New Student Orientation Registration

All new international students MUST FILL OUT THE BELOW ORIENTATION REGISTRATION FORM so that UNK can reserve your space at New International Student Orientation.

New international students are allowed to move into their residence halls early in order to attend mandatory orientation activities. There is no additional charge to live in the residence hall during orientation but food costs will be the student's responsibility.

The date the residence halls will open for NEW international students is Tuesday, January 19 for the spring semester. However, in order to move in on this date, a signed housing contract must have been received by the Office of Residence Life and the Orientation Registration (completion of the below form) have been received by International Student Services.

Arranging Travel to Kearney

The best airports to use for arrival in Nebraska are:

  • Kearney (EAR)

  • Lincoln (LNK)

  • Omaha (OMA)

If you choose to fly to Lincoln or Omaha, you will need to make reservations on Greyhound Bus or Navigator Express Bus Service for transportation from the airport to the campus of UNK. Below are instructions specific to each arrival airport:

KEARNEY: United Airlines offers daily United Express jet service to Kearney from Chicago and Denver. In order to fly into Kearney, you would fly from your home country directly to Chicago O'Hare International Airport (ORD) or to Denver International Airport (DEN) and from either of those airports directly to Kearney Regional Airport (EAR). We will have a UNK van waiting at the Kearney airport to transport you to campus.

LINCOLN: The Navigator Bus will pick up at the Lincoln airport at 3:25 P.M. daily except for Sundays. This means if your flight arrives later than 3:25 PM, you will need to make a hotel reservation for the night in Lincoln and take the bus the next day.

OMAHA: The Navigator Bus will pick up at the Omaha airport at 2:00 P.M. daily except for Sundays. This means if your flight arrives later than 2:00 PM, you will need to make a hotel reservation for the night in Omaha and take the bus the next day.

  • If this is the case, then you must arrive at the Omaha airport one day in advance so that you will be on the campus of UNK to check in to your residence hall Tuesday, January 19.

  • The charge for the bus from Omaha to UNK is $79.

  • If you decide to take the Greyhound Bus instead, you will need to directly book and pay on their website at greyhound.com 
    • Lincoln: The Lincoln Bus Depot is located at 5250 Superior St., which is about 7 miles (11 kilometers) from the Lincoln airport. You will need to secure your own transportation from the airport to the bus station.
    • Omaha: The Burlington Trailways Bus Station is located at 1601 Jackson St., which is about 3.5 miles (5.6 kilometers) from the Omaha airport. You will need to secure your own transportation from the airport to the bus station.
  • Please make sure you have communicated your Greyhound bus arrival day/time to Kearney with the ISS office so we can ensure UNK transportation to campus at time of your arrival from the Kearney bus stop.

Once your flight and bus transportation details have been arranged, you will need to notify the International Student Service Office of your arrival date and time by completing the Orientation Registration Form below.

If any information/arrival details on the Orientation Registration form change, please contact the International Center IMMEDIATELY by e-mail iss@unk.edu or telephone (308-865-8953).