Each year we have a Welcome Barbeque the evening before the program begins. This gives scholars, SMDEP faculty and staff, and UNMC faculty an opportunity to get acquainted. We also have a 4th of July cookout and scholar talent show, as well as a banquet and dance at the end of the program. Additionally, throughout the program, students have numerous opportunities to attend other events and attractions in the Omaha area, including but not limited to:

  • NCAA Men's College World Series
  • Henry Doorly Zoo
  • Memorial Stadium, University of Nebraska at Lincoln, CB3 Research Center
  • Omaha Arts Festival
  • Bank of the West Celebrates America Concert
  • Ice skating
  • Shakespeare on the Green
  • Jazz on the Green
  • Mahoney State Park
  • Omaha's Old Market (shopping, dining)