Services for Parents

Stay connected, show support

At Union, families are encouraged to be an active part of their student's life. From special programs like Parents Weekend and graduation to surprises from home like Party Packs and LifeSavors, there are many ways for parents, grandparents and other loved ones to be involved. 

Available any time of year, send your child a cake, bouquet, gift box or other items to celebrate special occasions, cheer them up, or cheer them on. 

Order ahead for a special supportive surprise delivered to your student during the week of final exams each semester. 

Meet their teachers and friends during Parents Weekend (September 23-25, 2022).

Join us to celebrate your students' achievements at graduation.

We regularly posts albums, events and other updates on Facebook. Links to other social media platforms can be found below in the footer. 

Watch many on-campus events streamed live online.

Learn about up coming events, and encourage your student to participate.

Order a special Valentine's Day gift basket for your student. Orders may be placed through Thursday, Feb. 9 for delivery on Feb. 14.

Financial quick links

Students love to be seen as independent adults, right up until they need financial assistance. Most students don't only rely on their families to fund a portion of their education, but to help them navigate the world of scholarships, loans and payment plans.

Grades and records

Your student will be able to access grades and finances on the Portal website. Because of the Family Education Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA), Union College cannot release grades or financial information to you without your student’s consent. Your student can authorize you in Portal ("My Profile" tab > Shared Access).

Where to stay

If you're planning a trip to Lincoln, on-campus guest rooms may be available in the Ortner Center. Parents get a 20 percent discount. Call 402.486.2545 to make reservations. You can also find lists of:

Legally an adult?

Unlike most states, your student is not legally considered an adult in Nebraska until they are 19 years old. If your student is under the age of 19 and plans to open a local checking account, he or she may need a parental signature.

Student housing

Most Union students live in residence halls, with good reason: national research shows students who live on-campus are more likely to finish college within four years and with higher grades.