Nebraska 150

History was made in 1869.
In 2019, the future unfolds. 

Love Library cupola lit with red lights

The University of Nebraska was chartered on February 15, 1869 and charged with its land-grant mission of public education and service to Nebraska.  In 2019, we mark a 150-year legacy of improving the quality of life for Nebraska and beyond.  Please join us in celebrating the historic past of your University and helping us chart a bold new future.

Husker Karaoke

Calling all crooners! Be a part of the University of Nebraska–Lincoln’s 150th Homecoming celebration by singing along to “Dear Old Nebraska U.” Your rendition of the tune could be featured in a compilation video of Huskers singing across the globe!


Chancellor’s Distinguished Lecture Series with Eileen Bergt

June 19, 3:30 p.m. in the Love Library Auditorium

As a part of this special monthly N150 series, Eileen Bergt will present “Growing a Campus: Landscapes at the University of Nebraska.” Bergt is a Landscape Architect and Assistant Director, Landscape Services.

All Lectures

Welcome Home! - Take a Campus Tour

Campus tours are available from April 1 – October 31

Campus is always changing—new academic buildings, new residence halls and new green spaces. Yet much of the campus remains the same—a place where you created memories and can relive them today. Schedule your tour with the Nebraska Alumni Association today.

Reserve Your Spot


April 16, 1896
Graduate College, First in West, is Formed

On April 16, 1896, the Board of Regents approved organization of a formal Graduate College under the direction of Professor August Edgren. Nebraska had awarded postgraduate degrees through the individual colleges beginning in 1882-83, and had standardized requirements for a Master's Degree in 1886-87; five women and four men had earned advanced degrees in those five years. Demand kept growing, with 46 advanced degrees earned the year prior to the Graduate College's organization.

Nebraska is recognized as being the first major institution of the Trans-Mississippi West to organize a graduate school.

Read more in this entry from A University Timeline: The First 50

Graduate School report list
University of Nebraska-Lincoln campus skyline outline