About Us

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Our Mission

The Explore Center exists to empower the deciding and pre-professional student to thrive academically and cultivate career-ready confidence. 


Our Vision

To see each student is given equitable support to succeed.

Who We Are

The Explore Center is the academic advising home for students who are undecided on a major, Pre-Health, Pre-Law, or Pre-Engineering. Professional academic advisors are available to assist you in exploring majors, selecting classes, developing strategies for academic success, getting involved in extracurricular experiences, and preparing for application to professional schools.

Meet Our Team

Student Advising

Explore Center advisors are available for in-person meetings and drop-in advising in 127 Love Library South. You can schedule a meeting through the Student Success Hub or by calling our front desk at 402-472-3605.

Drop-in advising is available in our office on a first come, first served basis Monday-Friday 10:00am-4:00pm.

Explore Center Office


Explore Center
Love Library South 127
City Campus
Lincoln, NE 68588-4108

Phone – (402) 472-3605

Email – explorecenter@unl.edu


The Explore Center is open 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Monday - Friday.

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One-On-One Advising

Academic advising in the Explore Center is a very individualized process. There are no pre-set class schedules or programs for our students, because every student has different skills, values and professional goals that help determine the best academic plan for them.

Advisors work one-on-one with you to determine what your academic goals are, or in some cases, to even help you set those goals. Those goals will then assist you and your advisor in determining the best academic plan for you.

It is highly unlikely that any Explore Center student will have the exact same class schedule since there are so many possibilities! It is important that you meet with your advisor at least twice a semester – once for academic or pre-professional planning, and once for course selection – to ensure that you are on the path toward academic success.

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A good place to start on the path to self-discovery is to determine if you can clearly define and describe your interests, skills, and values. These three components, and how they intersect, will play an important role in connecting you with possible majors. Explore Center workshops address these components and many more while moving students toward major exploration.

If you are a pre-health or pre-law student, you will benefit from the many workshops that address the various areas outside of coursework that are crucial toward gaining the experiences necessary for successful application to your future professional program. This could include preparing you for an entrance examination, exploring shadowing and volunteering experiences, or learning how to prepare financially for a professional school.

To take part in all that the Explore Center has to offer, attend some of our workshops and/or visit with our Career Advisor.

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