uConnect

uConnect quick links

College is a grand new adventure, and this guide is designed to help you transition into the great unknown confidently—creating a home away from home, making friends, and knowing your resources. Enjoy!

Use the quick links below to find what you're looking for.

uConnect schedule

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 17-20, 2022


Wednesday, August 17 (move in)

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.

Your first stop — check in

8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Ortner Center and your residence hall

Move into your residence hall

8:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.

Residence halls

Complete the registration checklist

8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Campus offices and on Portal

Thursday, August 18 (registration)

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.

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. The join us for the start of uConnect at 4:00 p.m.

Registration

8:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Don Love Building Atrium

uConnect Welcome

4:00 p.m.

College View Church sanctuary

President's Dinner (FREE)

5:00 p.m.

College View Church Heartland Hall

uConnect sessions

6:00 p.m.

To be announced

Friday, August 19 (uConnect)

Registration (offices open)

8:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Various locations

uConnect sessions

10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

To be announced

Family Worship

7:30 p.m.

To be announced

Sabbath, August 20 (Worship)

Sabbath School

9:45 a.m.

College View Church young adult room

Worship Service

11:00 a.m.

College View Church sanctuary

Something on Sabbath

2:45 p.m.

To be announced

V2 (sundown vespers)

8:00 p.m.

To be announced

Student Association Party

9:00 p.m.

To be announced

Sunday, August 21 (Get ready)

8:30 a.m.

Krueger Center Room 230

Registration offices open

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

Various locations

Welcome Back Supper (free pizza!)

5:30 p.m.

the Quad (behind the admin building)

Parents, here's what you need to know

Hey parents, we look 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.

uConnect welcome and dedication

4:00 p.m.

College View Church sanctuary

President's Dinner (free)

5:00 p.m.

College View Church Heartland Hall

Parent Orientation

6:00 p.m.

Woods Auditorium

Registration on campus

If you arrive early and have questions about registration, finances or anything else related to enrolling at Union, offices 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. (in the Don Love Building Atrium)
  • 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 enroll@ucollege.edu

Spark Start and sports

Have you enrolled in Spark Start or plan to try out for the Warrior men's soccer or women's volleyball team? You'll need to move in on Sunday, August 14. Here's your special schedule.

Sunday, August 14

Start in the Ortner Center to get your ID card and then check in at your resident hall.

Check in (get your ID)

12:00 - 4:00 p.m.

Ortner Center lobby

Move in and get settled

12:00 - 4:00 p.m.

Residence halls

Supper and welcome

6:00 p.m.

To be announced

Monday, August 15

Worship

8:30 a.m.

Woods Auditorium

Parent Orientation (parents only)

9:00 a.m.

Woods Auditorium

Campus Tour (Spark Start and athletes)

9:00 a.m.

Leave from Woods Auditorium

10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Spark Start sessions

Various locations

10:30 a.m.

Warrior tryouts begin

Thunderdome and 49ers field

Tuesday - Wednesday, August 16-17

Spark Start sessions

8:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Various locations

Warrior tryouts

Times to be announced

Thunderdome and 49ers field

Thursday, August 18

Spark Start sessions

9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Various locations

Warrior tryouts

Times to be announced

Thunderdome and 49ers field

Finish registration

12:00 p.m - 4:00 p.m.

Don Love Building Atrium

Join uConnect events

4:00 p.m.

College View Church sanctuary

Calling volleyball and soccer athletes

For those trying out for the women's varsity volleyball or men's varsity soccer teams, you'll need to move in on Sunday, Aug. 14 (see the Spark Start and Sports schedule above).

Register for the tryouts here and contact your dean (click here) to ensure your residence room is ready when you arrive.

NOTE: All Warrior athletes must undergo a sports physical by a physician. Download this form and have your doctor fill it out. The form must be turned in to the Athletic Department before you begin tryouts.

Getting settled

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.

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.