Preparing for College
How do I sign my student up for housing?
If your student is in need of on-campus housing accommodations, visit the Housing and Residence Life website.
Does my student need a car?
No. UNO is committed to sustainability and has many transportation alternatives available to students.
If my student will have a car on campus, what are their parking options?
There are many on-campus parking options to fit students' unique needs. Learn more about parking permits and regulations on the Parking Services website.
Does my student need a computer and/or printer?
No. UNO's Criss Library provides students with access to computers and affordable printing options. There are also WEPA printers and computer labs in various buildings on both Dodge and Scott campus. And if your student needs a laptop or tablet after hours, they can check out technology from UNO's Information Technology Services for up to two weeks.
What is the best way to purchase a computer for my student?
When purchasing technology for your student, we recommend checking out the Information Technology Services website for additional information and helpful websites for purchasing hardware and software for your student.
Tuition, Billing & Guest Accounts
How do I pay my student's tuition bill?
In order to pay your student's tuition, you will need to have a MavLINK guest account created for you by your student. Once your account is created, you can log on to MavLINK and click the "Make a Payment" button.
Why do I need to use a MavLINK guest account?
It is important to create a MavLINK account to access your student's information for many reasons. One of the most important reasons to create a MavLINK guest account is that it ensures that your student will not be kicked out of their session when accessing their MavLINK account.
When do I need to pay my student's tuition bill by?
It is important to pay tuition on time. The due date for tuition each semester can be found on your student's MavLINK account. Due dates can also be found on the Academic Calendar for each semester.
How can I view my student's grades?
In order to view your student's grades, you will need to have a MavLINK guest account created for you by your student. Once your account is created, you can log on to MavLINK and click the "Academics" tab at the top of the screen.
If my student withdraws from a course, will they receive a refund?
The refund your student will receive depends upon how early in the semester they decide to withdraw from a course. The Academic Calendar details the different rates for refunds that are given depending on the time of the semester.
Student Life & Campus Support
Where can I find current campus guidelines related to COVID-19?
An all-encompassing resource for families wanting to stay connected to campus this fall, the UNO Fall Forward website is the central hub for news, resources, tools, and communications about COVID-19 and the Fall 2020 semester. This site is updated daily and is the best first-stop for questions about fall operations.
My student may need accomodations. How can we establish an accomodations plan at UNO?
Contact the Accessibility Services Center (ASC) to begin the accomodations process. ASC collaborates with students, administrators, faculty, and staff to ensure access to reasonable and appropriate student disability accommodations for academic programs, student involvement, and residence life.
Where can I park when visiting my student on campus?
When visiting campus, you can park your vehicle in the visitor parking outside of the University Village clubhouse. It is important that you stop inside of the clubhouse to ask for a visitor parking permit. Be sure to review visitor guidelines before coming to campus.
Will I be notified if my student does something wrong?
The Conduct & Community Standards website has information regarding what information will be provided to the families of students who experience conduct issues on campus.
How do I contact my student?
If you are unable to contact your student and need to get ahold of them, you can call the Student Success Hotline (402.554.4455) and someone from the university will help you get in contact with your student.