Start Your Family Orientation
Welcome to Family Orientation at the University of Nebraska at Omaha! We’re so glad your student has chosen to join our Maverick family. Review the content and videos below to learn more about how you can support your student’s transition to college.
We also invite you to sign up for the Maverick Family Newsletter to have monthly highlights, news, and event details sent straight to your inbox.
Family members are encouraged to participate in the online orientation with their students as well. These online modules can be found via the Student Success Community on your student's Canvas dashboard.
Financial Aid & Student Accounts
Navigating paying for college should be straight forward and stress free. At UNO, the offices of Financial Support and Scholarships and Cashiering and Student Accounts provide resources and excellent customer service to help students and their families understand the financial aid process and UNO student accounts. Watch the videos below to learn about financial aid, setting up a guest account, refunds, and more!
At UNO, the safety of our students and community is top priority. Check out the video below to hear from the Department of Public Safety and learn about how UNO ensures the safety and security of all students while treating them with honesty and respect.
The Transition to College: Supporting Your Student for Success
Heading off to college is very exciting but is also a time of major changes. In the video below, Nate Bock, M.S., LIMHP, LADC of UNO Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) explains strategies for healthy and productive communication during this transition and talks about how family members can support their student along the way.
The Power of Parenting website provides you with valuable information and resources to help you talk to your student about alcohol as they prepare to come to UNO, including:
- Facts about the drinking culture at UNO
- Suggestions for successful communication about alcohol use
- Ways to improve your relationships with your students
Accommodations – Accessibility Services Center
The video below outlines the Accessibility Services Center (ASC) and the process of establishing accommodations related to campus access, academic support, housing, and more.
Connect with ASC to develop accommodation plans at via email at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at 402.554.2872, and view their website for more information.
Parking & Transportation
Advise your student to start planning their routes to and from class and everywhere along the way. The video below provides an overview of parking on campus, shuttle services, and more transportation information.
Please visit this wepage for information on parking permit changes for the 2020-2021 academic year and instructions for purchasing a parking permit. You will find other policy changes and shuttle route updates detailed here.
Next Steps for Family Members
Sign Up for the Maverick Family Newsletter
Sign up today for the Maverick Family Newsletter and receive monthly updates exclusively meant for parents and family members of UNO students. We'll keep you informed on upcoming events and deadlines and highlight the latest stories coming out of UNO.
Follow UNO's Offical Social Media Accounts
Bookmark Important Webpages and Resources• Routinely check in with UNO's Coronavirus (COVID-19) Updates Page.
• Download the 2020-21 New Student Welcome Guide.
• Get to know all of the available student resources.
• Learn about the Nebraska Medicine - UNO Health Center and Student Insurance Policy.
• Check the Housing and Residence Life webpage for on-campus housing updates and move-in information.