Mark your calendars for Wear Black, Give Back on Oct. 28-29!
This fall, the University of Nebraska at Omaha (UNO) and the University of Nebraska Foundation will celebrate the first annual “Wear Black, Give Back,” a 24-hour day of giving to UNO to raise needed resources for scholarships, colleges and programs, student groups and activities, inclusion and wellness, athletics and much more.
The day starts at noon on Wednesday, Oct. 28, and lasts through noon on Thursday, Oct. 29.
How You Can Participate
During Wear Black, Give Back, alumni and supporters of UNO will be encouraged to wear black UNO apparel, post to social media using #WearBlackGiveBack, and give back with a gift to UNO, its students and its programs, at givingday.unomaha.edu.
Register to Be a Cause
UNO student organizations can sign up to be a cause that donors can support on this day. In addition, groups that register will be eligible for bonus prizes based on number of supporters and amount raised.
Every gift of $5 or more will be counted toward the goal of 1,000 donors during this 24-hour period. Additionally, select causes and units will have their own goals, which, if achieved, will earn extra funds from generous alumni and community challenge donors.
On-Campus Activities | October 28
To celebrate safely, two physically-distanced activities will happen on campus, on Oct. 28:
UNO Faculty and Staff Appreciation Drive-Thrus
UNO employees can drive through one of two Wear Black, Give Back stations on campus to enjoy a donut in thanks for their service to the university:
The first station is open from 9-11 A.M. at the West Parking Garage on Dodge Campus.
The second station is open from 2-4 P.M. at Scott Campus, Lot 2.
Durango Student Scavenger Hunt
On the morning of Oct. 28, ten plush Durangos will be hidden across campus, each with a gift amount assigned. The students who find Durangos will get to decide which cause in Wear Black Give Back receives the gift amount and gets to keep the plush Durango.
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.