Nebraskan Student Union

Groundbreaking of Nebraskan Student Union Construction

Students and other visitors will notice several changes and share Student Union space with construction crews over the next six months.  The Nebraskan Student Union will begin construction Monday, December 11th. With this please be aware that the middle row of parking stalls in lot 4 (Nebraskan) will be closed until further notice to facilitate construction.  Additional parking is available in lot 8F/S (southwest corner of 26th street and 8th avenue), lot 13 (between MSAB and OTOL), lot 10 (between OTOL and FAB), and lot 14 (north of COE). Vehicles parking in this area may be towed.

UNK is extending hours of other dining and beverage locations across campus, such as the Fine Arts Building coffee shop and Boost Market convenience store, to give students as many options as possible to use their meal plan dollars. The other national food chain currently in the Union is Subway, which will remain open during construction.

To access MARKET @ 27TH ST, OMA, BOOKSTORE, or WEIGHT ROOM, enter the building from the east end, or main ATRIUM entrance, or go up to the second floor and use the stairwell or elevator located at the center of the building.

To access SUBWAY, FOOD COURT, or UNION OFFICES, enter southwest doors by the FOOD COURT, or go up to the second floor and use the southwest stairwell.

The center of campus life and activity

The Nebraskan Student Union is the heart of campus activity for UNK students, faculty, staff, alumni, and guests. Here is where you can eat, have meetings, play a game of pool, buy books or grab coffee. The Union is home to the Nebraskan Student Union and Student Engagement Office, including Student Government, LPAC, Multicultural Affairs, Student Organizations, Fraternity & Sorority Life, Student Conduct and the UNK ID Card office.

Building Hours:

Monday-Friday: 6:30 a.m.-11:00 p.m.
Saturday: 7:30 a.m.-11:00 p.m.
Sunday: 8:30 a.m.-11:00 p.m.
Monday-Friday: 7:00 a.m.-9:00 p.m.
Saturday-Sunday: 10:00 a.m.-6:30 p.m.

Use your UNK Card at the North and South entrance for after-hours access.

Antelope Bookstore

The Antelope Bookstore is located on the first floor of the Nebraskan Student Union. It is the place to order, purchase, and rent new and used textbooks for university classes. In addition to books and academic supplies, the bookstore offers an extensive selection of UNK sportswear, art supplies, gifts, souvenirs, greeting cards, office materials, and confections.

The bookstore consistently offers friendly service, competitive prices, and a wide-array of textbook selections. Visit the Antelope Bookstore website.

ID Card Office

The UNK ID Card Office provides university identification cards for students, staff, faculty/emeriti faculty, guest vendors, and other approved groups to utilize the University’s facilities and programs. The office also re-issues lost or severely stressed UNK ID cards.


Stephen Zimmer, Coordinator, UNK ID Card Operations
Phone: (308) 865-8154 Email:

Facilities Reservations

Whether you want to host a small student organization meeting or an international conference on world affairs, the Nebraskan Student Union is the ideal facility to help your event become a success! With over 10 different conference and activity rooms, we have the perfect fit for your group. To reserve a room, please contact:

Marcia Gugelman, Nebraskan Student Union Reservations | (308) 865-8392

For forms and other information click here.

Welcome Desk

UNK Welcome Desk

Operated by UNK student envoys, visitors may inquire at the Welcome Desk about student events and conference activities taking place in the Nebraskan Student Union. Located on the first floor of the Nebraskan Student Union, the Welcome Desk offers a variety of items including fax services, stamps, confections, snacks, and board games to check out.

Referred to as the switchboard of UNK, the Welcome Desk is also tasked with fielding and answering phone calls from prospective students, parents, visitors, current students, faculty, and staff members.

Students can apply to become a student envoy by requesting an application at the Welcome Desk or by visiting the Office of Student Engagement. For assistance, call (308) 865-8401.

ATM & Loper Dollars Station

Students using ATM in the Union

If you need cash in a hurry, our convenient Automatic Teller Machine (ATM) allows you to do your banking on campus. Located on the first floor of the Nebraskan Student Union, the machine is affiliated with Wells Fargo Bank. It is adjacent to the Antelope Bookstore. Also, envelopes are not needed to deposit checks or cash.

Located next to the ATM is the Loper Dollars Deposit Station. This machine conveniently lets you deposit Loper Dollars to your UNK ID card account. Just insert your card, then insert your money, and your card is automatically credited. Plus, using Loper Dollars automatically earns you 20% off on all food purchases on campus!

If you have additional questions about the campus ATM or Loper Dollars Deposit Station, feel free to visit the Office of Student Engagement, also located on the first floor of the Nebraskan Student Union.

The Market @ 27th Street

The Market at 27th Street dining hall in the Union

Located on the second floor of the Nebraskan Student Union, "The Market" is the largest on-campus resident dining facility. It features a buffet program and multiple meal plan options. The facility is open to everyone, including campus visitors, parents, and faculty/staff members. Cash, debit/credit cards, and point transactions are accepted at The Market. Enjoy the ultimate dining experience and click on the link below to learn more about hours of operation and meal plan options. The Market is operated by UNK Dining Services.

Union Food Court

Students dining in the Union

Whether you need a place to gather for a conversation table or need to get a meal on the go, the Food Court is a great destination for convenient food options and a warm collegiate atmosphere. This area provides students with tables, social space, and fun programs and concert entertainment.

Additional dining facilities located in the Union Food Court are: Rustic Range (American cuisine - burgers/fries); The Lantern (Asian cuisine); Loper Express; Subway; and The Living Room (Starbucks coffee shop and bakery). These locations offer a wide variety of dining choices and are operated by UNK Dining Services.

Please note that there is now available, a coffee machine in the Food Court of the Student Union. Although this may be used anytime, it may especially be enjoyed after food service hours, during the 24 hour access to the building. Besides regular coffee, there are flavors and hot chocolate. Please stop in and enjoy some!

Student Organization Advertising & Promotions

Posters and promotional materials location in the Union

Our Purpose:

Student Organization Advertising and Promotions (SOAP) is a student-staffed, marketing and advertising center. Here, student organizations can order custom designed pamphlets, posters, banners, and flyers at reasonable prices. The SOAP office desires to provide quality and affordable marketing material for student organizations and campus departments. For details, please contact us at (308) 865-8523.

Services and Prices:

Order Form
Service Pamphlet

Posters - $9.00 per hour plus the following:

8.5x11 Letter = $0.20 (Printer Paper) $0.60 (Card Stock Paper)
8.5x14 Legal = $0.30 (Printer Paper)

11x17 = $0.75 (Printer Paper) $1.10 (Card Stock Paper)

Banners - $9.00 per hour plus the following:
$3.00 for 3' long 
$1.00 for each additional foot

Other options:
Sandwich boards = $15.00  

Table Tents = $0.75 (8X11 Card Stock Paper)

Student Conduct

Student Conduct

The UNK conduct program develops civic-minded students by holding individuals accountable for their behavior, educates them about the consequences of their actions, and protects the university’s faculty, staff, students and property. Click here for more information on the Student Conduct process.

Contact Information

Assistant Dean for Student Affairs