Facilities & Events

A valid NCard is currently required for access to all University of Nebraska–Lincoln (UNL) academic buildings. NCards may be ordered online. The University Bookstore, in the Nebraska Union, is open to the general public. Visitors are advised to check in with the Lincoln-Lancaster County Health Department; all international visitors to campus are asked to contact the International Student and Scholar Office at isso@unl.edu. Most public events scheduled to take place on the UNL campus or in one of its facilities have been canceled or postponed until further notice. Events may be available as a virtual experience. Please check with the event organizer for further information. Cancellations are noted on the UNL Events calendar and, where applicable, ticket holders will be notified.

Love Library North and Adele Learning Commons

Facilities, Physical Distancing, and Density Reduction

All university activities, wherever they are performed (classrooms, labs, research facilities, extension offices, etc.), are expected to maintain physical distancing requirements of 6 feet between participants unless an exemption has been approved in advance.

All units are required to identify a person to serve as the COVID-19 site supervisor to document workplace COVID-19 prevention measures and review them with unit personnel. COVID-19 supervisors should use this template at go.unl.edu/f2f-form or an alternative equivalent to facilitate this review and communication process.

Requests to modify campus spaces in order to enhance physical distancing needs can be made by unit supervisors at fmo.unl.edu/covid-19-related-request. Such requests might include installation of plexiglass or similar barriers at face-to-face service points, relocation or removal of furnishings, and similar needs.

Building coordinator requests to establish directional traffic flow in and outside of buildings in order to reduce congestion and enable physical distancing can be made by contacting the University Operations Service Desk at 402-472-1550.

Facilities has set HVAC controls in all buildings to balance occupant comfort and adequate introduction of fresh air in accordance with ASHRAE (American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers) standards. Facilities will continue to monitor recommendations from ASHRAE and other expert agencies and adjust the controls accordingly. Facilities will continue with ongoing, established air handling maintenance (e.g., cleaning, inspection, filter changes, etc.).

As we move forward to fall, some facilities are opening and increasing services being provided

  • University Libraries
    Adele Hall Learning Commons will be open to UNL cardholders starting July 6, from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m., Monday through Friday. On that date, the Libraries will begin offering collections paging services, with pickup in the Learning Commons. The Law Library will remain closed to in-person visits by patrons. People in need of legal materials are encouraged to contact the law library faculty by emailing lawref@unl.edu.
  • Nebraska Union
    The Nebraska Union has reopened to the public, with limited hours. The University Bookstore and Starbucks are serving customers. Other vendors are likely to resume activity throughout the month of July.
  • Nebraska East Union
    Nebraska East Union has reopened to the public, with limited hours. Starbucks is serving customers. Other areas will open and be determined on the extent of the existing construction and renovations.
  • Jackie Gaughan Multicultural Center
    Jackie Gaughan Multicultural Center will remain closed to the public through August 3.
  • Campus Recreation
    Campus Recreation has been open since June 15 with limited hours. Summer Husker Kids/Husker Adventures day camps will occur in July.