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1. Ortner Center
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The Ortner Center is home to Union College's welcome center, dining services, a men's residence hall and the McClelland Gallery.

One of the hotel-like guest rooms in the Ortner Center

Union Market provides food at stations located throughout the serving area.

The President's Dining Room provides space for special events, such as the International Relations Banquet.

The McClelland Gallery provides students and community artists with a venue to display their accomplishments.

Union Market provides a great place to meet friends or study.

Ortner Center

The Ortner Center is where visitors can find an around-the-clock welcome at Union. The center includes hotel-like guest rooms and a conference center. The main lobby leads into a lounge area with couches and access to board games, computers, and printers. Across from the front desk is the entrance to Union Market, Union College’s eating area with salad bars, a hot food line, sandwiches, and a bakery. A small exhibit space, the McClelland Gallery, is also on the ground floor.

Culver Hall, one of three on-campus dormitories, is part of the Ortner Center. It provides two floors of residential living for both men and women. Students living here have quick access to the Union Market.

2. Everett Dick Building
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Union College's administration building is an excellent example of mid-century Brutalist Architecture.

Professors in many academic fields have their offices in the administration building.

Most classes for education majors as well as many other fields are offered in the administration building.

Business classes are taught on the third floor of the administration building.

Located on the first floor, Campus Ministries provides opportunities and resources for students to lead.

Classes in religion and theology are taught in the administration building.

Everett Dick Building

The six-story administration building is named in honor of Dr. Everett Dick, historian and former Union college professor. Displayed in the lobby is the Golden Cords display, which commemorates every Union student who has gone on to mission service. The lobby is flanked by the President’s Office and the Advancement Office. Student Life and Campus Ministries, which are also on the first floor, are usually filled with students planning the next big worship or social event. Classrooms are in the basement, the second and third floor. Many faculty offices are on the fourth floor. The fifth floor houses Finance, Enrollment, Information Services and Student Records. Finally, the sixth floor at the top of the building houses Student Financial Services.

3. Gym (Thunderdome)
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Union's gym provides a place to learn and play.

Built in 1942, the Thunderdome hosts sports, concerts, game nights, dinners and many varied events.

Students and faculty cheer for the Warriors.

Women's volleyball is one of five varsity sports.

The Gymnaires are Union's acrobatic performance team.

Basketball is Union's oldest varsity sport.

Gym (Thunderdome)

Union College’s gymnasium, lovingly known as the Thunderdome, is home to Warrior’s sports. With basketball, volleyball, golf, and soccer teams, the gymnasium hosts games throughout the year. Union College unites to support fellow students while they compete, and community members are often familiar faces in the crowd as well.

4. Prescott Hall
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Prescott Hall is one of two men's residences on campus.

Rooms in Prescott Hall come with built in desks, shelves and drawers as well as in-room sinks and ensuite bathrooms.

Rooms in Prescott Hall come with built in desks, shelves and drawers as well as in-room sinks and ensuite bathrooms.

Rooms in Prescott Hall come with built in desks, shelves and drawers as well as in-room sinks and ensuite bathrooms.

Prescott Hall

This high-rise men’s residence hall is named after William Prescott who helped establish Union and served as our first president. Prescott has suites where two rooms share a bathroom, which provides both privacy and convenience. Fun fact: because of its location on “Peanut Hill,” Prescott Hall is higher than the capitol building in elevation.

5. Don Love Building—South
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The south end of the Don Love Building has been recently remodeled to provide customized learning environments for three of Union's most dynamic programs: PA, IRR and OTA.

The PA Program combines challenging classroom experiences with hands-on clinical learning and Christian compassion.

The Physician Assistant Program offers Union's only master's degree.

Yes, that's a real ambulance built into the wall of an international rescue and relief classroom.

Each year, international rescue and relief students work with PA and nursing students as well as Lincoln's first responders to run disaster simulations and training exercises.

Occupational therapy practitioners approach care in a holistic way—working with clients to meet their goals and participate fully in all areas of their lives.

