Big Red Welcome continues: 9 events you should go to Aug 23-29

Saturday, August 21, 2021 Big Red Welcome continues: 9 events you should go to Aug 23-29

Big Red Welcome events continue into the first six weeks of the semester. Download the NEBRASKA app from the App Store or Google Play to view the upcoming events and create your own personalized Big Red Welcome schedule.

**Anyone attending Big Red Welcome activities should be prepared to show their Safer Community app and Event Pass code on their smartphone to enter the event areas.**

Free Group Fitness Week

Daily, August 23–28  |  Campus Rec Center and Rec & Wellness Center

All fitness classes are free this week. View the schedule and sign up.

RHA Outdoor Movie: F9: The Fast Saga

Tuesday, August 24  |  8 to 11 p.m.  |  17th Street Green Space (across from Willa Cather Dining Center)

Bring a blanket, chairs and your friends to enjoy a free evening showing of ninth installment in the fast-action film series. Rain site will be the Willa Cather Dining Center's Red Cloud Room. Hosted by Residence Hall Association.

Club Fairs
  • Wednesday, August 25  |  11:15 a.m. to 1:15 p.m  |  Nebraska Union Green Space
  • Thursday, August 26  |  4 to 6 p.m  |  Nebraska East Union

Between the two events, explore nearly 150 recognized student organizations (RSOs) to join for social, professional and leadership interests. RSO members and officers will be on hand to provide details about their organization and answer questions from prospective new members. See the clubs that are attending here.

Soph S'more Social

Wednesday, August 25  |  3 to 5 p.m.  |  Nebraska Union Plaza

Hey Second-Year Huskers...join Chancellor Green and classmates for the debut of an exclusive ice cream flavor ‘Soph S’mores’ from the UNL Dairy Store to celebrate your return to campus. Enjoy the camaraderie of your fellow Huskers and free samples of the new s’more-flavored treat before it runs out.

Pick Your Produce Cookwell Class

Wednesday, August 25  |  4 to 6:30 p.m.  |  Rec & Wellness Center

Enjoy the ultimate garden-to-table experience and learn more about eating seasonal, local produce. After meeting at the RWC, participants will to the Student Organic Farm to hand-pick colorful produce and return to the Wellness Kitchen to cook three delicious recipes. Cost is $10 per person. Pre-register here.

LGBTQA+ Welcome Event

Thursday, August 26  |  5:30 p.m.  |  Nebraska Union, Regency Suite

Meet the LGBTQA+ Center staff and leaders of the LGBTQA+ student organizations and celebrate your return to campus. Enjoy fun, food, and new friends and get info about this semester's events and involvement.

Back-to-School Bash

Friday, August 27  |  7 to 10 p.m.  |  Nebraska Union Plaza

Chill with your Husker friends after a successful 1st week of classes. Celebrate with a free relaxing evening of outdoor activities - Bingo; Kona Ice; music by DJ DeWayne; crafts; personal artwork by a caricature artist; and socializing with your friends at Broyhill Fountain, in the heart of campus. FREE for UNL students with the EventPass app.

Free Skate Night

Saturday, August 28  |  8 to 11 p.m.  |  Breslow Ice Hockey Center

UNL students can ice skate for free with their NCard. Skate rental is available for $3 per pair. A different fee for non-UNL participants.

OASIS Kickoff

Sunday, August 29  |  1 to 3 p.m.  |  Nebraska Union

Experience a fun welcome back celebration with an engaging cultural dance performance by the Chicago Korean Dance Company and shaved ice by Kona Ice. The CKDC organization is an establishment that enables professional dancers to come together in order to present excellence in Korean culture and to make an effort to prevent the loss of Korean prominence in the U.S., where multicultural, racial and nationalities exist.

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