8 great events are happening Sept. 7–12

Friday, September 3, 2021 8 great events are happening Sept. 7–12

Branched Oak Bike Ride with UNL Outdoor Adventures.

The first full week of September is also the third week of the semester. Here's a list of recommended campus events for Huskers to check out.

Anyone attending events and activities should be prepared to show their Safer Community app and Event Pass code on their smartphone to enter the event areas. Face masks/coverings are required in indoor spaces.

Sustainability Summit
  • Tuesday, September 7  |  2 to 3 p.m.  |  Nebraska Union, Swanson Auditorium
  • Wednesday, September 8  |  3 to 4 p.m.  |  Nebraska Union, Swanson Auditorium
  • Thursday, September 9  |  2 to 3 p.m.  |  Nebraska Union, Swanson Auditorium

A three-day event engaging the campus in campus sustainability actions related to: Lincoln’s Vision for a Climate-Smart Future; Myths and Misconceptions: Searching for answers to your sustainability questions; and Getting Involved On Campus. Pre-registration is encouraged.

Campus Safety Awareness Fair

Wednesday, September 8  |  11 a.m. to 2 p.m.  |  Nebraska Union, Memorial Plaza

Meet and visit with the many offices on campus that keep our campus community safe. You’ll find information on everything from mental health, property safety, consent, healthy relationships, alcohol safety and hazing prevention along with fire safety at various booths.

Student Insurance 101
  • Wednesday, September 8  |  12:30 to 1:30 p.m.  |  Nebraska Union, Platte River Room
  • Thursday, September 9  |  5 to 6 p.m.  |  Nebraska Union, Platte River Room

Enjoy free Valentino’s pizza and learn all about the university’s student health insurance plan, including how health insurance works in the U.S.; enrollment deadlines, premium rates and other important details; how to save money by using the plan at the University Health Center; and what you need to know if you’re automatically enrolled.

Open Houses: Jackie Gaughan Multicultural Center and Office of Diversity & Inclusion

Wednesday, September 8  |  1 to 3 p.m.  |  2 locations: Jackie Gaughan Multicultural Center and 104 Canfield Administration Building South

Featuring opportunities for students, staff, and faculty to learn more about the Office of Academic Success and Intercultural Services (OASIS), and the Office of Diversity and Inclusion (ODI). Participants can get resources and giveaways, meet staff members, and enjoy fun activities.

Homecoming Competition Info Session

Wednesday, September 8  |  5 p.m.  |  Nebraska East Union

Homecoming Week 2021 is September 26–October 2. This meeting will provide an overview of the Homecoming competitions and associated competition rules. Organization and groups interested in participating are encouraged to attend to ask questions and learn more.

East Campus Street Dance

Friday September 10  |  9 p.m. to Midnight  |  East Campus Mall

Groove to great live music under the stars of East Campus. Featuring the band PIONEER, enjoy an original sound inspired by pop, rock, and folk genres. Free for UNL students with the EventPass app. Event will be canceled for rain.

Jimmy Buffet's Escape to Margaritaville

4 shows September 10-12  |  Lied Center for Performing Arts

Welcome to Margaritaville, where people come to get away from it all—and stay to find something they never expected. With a book by Emmy Award® winner Greg Garcia (“My Name is Earl,” “Raising Hope”) and Emmy Award® nominee Mike O’Malley (“Survivors Remorse,” “Shameless”) ESCAPE TO MARGARITAVILLE is the musical comedy featuring both original songs and your most-loved Jimmy Buffett classics, including “Fins,” “Volcano,” “Cheeseburger in Paradise” and many more. USA Today calls it “A little slice of paradise!” and Entertainment Weekly raves, “It will knock your flip-flops off!” So don’t let the party start without you!   Additional details and ticket info

Branched Oak Mountain Bike Ride

Saturday, September 11  |  9 a.m. to 1 p.m.  |  Outdoor Adventures Center

Branched Oak and mountain biking, what could be better? $10 for UNL students. $20 for non-members. Sign up at the Outdoor Adventures Center.

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