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Durango Days

Sunday, August 21, 2022

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  • Monday, August 22, 2022
  • Tuesday, August 23, 2022
  • Wednesday, August 24, 2022
  • Thursday, August 25, 2022
  • Friday, August 26, 2022
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Sunday, August 21

MavFEST

6 – 8 P.M. | Baxter Parking Lot 26

MavFest is back to kick the semester off in style! Come meet student organizations, UNO departments, and community sponsors. Free food, swag, and fun will be provided.

 

Convocation

8:30 - 9 P.M. | Tal Anderson Field 

After checking out MavFEST, head over to Convocation at Tal Anderson Field, home to our very own Omaha Baseball and Softball teams. Catch the opening remarks by Chancellor Li and get ready for a week full of fun.

 

 

Monday, August 22

Pancake Man at PKI

9 – 10:30 A.M. | PKI

Come to PKI and enjoy free pancakes, sausage links, and orange juice.

 

Library Welcome Table

8 A.M. – Noon | Outside the Library

UNO Libraries will have a welcome table on the walkway outside the library answer general questions about the campus, the library, and more. We will have informational items like maps, how-to sheets, as well as pens, pencils, and more. Stop by and say hi.

 

Free Lunch

11 A.M. – 1 P.M. | MBSC Plaza

Come out to the plaza to receive a free lunch! Burgers will be served. Vegetarian and Vegan options will also be available.

 

Pep Bowl and Jamz

11 A.M. – 1 P.M. | Pep Bowl

Grab lunch and come down to the Pep Bowl to meet Omaha community sponsors, get freebies, and jam out to music provided by Power 106.9.

 

First Day of Class Kick Back

6 – 8 P.M. | University Village

Join Housing and Residence Life for an evening full of fun! We’ll have Kona Ice, yards games, music, and inflatables outside of the University Village Clubhouse. Come relax and socialize after the first day of class!

 

 

Tuesday, August 23

Library Welcome Table

8 A.M. – Noon | Outside the Library

UNO Libraries will have a welcome table on the walkway outside the library answer general questions about the campus, the library, and more. We will have informational items like maps, how-to sheets, as well as pens, pencils, and more. Stop by and say hi.

 

Free Lunch

11 A.M. – 1 P.M. | MBSC Plaza

Come out to the plaza to receive a free lunch! Walking Tacos will be served. Vegetarian and Vegan options will also be available.

 

Pep Bowl and Jamz

11 A.M. – 1 P.M. | Pep Bowl

Grab lunch and come down to the Pep Bowl to meet Omaha community sponsors, get freebies, and jam out to music provided by Power 106.9.

 

Maverick Food Pantry Snack Cart

Noon – 1 P.M. | CEC & MBSC Plaza

Stop by the mobile snack cart provided by the Maverick Food Pantry and grab a snack.

 

Maverick Student Employment Jobs and Interview Fair

1 - 2 P.M. | Milo Bail Student Center

The UNO Academic and Career Development Center (ACDC) will hold their student employment jobs and interview fair in the Milo Bail Student Center. Come check out the different opportunities for on-campus employment!

 

Durango Clothing Drive

2 – 6 P.M. | H&K Building

Don’t have any workout clothes? Campus Recreation has you covered! Stop by the Athletic Clothing Drive to pick up an outfit that you can use for the gym.

 

Sunshine Social

4 – 7 P.M. | MBSC Dodge Rooms

Get to know UNO's Queer and Trans Services through games, refreshments, conversation and more!

 

MavPro Movie Night in the Courtyard

8:30 P.M. | Maverick Landing/ Scott Crossing Courtyard

Grab a friend and come down to the Scott Crossing Courtyard to enjoy an outdoor movie! Ice cream and treats will be provided by the E-Creamery Truck to the first 200 students. This event is hoste by Maverick Productions (MavPro).

 

 

Wednesday, August 24

Free Lunch

11 A.M. – 1 P.M. | Lot E by the Henningson Memorial Campanile (bell tower)

Free lunch will be provided by the Office of Student Involvement! There will be a selection of four food trucks to choose from. Vegan and Vegetarian options will be available.

 

Student Involvement Fair

11 A.M - 1 P.M. | H&K Building Gyms

Thinking about joining a student organization or want to know how students get involved on campus? Check out the annual Student Involvement Fair located in the H&K Gyms.

 

Pep Bowl and Jamz

11 A.M. – 1 P.M. | Pep Bowl

Grab lunch and come down to the Pep Bowl to meet Omaha community sponsors, get freebies, and jam out to some music.

