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Packing for college

Photo of a Prescott Hall room.Packing for college can be full of headaches and guesswork, particularly for students who have never lived in a residence hall environment before.


ACT: test information for new students

 Your ACT scores are needed to determine:
1. Your acceptance to Union College;
2. The English and math classes for which you may register; and
3. Your merit scholarship award amount.

Act quickly if you still need to take (or retake) the ACT for acceptance to Union, for placement in higher level math and/or English class(es), or for better scholarship award amounts.


Visit Union ... in Atlanta

Update June 30, 2010

Union's booth at the General Conference Session in Atlanta has been featured in several media outlets, including:

Accessing Self-Service: get your answers here

New students are able to access Self-Service upon acceptance and before registration day. Are you wondering what Self-Service is and how to get started? Explore the questions and answers below. If your question is not answered here, feel free to call 800.228.4600.


Choosing your program: Division of Human Development

The education program at Union College offers diverse classroom experiences, making graduates "classroom ready" and sought after by schools all over North America. Student teaching and observation hours are fulfilled in a variety of setting including Adventist and public classrooms, and in single- and multi-grade settings like the two-room elementary lab school, located on Union's campus.


Choosing your program: Division of Fine Arts

The Division of Fine Arts welcomes Cynthia Stokes as a full-time faculty member in the Music Department. Mrs. Stokes has directed the Union College Concert Winds since January 2008 and has taught instrumental lessons and Woodwind techniques over the past two years. She brings over 30 years of music teaching experience at levels ranging from first grade through college level.


Choosing your program: Division of Business and Computer Science

The Division of Business and Computer Science* mission statement is "to prepare professionals for Christian service in the business world by providing a quality, student-oriented education that emphasizes ethics and balances practice and theory." Service events include working with the Good Neighbor Community Center, Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA), and Junior Achievement (JA).


Getting involved: Campus Ministries

Plan now for Project Impact, September 9--a day of community service you will never forget. Each year, Union students, staff and faculty take a day off classes to impact the Lincoln community with a variety of service projects. The Campus Ministries team plans this event as a catalyst for you to engage in service opportunities throughout the year. Get started by reading about last fall's Project Impact here.


Academic opportunity: Union Scholars

Union Scholars is an honors program where students take interactive interdisciplinary classes that focus on the theme of "Global Issues." The program replaces the 54 semester units of general education requirements with 46 semester units of Union Scholars courses from areas such as religion, humanities, and science plus a volunteer service component. In their senior year, Scholars pursue a specific area of interest through an independent study and research project called an Honors Thesis.


Returning student checklist

Below are some items you can complete this summer to save time registration day.


New student checklist

Below are items you can complete this summer to save time registration day.


Book Reviews on Facebook

Brief reviews of new books and resources in the library are available on the Union College Library Facebook fan page.  The library also invites readers to visit the summer reading discussion and share what you are reading this summer.  Become a fan today and keep in touch with the library this summer.


Union College Education Department’s State Accreditation Documents to be Reviewed, June 10, 2010.

Union College’s Education Program will be reviewed by a committee made up of representatives from the Nebraska Department of Education and educators from sister colleges in Nebraska on June 10, 2010. The documents to be scrutinized were submitted on May 26, 2010. Even though the bulk of the work has been completed, the committee will be submitting a list of questions and requirements that will be addressed by the education faculty in preparation for a joint visit with the NCATE Accreditation Team on October 24-26, 2010.

On- and off-campus housing

Campus housing options include the residence halls as well as college-owned apartments, duplexes and houses. Read below for more information on each option, then complete the Campus Housing Request online or print and mail the completed PDF to the corresponding reservation address at the bottom of the form.


On- and off-campus employment

 Need help finding on- and off-campus jobs? Your search starts here.

Off-Campus Employment

Union's capital city location means off-campus jobs and internships are within 10 minutes of campus. For options with a little more convenience, read about on-campus employment below.


2010-2011 school year at a glance

 First Semester

 New Student Orientation

Aug 16-22



Aug 23


 Classes Begin

Aug 24 


 Late Registration Period ($50 fee)


New and returning students: what to expect from your education at Union in 2010-2011

Students and parents returning to or joining the Union College family: Your preparation for this coming school year begins now at Navigate through Admissions' Current News for new- and returning-student information and resources for a successful start to your 2010-2011 school year. Keep checking in for updates on registration procedures, helpful tips, and more.


Union College installs high-tech medical simulation lab

Photo of a nursing instructor and student with the SimMan 3gHe blinks. He talks, moves and breathes. His heart beats, his pupils dilate. He sweats, cries and even bleeds. But he’s no ordinary patient. Sim-Man 3G, the latest in patient simulator technology, has become the core element of Union College’s new medical simulation laboratory for nursing, physician

Making college affordable: more assistance available for families

Union College understands the current economic climate is challenging families and wants to be as helpful as possible and still be fiscally responsible with the resources God has entrusted to the college. Here are some ways Union is helping families for the 2010-2011 school year.

Up to $1,977 Savings Available for Eligible Residence Hall Students


Make-a-Wish CEO speaks at graduation

David Williams, president and CEO of the Make-a-Wish Foundation, will address the graduating class of Union College during commencement ceremonies on May 9, 2010. Last year, the Make-a-Wish Foundation made dreams come true for 13,465 children with life-threatening illnesses.

Union College addresses peacemaking and sexual orientation

In recent weeks, a group called Soulforce announced plans to stop at Union College on April 21 as part of their Equality Ride 2010 tour. This group of college-aged individuals who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgendered (LGBT), embarks on an annual spring bus tour across the country to raise awareness for issues related to sexual orientation and Christianity. Union was the fourteenth stop of fifteen Christian college campuses where riders feel the schools’ policies are discriminatory toward LGBT students.


2010 Library Teacher of the Year

Successful libraries require the contributions of many different groups of people.  From librarians who care for collections to patrons who utilize the resources and support the library with their tuition or tax dollars, no library can thrive without the participation of its community.  On an academic campus, faculty members are also essential to the library by sharing their subject area expertise in collection development and by encouraging student research.  Active faculty support of the library signals to students that the library is an important and v


Communities Thrive @ Your Library: celebrate National Library Week, April 11-17

It’s National Library Week, a time to celebrate the contributions of libraries, librarians and library workers in schools, campuses and communities nationwide. 



Students go barefoot for shoeless children

Visitors to Union's campus on Thursday, April 8, may be surprised to find many barefoot students. These shoeless students are participating in One Day Without Shoes, inspired by TOMS Shoes, a footwear company based in California. Many students learned of the event to raise awareness for children in developing countries who don’t own shoes through Facebook notifications from fellow students.


Union College to unveil Peace Sculpture Garden

In a world where war and chaos become increasingly the norm, students on Union College’s campus took the week of April 5-9 to focus on peace. On Friday, April 9, at 1:00 p.m., the school will unveil of a Peace Sculpture Garden in the Ortner Center at Union College to promote the cause of peace.

Located in one of the main thoroughfares of campus life, “This Peace Sculpture Garden provides artistic reminders of the peace that can exist between people everywhere,” according to Chris Blake, associate professor of English and communication.



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