Family Weekend

SEPTEMBER 27-29, 2024


Participants from 2023 Family Weekend at family picnic

Reasons to Participate



Make new memories with your student.



Meet other Husker families.



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. A limited number of on-campus accommodations are available in Selleck Hall (a traditional-style hall with community bathrooms on each floor). To access the special Family Weekend rates, you must pre-register to participate in Family Weekend. There is no pre-registration fee. Your confirmation email will provide you with lodging 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.


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.


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.

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Student climbs in the Outdoor Adventures Center climbing gym

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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Mammoth skeleton in Morrill Hall

Tour the Sheldon Art Museum

in person or virtually

Whether you're 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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Head sculpture outside the Sheldon Art Museum

Virtual Memorial Stadium Tour

Sponsored by Husker Athletics

Get a close up look at Memorial Stadium with a 3-D tour with guide Matt Davison.

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Cheerleaders run onto the field during a Husker football game

Go Bowling on East Campus

Conveniently located on the first floor of the Nebraska East Union, the Husker Bowling Center offers fun for all ages.

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Bowling ball on the bowling lanes at the East Campus bowling alley

Enjoy a Treat at the UNL Dairy Store

Offering premium handmade dairy products since 1917, the UNL Daire Store is a delicious stop for the entire family.

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Hand holding an ice cream cone outside the Dairy Store

Attend the Farmer's Market

Peruse the downtown farmer's market to find fresh goods and local merchandise.

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Tents and visitors at a farmer's market in the Haymarket area

Explore Lincoln

The Lincoln Convention and Visitors Bureau offers information on popular venues, events, and attractions.

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Lincoln skyline near the capitol building

Ideas for Students & Families Who Live Separately

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