Family Weekend

Family WeekendOctober 2 & 3, 2020

Participants from 2016 Parents Weekend at opening events.

Out of abundance of caution for the extended Husker community, Family Weekend at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln will be offered virtually in fall 2020.

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 virtual activities, meet other Husker families and create memories together.

All family members are invited to participate in virtual activities.

2020 Schedule of Events

Friday, Oct. 2

UNL Dance Marathon

FTKids on the Block
4-8 p.m. | Sponsored by University of Nebraska Dance Marathon (UNDM)
Zoom (Link TBD)

To kick off the new semester, University of Nebraska Dance Marathon will be hosting the 2nd Annual FTKids on the Block. This event will be centered around safely bringing students together to enjoy music, games, and a chance to and learn more about this awesome cause. The student performances which include several acapella groups, cloggers and more will be live streamed throughout the event.

Magician and entertainer Joel Meyers

Joel Meyers - Magician & Entertainer
7:30-8:30 p.m. | Sponsored by UPC Nebraska
Live Stream

Combining sleight of hand and original routines with larger than life personality and crowd winning charm, comedy magician Joel Meyers specializes in taking audiences on what NBC calls “a roller coaster ride.” He’s an illusionist, mentalist and master of the stage who has appeared on America’s Got Talent and other television shows.

Saturday, Oct. 3

Van Brunt Visitor's Center

Campus Tours
10 a.m. & 2 p.m. | Sponsored by Admissions
Morning Session | Afternoon Session | Passcode: GOBIGRED

Tour the campus from the comfort of your couch! Attend a live zoom session with one of our exemplary UNL campus hosts. We'll highlight some of our main buildings used by current and prospective Husker students, including the Nebraska Union, Campus Recreation, academic buildings, residence halls, and more.

Family Feud

Family Feud
7-8:30 p.m. | Sponsored by Hospitality Students in the Advanced Events Class
Zoom (Link TBD)

Join us for a virtual Family Feud - Husker Edition for some family fun and a chance to win prizes! Four families of 5 will compete to name the most popular responses to survey questions, including those from our own Husker students! Grand Prize is a 32" TV. For a chance to be selected to participate, enter your family by September 25 at noon.

On Demand

Instagram app

IGTV Challenge
Sponsored by Campus NightLife

Vote for your favorite student IGTV video on Instagram! Winner will be announced at the Family Feud event on Saturday, Oct. 3.

Memorial Stadium in Lincoln

Virtual Memorial Stadium Tour
Sponsored by Husker Athletics

Get a close up look at the Husker Stadium with tour guide Matt Davison.


Ideas for Students & Families Who Live Separately

Netflix Watch Party

Virtual Scattergories

Other Games to Play via Zoom