Services and Support

Academic & Career Development Center

The Academic & Career Development Center facilitates academic and career success and career development with resources and services for academic and career exploration.  Make sure to check out Career Connect, UNO's official job and internship website for students and employers.

Counseling Center

The Counseling Center provides programs and services on campus that assist students in maximizing their potential while at UNO. Counseling services are confidential and all conducted by Licensed Mental Health Practitioners and a graduate student.

Taking care of one's emotional well-being can lead to a more productive and fulfilling student experience. Please take a look at the links to get a better understanding of the services offered at the Counseling Center as well as the resources available online. 

Graduate Student Conference Travel Support

Graduate students presenting at an academic conferences are eligible to apply for travel awards. The maximum amount of an award is $500.00.  Applications are reviewed at the beginning of the fall and spring semesters by the Dean of Graduate Studies. Funds are limited and applications are encouraged as soon as students are aware of their conference presentations.  To apply, students must complete the Student Conference Travel Proposal Form that is available on our website under “Helpful Resources”.  If you have additional questions or need information, contact Nicole Kersten: 402-554-2344 or

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Research Grants

Graduate Research and Creative Activity (GRCA)

GRACA grants support faculty-mentored graduate student research and creative activity. Grants of up to $5,000 per student are available to UNO graduate students enrolled through fall 2015. For more information, please visit

Use of Human Subjects or Animals in Research

All campus research that involves the use of human subjects or animals must be reviewed and approved by the Institutional Review Board or the Animal Research Committee, respectively. This policy applies to both funded and non-funded faculty and student research. Any individual research project that involves human subjects or animals must be approved by the appropriate committee prior to initiation of the research. For additional information, visit or contact the Office of Research and Creative Activity, Eppley Administration Building 203.

Office of Disability Services

The Office of Disability Services collaborates with students, administrators, faculty, and staff to ensure that we provide reasonable and appropriate accommodations for our students with disabilities. Our office provides a full range of campus supports services to ensure the success of our students.

Dr. C.C. and Mabel L. Criss Library

For information about the Dr. C.C. and Mabel L. Criss Library, please visit their website at


UNO has an office dedicated to military and veteran students called the Military & Veteran University Services Office MaV USO). This is a one-stop office where military, veterans, and their family members can find services and programs at UNO tailored to their needs, such as online degree programs and a flexible deployment policy. Another benefit is that UNO is a Yellow Ribbon school, so veteran graduate students using the Post 9/11 GI Bill can have all of their cost fully covered in addition to receiving the basic housing allowance (BAH). In 2011, The Military Times named UNO as one of the nation’s 10 best colleges for military veterans.

Please feel free to contact us at



E-mail Addresses: for MaV USO on campus or for Offutt

Phone Numbers: 4-2349 for MaV USO on campus, 1-855-MAV-USO1 for toll free, or 595-2371 for Offutt

Speech Center

The UNO Speech Center assists all UNO students, faculty, and staff in preparing oral presentations and/or incorporating them into their courses.

Speech Consulting Room provides consulting and coaching services for all UNO students, graduate students, faculty, and staff from all disciplines, assistance to faculty in support of Speaking Across the Curriculum effort at UNO and assessment documentation for the UNO oral communication general education requirement.

The Speech Center is located in Arts & Science Hall 183 & 185 or can be reached at 402-554-3201.

Testing Center

The UNO Testing Center provides a variety of services to UNO students, faculty and staff, and the greater Omaha community.

These services include UNO Placement Exams, national exams, testing to help determine career interests, abilities and personality, testing assistance for students with disabilities, Credit by Examination, and others.

Online test information may not include all test parameters, examinees can obtain additional printed information or clarification from the Testing Center located in Kayser Hall 522 or may be reached at 402-554-4800.

Writing Center

The Writing Center invites UNO student, faculty, and staff in all university divisions to work with a writing consultant on any university-related writing project. You may use this free service to work on your writing assignments, application essays, business letters or other projects. Our goal is to help you become an effective, independent writer; we will not edit papers for you: instead we will help you develop the ability to edit your own work.

Since graduate-level essays are often lengthy, you may reserve an hour-long appointment instead of the standard half hour. You may wish to work with our Graduate Consultant, Kathy Radosta. Kathy works Tuesday and Thursday mornings; to schedule an appointment, call the Writing Center at 554-2946.