Maxwell Arboretum at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.

Housing and Food Assistance

UNL Housing
  • Must be legally married to reside with partner
  • Single custodial parents welcome
  • Undergraduate students must be enrolled for 12 credit hours for both Fall and Spring semesters
  • Graduate students enrolled in fewer than 9 hours must submit a letter from their department chairperson indicating that they are considered a full-time student in that department
Food Bank of Lincoln
  • Summer food for kids
  • Various locations around town
  • SNAP services available
SNAP Benefits
  • Supplemental Nutrition Assistant Program
  • Qualifying and applying for assistance

Child Care and Summer Activities

Lincoln Littles

Has an updated list of current openings for childcare

Children’s Center

Creative curriculum based childcare center on UNL’s campus

Campus Rec Youth Activities East Campus Farmers Market

Database of caregivers throughout the country.

Counseling and Advocacy

Student Advocacy and Support
  • Individualized support to students navigating resources and policies at UNL
Counseling and Psychological Services
  • Support group
  • Confidential individual counseling
Community Action
  • Early childhood education
  • Homelessness prevention
  • Financial and family well-being
  • Hunger relief and healthy food access
Child Advocacy Center
  • Empowers child victims through specialized services that address physical, mental, and emotional aspects of abuse.
  • Advocacy and support for children and families
  • Medical examinations
  • Trauma informed therapy services for children and their family members
Women’s Center
  • Provides students with children programming
  • Children’s Library
  • Safer sex kits
  • Pregnancy test
  • Menstrual products
Center for Advocacy, Response, and Education (CARE)
  • Confidential support for victims/survivors of interpersonal violence and other crimes.
  • Provides advocacy and support for students who have experience sexual assault, domestic/dating violence, stalking, harassment, and other crimes.
Voices of Hope
  • Supports victims of domestic violence, sexual assault, and other forms of relationship violence.
Friendship Home
  • Emergency shelter
  • Crisis services
  • Transitional Housing

Health and Wellness

Student Health Insurance
  • It is available for students, spouse, and dependents.
  • Undergraduate applicants must be enrolled in six (6) or more credit hours in a degree-seeking program.
  • All degree-seeking international students will be auto-enrolled unless they provide proof.
Big Red Resilience & Well-Being
  • Money coaching
  • Husker Pantry – Free groceries for UNL students
  • Husker Recovery meetings
  • Suicide prevention
  • Breastfeeding consultations, classes, support, and supplies
  • Group support
  • Rental supplies
  • StarTran – Lincoln City Bus
    • Children under four (4) and UNL Students are free.

Taxes, Legal Assistance, and Compliance

Tax Help

Prepare tax returns for low-income, working families, and students for free

Student Legal Services
  • Legal advice for all UNL students
  • Large catalogue of referrals for UNL students
Institutional Equity and Compliance

Sexual misconduct and Title IX resources

Diversity and Inclusion

Office of Academic Success and Intercultural Services (OASIS)
  • Scholarships
  • Identity based programming
  • Peer Mentors
International Student and Scholar Office
  • International student resources
  • Events
  • Employment resources
  • Immigration resources
LGBTQA+ Center

The center provides resources, identity-based programming, scholarships, and a student support fund.

Campus Amenities

Lactation Rooms

UNL provides several private, dedicated spaces on East and City Campus for parenting students can utilize for child feeding.

Career Assistance

Career Services

Students can find services related to career coaching, resume and cover letter resources, internships, and networking.