Here is a campus arrival checklist for US students. Complete the following tasks before the first day of class and you'll be prepared for your first semester of the DPH program.
Check in at the DPH Program Office
Stop by and introduce yourself to program staff and faculty. If you haven’t already, we will give you access to register for classes. Also, bring any academic records that have been requested. Our office is located at 279E Plant Sciences Hall, East Campus. You may have additional paperwork to complete if you are on an assistantship or will be issued access to the building.
Office and Building Hours
Registered students have full access to Plant Sciences Hall Monday-Friday from 7:00am to 7:00pm during the fall and spring semesters, and 7:00am to 5:00pm during summer sessions. The doors are locked on the weekend and holidays. Students must obtain building card access if they want access outside these hours. Building access requires the Director’s approval.
Register for Classes
Get Your NCard
Your NCard is your student ID card at Nebraska. It can be used for identification, access to certain buildings and labs, educational discounts, and purchasing items on campus. To get your NCard, first register for classes and then bring a current photo ID and your NUID number to the NCard office in Room 121 of the Nebraska Union. Office hours are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. The $15 issuance fee will be charged to your consolidated account. If you have previously enrolled here and already have an NCard, you do not need a new one.
Enroll In or Waive Student Health Insurance
Nebraska's student health insurance is provide by UnitedHealthCare. Coverage includes medical, dental, and prescription medications. You can enroll yourself and dependents at the University Health Center, located at 550 N. 19th St. on City Campus.
Purchase a Parking Permit
There is no free parking on campus. If you will have a car, purchase your parking permit from Parking and Transit Services online or in person in the Stadium Drive Parking Garage. Don't forget to register your bicycle, if you plan to bike to campus. A free bus pass (valid for both campus and city bus systems) will be mailed to all registered students.
Claim Your My.UNL Account
You'll need to claim your My.UNL account to access the My.UNL Academic Portal, the campus wireless network, and additional services. (This is in addition to your TrueYou/MyRED account.)
Update Your Contact Information
Check your Profile in MyRED to make sure we have your current address, phone number, and email. You also have the option of getting a @huskers.unl.edu email address — you'll be able to continue using it even after you complete your study at Nebraska.
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