Blue & Gold Welcome

Each fall, the First Year Program hosts Blue & Gold Welcome as a coordinated effort to welcome incoming students and families to UNK! For first time freshmen and transfer students, Blue & Gold welcome is your opportunity to connect with classmates, learn about campus, and discover UNK! Required activities take place the weekend prior to classes starting, and optional Blue & Gold Welcome events take place for several weeks following your first day at UNK!

Blue Gold Welcome COVID Action Plan

Blue Gold Welcome Weekend Schedule

**Attend MOST BGW events and you have the chance to win $250 in books!

Friday, August 21:

Saturday, August 22:

Sunday, August 23:

For more events, go to,

Still have questions and want to talk to someone "in person", join us at 2pm every Tuesday until school begins on Zoom.

Freshman Meeting:

Transfer Meeting:

Loper Leaders

Over 125 upperclass students volunteer their time to lead incoming students through Blue & Gold Welcome activities. That's the UNK community you'll be joining!

You can meet some of our past Loper Leaders in the images below & you can meet all of your Loper Leaders during Blue & Gold Welcome!