University of Nebraska Medical Center

Moving to Norfolk

Mural of Johnny Carson in Norfolk, with text "Norfolk's own!"

Nestled in the heart of Northeast Nebraska, Norfolk offers everything you would expect: first class recreation, community festivals, award-winning attractions, unique shopping, progressive community life, and, of course, UNMC College of Nursing’s Northern Division.

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  • Norfolk Area Visitors Bureau
  • NECC Union 73 Student Center: Includes enhanced study areas and student meeting space, the Hawk Shop (bookstore), the college library, student activities space, a grille and sandwich shop, and more.
  • Live & Local Entertainment
  • Farmer's Market
  • Skyview Lake: Contains walking path and areas for fishing, green space, a disc golf course, etc.
  • Norfolk CEC 7 Movie Theater: 1000 Riverside Blvd #300
  • CEC King's Lanes and Arcade: 1000 Riverside Blvd
  • The Boat House Axe Throwing: 501 W Norfolk Ave, Suite 110
  • The Cowboy Trail: The longest rail-to-trail conversion in the United States, which includes a 148-foot high bridge over the Niobrara River at Valentine. Walk, run or bike the trail.
    • Bike rentals are available through North Fork Outfitting at 402-316-0157
  • Norfolk CON students can participate in any NECC campus activities and student organizations with UNMC ID badge.
    • To get involved, email the Student Activities Office at studentactivities@northeast.edu or call (402) 844-7159. Follow them on social media @NortheastSAC for news, events, and updates.