Get tons of free stuff, meet fellow Mavs at UNO’s Durango Days

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Durango Days

By Brooke Criswell
Online Content Manager

Registered for college courses. Check.

Purchased parking pass. Check.

Marked my calendar for Durango Days. Wait. What’s that?

The University of Nebraska at Omaha’s fall semester is just weeks away. But that hasn’t stopped the university’s student organizations from promoting its annual Durango Days, a series of events to kick off the school year.

While visiting campus recently, these amazing Durango Days posters were everywhere.

durango-days-2015 (Click here to download the Durango Days poster.)

Here’s the full schedule for Durango Days… Enjoy!

AUGUST 20

END OF SUMMER CONCERT SERIES
6:30 p.m., Turner Park at Midtown Crossing

The summer might be coming to a close but the party continues at Midtown Crossing with the return of our End of Summer Concert Series featuring some of the areas hottest talent. Performing on Aug. 20 is the Judah & The Lion band.

Pre-concert entertainment by musicians and performers from the University of Nebraska at Omaha at 6:30 p.m. at Turner Park, near 33rd and Farnam Streets.

Food and beverages will be available for sale. All concerts are free and open to the public. Free 3 hour parking is available. Tents, tarps, stakes, open flames and hard liquor are not allowed. You may bring your own food and beverages.

AUGUST 23

NEW STUDENT CONVOCATION
2 p.m., 128 HPER (Gym)
A new student convocation ceremony will be held 2 p.m. on Aug. 23 in Room 128 or the gym inside the Health, Physical Education and Recreation Building.

ALL-CAMPUS BBQ
Following the convocation ceremony an all-campus barbecue will be held in the Pep Bowl under the big tent. In the case of bad weather, the rain location will be inside of the Sapp Fieldhouse.

TAKE THE BULL BY THE HORNS
Visit the Maverick Monument for a fun photo opportunity and receive a free UNO spirit gift. Rub his nose for good luck!

AUGUST 24

MAVWICH MONDAY AND FLIPBOOKS
11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Pep Bowl
Omaha Flipbooks, which creates miniature photo flip books, will visit the campus.

BLOCK PARTY
5 p.m. to 8 p.m., Maverick Village Clubhouse
University Housing invites all UNO students to the annual Durango Days Block Party at Maverick Village. Enjoy free food, live music, games and other activities including a photo booth.

AUGUST 25

WALKING TACOS AND YARD GAMES
11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Pep Bowl

FREE PIZZA BUFFET DINNER
5 p.m. to 7 p.m., Godfather’s at Aksarben Village
Godfather’s Pizza will give the first 600 students who show their MavCARD a free buffet dinner. After the first 600 students the buffet is $5.

FREE NIGHT AT THE CINEMA
6 p.m. to 8 p.m., Aksarben Cinema
The first 600 students to show their MavCARD get a free movie ticket. After the first 600 students tickets are $5.

AUGUST 26

CORNDOGS AND FIRST NATIONAL STUDENT INVOLVEMENT FAIR
11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Pep Bowl
Come out and have a corndog on First National Bank. The local bank is sponsor of the student involvement fair and mixer.

60 MINUTES OF SERVICE
11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Room 130 CEC

FREE SHUTTLE RIDES TO WALMART AND TARGET
4 p.m. to 7 p.m., Maverick Village and Scott Village
Take a free shuttle to local Walmart and Target stores to stock up on your school supplies and necessities at either a Maverick Village or Scott Village pick up.

FOUND FOOTAGE FESTIVAL
7 p.m. to 8 p.m., Scott Conference Center
Watch odd and hilarious footage from videos that were found at thrift stores, garage sales, warehouses, estate sales, and dumpsters throughout the United States at the Found Footage Festival, click here for more details.

AUGUST 27

GET TO KNOW THE O! JOB AND COMMUNITY EXPO
11 a.m.to 2 p.m., HPER Gym
Interact with Omaha businesses, non-profits, restaurants, and community partners. Features great giveaways, food, job opportunities and other information. The event is hosted by the Academic and Career Development Center and the Wellness Center.

END OF SUMMER CONCERT SERIES
6:30 p.m., Turner Park at Midtown Crossing

The summer might be coming to a close but the party continues at Midtown Crossing with the return of our End of Summer Concert Series featuring some of the areas hottest talent. Performing this week is The Ben Miller Band.

Pre-concert entertainment by musicians and performers from the University of Nebraska at Omaha at 6:30 p.m. at Turner Park, near 33rd and Farnam Streets.

Food and beverages will be available for sale. All concerts are free and open to the public. Free 3 hour parking is available. Tents, tarps, stakes, open flames and hard liquor are not allowed. You may bring your own food and beverages.

LGBTQIA+ DURANGO SOCIAL
5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.., 230 CEC
The Gender and Sexuality Resource Center, LGBTQIA+ Task Force, and Gender and Sexual Orientation student agency encourages all to join in the merriment at this social.

RAVE DANCE PARTY
9 p.m. to midnight, Scott Café
Ready to let off some steam? Join in the free Rave Dance party which features snacks, a fog machine and glow sticks. A shuttle will be available to transport students from the Dodge Campus to and from the party.

AUGUST 28

SOCCER PRE-GAME FESTIVAL
4:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., Pepbowl

SUPPORT UNO SOCCER TEAMS
5 p.m., Caniglia Field
Watch the UNO women’s soccer team play Northern Iowa.

7:30 p.m., Caniglia Field
Watch the UNO Men’s soccer team take on the University of Missouri – Kansas City.

HPER AFTER DARK
9 p.m. to midnight, HPER Building
Enjoy free pizza, rock climbing, volleyball, basketball, racquetball, massages, dancing, Zumba, dodgeball, swimming and more. A Pacific Campus shuttle will be available to bring student to and from the HPER building. Be sure to bring your MavCARD for entry.

SEPTEMBER 3

END OF SUMMER CONCERT SERIES
6:30 p.m., Turner Park at Midtown Crossing

The summer might be coming to a close but the party continues at Midtown Crossing with the return of our End of Summer Concert Series featuring some of the areas hottest talent. Logan Mize will perform on Sept. 3.

Pre-concert entertainment by musicians and performers from the University of Nebraska at Omaha at 6:30 p.m. at Turner Park, near 33rd and Farnam Streets.

Food and beverages will be available for sale. All concerts are free and open to the public. Free 3 hour parking is available. Tents, tarps, stakes, open flames and hard liquor are not allowed. You may bring your own food and beverages.

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