The state capital, Lincoln, is the second-most populous city in Nebraska
with more than 250,000 residents. Considered one of the Midwest’s “most
liveable cities,” Lincoln boasts a steady economy, family-friendly
neighborhoods, low crime rates, growing diversity, world-class health
care facilities, vast educational offerings, and commitment to
Located in downtown, the University of Nebraska-Lincoln campus is in the northwest corner of the central business district.
A full-time police department patrols the UNL campus 24 hours a day by
foot, car, and bicycle. The University Police Department works closely
with the Lincoln Police Department to prevent and address issues on
The Thespian Festival takes place during UNL’s summer academic session, so the number of college students on campus is minimal.