uConnect

Move in is
January 7-10

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.

The COVID-19 pandemic has changed things on campus a bit. Please take time to learn more about what Union is doing to address COVID-19 here before you arrive on campus—including mandatory testing.

January 7-10—Move into the residence hall

Move-in times
You may move into the residence halls during the following times:

  • Thursday, January 7—12:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
  • Friday, January 8—9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
  • Sunday, January 10—9:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.

Contact your dean
While you don't have to make an appointment, you must contact your dean ahead of time so they can plan for your arrival.

Other regulations to keep our campus safe
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we've made adjustments to move-in day so that we can limit the spread of illness.

  • You will only be allowed to have two helpers assist you with moving into the residence halls.
  • Everyone who enters the residence halls must wear a facemask at all times and pass a temperature check at the front desk (once per day).
  • Everyone who enters the residence halls must check in at the front desk.

Registration and uConnect are January 10

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 January 11.

January 10—Registration and uConnect

Optional ACT testing—As needed
If you would like to take the ACT test in order to qualify for one of Union's top scholarships, sign up to take the test here.

Registration—10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Start in the Visitor Center to take your official college ID photo and get your ID card. Then you'll have the opportunity to visit campus offices, get questions answered and finish your Registration Checklist.

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

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

uConnect—5:00 - 7:00 p.m.
Normally this would be an on-campus event, but because of the pandemic we will be holding our new student orientation session on Zoom. Join in to learn the ins and outs of campus and the important info you need to launch a successful semester here at Union.

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.

  1. 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.
  2. Make sure your student contacts their dean (see above) to let the dean when you plan to move into the residence hall. Please note that only two helpers will be allowed into the residence hall to assist your student with move-in.
  3. If you want to learn more about how Union College is addressing the coronavirus pandemic, please visit our COVID-19 page for the latest information.

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.

Face masks will be required most of the time when you're inside Union buildings (except in your room and while eating in the dining hall), so bring along several masks. Learn more about Union's plan to keep everyone safe this fall.

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 freshman. 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 away 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 enroll@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. 

ACT test (Optional)—Union will offer an ACT test time on Sunday, January 10. 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.