The University of Nebraska at Omaha (UNO) campus will be closed and campus operations will be suspended on Monday, May 25, in observance of Memorial Day.
Employees will not work and classes will not be held this day. Essential employees may still be required to be on campus during this time. Classes will resume, virtually, on Tuesday, May 26.
From Nebraska Governor Pete Ricketts:
“On Memorial Day, we pause to remember the heroes who’ve made sacrifices to protect the freedoms we enjoy. Their memory lives on and won’t ever be forgotten. This year, we’ll commemorate Memorial Day differently than usual due to the coronavirus. I invite Nebraskans to watch our virtual observance at the State Capitol, starting at 8 A.M. on Memorial Day. Susanne, the kids, and I wish everyone a fun and relaxing holiday weekend. Please practice physical distancing during your celebrations and be sure to drive safely if you plan to travel.”Flag Lowering
On Friday, May 22, Governor Ricketts ordered all flags to fly at half-staff until noon on Monday, May 25, 2020.
About Memorial Day
Originally called Decoration Day and officially dating to May 5, 1868, Memorial Day is a day of remembrance for those who have died in our nation's service.
UNO a Top Ranked Military Friendly University
For eight consecutive years, UNO has been named one of the top universities in the country for military-affiliated students by Military Times.
Following its launch in 2010, UNO has been ranked among the top 10 schools, public and private, among the nation’s four-year universities in six of the last eight years. More than 500 colleges took part in this year’s detailed survey.
UNO's Office of Military and Veteran Services supports military-affiliated students' academic achievement, career attainment, financial health, and overall physical and mental wellness. Learn more.
Helping Pave A Path To Service
UNO is home to Air Force Reserve Officer Training Corps (AFROTC) Detachment 470 located in 260 Arts & Sciences Hall.
The AFROTC is an educational program designed to give men and women the opportunity to become Air Force officers while completing their degrees. The Air Force ROTC program is designed to prepare you to assume positions of increasing responsibility and importance in the modern Air Force. Learn more.
A Decades-Long History of Supporting Veterans
As one of the country’s first universities to institute the Bootstrapper program following World War II, UNO has a long and proud history of making the transition from military service to the classroom.
Notable UNO alumni who have served in the armed forces include current U.S. Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel, Four-Star General James P. Mullins, Four-Star General Johnnie E. Wilson, and Four-Star General Bryce Poe II.
UNO is also the alma mater of four Medal of Honor winners: Merlyn Dethlefsen (1965), Roger Donlon (1967), Jack Treadwell (1963) and Leo Thorsness (1964).
About the University of Nebraska at Omaha
Located in one of America’s best cities to live, work and learn, the University of Nebraska at Omaha (UNO) is Nebraska’s premier metropolitan university. With more than 15,000 students enrolled in 200-plus programs of study, UNO is recognized nationally for its online education, graduate education, military friendliness and community engagement efforts. Founded in 1908, UNO has served learners of all backgrounds for more than 100 years and is dedicated to another century of excellence both in the classroom and in the community.