Visit Union FAQ

 What if ... ?

Is your question not answered here? Call Addi Hudgins, Campus Visit Coordinator, at 402.486.2694 or email
visit [@] 

I can't get ahold of you guys (back to top)

You can reach campus hosting at 402.486.2694. Office hours are: Monday-Thursday, 8:30 a.m. to Noon and 1 p.m. to 5:30 p.m., and Friday 8 a.m. to Noon. Leave a voicemail for Addi Hudgins, Campus Visit Coordinator, or email your questions to
visit [@]; either way you'll hear back from us as soon as possible.

I don't know what to bring (back to top)

You are encouraged to bring a sleeping bag and a pillow (not necessary if you will be staying in a guest room in Ortner Center ), personal items and clothes, of course! Hint: a heavy winter coat, scarf, and gloves become indispensable during the winter!

I can only visit on closed dates (back to top)

Some dates are marked "closed" for various reasons. This is our way of avoiding scheduling on days that will not be beneficial to you. Refer to the calendar on the previous page to avoid choosing closed dates. We do not offer travel reimbursement during closed dates. We want you to have a first-rate visit and experience Union at its best!

I don't know how to get to Union College (back to top)

Just follow our written directions.

Does the reimbursement cover renting a car? (back to top)

No. If you qualify for reimbursement (application and a 2.5+ GPA turned in at least 10 days before your visit), you are eligible for up to $250 gas or airfare. We do not reimburse car rentals, baggage fees, snack food, tolls or speeding tickets. You must turn in receipts to be eligible.

I have other plans while visiting Union (back to top)

Going to the scheduled appointments (admissions procedures, scholarships, financial services, campus tour and academic advising) is critical in seeing what Union can do for you! Your time with us at Union and in Lincoln will also be filled with opportunities to attend on-campus and occasionally off-campus activities. Let us know what your plans are and we can offer things for you to do, or if you have plans of your own outside of the scheduled appointments (which will take 2-3 hours), the rest of your visit timeline will be left free for you to do as you please!

I don't know how soon I need to decide dates for my visit to Union (back to top)

Your consideration in giving a two weeks notice prior to your visit is greatly appreciated. This insures that your time with us is enjoyable and that you are able to meet with the people necessary to get the information that you need.

I want to stay longer than the 3 days and 2 nights that you allow visits (back to top)

You are free to stay with us as long as you like. Be aware that if you stay longer than 3 days and 2 nights, expenses for the Union experience (food and lodging) are on you. Additional housing arrangements will need to be made or a dean informed if there is a friend on campus with whom you will be staying. If you would like to know hotels are in the area, check them out here. Whether staying longer interests you or not, you are certainly welcome for 3 days and 2 nights, entirely on us!

I want to visit Union but live outside of the United States (back to top)

You are free to come from any country to visit us! On-campus food and lodging is on us; however, all travel arrangements/expenses (travel visa, flight costs, etc.) will be made by you. Please work with us to confirm which traveling dates are best. Once you have your visa, we will begin making appointments. When these arrangements are made by you, then we welcome your visit and look forward to seeing you. 

I want to bring my family (back to top)

We provide food and lodging for a prospective student and a parent for up to two nights and three days on campus. However, visitors that are not prospective students will not receive airfare reimbursement. Let us know who all will be coming and appropriate accommodations will be provided.

I don't have any travel plans yet (back to top)

Give us a call at least two weeks in advance and confirm your preferred dates. Once dates are confirmed you will need to buy tickets or make necessary travel arrangements (we will set up all of your on-campus accommodations). Last minute airfare can get expensive, so plan ahead! After reserving your flight, visit [at] (e-mail) us a copy of your flight itinerary. This will allow us to have your reimbursement ready when you arrive and also make arrangements for you to be picked up from the airport, if necessary.

I want to bring my pet (back to top)

You are asked to leave your fuzzy friends (and non-fuzzy pets for that matter) at home. While on campus you are welcome to enjoy our friendly squirrels, fuzzy rabbits and other on-campus "pets!"

I do not know what to expect for housing (back to top)

If you are traveling alone, you have the option of staying in either a dorm room or, as available, in a guest room. You can also let us know if you have a friend in the area that you will be staying with. Our dorm rooms and guestrooms offer a smoke-free and pet-free environment; your cooperation is expected in following their no smoking and no pets policy. Check-out in Ortner is 11 a.m. and no later than 1 p.m. if your appointments are scheduled through 11 a.m . If are not able to visit and must cancel your guest housing, please call Ortner Center directly at 402.486.2545. They need to know by 6 p.m., otherwise you will be charged for the night. (Please do not call our main campus visit number to cancel housing as no one is in the office over the weekend.)

I will no longer be visiting and my appointments have already been made (back to top)

Please call us as soon as you know that your plans will be changing. We are glad to help you reschedule your visit or cancel your appointments and housing arrangements as appropriate.