Celebrate the semester's first full week with MLK activities, open houses, and bouldering

MLK Week is January 22-26, 2024.
MLK Week is January 22-26, 2024.

Welcome back, Huskers! Spring semester is has arrived and the campus is coming alive. Get back into the rhythm of school with these 6 recommended events of the week.

NEW THIS SEMESTER: A listing of important Upcoming Deadlines is added at the end. Check it out.


Nonprofit in Residence
daily, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Jan 22–26, 2024
Nebraska Union, 1st Floor (near NCard Office)

Swing by for an informal visit with representatives from local nonprofit organizations and learn about their industries, internships, and volunteer opportunities for UNL students. Two different nonprofits are present each day.


Late Night Dish It Up: Divine Nine Edition
6 to 7:30 p.m. Jan 23, 2024
Jackie Gaughan Multicultural Center

An event of MLK Week. Dish it Up is an interactive conversation where individuals can share their personal views, learn from others and engage in civil discussions concerning current events, topics affecting students’ lives, UNL, and national/international happenings.

In this session, a moderated panel discussion with members from each *Divine Nine (D9) organization discussing Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. (Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc.) affiliation and the historical impact of the D9 within past and present social justice movements from both a national and local (Nebraska) lens.


LXB: League of Extraordinary Boulderers
Two times available: 6:30 to 8 p.m. and 8 to 9:30 p.m.
Starts Jan 24, 2024

Outdoor Adventures Center, Climbing Gym

A bouldering league for UNL students to climb and compete against each other. League will be meet every Wednesday evening for four consecutive weeks.

FREE for UNL students.


CARE’s Fifth Anniversary Open House
2 to 5 p.m. Jan 25, 2024
Louise Pound Hall, Room 211

Celebrate 5 years of advocacy, prevention education, growth, and change with the Center of Advocacy, Response & Education (CARE). Open to all. Whether you are already connected with CARE or you want to explore becoming involved, stop by to meet the CARE team, discover the depth of the programs, and enjoy a snack.


Kinetic Light – DESCENT
7:30 to 7 p.m. Jan 27, 2024
Lied Center for Performing Arts

An event of MLK Week.

Inspired by the sensual writings and art of French sculptor Auguste Rodin, DESCENT gives the mythological characters of Venus and Andromeda new life as interracial lovers. The sensuality of this work is palpable, and risk is interwoven throughout as wheelchair wheels fly precariously at the edge of the ramp.

Performed on a custom-designed architectural ramp installation with hills, curves, and peaks, DESCENT explores the pleasures of wheeled movement and reckless abandon. Combining dance, architecture, design, and technology, this evening-length work challenges cultural assumptions of what disability, dance, and beauty can be. Voted as 2018’s most moving performance by the readers of Dance Magazine, DESCENT is “An ingenious set of ramps [that] serves as a canvas for projections of stars and seas, and as a surface for wheelchair motion with the gliding grace of ice dance,” according to The New Yorker.


Huskers Abroad 101

Two options:
3 to 3:30 p.m. Jan 23, 2024
Louise Pound Hall, Room 234

4 to 4:30 p.m. Jan 25, 2024
Louise Pound Hall, Room 124

Take the first steps towards starting your global experience. During the 30-minute workshop, you will discover the types of global experience; funding; a timeline for planning your experience; and thinking through your goals to go abroad.

No registration is needed, and both undergraduate and graduate students from all colleges are welcome.



MLK Commemoration Celebration - RSVP now to attend the special event at 6 p.m. January 30.

January 24 & 25 - two sessions of Athletic Training Basics Class (non-credit) begin at Campus Recreation. Register online.

• January 26 - final day to sign up for the Tenaska Business Challenge.

• January 26 - deadline for RSOs to reserve a table space at the Spring NVolvement Fair.

• January 29 - Last day to drop a full semester course and receive 100% refund. Academic Calendar.

• January 29 - Final day to change your meal plan with the dining centers.