The occupational therapy assistant lab allows students to explore assistive technologies and adaptive exercises.

Don Love Building—South

A long, rambling line at the center of campus, the Don Love Building has been expanded and remodeled extensively since it was first built as a factory for student employment in 1939. The south side of the building is now home to three of Union’s most dynamic academic programs.

IRR

The International Rescue and Relief classroom area reflects the uniqueness of this academic program. It includes the back of an ambulance and storage rooms filled with climbing ropes and rescue gear. Every IRR student is a certified EMT by the end of the first year and can expect to have their skills tested in the Colorado wilderness and in Malawi medical clinics.

OTA

The Occupational Therapy Assistant (OTA) Program introduces a two-year track to a well-paying career in healthcare. The department includes a student lounge, classroom, and a skills lab with kitchen, bathroom, and bedroom areas for practicing in-home therapy.

PA

The Physician Assistant (PA) program provides a postgraduate degree at Union College. This highly competitive program has more than 300 applicants for the 30 seats available each fall semester.

6. Don Love—North
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Originally built as a factory to provide student jobs, the Don Love Building has been remodeled and expanded numerous times since its construction in 1939.

The library is a favorite study spot for many students.

Union was the first Adventist college and the first college in Nebraska to launch a digital catalogue.

The atrium is used as a venue for gatherings such as this student resource fair.

The Student Center provides a place to unwind.

The Student Success Office provides tutoring, disability accommodations and many other services.

The upper level of the Atrium gives students a place to study or play with a view.

A bouldering wall in the lower level of the Atrium provides exercise and a test of skill.

Don Love—North

A long, rambling line at the center of campus, the Don Love Building has been expanded and remodeled extensively since it was first built as a factory for student employment in 1939. The north side of the building now houses the following areas.

Atrium

Completed in 1984, the skylit atrium provides a warm and bright gathering place for Sabbath schools and other campus events. You will often find students studying or lounging here and sometimes testing their grip at the bouldering wall.

Library

The library provides students and community members with many resources such as academic journal databases and the research assistance program. If the thousands of in-house books and more than 60,000 online books aren’t enough, your Union ID gets you a UNL library card with access to a world-class research library. The library also houses the schools historical documents and artifacts.

Nursing Simulation Center

The nursing simulation center is set up as a hospital wing populated with high-tech manikins instead of patients. Behind-the-scenes nursing instructors create patient situations that give students real world experience without the real-world consequences of making wrong decisions.

Student Center

Located in the upper level of the Don Love Building, the student center serves as both a hangout and study spot. Between the multiple study rooms, couches, ping pong table, pool table, and TV’s, it always seems to be busy. Clubs, the Associated Student Body, and the Clocktower use this area as a home base. If you feel a-hungered, you don’t have to go far. Cooper’s Corner provides snacks and meals on-the-go that can be purchased with a Union ID.

Student Success

When you walk into the Student Success offices in the library, you’ll feel like an F1 racer pulling into the pits and being surrounded by a crew that wants you to win. Life coaches help you choose classes and set up a study strategy for crushing each subject. Tutors walk you through the rough patches in your road to learning. Some classes even have embedded tutors who share the class experience with you. Specialists in writing and speaking will help you polish your papers before you turn them in for grading. Student Success advisors can help you choose a career and help arrange accommodations for different disabilities. This exceptional team can make the transition to college a smooth—and winning—experience.

Woods Auditorium

Woods Auditorium is a space for worship, music, theatrical productions and the occasional party.

7. Krueger Center
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Completed in 2014, the Krueger Center offers state-of-the-art classrooms and labs for science and mathematics.

Students present their research in the lobby of the Krueger Center.

Configurable classrooms give teachers to option to lecture or work with small groups.

Study spaces throughout the building provide students with space to meet with tutors or in study groups.

Whether majoring in biomedical science, international rescue and relief or chemistry, pre-med students get a jump start on their careers in the Krueger Center.

Whether working on a class project or assisting professors with research, the Krueger Center has room to experiment.

