Family Weekend

Family WeekendOctober 6-8,2023

Participants from 2021 Family Weekend at watch party

Reasons to Participate

1) Make new memories with your student.
2) Meet other Husker families.
2) Learn more about the university — and your student's experience!

This is a wonderful opportunity to reconnect with your student once they have gone off to college. Your student will have been at the university long enough to tell you how things are going, what classes are like, and update you on new friends. We encourage you to catch up, participate in fun activities, meet other Husker families and create memories together. Please note that some of these events require registration.

All family members are invited to participate in activities.


Hotel room blocks have been arranged at local hotels near the Lincoln airport, in the Haymarket as well as in Downtown Lincoln (all near campus). To access the special Family Weekend rates, you must register to participate in Family Weekend. There is no registration fee. Your registration confirmation email will provide you with hotel information and links to reserve rooms. Please note that hotel rooms may have booking deadlines to secure discounted university rates. Hotel room availability is not guaranteed, so please reserve your room early.


Garage parking at Stadium Drive or 17th & R is available on Saturday and Sunday at no charge. Individuals driving to campus will find a variety of paid parking options also available for visitor use. View all visitor parking options. Guests staying nearby will find that many hotels are within walking distance of campus.

Scheduled Events

You're encouraged to select from the following activities to build a weekend of activities that you and your student will enjoy together. Please note that some of these events require registration.

More to Explore

Be sure to check out additional opportunities on campus and in Lincoln.

Image from the exhibit Opportunity & Opposition: A Century of Women’s Athletics

Exhibition: Opportunity & Opposition: A Century of Women’s Athletics
On display in Love Library

** LIMITED TIME ONLY for 2023 **   Presenting action-packed historical photos and archival documents, this curated exhibit traces the rich and complex history of women’s athletics at the University of Nebraska, from an 1883 petition for equivalent opportunities through the initial impact of Title IX.
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Student climbs rock wall at Outdoor Adventures Center

Play or Exercise at Campus Recreation

Families will have free access to the Campus Rec Center, Recreation & Wellness Center, and Outdoor Adventures Center for the weekend! Show your Family Weekend confirmation email at the check-in desk.
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Morrill Hall

Visit Morrill Hall

Check out the interactive activities and exhibits at Morrill Hall, a 70,000 square foot museum featuring Nebraska's past and present biological diversity, its cultural heritage, and tons of great fossils.
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Sheldon Museum

Tour the Sheldon Art Museum (In Person or Virtually)

Whether your on campus or at home, you can visit the Sheldon's galleries to become inspired by the collections, exhibitions and programs.
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Memorial Stadium in Lincoln

Virtual Memorial Stadium Tour
Sponsored by Husker Athletics

Get a close up look at the Husker Stadium with a 3-D tour with guide Matt Davison.
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Bowling ball striking pins in the Bowling Center

Go Bowling on East Campus

Conveniently located in the first floor of the Nebraska East Union, the Husker Bowling Center offers fun for all ages.
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Ice cream at the UNL Dairy Store

Enjoy a Treat at the UNL Dairy Store

Offering premium handmade dairy products since 1917, the UNL Dairy Store is a delicious stop for the entire family.
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Farmer's Market

Attend the Farmer's Market

Peruse the downtown farmer's market to find fresh goods and local merchandise.
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Lincoln, NE skyline

Explore Lincoln

The Lincoln Convention and Visitors Bureau offers information on popular venues, events and attraction.
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Ideas for Students & Families Who Live Separately

Netflix Watch Party

Virtual Scattergories

Other Games to Play via Zoom