We are open for on-campus visits!
Due to COVID-19, Union College can only host campus tours for high school seniors, juniors, and transfer students interested in attending Union College for the fall 2021 semester. Campus tours are limited to one family or group in the morning and one family or group in the afternoon on available campus visit days. All campus visits are subject to change or cancellations due to changing COVID-19 safety protocols. Thank you for your continued patience during this time as we continually adapt to the situation.
Union College has implemented the following policies for Spring 2021 campus visits:
Self-Assessment—Please do a self-assessment before leaving your home ensuring you do not have a fever, sore throat, cough, or runny nose. If you have any of these symptoms, you will need to reschedule your visit.
Masks—Make sure you have a face mask with you, as you will be required to wear it at all times while visiting Union College. If you do not have a mask, one will be provided for you. In addition, please honor physical distancing of 6 feet when possible.
Health Screening—Your temperature will be taken when you arrive on campus. Any person with a body temperature of 100.4 F and above will not be allowed to attend the visit.
One family or group per tour—Campus tours are limited to one family or group in the morning and one family or group in the afternoon on available campus visit days.
We appreciate your understanding as we continue to prioritize the health and safety of our staff, students, and visitors, and we certainly hope to see you on campus soon.
What to expect on your campus visit
Once you arrive on campus, a current student tour guide will take you on an hour walking tour of campus. Comfy shoes are encouraged! Please also check the weather for Lincoln, Nebraska, ahead of your visit. While you are on campus, we will schedule appointments for you to meet future professors, talk about the future with your life coach (freshman only), and find out what scholarships you are eligible for.
Our virtual visits via ZOOM include meeting a future professor, talking about the future with your life coach (freshman only), and discussing what scholarships you are eligible for!
When are tours
Virtual and in-person visits are available most Mondays-Thursdays between 9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. and Fridays 9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. We do not offer visits on the weekends and apologize for any inconvenience this may cause you.
Flying to Lincoln, Nebraska
If you fly into the Lincoln (LNK) or Omaha (OMA) airport, we provide complimentary pick-up/drop off to the airport. Just make sure to email us your itinerary and preferred cell phone number to schedule your pick up at your earliest convenience—at least five days before departure.
Lodging and Food on Campus
We provide for up to two days on-campus meals and one-night lodging for a prospective student and parent. If you would like to stay longer, arrangements can be made at your own expense.
Apply ahead of time
To get the most out of your visit, we encourage you to complete our FREE application at www.ucollege.edu/apply. Don’t forget to self-report your GPA and test scores to receive the most accurate information about what scholarships you may be eligible for!
Plus you'll be eligible for travel reimbursement (see below).
Travel reimbursement is available for prospective students who have applied at ucollege.edu/apply
We are happy to offer up to $250 for each prospective student, plus an additional up to $150 for one parent/guardian of the prospective student in travel reimbursement for attending a first time hosted campus visit.
How to receive reimbursement if driving (two options)
- We can reimburse you $0.11/mile from your departure address. No receipts are necessary.
- Turn in your fuel receipts while on campus to Brienne Engelhart. Your receipts will be doubled to account for your return trip.
How to receive reimbursement if flying
- Email your flight receipt to firstname.lastname@example.org
Things to Note
- You will receive your reimbursement as a check in the mail in 2-4 weeks following the event. (The check will be addressed to the student unless requested otherwise)
- We do not reimburse you for the cost of your rental car - but will cover the fuel.
- We do not reimburse you for tolls.
- Receipts must be received prior to or during the campus visit in order to be considered for reimbursement.
- Included in that $250 can be one night at a hotel each way if driving from more than 700 miles away (one way).