We know that the first six weeks of college are instrumental in helping you to build a support system on campus and become part of the University community. Privateer Plunge is designed to give you plenty of opportunities to learn more about campus resources, student groups, and events!
During Privateer Plunge you are encouraged to attend at least 12 events within your first six weeks at UNO. Each category is denoted by a color splash. Incoming new students are required to attend three (3) events for UNIV 1001.
When you attend an event, sign in at the table that has the Privateer Plunge symbol using the scanner in your UNO Social app. Once you sign in, your attendance will be noted and uploaded to our Privateer Plunge attendance system.
Remember, try to attend at least four events in each category, a total of 12, by the end of your first six weeks!
What's My Incentive?
You are going to meet new friends, professors and administrators and make the important transition from high school to college academics. Your academic advisors, professors, student staff and University administrators will be checking in with you throughout the first six weeks to help you. You will have fun at social activities and learn about the many resources UNO has to offer.
You will be eligible to win one of many different prize packages once you have completed the 12 events within the appropriate categories. And you will have the fact that you completed Privateer Plunge. You will get good food! In mid-October, a first-year student party will conclude Privateer Plunge, and the winners of the prize packages will be announced. At the party, students who completed at least 20 events will be entered into the grand prize drawing for FREE books for Spring 2020, provided by the UNO Bookstore! You must be present to win.
Privateer Plunge events are open to ALL students, however, only new freshmen and new transfer students are eligible to win prizes.
*For more information or for disability-related accommodations at any of these events, please contact the event sponsor (listed with each event) at least one week in advance. Please refer to our Disability Services website for information on the documentation you will need to provide if you are requesting accommodations.