Krueger Center

The Krueger Center for Science and Mathematics is one of Union’s newest facilities. Nearly 2,600 donors contributed over $14.9 million to enable students to learn STEM fields in state-of-the-art classrooms, laboratories and study areas.

Fifty-nine percent of Union College students major in fields in or closely related to mathematics and the sciences, and the 57,000 square foot facility gives those programs room to grow and thrive.

8. Rees Hall
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Rees Hall has been the women's residence at Union College since 1958.

Recently remodeled, the lobby of Rees Hall provides a modern space for study groups or to hang out with friends.

Recently remodeled, the lobby of Rees Hall provides a modern space for study groups or to hang out with friends.

Rees Hall provides beds that can be stacked as bunks or kept separate.

Rees Hall provides beds that can be stacked as bunks or kept separate.

Rooms in Rees Hall are in the process of being updated with new windows, cabinetry and flooring.

Rees Hall is equipped with two kitchens for students.

Rees Hall

Rees Hall, the women’s residence, opened in 1958. Since then, the west wing was added, and the lobby was remodeled with study areas and outlets for laptops. There are two kitchens, one on the first floor and the other in the basement. Each floor has a lobby where women can hang out, study, exercise, or watch TV. Events often take place in the chapel, lobby and basement rec room, helping make Rees Hall a place that builds community and nurtures lasting friendships.

The first floor of Rees Hall also is home to:

  • George Stone Elementary School, giving multi-grade classroom experience for education majors,
  • Campus Health, assisting students who are ill, need insurance or want counseling, and a
  • Lincoln Police Department substation, providing campus an extra degree of security.
9. George Stone School
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George Stone School is a multigrade learning environment for both children and college students.

George Stone School

Located on the ground floor of Rees Hall, George Stone School serves both elementary and college students. The multigrade environment provides children with lots of one-on-one time with teachers while giving Union’s education majors real classroom experience starting their freshman year.

10. Engel Hall
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Engel Hall is home to Union's music, graphic design and digital imaging programs.

Originally built as two separate buildings, Engel Hall originally housed the library as well as the music program.

When the weather cooperates, the annual Spring Concert is performed on the lawn in front of Engel Hall.

Engel Hall is home to the Mac Lab where graphic design students combine technical skills with a foundation in visual art.

The western end of Engel Hall is home to Union's music program.

Engel Hall

Engel Hall was originally two buildings: one was the music building and the other was the college library. But in 1984, the books went out and room was made for more of the fine arts. The former library has been transformed into classrooms and studios for graphic design, photography, pottery and painting. The Mac lab provides hardware and software for mastering artistic expression in a digital world. On the west side of the building, you’ll find recital halls, practice rooms and a recording studio.

11. Clock Tower
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Picnic tables under the clock tower are a great place to study or hang out.

Snow Clock Tower 2

Clock Tower

The landmark that is the most “Union” of all is the clock tower. Completed in 1971, this 100-foot steel tower stands in the center of campus in front of the administration building. In addition to its function as a landmark and clock, the tower is equipped with carillon chimes that can be heard on campus and in the surrounding neighborhood. The chimes are played following church services and for other special occasions.

The clock tower was not new to the Union College campus when built in 1971. The original clock, placed in the tower atop the old administration building, was a gift from the class of 1922. When the class heard plans for a new administration building, they decided something must be done to ensure the clock tower would remain a prominent landmark of both the college and the Lincoln community. It was through their fundraising efforts and the support of many alumni that the current clock tower became a reality.

At the 50-foot level in the clock tower sits a globe 6 feet in diameter. Edwin Ogden and Sam Reinholtz donated a combined total of 60 hours to construct the globe. It is made of three-fourths inches stainless steel, and its continents are made of anodized aluminum, giving it a gold color.

12. Carnegie Building
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The Carnegie Building is home to Union's Integrated Marketing Communications team.

