Student Life

Living in Omaha

The Eppley Institute at the University of Nebraska Medical Center is in Omaha, Neb.  Located on the Missouri River, which forms the eastern border of Nebraska, Omaha has grown from a stockyard and railroad town to a cosmopolitan center for health care, telecommunications, trade, food processing and insurance.

Extracurricular activities are manifold as economic growth, physical expansion and a diverse population have enhanced the recreational and cultural activities available to people living in Nebraska.  From white water canoeing to an evening at the opera, there is something for everyone.

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The University of Nebraska Medical Center offers a variety of apartments for rent to tenants enrolled as full-time students at UNMC.

More than 100 units are available on or near the UNMC campus, within walking distance to all UNMC colleges. They include apartments with one, two or three bedrooms, two-bedroom houses or three-bedroom duplexes.  

Go to the UNMC Housing Web site for more information about on-campus housing and for online tools to find an apartment.

Sports and recreation

UNMC's Center for Healthy Living provides students with a balanced and proactive wellness program. Opportunities include fitness classes and intramural leagues.

Student organizations

Graduate Student Association. The Graduate Student Association of the University of Nebraska Medical Center (GSA-UNMC) is open to all students in an approved graduate program. The GSA-UNMC serves as a voice for the graduate students at the Medical Center, investigating and proposing solutions to problems unique to graduate students.

The GSA-UNMC annually elects a representative to the Medical Center Graduate Council.

Medical Center Student Senate (MCSS). The MCSS exists for the purpose of influencing policy and promoting the interests of all students attending UNMC.

As the official representative of the student body, the Senate consists of student representatives from each of the colleges/schools of the Medical Center. The senators are elected by their fellow students in nursing, allied health professions, medicine, pharmacy and graduate studies. The MCSS senators serve as student representatives on campus-wide advisory committees. In addition, the president of the MCSS serves as a non-voting member of the Board of Regents of the University of Nebraska. Meetings are held on a monthly basis, and all students and the public are invited to attend.