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.
Individuals driving to campus will find a variety of paid parking options available for visitor use. These include surface lots, meters and garage parking options. View all visitor parking options. Guests staying nearby will find that many hotels are within walking distance of campus.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Attend the Farmer's Market
Peruse the downtown farmer's market to find fresh goods and local merchandise.
The Lincoln Convention and Visitors Bureau offers information on popular venues, events and attraction.