person (over the age of 3). Tickets sold at the door 20 minutes prior to the show start time.
Soccer Pregame Party
6 P.M. | Pep Bowl
Come out to the Pep Bowl (south of Eppley Administration Building) for some pre-soccer fun with games, music, MavSWAG, and free food! Free shuttles from Scott Housing to Caniglia Field from 6 P.M. to 10 P.M. Sponsored by Student Government and the Office of Spirit and Tradition
UNO Men’s Soccer vs UCLA – free entry with MavCARD
7:30 P.M. | Caniglia Field
Common Reader Experience
2:45 P.M. | North side of ASH
First-year students gather to discuss this year’s Common Reader text: Tara Westover’s Educated: A Memoir. This discussion serves as an introduction to academic conversations you’ll have as a student at UNO. The first 800 students to check-in get a free UNO t-shirt. Shuttles to and from Scott Crossing will be available from 2–6 P.M. with drop off at H&K.
New Student Convocation
4 P.M. | H&K Gym 128
Similar to graduation taking place at the end of a student’s university experience, New Student Convocation marks the beginning of your time as a student at UNO. Participants learn about university traditions and receive advice on how to become successful students. Alumni and current students also share stories of their experiences at the UNO.
Immediately following New Student Convocation, students, family members, faculty, and staff come together to welcome all new students with a BBQ dinner in the pep bowl.
Last Days of Summer
11 A.M. – 1 P.M | NEW LOCATION Milo Bail Student Center
Free hamburgers with all the sides! Enjoy bubble wands, outdoor games, balloon animals, free school supplies (pencils, pens, highlighters, folders,) popsicles, and more. Win a variety of MavSWAG items, including Durango Days t-shirts, UNO Frisbees, ball caps, and more. Bring your MavCARD to swipe.
Food: Second floor ballroom
Vendors: First floor atrium
Chocolate and Bling in the CEC
2 P.M. – 4 P.M. | Weitz CEC
Come enjoy the chocolate fountain and learn about the CEC and its building partners, the Service Learning Academy, and the Office of Civic and Social Responsibility. Grab some bling and go on a scavenger hunt to qualify for an iPad or four $25 MavMoney prizes!
5 P.M. – 7 P.M. | DJ’s Dugout – Aksarben Village
Come learn how to join the Maverick Maniacs and how to show your MavSPIRIT! Free appetizers and swag. First 100 students get a free Durango Days T-shirt. Bring your MavCARD for entry.
Free Night at the Cinema
6 P.M. – 8 P.M. | Aksarben Cinema
The first 500 students to show their MavCARD get a free movie ticket. Movie ticket must be used before close of business today.
Wellness Center Showcase
8-11 A.M. | 6-8 P.M. | H&K
Come learn about Campus Rec programs and Services. Get questions answered about Rock Climbing, Swimming Pool use, Group Exercise Classes, Membership options, Intramural Sports and more. Free tours start every 15 minutes and Free Bandana to the first 50 people.
Last Days of Summer Part 2
11 A.M. – 1 P.M | Pep Bowl
Free Walking Tacos and snow cones! Enjoy bubble wands, outdoor games, airbrush tattoos, candy, and more. Win a variety of MavSWAG items, including Durango Days t-shirts, UNO Stadium cups, UNO soccer balls, and more. Bring your MavCARD to swipe.
Jobs and Java
2 P.M. – 4 P.M. | Maverick Landing
Fuel up with free coffee samples from the Campus Grind and learn how to search for part-time jobs and internships. The first 100 students to activate their Handshake account will win a free t-shirt.
2nd Annual Fall Sport Spirit Day
5 P.M. – 6 P.M. | Caniglia Field
Join the Office of Spirit and Tradition for Spirit Day! This pep-rally event provides you with a sneak peek of our Men’s and Women’s Soccer teams and Volleyball team. FREE food and MavSWAG. Grab a sports poster, interact with the players & coaches, take pictures with Durango, Cheer Team, and Dance Team, play yard games, and show your #MavSpirit!
Wayne Hoffman – Mentalist and Illusionist
9 P.M. – 10 P.M. | Milo Bail Student Center Ballroom | waynehoffman.com
He appeared on the 2012 season of America’s Got Talent, Ellen DeGeneres Show, and many others. Wayne’ s show is a high-energy presentation that involves body language, human behavior, and visual magic that will make your head explode. The audience experiences seemingly supernatural phenomena in a fun and upbeat way. Bring your MavCARD for free entry.
First National Bank Student Involvement Fair
11 A.M. – 1 P.M. | H&K Gym 128 – food outside of the H&K Building
Check out some of the many Student Organizations, Fraternities, Sororities, and Sports Clubs UNO has to offer. Free old school pizza, chips, drinks, and cotton candy will be available outside!
Part-Time Job and Volunteer Fair
1 P.M. – 3:30 P.M. | Community Engagement Center
Find job and volunteer opportunities in Omaha. Hosted by the Academic & Career Development Center and Civic and Social Responsibility.
Student Parents and Family Time
4 - 6 P.M. | MBSC Atrium
Join the Women and Gender Equity Center for a parent-centered event featuring carnival games, snacks, give-a-ways, and a photo booth. We welcome all parenting and pregnant students and their children to come out and enjoy this event!