Carnegie Building

Built in 1915 with a $7,500 library grant from philanthropist Andrew Carnegie, this is the oldest building on campus and a registered historical landmark. After serving the village of College View as a library, it housed the college radio station, KUCV. Today, it is home to Union’s Integrated Marketing and Communications Department, which is responsible for areas such as public relations, social media, design, and website management. Across 48th street you can find the Shops at Prescott, where students often study and socialize.

13. College View Church
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The College View church provides a welcoming faith community to students.

uGather is a time to worship and learn together each week. In this photo, Arun Gandhi shares a story about his grandfather.

Parents and students share a prayer of blessing at the beginning of each school year.

Stained glass windows tell the story of salvation from Eden to the second coming.

The College View church provides a welcoming faith community to students with events such as Potluck on Prescott.

Students and the local Adventist community share a fellowship dinner.

Campus Ministries and the College View church work together to provide students with oppotunities for leadership, small groups and many other ministries.

The church provides the perfect venue for sacred concerts throughout the year.

College View Church

The College View Seventh-day Adventist Church (CVC) has served as Union College’s spiritual gathering place since 1894. The current structure is remarkable for a 4,000 square foot wall of stained class that marks the outer perimeter of the foyer. The wall illustrates the story of salvation, with the water running through each panel symbolizing Jesus. The sanctuary is home to a pipe organ that was noted as the largest between Chicago and Denver when first installed. Vespers, concerts, graduation, and other special events also take place in the sanctuary.

14. AdventSource
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AdventSource

Have you ever wondered where Pathfinder honors come from? It's right here at Union College.

AdventSource's on-site studio can be used for class projects.

Whether it's shipping, printing, web design or IT, AdventSource provides many opportunities for students to gain experience.

AdventSource provides many on-campus employment opportunities.

AdventSource

AdventSource publishes books, Sabbath School materials, brochures, and many other products for Seventh-day Adventist church leaders in North America. It is the place Pathfinders and Adventurers can order uniforms along with all the honor patches that they wear on their sashes. AdventSource provides jobs and internship opportunities for Union College students.

15. Cooper Place
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Cooper Place Apartments are conveniently located on campus.

Cooper Place Apartments are conveniently located on campus.

Cooper Place

Built in 2006, Cooper Place is an apartment building primarily for older or married students. With 24 one- and two-bedroom units, Cooper Place offers all of the conveniences of living on campus with the comforts of a spacious and private apartment.

16. Tennis Courts
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Aside from being a health activity credit, tennis provides a great way to keep fit with friends.

In addition to tennis, the courts can be used for half-court basketball.

Tennis Courts

The courts are for more than just tennis, pickleball is also popular with community members and students, and a hoop on the eastern side allows for half-court outdoor basketball. The first time tennis courts were built on Union’s campus was in 1932, when students made two clay courts near the Thunderdome. Their enthusiasm for the project may have been because it was one sport that was approved for co-ed participation.

17. Larson Lifestyle Center
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Larson Lifestyle Center is Union's fitness and wellness center and home to the Nursing Program.

The upper level of Larson Lifestyle Center is dedicated to offices and classrooms for the Nursing Program.

The Nursing Program is known for training high achieving leaders.

The weight room in Larson Lifestyle Center is small, but like it's patrons, mighty.

Larson Lifestyle Center's cardio room is a great escape from the freshman 15.

The annual cardboard boat race during Splash for Cash is one of the many ways you could use the pool.

The lifestyle center is one of the ways Union invites our community to our campus.

Larson Lifestyle Center

In 1981, the Larson Lifestyle Center opened with both a weight room and large heated pool. It attracts community members as well as students and includes classrooms for health and human performance (HHPA) courses and even a pro shop. The top floor is reserved for Union’s top-rated nursing program. Plans are taking shape for enlarging and upgrading the lifestyle center. It’s a far cry from Union College’s first gymnasium in the basement of the original administration building. Equipped with exercise equipment provided by John Harvey Kellogg, it was known as the dumbbell room.

18. College View Academy (9-12)
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CVA's high school classes are held in the larger building.

