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 Spring 2024 will take place on January 7.  It's a great way to start the college experience — plus it is required for new students.

Move in and uConnect Schedule - January 7 

Sunday | January 7

Move in to the residence halls | 8:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Unload your stuff into your new room and get settled in.  Note: If you need to move in before Sunday, please contact Dean Emily Patterson (women) or Dean Santi Fernandez (men).

Get your Photo ID | 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. | Ortner Center
Come take your official Union College photo ID and get your ID card. This will allow you to access buildings and make purchases in the Union Market and the Campus Store.

Welcome reception | 3:00 p.m.
Join us for some refreshments and time to get acquainted. This event is for all new students and families. Parents, you'll have the opportunity to meet college administrators and ask questions.

New Student Orientation | 3:30 p.m.
This event is required for ALL new students and will help you learn what you need to know to be ready to start classes at Union

Welcome back party for all students | 6:00 p.m.
Come enjoy fun, food and games and make new friends as we celebrate the start of the new semester.

Monday | January 8

Classes begin | 8:00 a.m.
Get a great start to the semester with your first day of classes.

Offices open | 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
If you have financial questions or need to finalize anything on the Registration Checklist, you can visit campus offices and get your questions answered.

Questions? If you have questions about anything related to uConnect, please contact us at or 402.486.2504.

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 student. 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.