uConnect

uConnect — 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 2023 will take place on Sunday, January 8.  It's a great way to start the college experience — plus it is required for new students.

uConnect booklet
If you to learn more about the uConnect experience, download the uConnect booklet PDF from Fall 2022. Please note that the dates will reflect Fall 2022, not Spring 2023.

Registration schedule - January 8, 2023

Move into the resident halls | 9 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Move into your dorm and get settled anytime during the day. If you need to move in before Sunday, January 8, please contact your dean.

ACT Test | 8:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.

This residual ACT Test will take place in Krueger Center Room 230 and is completely optional. This ACT test is a way for your to potentially increase your scholarship. Learn more and register for the test here.

Registration | 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Campus offices will be open to answer questions and help you complete your registration checklist. The checklist must be completed by 5:00 p.m. on January 8. You can get started now! Just visit ucollege.edu/portal, log in with your UC-ID and password (send via email), and then click the clipboard icon.

ALEKS Test | 2:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

The Assessment and Learning in Knowledge Spaces (ALEKS) test will take place in the Everett Dick Administration Building Room 306. It is designed to gauge your understanding of mathematics and is required if you registered for certain classes and didn't take the ACT. Talk to your Life Coach to learn more.

uConnect (new student orientation) | 5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.

This event will take place in the Student Center in the Don Love Building and is required for all new students. A free supper will be served up along with a lot of useful information that will help you start off college successfully.

Special parent event | 5:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.

Parents, come have supper and get to know the Union College administrators. This location for this event will be announced soon.


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 visit@ucollege.edu 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.