Move in is
August 17

Your journey at Union begins with moving in

We're excited for you to join our Union College family. Move in and uConnect are your opportunity to learn about our campus, get settled in and get ready to start the school year off right. Plus, it's required for all new students.

August 17—Move into the residence hall

Move-in times
You can move into the residence halls between 8:00 a.m. and 9:00 p.m. on Wednesday, August 17. Be sure to stop by the front desk of your dorm to get your welcome packet and check in.

If you plan to move in earlier in the week, please contact the dean listed below. Please note that no one will be allowed to move in between sundown Friday and sundown Saturday.

Spark Start

If you're looking for that extra spark to start your college career off right, join Union College for Spark Start, a three-day intensive before uConnect that will help give you the tools to be successful in college. Learn more and register now!

uConnect is August 18-19

Start the semester off right

Once you've moved in, or if you live in the community, your next step is to complete registration and attend uConnect to be ready to start classes on August 22.

August 17—Move in

Get moved in to your residence hall and settled. There will be plenty of time to finish registration on Thursday, August, 18.

Registration—8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Registration offices will be open so you can ask questions and finish your Registration Checklist

Check out our campus map to find the office you need.

August 18—Registration and uConnect

Registration—8:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Come to the Don Love Building Atrium to take your official college ID photo and get your ID card. All of our registration stops will be set up in Atrium so you can ask questions and finish your Registration Checklist.

Remember, you can finish nearly every item on the Registration Checklist before you arrive on campus. Get it done right away so you have more of the day to get settled in and ready for classes.

Lunch will be in Union Market. Make sure you get your ID card in the Visitor Center so that you can start charging your meals.

uConnect Welcome—4:00 p.m.
This event is for all new students and parents. We'll kick off the orientation event and dedicate the school year to God.

President's Dinner (FREE)—5:00 p.m.
New students and their families are invited to share a FREE meal with the president.

Student mixer—6:00 p.m.
This event is designed to help new students get to know each other and the campus.

Evening of fun—7:30 p.m.
We have some great activities planned where you'll get to meet Union's student leaders.

August 19—uConnect

Registration—8:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Registration offices will be open so you can ask questions and finish your Registration Checklist.

uConnect events—10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Get to know Union all get the tools you needs to start college successfully.

Family Worship—7:30 p.m.
Welcome the Sabbath with the Union family.

August 20—Worship

Worship with the Union College family. Specific events will be posted soon.

August 21—Get ready

ACT Test (optional)—8:30 a.m.
If you want to take (or retake) the ACT to try for those top scholarships, Union will offer an on-campus ACT test in Krueger Center room 230. Learn more and register here.

Registration—10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Registration offices will be open so you can ask questions and finish your Registration Checklist.

Welcome Back Party!—5:30 p.m.
Start the school year off with free pizza, new friends and fun.

Info for parents

Parents, here's what you need to know

Hey parents, we looking forward to meeting you as you help your student move in and get settled at Union.

You can't directly access the Registration Checklist without your student's UC-ID, but you can see all the forms they need to complete here.

TIP: If you need help, check out our "How To" videos.

Parent Orientation Session—August 18

Parents, you're invited to join on Thursday, August 18 for a dedication service, supper, and orientation service especially for parents.

  • 4:00 p.m. -  uConnect welcome and dedication
  • 5:00 p.m. -  President’s Dinner (FREE)
  • 6:00 p.m. -  Parent Orientation

If you can't join us in person, the orientation session will be available to watch live at

Registration on campus

If you arrive early and have questions about registration, finances or anything else related to enrolling at Union, office will be open across campus for registration at these times:

  • Wednesday, August 17—8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
  • Thursday, August 18—8:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
  • Friday, August 19—8:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
  • Sunday, August 21—10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

If you need help, please feel free to contact the Enrollment Office at 402.486.2504 or

Helpful information.

Getting ready to live 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.

Live 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.

Find your way around campus

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

Traveling from overseas? We can help!

International students

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

Remember, if you are traveling from overseas, you will be required to quarantine for two weeks. You will be able to quarantine in your room in the residence hall. Please contact the dean for more information.

Once you're here ...

More things to know once you get here.

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. 

ACT test (Optional)—Union will offer an ACT test during registration. You can use this time to try to raise your score on any combinations of sections. This is a residual test which means your score is only good at Union College. To learn more or register, click here.

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. 

Finding a Job

  1. Register for your classes. Potential employers want to know if your free times match with when they need workers.
  2. Check our job board. Apply via email to the contact listed in the posting.
  3. Follow up with the people you applied to. Make sure they know you are interested in the job.
  4. Don't find a fit? CustodialUnion Market and the Larson Lifestyle Center are the largest student employers on campus. Contact them directly to ask about possible jobs.