Student Services

At Nebraska Wesleyan, we provide essential campus services, innovative programs, and state-of-the-art facilities that complement the University's academic mission.

Following is a sampling of the many services, organizations, and opportunities available to help you achieve your academic goals, as well as meet your social, career, health and wellness needs.

Academic Engagement

Cooper Center and Library

Cooper Foundation Center For Academic Resources

Cooper Center assists its students with writing and speaking projects and study skills. It’s equipped with the computer, video and resources to help students across disciplines.

Cochrane-Woods Library

Cochrane-Woods Library is an open environment equipped with study desks, comfortable seating, and computer labs to help you research topics of interest and prepare class assignments. Experienced staff can provide expert advice for researching projects.

Computer Labs and Technical Assistance

Labs across campus and in residence halls provide access to hundreds of Macintosh and Windows-based personal computers, as well as to the campus network and the internet.

  • Microcomputer Resource Learning Center (MRLC) in Cochrane-Woods Library contains more than 50 computers, roughly half running the Macintosh operating system and half running Windows.
  • Wesleyan IT Students work to improve technology experiences on campus.

University Lectures

Nebraska Wesleyan University hosts renowned expert speakers on a variety of exciting and thought-provoking topics every year.

Advising Resources

Admissions Counselors

Admissions counselors are there to help you with every step of the Nebraska Wesleyan admissions process. Give them a call if you have questions at any time.

Archway Seminars

This coursework is designed to introduce college-level research, writing and critical thinking centered around an interdisciplinary topic. Students will sharpen their writing and speaking skills, while working collaboratively with classmates and professors. Although the topics vary widely, all of the seminars emphasize the development of skills and habits of mind that will help you succeed at Nebraska Wesleyan.

Veteran’s Benefits

As an approved undergraduate and graduate institution for federal education benefits from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, Nebraska Wesleyan University welcomes veterans and their eligible dependents. For more information, click here.

Services for Students with Disabilities

The University is committed to providing accessibility and reasonable accommodations to all who take part in campus events, so all have access to equal educational opportunities and to full participation in the campus community life. For more information, click here.

Resource Persons and Peer Assistants

Resource persons across campus and Peer Assistants in housing are eager to help you grow your personal or spiritual identity. Plus, they can support you through times of crisis, too, whether it’s harassment, racial, pregnancy, spiritual, or accessibility and accommodation issues.

Career and Counseling Center and Study AbroadCareer and Life Development

Career Center

Career Center can help you explore your professional interests, identify possibilities and plan your next steps.

Personal Counseling

Personal Counseling is also offered for students to address personal development, mental health, cultural issues, life planning, stress management, and the achievement of educational goals.

Study Abroad Programs and Opportunities

Besides being fun and exciting, an international education, including study abroad, will provide you with a life-changing experience filled with academic, career, and personal benefits lasting a lifetime. Find out more about study abroad at NWU.

Service Learning

The NWU Service Learning Program provides students many opportunities for practical, real-life educational experiences that also benefit many nonprofit organizations and schools in the Lincoln community.

University MinistriesUniversity Ministries

NWU welcomes students, faculty, and staff of all denominations and beliefs. Bible study groups and interfaith dialogues give students additional options for fellowship and learning. Weekly ecumenical worship services on contemporary religious or social issues are provided for the entire Nebraska Wesleyan community. Go to University Ministries website.

Health and Wellness

Student Health Services

Health Center and Dining ServicesStudent Health Services is a free or low-cost walk-in clinic staffed by nurses and doctors who provide full weekday medical services, including:

  • Medical consultation
  • Treatment for minor illness
  • Lab work
  • Medication, injections, and immunizations
  • Emergency care
  • Health counseling and wellness resources
  • Off-campus referral

Dining Hall and Coffee House

Continuous dining in the Story Student Center lets you eat breakfast, lunch, and dinner when it fits your schedule. Whether you’re a vegan or hard-core carnivore, our menu provides great tasting and nutritious options.

Campus Safety

Nebraska Wesleyan prides itself on providing a safe and secure environment for our students.

  • Security cameras are operational at most residential facility entrances, as well as at other locations throughout campus.
  • Security officers are available to escort students on campus 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
  • The NWU Alert Network alerts students by phone and internet to seek safety in an emergency such as a tornado or criminal crisis.
  • Every facility has fire alarms, extinguishers, smoke detectors, and sprinkling systems on every floor.

Find out more in Campus Safety.

Social and Community

Student Organizations

Student organizations, programs, activities, and other leadership opportunities are an integral part of the co-curricular learning experience in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences. Nebraska Wesleyan has approximately 90 student organizations, governing bodies, and honoraries.

Greek LifeGreek Life

Greek life is about getting involved in your house, on your campus and in your community. The friends you make in your chapter house will likely be lifelong.

Diversity and Inclusion

This service is committed to promoting recruitment, retention, and a rewarding college experience for NWU’s diverse student population. The office also monitors the academic progress of all students of color, intervening and making appropriate referrals when needed. See website for more information.

GLBT Resources

Gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender students, faculty and staff find institutional and personal support across the Nebraska Wesleyan community.

Sports and Recreation

Sports and RecreationNWU Athletics

An NCAA Division III institution, Nebraska Wesleyan is consistently a top producer of prestigious scholars, NCAA Academic All-Americans, and other national awards. Our intercollegiate sports include:

  • varsity football and baseball for men
  • varsity volleyball and softball for women
  • cross country, soccer, basketball, indoor and outdoor track, tennis, and golf for both.

See more in Athletics.

Marian and Marion Weary Center for Health and Fitness

Weary Center offers experiences that enrich the lives of NWU students through excellence in facilities, fitness, sport and play. We are committed to fostering leaders, encouraging life-long healthy lifestyles and developing meaningful relationships.

Entertainment, Theatre, and Music

TheatreNWU Theatre

Nebraska Wesleyan University Theatre presents more than 40 productions each year, giving students opportunities to act, sing, direct, design and work in many genres. NWU houses three major stages and the region’s largest costume and prop libraries.

Symphonic Band

The Symphonic Band is a distinguished concert ensemble performing works in a variety of musical styles, from traditional band repertoire to contemporary music.

Jazz Ensemble

The Jazz Ensemble gives students the opportunity to learn and gain technique in jazz, Latin, rock, and other fun styles of music, performing several concerts each year.

Pep Band

Pep Band plays at several sporting events throughout the year, including football, basketball, and volleyball.

University Choir

The University Choir is a select 54-voice ensemble that is recognized throughout this country and internationally for performing excellence, and regularly presents a varied repertoire rich in global diversity.

Men's Glee

Men's Glee is a great opportunity for men on campus of all levels of talent to enjoy being in a choral ensemble. There are several performance opportunities during the year.

Women's Choir

Women's Choir performs several concerts throughout the year.


Fully staged and costumed operas, with orchestra, are performed every spring. Two evenings of opera scenes are performed every fall.