Newman Center Welcome BBQ
6 P.M. – 9 P.M. | Newman Center | jpiiOmaha.org
The St. John Paul II Newman Center welcomes the whole UNO community to our home for an evening of great food, beverages, music, and yard games. (71st and Pacific St.) Make sure to bring your MavCARD to enjoy all the fun!
Late Night Target Shopping
10 P.M. – 12 A.M. | 72nd and Dodge St.
Target is throwing a college shopping event just for you. Shop for last minute essentials and finishing touches for your housing. UNO and UNMC students are invited to attend. Bring your student ID for access. Free snacks, food, music, giveaways, and more. Free bus shuttles from Maverick Village and Scott Crossing will run from 9:30 P.M. - 12:30 A.M. continuously.
Get to Know the O!
11 A.M. – 1 P.M. | 128 H&K Gym
Interact with Omaha businesses, non-profits, restaurants, UNO departments, student services, and community partners. Features great giveaways, food, and swag. The first 1,000 students will get a free hotdog, chip, and drink lunch! The Office of Spirit and Tradition will be giving away 500 Durango Days t-shirts!
Gaming at the Library
1 P.M – 4 P.M. | Criss Library main floor
We’ll have board games, virtual reality, and an arcade cabinet with our featured student-made game for August. Play your old favorite tabletop games or learn a new one. Pick up a meeple laptop sticker in your favorite color.
LGBTQIA+ Sunshine Social
4 P.M. – 6 P.M. | Milo Bail Student Center Ballroom
Free food and fun. Hosted by the Gender and Sexuality Resource Center, and Queer and Trans Services student agency. This event encourages any lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans spectrum, queer spectrum, intersex, and/or asexual spectrum and ally persons in the UNO community (student, faculty, and staff) to join in the fun.
Maverick Productions Presents #GLOatUNO
9 A.M. – 6 P.M. | Involvement Office | Milo Bail Student Center
Come pick up your #GLOatUNO event t-shirt so you’re ready to party at 8 P.M! Students that pick up their t-shirt and come to the event wearing it will be entered to win free Toppers pizza for the year!
8:30 P.M. – 11 P.M. | Pep Bowl
Come out and get a free #GLOatUNO t-shirt and dance your face off with water based glow paint and music. Live DJ and fun! Wear old clothes paired with your #GLOatUNO t-shirt you picked up earlier in the day. Gates open at 8 P.M. Bring your MavCARD to enter.
UNO PRSSA Pet a Pup
10 A.M. - 12 P.M. | Elmwood Park
The UNO chapter of the Public Relations Student Society of America (PRSSA) is partnering with Grief’s Journey and Midlands Pet Therapy to provide an educational and entertaining experience. Grief’s Journey is a local nonprofit that provides support for people going through grief of any kind. Midlands Pet Therapy is providing licensed therapy dogs.
Omaha Challenge Volleyball Tournament Pregame Party
11:30 A.M. – 12:30 P.M. | Dudley's Pizza in Aksarben Village
Meet in Aksarben Village for free pizza before the game! Bring your MavCARD for access. First 50 students get a UNO Volleyball t-shirt.
12:30 P.M. | UNO vs Abilene Christian @ Baxter Arena
7:30 P.M. | UNO vs Idaho State @ Baxter Arena
Maverick Mayhem at Worlds of Fun/Oceans of Fun Amusement Park
7 A.M. | Bus Departs UNO
Trip is $75 per person and includes roundtrip charter bus transportation, one hotel night, pizza in hotel lobby, breakfast, and ticket to Worlds of Fun/Oceans of Fun.
Bus returns to Omaha Sunday, September 1 at approximately 2 P.M.
Knock Out Cancer Fundraiser
12 P.M. | Title Boxing Omaha
Love Your Melon and Title Boxing are teaming up to put on a fundraiser with all proceeds going to Dance Marathon! Title Boxing will be teaching a self defense class lasting one hour. Cost is $10 and it is limited to the first 50 people to sign up. Please Venmo @UNO_LYM to register. This is a great opportunity to get to meet knew people and help a great cause!
UNODM presents Dance Duck Dodgeball Tournament
6 P.M. – 8 P.M. | H&K gym
The dodgeball tournament is back! Sign up with a team of ten on the Dance Marathon page on Engage to reserve your spot for this awesome event. Registration is $10 per team and can be paid at check-in. All money raised will go to the Omaha Children’s Hospital and Medical Center. Everyone that participates in the tournament is guaranteed a Chick-fil-A sandwich at the event immediately after. Are you For The Kids (FTK)?
Mavs Night at Chick-fil-A
9 P.M. – 11 P.M. | 76th and Dodge St.
Bring your MavCARD and enjoy a free meal for the first 400 students. After 400 students, the discounted price is $5 per person. The first 100 students in line will get a Durango Days t-shirt.
Thank you to our Durango Days sponsors
- First National Bank
- Office of Spirit and Tradition
- Aksarben Cinema
- Cold Stone Creamery
- Milo Bail Student Center
- Maverick Productions
- Gender and Sexuality Resource Center
- Wellness Center
- Housing and Residence Life
- Mav Motors
- Sun Tan City
- Student Involvement
- Oklahoma Joe’s
- Pickleman’s Gourmet Café
- Scooter’s Coffee
- Nebraska Army National Guard
- Raising Canes
- Network for Disability Awareness
- Oil Up Omaha
- TerraMota Auto Group
- Summit Dental
- Toppers Pizza
- Rexius Nutrition
- UNO Dance Marathon
- Muse Omaha
- Union Pacific
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