 

Meet and Greet with the CEC

11 A.M. – 1 P.M. | Henningson Memorial Campanile (Bell Tower)

Find your community connection with local non-profits outside the Barbara Weitz Community Engagement Center. 

 

PKI Resource Fair

3 – 5 P.M. | PKI

Take advantage of this opportunity to meet with College of Information, Science, & Technology and UNL College of Engineering student organization representatives and resource offices across campus. Free Dippin’ Dots will be provided!

 

Games at Criss Library

5 – 7 P.M. | Criss Library

Put your retro video game and board game talent to the test at the library's gaming night. Play new video games each half hour with new chances to win. Win a trophy if you manage to beat out the competition. Prefer boardgames? We'll have tons of table space for you to find new friends or bring a group to play any of the dozens of games at the library!

 

Maverick Food Pantry Open House

5 – 7 P.M. | Maverick Food Pantry (CEC)

Come tour the Maverick Food Pantry and learn about our services. There will be opportunities to talk to us about involvement in the food pantry, volunteer opportunities, as well as talking about food insecurity on campus and the stigma around it. Snacks will be provided.

 

Durango Days BBQ with JPII Newman Center

6 – 9 P.M. | JPII Newman Center 1221 S. 71st St.

Located in Aksarben Village, the St. John Paul II Newman Center is inviting you for a welcome back BBQ. Grab a friend and join the fun! There will be free food, yard games, music, and opportunities for mingling with other new and current students. Food will be served from 6-7:30 P.M. Stay as long as you like.

 

 

Thursday, August 25

Free Lunch

11 A.M. – 1 P.M. | Lot E by the Henningson Memorial Campanile (bell tower)

Free lunch will be provided by the Office of Student Involvement! There will be a selection of four food trucks to choose from. Vegan and Vegetarian options will be available.

 

Maverick Food Pantry Snack Cart

Noon – 1 P.M. | CEC & MBSC Plaza

Stop by the mobile snack cart provided by the Maverick Food Pantry and grab a snack!

 

American Multicultural Students Event

Noon – 2 P.M. | Pep Bowl

Come meet AMS, OMAHA GREEKS, and multicultural registered student organizations! We will have free swag, information, and yard games.

 

MCRC’s Challenge and Chill  

1 – 4 P.M. | Pep Bowl

Show off your archery skills and grab a free sno-cone and swag from the Military-Connected Resource Center (MCRC).

 

Student Government Town Hall

5:30 PM | CPACS 101

Join UNO’s Student Government Association for its first Town Hall of the year! This event will introduce SGA, its roles, its people, how to get involved, and how it can support students on campus. Ice cream will be provided for all attendees.

 

Soccer Pregame Party

6 – 7 P.M. | Pep Bowl

Hang out with Omaha Athletics before the first regular season Men’s Soccer match! Free food and free swag will be provided to attendees!

 

Men’s Soccer vs. Rutgers

7 P.M. | Caniglia Field

After the pregame party, head over to Caniglia Field to cheer on the Omaha Men’s Soccer team against Rutgers! Students can attend any home regular season Mavericks game at no cost with your MavCARD.

 

Mav REC at Night

9 – 11 P.M. | H&K Building

Your night of fun isn’t over yet! Stop by the H&K Building for Mavs REC at night following the soccer game. Activities include DIY Bath Bombs, yard games, cycle class by the bull, rock wall climbing, and more! You’ll also get a chance to learn more about Campus Recreation and Wellness.

 

 

Friday, August 26

Dance Marathon Block Party

7 – 9 P.M. | MBSC Plaza 

Join Dance Marathon in their kickoff to the fall semester! Food will be available for purchase from Pim's Thai Food, Family Traditions BBQ and Kona Ice. The UNO community will be able to vote on the upcoming OMAthon theme and the location of UNO Dance Marathon's funds to be donated to the Omaha Children's Hospital and Medical Center.

 

There will also be music and yard games, and an opportunity to participate in a raffle to enter to win a gift card to Craft Axe Throwing, three GoApe Ziplining passes, and five PowerLifeYoga classes plus a free spray tan.

 

Participating in Dance Marathon? There will also be a back-to-school basket that can be won by fundraising the most over the course of the first week of school. 

 

Want to Partcipate in Dance Marathon? Throughout the first week back to school, UNO Dance Marathon is dropping the 2022-2023 miracle maker registration fee from $15 to $7 to honor UNODM's seventh year at UNO!

 

GLO with MavPro

9 – 11 P.M. | Pep Bowl 

Join Maverick Productions (MavPro) in their annual Operation GLO event. Be sure to wear your signature white GLO with MavPro t-shirt and get ready to dance. We provide the DJ and the paint, you bring the party!

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