Student-athletes volunteer for the annual Husker Heroes event.
Photo by Scott Bruhn/Nebraska Communications

Proactive Education

By Nebraska Athletics

Husker Life Seminar

All incoming Nebraska student-athletes (freshman and transfer) are required to enroll and complete a zero credit, pass/no pass seminar designed to facilitate the adjustment to college life and foster preparation for life after sports. The course is offered in partnership with the College of Education and Human Sciences and meets on Sunday evenings during the fall term. Course topics include, but are not limited to:

  • Community Involvement
  • Effective Communication
  • Major Exploration/Career Services
  • Relationships
  • Alcohol/Drug Awareness
  • Money Management
  • Leadership

For more information, please view our syllabus.

 

All Student-Athlete Assemblies

Director of Athletics Shawn Eichorst hosts a mandatory All Student-Athlete Meeting every fall, featuring opening remarks and announcments from Eichorst along with other presentations from a variety of speakers, including the UNL Chancellor, coaches, national keynote speakers and SAAC officers. 

Senior Celebration

Student-athletees slated to graduate within the current calendar year are invited to attend this annual event held each December and April to recognize and thank the soon-to-be-graduates for their commitment to Nebraska. The brief program includes remarks from Director of Athletics Shawn Eichorst and selected graduates. Nebraska's pledge of providing continued support aiding in eventual transitions is emphasized as this celebratory dinner is hosted at the Eichorst residence. 

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