Your key to a great start at Union College

College is a grand new adventure, and uConnect is our way of making sure you have the information you need to start college right and be successful at Union.

uConnect for Fall 2023 will take place on August 16-18.  It's a great way to start the college experience — plus it is required for new students.

uConnect Schedule - August 16-18, 2023

Wednesday | August 16

Move in to the residence halls | 8:00 a.m. - noon
Unload your stuff into your new room and get settled in.

Get questions answered | 1:00 - 3:30 p.m.
Have questions about finishing registration? Visit our offices and get your questions answered.

Calling Dedication | 3:30 p.m. | College View Church sanctuary
This special service for students and families dedicates the new year to God. This event will also be live streamed on UTV.

President's Picnic | 5:00 p.m. | College View Church Heartland Hall
Join us for a FREE meal for all new students and families.

Parent Orientation | 6:30 p.m. | Woods Auditorium
This special event for all parents focuses on how we can all work together to support their new college students.  This event will also be live streamed on UTV.

uConnect kick-off | 6:30 p.m.
Students, uConnect is a three days of learning, friends and fun designed to help you be ready to start college. uConnect is required for all freshmen.

Thursday - Friday | August 17-18

uConnect sessions for students will continue Thursday and Friday. Parents, you are free to head home.

Sabbath | August 19

Students, enjoy your first weekend on campus worshipping with us.

Sunday | August 20

Take a day off to finish settling in and get ready for classes to begin. 

Monday | August 21

Classes begin.

Spark Start

If you're looking for that extra spark to start your college career off right, join Union College for Spark Start, a four-day intensive before uConnect that will help give you the tools to be successful in college (August 13-17).

Spark Start is a great way for new students to ignite their college experience. Join us to make early connections with new classmates and advisors and get off to a great start at Union College. 

The engaging coursework will help you build a strong foundation and ensure you are ready for college-level classes. The event won't cost you any extra, and you'll be able to charge your meals to your student account.

Learn more and register now!

Getting ready for college life

Living in the residence halls

Wondering how big the residence hall rooms are? What you should bring? Check out our Student Housing page to get all the info.

Find your perfect fit

There are all kinds of opportunities for you to connect with clubs, leadership opportunities, jobs, music groups and sports. Click here to learn more.

Know your resources

Union offers lots of resources to help you have a successful college journey—including a life coach for every first-year. Click here for more.

Union Market hours—it's never fun to be late to dinner.

Life in Lincoln

Lincoln is one of those great big little cities:  big enough to have a wide variety of shopping, dining, internships, jobs, and cultural and entertainment opportunities, but small enough to drive across town without burning a tank of gas. In our mini-metropolis of nearly 300,000 people, we have hundreds of restaurants, a plethora of stores, and 128 miles of bike and hiking trails. Click here to get a taste of the city. We like it here, and we think you will too.

Best cell phone service—While you can use any cell phone carrier, Verizon, Sprint, T-Mobile and US Cellular provide the best reception on campus.

Transportation to campus—Need help getting from the Lincoln or Omaha airports to Union College? No problem! We provide free airport pick up for new students and their parents. Please email with your itinerary and cell phone number at least 1 week before your flight departs. The earlier you can email your itinerary, the better. 

Find your way around campus

Want to learn more about our campus? Explore or our interactive map.

International students

Make sure you’ve done everything on your international checklist and have communicated about airport transportation and bedding packets.