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.
UNO Faculty and Staff are also welcome to attend.
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.
Sunday, August 25
H&K Gym | 4 P.M.
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 BBQ dinner will follow the ceremony.
Receive your new student gift. UNO athletic apparel will also be available for purchase at the UNO Bookstore, located on the first floor of the Milo Bail Student Center.
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 Scott Crossing will be available from 3 P.M. – 6 P.M. with a drop off location at H&K.
This event is sponsored by The Office of Spirit and Tradition (OST). OST facilitates social programmatic opportunities for students to learn more about school spirit, ways to support the Mavericks, and a sense of belonging into the Maverick community. OST plans and implements many yearlong initiatives, such as, Durango Days, Homecoming, De-Stress Fest, spirit trips, pre-game athletic events, and more.
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.