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Housing, Campus & Community

Enjoy the convenience of on-campus living or live in a nearby neighborhood. Study at the library, dine at the student center, and get a workout at the gym. Then walk to a movie or enjoy a night out on the town with friends. It's all within easy reach at UNO.



Living in UNO's on-campus, apartment-style housing is comfortable and convenient for both studying and exploring Omaha's attractions. Each four-person unit provides students with private bedrooms and shared living rooms, kitchens, and bathrooms.

On-Campus Housing

International students at UNO may choose to live in on-campus, apartment-style housing – comfortable and convenient for both studying and discovering Omaha’s attractions. Features include:

  • Apartment-style living with private bedrooms, a living room, two bathrooms and a full kitchen in each four-person suite.
  • A laundry facility and study lounge with wireless internet, desktop computers, a game room, and big-screen TV.
  • Conveniently located just minutes from classrooms, public transportation lines, and parking garages.
  • Access to common outdoor recreational areas, including spaces for picnics and sports.

NEW: The Global Learning Community is now available at University Village. The community provides structured opportunities for U.S. and international students to share cultures, gain new perspectives, and make friends. The Global Learning Community is one of several learning communities you can choose once you have signed up for on-campus housing. More about the Global Learning Community.

Check out videos, floor plans, and more at Campus Housing.

Off-Campus Housing

Prefer to live off-campus? Just choose one of several privately-owned apartments that are within walking distance to the campus, shopping, and restaurants. Homestays are also available. For guidance on these other living arrangements, check out International Student Advising.

Campus Features

With an enrollment of about 15,000 students, UNO's campus offers international students plenty of ways to study, have fun, and get involved:

  • University Honors Program: Challenge yourself in a program with peers that seek the same high leadership and academic standards – all under the guidance of our uniquely qualified faculty.
  • Campus Organizations: Through more than 100 clubs and organizations, students can get involved in community service, student government, political and social justice issues, or faith and spiritual groups.
  • Campus Recreation in the HPER Building: As a UNO student, you’ll have access to our Olympic-size pool, indoor track, weight rooms, rock-climbing wall, and classes such as yoga and pilates. You can also compete on an intramural sports team.
  • Maverick Athletics: You’ll find team spirit everywhere, whether you’re an athlete or a fan. We have multiple national and conference champions with loyal followings. Our teams compete in the NCAA Division I. All athletic events are free for UNO students.
  • Criss Library: UNO's state-of-the-art library and media center offers books, music, movies, computer labs, and a quiet place to study. Students find a wealth of printed material and robust research databases, as well as experienced staff to guide their research.
  • Milo Bail Student Center: Serving as the hub of campus life, the student center has a 10-vendor food court, computer labs, relaxed study spaces, a convenience store, and a bookstore. It is the location of many special events.
  • Maverick Productions: A student-run organization that provides fun and exciting activities and entertainment for the UNO campus and community. Film screenings, comedic and fine arts performances, community outings, and live concerts are always on the schedule.
UNO's campus


UNO's picturesque campus campus lies between two public parks and a golf course in the center of Omaha. Trails and bus lines connect students to nearby shopping, dining, and night life.

Welcome to Omaha

Omaha is a vibrant, culturally diverse metropolis in the middle of the United States, offering big-city attractions in a safe, small-town atmosphere. The metro area’s 850,000 residents are hard-working, genuine, and welcoming. The city is renowned for:

  • Affordability: Omaha is the most affordable U.S. city and among the best for young professionals, according to Forbes magazine.
  • Economic vitality: Omaha consistently maintains one of the lowest unemployment rates in the United States, and is home to five Fortune 500 companies, including Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway.
  • Arts and culture: Omaha hosts the College World Series of baseball, draws world-class musical performers, and boasts one of the country’s best-rated zoos. As the hometown of Saddle Creek Records, Omaha has developed a legendary indie rock music scene.
  • Convenient transportation: Drive, ride, bike, or walk – UNO students can easily enjoy tree-filled parks, trendy shopping, sports fields, and fine restaurants all within a few short kilometers of campus. With a wide variety of food, cultural events, and places of worship, the community offers something special for every international student.

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Downtown Omaha


Only 6 km from UNO's campus, downtown Omaha features shopping, dining, night clubs, a convention center that draws world-class performances, and a new baseball stadium, which hosts the College World Series of baseball every summer.