Now that you've been accepted to our university, there are a few things you should do to start your adventure. Use the resources below to complete mandatory tasks, discover fun opportunities and make the most of your time in Nebraska.
New Student Enrollment (NSE) handles all pre-arrival and international student orientation details for incoming international students. The International Welcome Team greets and assists students at the Lincoln airport to provide a free shuttle to campus and to off-campus destinations within two miles of campus. You must submit your arrival information. International Orientation is a required event for all new undergraduate international students. What you will do at International Orientation:
- Learn about the requirements for your college or program
- Be introduced to campus resources
- Get campus essentials (bank account, student ID card, phone, bus pass, etc.)
- Set up your immigration check-in appointment if you have not done it online
- Learn about how to succeed at UNL
- Meet other students
- Tour campus
Students are required to complete the check-in process as soon as they arrive on campus so that ISSO can activate the SEVIS record. This is necessary to maintain legal immigration status. Bring your immigration documents including I-20 or DS-2019, passport, and I-94 card. The ISS Office is in 201 Seaton Hall. Sign up for a check-in session here.
All new international students must have a tuberculosis test at the University Health Center once on campus. Review the pre-enrollment health requirements for current details. Testing is available Monday through Friday, 8:00 AM to 3:00 PM, and you do not need to schedule an appointment in advance. Please click here to learn about what to bring to your first appointment. The fee for the test is payable by cash, check, or credit card.
All international students with F1 and J1 visas are automatically enrolled in the UNL student insurance plan-- UnitedHealthcare StudentResources. Under this plan, most services at the University Health Center are 100 percent covered, including medical procedures, visits with medical specialists, annual exams, laboratory tests, x-rays, physical therapy, and counseling and psychological services. For dental services, two check-ups are 100 percent covered and other dental services are partially covered. At the University Health Center pharmacy, most prescriptions have lower co-pays.
Check your Profile in MyRED to make sure we have your current address, phone number, and email. You also have the option of getting an @huskers.unl.edu email address — you'll be able to continue using it even after you complete your study at Nebraska.
It is expected that you will conduct every aspect of your academic career with complete honesty and adhere to the rules and policies of UNL's Student Code of conduct. Review the Student Code of Conduct to understand that expectations may be different here than in your home country.