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. This is an opportunity for incoming students to come together for their first official university event. Participants learn about university traditions and receive advice on how to become successful students. Alumni and current students 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 small reception.
Sunday, August 19
Baxter Arena | 4 P.M.
All new students beginning classes in Fall 2018 are encouraged to attend. Parents and family members are also invited to attend. Here's what you can expect at New Student Convocation:
- Student leaders, athletic team captains, a keynote speaker and UNO alumni, and faculty members from all of our academic colleges and programs.
- The Maverick drum line.
- Expect to meet your newest classmates and future friends.
- The program lasts about one hour.
- A small reception will follow the ceremony.
- Receive your new student gift. UNO athletic apparel will also be available for purchase at the Maverick Locker Room, located on the first floor.
- Dress is casual but feel free to show some #MavSPIRIT by wearing any UNO gear.
- Expect to have Public Safety officers search purses, backpacks, and other large bags. You are not allowed to bring food, beverages (empty, reusable beverage containers are allowed), air horns/noise makers, hand guns, weapons of any kind, drugs, or alcohol. Other items may also be prohibited.
Shuttles to/from Baxter Arena will be available from 3 P.M. – 6 P.M. with pick-up locations near Arts and Sciences Hall (ASH), Library, and Scott Crossing.
This event is sponsored by New Student and Family Programs (NSFP). NSFP facilitates the transition of students and their families to UNO and aims to support students in their education and give families the tools they need to support their students. For more information, visit the NSFP website.
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