College View Academy (9-12)

While not technically part of the college, College View Academy has been part of the campus family since 1926. Offering kindergarten through high school, the academy is supported by the Seventh-day Adventist churches in Lincoln. The college and academy work together in many ways, with education majors getting in-classroom experience and many high school students earn college credits or participate in college activities such as Gymnaires, Union’s acrobatic gymnastics team.

19. College View Academy (K-8)
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Elementary students at CVA study in the smaller of the two buildings.

College View Academy (K-8)

While not technically part of the college, College View Academy has been part of the campus family since 1926. Offering kindergarten through high school, the academy is supported by the Seventh-day Adventist churches in Lincoln. The college and academy work together in many ways, with education majors getting in-classroom experience and many high school students earn college credits or participate in college activities such as Gymnaires, Union’s acrobatic gymnastics team.

20. Holmes Lake
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Just five blocks from campus, Holmes Lake is a favorite spot to exercise, unwind and enjoy nature.

On a nice Sabbath afternoon, you're likely to meet other Union students slacklining or hanging out in hammocks.

Holmes Lake is a favorite spot for photographers in Lincoln.

Less than a half mile from Union, the clock tower and administration building are part of the skyline.

Holmes Lake

Holmes Lake Park holds opportunities for exercise and fun just across 56th Street. Students enjoy playing at the outdoor volleyball courts and hanging their hammocks on trees that frame the lake. Bikers and runners appreciate the 2.3 mile Holmes Lake Loop.

21. Union Manor
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Union Manor is owned by the college and provides housing for elderly residents.

Union Manor is owned by the college and provides housing for elderly residents.

Union Manor

Owned and operated by the college, Union Manor is an assisted living center located at the west end of campus.

22. Forty Niners Field
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Is your game is football, softball, soccer, ultimate frisbee or all of the above?

Your education isn't stuck in a classroom. Union's intramural sports teach skills like teamwork and leadership.

Intramural sports are part of creating a balanced life for many students.

Union's World Cup Soccer in which students compete by continent, is a favorite ASB event.

Forty Niners Field

This is the spot for soccer, flag football and softball games. The Class of 1949, the first class of World War II veterans to graduate, created Union’s first permanent athletic field and dedicated it to the memory of their classmates who died in the war.

The name has no relation to the San Francisco football team or the California gold rush and ensuing genocide of 1849.

23. College Apartments
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This building on Bancroft Street is one of many properties the college owns within easy walking distance of campus.

College Apartments

Union College owns many apartments and homes within the College View neighborhood available for students to rent at below-market rates. Students who are eligible to live off campus can apply for housing here.

24. Campus Entrance
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The front entrance welcomes visitors to campus.

The front entrance welcomes visitors to campus.

The front entrance blocked off in preparation for the dedication ceremony in 2017.

Campus Entrance

Dedicated in 2017, the campus entrance at the corner of Prescott Avenue and 48th Street was a gift from alumni to create a landmark and increase the college’s visibility within Lincoln.

25. Joshua C. Turner Arboretum
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Part of the state-wide arboretum system, Union's campus is home to more than 100 species of trees and shrubs.

The diversity of trees on campus provides a great food source for a healthy squirrel population.

The campus squirrel population also attracts predators, such as this baby owl's family.

Joshua C. Turner Arboretum

Union’s campus became part of the Nebraska Statewide Arboretum in 1981. The arboretum is named in honor of Joshua C. Turner, Union’s director of grounds from 1948-1969. Turner dedicated his career to increasing the biodiversity and beauty of the campus.

With more than 100 species of trees and shrubs, some older than the college itself, the campus is also home to Eastern fox squirrels (both red and black varieties), which have become an unofficial mascot for the school. Lincoln’s urban wildlife has been increasing over the last two decades, and Union’s proximity to Holmes Lake Park means many different species come to visit. If you keep your eyes open, you may spot a fox, Eastern screech owls, great horned owls, Cooper’s hawks, nuthatches, purple finches, raccoons … even an osprey. If you’re lucky, you may catch the monarch migration that blankets campus for a couple days every few years.

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