Campus NightLife

Campus NightLife Late Night Programs

The mission of Campus NightLife is to provide all University of Nebraska-Lincoln students with interactive on-campus activities.

In partnership with other University departments and organizations, Campus NightLife funds free late night programs that builds diverse social relationships and student engagement while fostering campus wide inclusiveness. We strive to provide entertainment that is unique and caters to the ever changing student population and campus community.

Interested in Volunteering for Campus NightLife, please contact Derrick Gulley at

Street Team Members

Members of the Street Team are responsible for promoting & volunteering at upcoming CNL events and programs. Street Team responsibilities include but are not limited to: volunteering at events, distributing and posting flyers, chalking the Union Plaza, creating YouTube promotional videos, making house announcements at Greek Chapter meetings and much more!

Interested in becoming a part of the Campus NightLife Street Team? Please click the link above to fill out the Street Team volunteer application and our graduate assistant will be in contact with you soon!

Board Members

The Campus NightLife Student Board is responsible for brainstorming, planning, and implementing all of the exciting, engaging events put on throughout the year like Big Red Rave, Husker Watch Party, Husker Haunt, Relaxation Sensation, Live Band Karaoke, Movie on the Mall, and End of the Year Bash. Our board consists of freshmen through seniors, and our students are involved in other organizations such as Greek Life, APU, MASA, William H. Thompson Scholars, Hospitality Management Club, and many more. By serving on the CNL board you will be able to develop leadership skills, how to work effectively with a diverse team, event-planning techniques, and more.

The Campus NightLife Board consists of the following positions: Five Event Managers, Photography Chair, Logistics Manager, Secretary, Recruitment & Retention Manager, Assessment Manager, and Marketing Manager.

To see events put on by Campus NightLife and Student Involvment go HERE

History of Campus NightLife

Late Night programming at UNL evolved from Student Involvement, East Campus Programs late night events. Blue Crush was the first late night event held in 2003 in the Nebraska East Union. It was a night filled with free food and entertainment. It also included the Dating game, DJ dance, Mafia game, movies and free bowling. The event was a huge success in that students from both City and East Campus participated. The East Campus staff began to embark on increasing the frequency of the late night events and saw the programs as an opportunity to close the chasm between the two campuses. Welcome to the Jungle, Wild Wild East and Hakunamata followed. Although the themes changed the basic components, the events remained the same. Students enjoyed the free food, crafts, games, music, caricature artist etc.

The late night programs gained the attention of the Campus Alcohol Task Force and the Vice Chancellor of Student Affairs. The task force members acknowledged the success of the programs and saw an opportunity to reduce high risk behaviors on campus. The Vice Chancellor of Student Affairs requested that East Campus programs lead the initiative for laterite events campus wide. In 2008 Campus Night life was created. Originally the Campus NightLife Board was comprised of student leaders from East Campus Programs, ASUN, UPC, Campus Recreation Advisory Board, PanHellenic, IFC and the Health Center Advisory Board. The student s developed the by-laws and adopted the logo that has become well recognized symbol across campus. The first Campus Nightlife event was Rock the Vote to encourage college students to go out and vote. The event included bands, crafts, caricature artist, food and was a partnership with several campus departments.

Campus NightLife continued to expand programming to include the Husker Watch Party, Autumn Zone, Relaxation Sensation and the most prominent, End of the Year Bash. The events have become signature events on campus attracting hundreds of students representing the diversity of the campus.

Associate Director of Student Involvement

Reshell Ray

(402) 472-8156

Campus NightLife Graduate Assistant

Derrick Gulley