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University of Nebraska-Lincoln Student Life

University of Nebraska-Lincoln is on a 856-acre campus in an urban setting in Lincoln, Nebraska, not far from Omaha. There are many activities and organizations for University of Nebraska-Lincoln students to participate in – band, chorus, theater groups, a campus newspaper, a radio station and more.

University of Nebraska-Lincoln also has fraternities and sororities.

University of Nebraska-Lincoln has a thriving Student Alumni Association. In fact, more students participate in Student Alumni Association than any other on-campus activity.

Other popular student organizations at University of Nebraska-Lincoln include Mexican American Student Association, University Program Council Nebraska, eSAB (Engineering Student Advisory Board) and ASUN (Association of Students of the University of Nebraska, student body government).

The University of Nebraska-Lincoln community comes together each year for University Program Council Concerts, Big Red Welcome and Homecomming.

Does University of Nebraska-Lincoln offer student housing?

University of Nebraska-Lincoln offers housing. Students are required to live on campus through freshman year. First year students are guaranteed on-campus housing.

Most University of Nebraska-Lincoln students live off campus. In 2021, 37% of undergrads at University of Nebraska-Lincoln lived in some kind of on-campus housing and 63% of students lived off-campus or commuted to University of Nebraska-Lincoln. There are 8,795 spots available in on-campus housing for all 20,286 undergraduates. In the 2020-21 school year, 7,22 students chose to live on-campus. First year students are allowed to park a car on campus.

University of Nebraska-Lincoln offers coed housing and housing for students with disabilities.

Safety at University of Nebraska-Lincoln

College is like a home away from home. Whether you're walking to class or coming back from late-night studying (or partying!), it's important to feel safe on campus.

University of Nebraska-Lincoln is patroled 24 hours a day by trained security. The University of Nebraska-Lincoln campus has emergency telephones or alarms for students to use anytime of day or night.

University of Nebraska-Lincoln offers late-night transportation or safety escorts for students. Dorms can only be accessed with secure key cards so that students can feel confident that they are safe in on-campus housing.

Additionally, University of Nebraska-Lincoln has emergency notification system, CCTV surveillance, and public weapons storage for students/faculty/staff.

Plan a Visit to University of Nebraska-Lincoln

Visiting colleges is one of the best ways to get a sense of the campus and student body. If you'd like to visit to University of Nebraska-Lincoln, take Interstate 80 to Lincoln, NE. If you need to fly, book your flight to Lincoln Municipal airport.

While you're planning, check out other schools in Nebraska you may want to visit too. Click the heart at the top of each school's page to save it to your college list.

Want to visit but can't make the trip? Explore University of Nebraska-Lincoln's campus without leaving home by taking a virtual campus tour

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