Reimagined Heartland Retreat

Reimagined Heartland Retreat

Welcome to Graduate Lincoln – where your intellectual curiosity meets your favorite place to stay.

Team central for Huskers happenings, Graduate Lincoln is just a dash to campus and amid all the historic Haymarket District fun. Here, students, faculty and alum can enjoy a cool and comfortable respite from the everyday. It is elegant enough to host Lincoln’s most beautiful weddings, and a smart choice for corporate meetings, educational events and down home fun.

The lobby is decked in vibrant greens and warm rich wood – a nod to Nebraska’s vast parklands and grand landscape with forest green hand glazed tile, cozy emerald sofas, rustic herringbone floors and exposed brick walls. Playful moments include corn print curtains in our rooms and front desk drapery that pays homage to the state’s great late night son, Johnny Carson. Gather your group for vintage pinball and arcade games, or convene at a communal table – the perfect hub for conversation, camaraderie and a cup of joe.

So whether you’re hitting UNL for a meeting or meet up, cheering on the scarlet and cream, or taking in a concert at Pinewood Bowl, consider us your home away from home. Our warm, friendly and whip smart staff (#humblebrag) can guide you in and around town, or tuck you in for a great night or few.

Our rooms are ready for a stay like you’ve never had before, where little moments of surprise and discovery will meet you down every corridor and around each corner. This is Graduate – be ready to be inspired.

Talent alone won’t make you a success. Neither will being in the right place at the right time, unless you are ready. Are you ready?

-Johnny Carson

24-Hour Fitness Center

Lace up your sneaks to get that heart rate up or pump iron anytime you please in our 24-hour fitness center located on the second floor.

Complimentary Bikes

Cruise around town on two wheels and explore the city Lincoln. Complimentary bikes are available for rent at the front desk based on availability.

Pet Friendly

We love furry four-legged friends probably a little more than the next guy and would never dare ask you leave them at home during your travels. Bring your pup pal travel companion along for the ride for only $25.


Take a plunge in our second floor pool. Surrounded by sliding glass doors, our pool deck expands seamlessly into our rooftop game area, complete with Foosball and Ping Pong tables for summer fun and becomes enclosed during winter months so you can splash around all year long.