Back-to-School Countdown: Do these things now with only 5 weeks until fall semester

Saturday, July 11, 2020 Back-to-School Countdown: Do these things now with only 5 weeks until fall semester


Only five weeks remain until the fall semester begins on August 17, 2020.  Here’s some things you can do in the next two weeks to get a jump start on your return to campus and minimize delays.

1. Order your books online and have them delivered to your current address.

In order to maintain proper physical distancing during the early weeks of the upcoming fall semester, Huskers are encouraged to order books between July 16 and August 4 and have the materials shipped directly to their current address before coming to campus. Books purchased online from the University Bookstore can be shipped for free or at a nominal cost, depending on size of order.

Ordering early and receiving the materials at your current address will decrease crowd size at the bookstore during the first two weeks of class – and minimize the possibility of you standing in a very long (and physically distanced) line for an extended time.  These early purchases will also facilitate the application of financial aid funds to University Bookstore purchases made with the N-Card account.

2. If you need a new NCard, apply for it now.

For health and safety reasons, online ordering is the only option for requesting a new NCard at this time. Use the easy online form to enter your info and upload your headshot photo. You’ll receive an email when your new card is ready and you can schedule an appointment time to pick it up.

3. Get an appointment with Husker Hub to talk about financial aid or class registrations.

 Be ahead of everyone else by using this week to schedule your appointment.  For COVID-19 precautions, you can visit with them by phone and/or Zoom from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday–Friday.  Schedule your individual session by calling 402-472-2030 or sending a message to

 4.    Order your parking permit.

 UNL’s Parking & Transit Services has a handy online Student Parking Permit Purchase Guide explaining the various permit options and costs and walking you through the steps of ordering online. If you need assistance, call  402-472-1800.

 5.    Set yourself for success with academic coaching and well-being coaching.

The Center for Academic Success and Transition (CAST) coaches provide support to undergraduate students by helping to strengthen academic skills. The coaches build supportive relationships with you to identify areas for enhancement, learn study and life skills, and create action plans. Schedule your 1-on-1 appointment.

 Big Red Resilience and Well-being (BRRWB) offers well-being coaching by trained peers. Sessions focus on gratitude, social connection, stress management, emotional awareness, strength building, growth mindsets and transitions – all through the use of the nine dimensions of well-being.  Schedule a well-being coaching session now so you’re ready to start the fall semester refreshed and balanced.

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