Lincoln, Nebraska

Consistently ranked among the top places to live in the United States, Lincoln is both a capital city and a college town. The city's robust economy means there are plenty of internship opportunities in every field of study, and thanks to eight universities in the area, including the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and Nebraska Wesleyan University, there is always something new to do or see in Lincoln.

We love our hometown, and we think you will too.

Here are a few reasons:

Photo of the Nebraska state capitol.

the silicon prairie


Lincoln's growing economy invests in startups like Hudl, Bulu Box, LiveBy, and BuilderTrend. From high tech startups to government agencies, Lincoln has amazing internships available.

Photo of a kayaker on Holmes Lake.

park perks


Lincoln has more parks per capita than any other city in the United States. Holmes Lake (pictured) is less than half a mile from campus. 

Photo of three girls in downtown Lincoln.

good eats


With more than 500 restaurants in town, Lincoln has something for any taste. 

Here are some staff favorites.

Photo of Union students at the Sheldon Art Gallery.

our academic neighbors


Access to libraries, classes and events at UNL and other local universities enrich the educations of Union students. 

Photo of a Union student at Defy Gravity.

do something


In addition to student-planned events every Saturday night, Lincoln has tons of options for date nights or just something to do.

Here are some recommendations.

Photo of a nursing student helping a homeless person find a shoe.

reach out


More refugees are resettled in Lincoln per capita than any other city in the US. That gives Union students opportunities to learn from and serve diverse populations. 

Visit us and experience Lincoln for yourself.

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Schedule a campus visit

Prospective students can book a weekend visit at Union for free. We'll even help pay for the trip! 

Find out more.

Where to stay

Contact Union's Ortner Center for on-campus guest accommodations, as well as meeting spaces. 

We also provide a list of recommended hotels.