International Student Graduation Reception

2022 International Student Graduation Reception

Global Affairs and the Nebraska Alumni Association are pleased to cordially invite all international graduates from May 2022, December 2021 and August 2021 to our annual reception celebrating their accomplishments. We're pleased to return to an in-person celebration this year, hosted on Wednesday, May 11 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.

Registration for this event is now closed. Please contact for questions.

You're Invited: 2022 International Student Graduation Reception

Wednesday, May 11, 2022
5:30-7:30 p.m.
AKRS Champions Club

Join us for an evening celebrating our graduating international students from the 2021-2022 academic year. Brief remarks will be presented by Josh Davis, associate vice chancellor for global affairs, and Shelley Zaborowski, executive director of the Nebraska Alumni Association. 

Following remarks, reception attendees are encouraged to mingle. Light appetizers (including vegetarain options) and a small gift for graduates will be provided.

Logistics & Schedule

  • Address: AKRS Champions Club, 707 Stadium Dr, Lincoln, NE 68501
  • Dress Code: Business casual; no jeans allowed.
  • Seating: Open seating is available at round tables (tables of 8).
  • Parking: Guest parking for the event will be available at no charge in the Champions Club parking lot after 5 p.m.
5:00 PM Doors Open at Champions Club
5:30 PM Welcome Remarks Begin by Associate Vice Chancellor Davis
5:50 PM Premiere of Featured International Graduates Video
6:00 PM Graduate Photos by College
6:10 PM Open Reception and Mingling
7:15 PM Concluding Remarks
7:30 PM Reception Ends

Health Safety Measures

Disposable face coverings and hand sanitizer will be available during the Reception. If you are planning to attend the Reception, please review and follow these health protocols:

If you become symptomatic for COVID-19, please get tested and learn the result before attending the Reception. Symptoms of COVID-19 often resemble cold, flu or allergies; you may unknowingly spread COVID-19 to others if you assume your symptoms are due to another cause.

If you test positive for COVID-19, five or fewer days before the Reception, please do not attend. We know this would be a disappointing situation. We greatly appreciate your responsibility in protecting others from COVID-19 by not attending commencement if you are infectious.

If you test positive for COVID-19 between 6 and 10 days before the Reception, you may attend if any symptoms are improved, but must wear a face covering at all times.

More information about COVID-19 diagnosis and isolation is available on the UNL COVID-19 website.

**Face coverings are a helpful tool for reducing the spread of any illness, including COVID-19.

Questions? Contact Global Affairs at

2021 Virtual Reception

On Friday, May 7, the Office of Global Partnerships & Initiatives and the Nebraska Alumni Association celebrated the 2021 reception virtually to higlight the accomplishments of all of our international graduates in the last year. Particularly in this period of uncertainty, we are so proud to call these students members of our global Husker family who demonstrated great perseverance and grit to finish their degrees.

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