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There’s No Better Time to be a Maverick
The University of Nebraska at Omaha (UNO) has more to o er than you might imagine. We invite you to come explore campus and “get to know the O”—Nebraska’s premier metropolitan university.
UNO believes in academic excellence by o ering coursework that is relevant to the real world. We appreciate learning is a lifelong process and not every route to college is traditional. Students of all backgrounds are welcome on campus. Our six colleges are dedicated to providing rigorous undergraduate and graduate academic programs, taught by faculty who are global experts in their  elds. Our campus combines the resources of a cutting-edge research university with a close-knit community.
What we like to call “Maverick momentum” is everywhere on campus. Within the past decade, we’ve renovated more than half of our academic space and added new teaching and research facilities. We’ve also taken athletics to the next level by joining the ranks of NCAA Division I sports and building our new Baxter Arena, home of UNO hockey, volleyball, and men’s and women’s basketball.
At UNO, you’ll enjoy an authentic college experience. Our six housing facilities o er apartment-style suites. Our newly renovated Milo Bail Student Center o ers a wide variety of dining options and support services. Take advantage of our campus health and  tness resources by signing up for a group exercise class or swimming laps in our Olympic-size swimming pool. There’s no shortage of vibrant student life opportunities on campus. Cheer on the Mavs at a hockey game, have fun at special events held throughout each semester, or make new friends by joining a student organization.
Our university is  rmly anchored to the community through strong partnerships with business, education, government, arts, and civic organizations. In 2014, UNO received the Presidential Award for Economic Opportunity, certifying UNO as a higher-education leader in community engagement. This award is the highest honor a university or college can receive from the U.S. government for its commitment to volunteering, service-learning, and civic engagement. Our campus is home to the Barbara Weitz Community Engagement Center, a one-of-a-kind space for collaboration that connects local organizations with our students and faculty for projects that make a di erence in our community.
Thanks to UNO’s rich history, Mavericks know they are a part of a university committed to diversity and inclusion. Our faculty, students, and sta  build on that history through research and projects focused on the changing needs of the metropolitan area, state, region, and world. We remain committed to our community through teaching, research, and service. Our students graduate ready to contribute to the workforce and the community.
We invite you to explore our campus, where we’re developing new and innovative ways to educate and improve lives every day.
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