First Year Program

Memorial Student Affairs Building 114
(308) 865-8291


The First Year Program at the University of Nebraska at Kearney is designed to help incoming students transition from high school or a previous institution to the University. First-year students are encouraged to participate in a variety of special programs, which are designed to provide the tools necessary for a UNK first-year student to be successful in and out of the classroom. Beginning at New Student Enrollment through Blue & Gold Welcome, and continuing throughout their first year, students will receive support for academic excellence, discover networks of fellow students, staff and faculty, and develop a sense of belonging and Loper Pride.

First-year students can consider the First Year Program Office their number one resource and their campus information center. If students have questions or concerns, they can contact the First Year Program office for the best solution. First Year is here to point students in the right direction!

To discover all of the programs and opportunities the First Year Program offers, go to to learn more!