Everyone has questions. We just pulled together a few of the frequently asked ones here for you to search. Let us know if you need any additional assistance. We'd be glad to help.

Can I reserve my current room and live in it again next year? Do I get special preference for squatting in my current room?

You're welcome to reserve your room again for next year.  Unfortunately, you do not receive special preference in the selection process for staying in the same room year to year.

Can I take summer school?

Yes! The Crete campus offers on-line summer courses.  Summer courses are also available at the Doane University - Grand Island, Lincoln or Omaha campuses. The summer schedule is available on webadvisor.

Can I take summer school at another institution?

Summer courses taken elsewhere need to be approved by the Registrar's Office BEFORE students enroll in those courses. The approval form is available from the Registrar's Office.

Can I transfer any previous graduate credit to the Educational Leadership program?

A student can transfer a maximum of 6 credit hours subject to review by the dean as to recency and relevancy. Any transfer credit must have been eared from regionally accredited institutions of higher learning. Courses must relate to educational issues in the areas of instructional improvement, critical issues, and assessment as any accepted transfer courses will substitute for EDU-600, EDU-601 or EDU-602.

Can I transfer credits from another college or university to my Master of Education in Curriculum and Instruction program?

Yes, students can transfer up to 12 hours of elective credit completed as part of a graduate degree program within the past 7 years to their Doane Curriculum and Instruction program. Official transcripts must be forwarded to: Graduate Studies in Education, Doane College, 303 N. 52nd Street, Lincoln, NE 68504 for review of the credits. Workshop or continuing education credits cannot be transferred to a Curriculum and Instruction program.

Can I use distribution groups in Gmail?

Yes. All of Doane's email data has been converted to Gmail.

Can my family afford Doane?

Enrolling in college is truly an investment. Before checking, families sometimes think they cannot afford Doane. We believe a student who is admitted and wants to attend Doane should not be prevented from doing so because of financial reasons. A substantial financial aid program is available for this purpose, with the understanding that the primary responsibility for meeting college costs rests with the students and their parents.

Certified Lifestyle Medicine Executive (CLME) Micromasters Certificate

Certified Lifestyle Medicine Executive (CLME) Micromasters Certificate through DoaneX will transfer in as a block of 9 credits to fulfill the Healthcare Administration Emphasis area for the MBA or MAM program. 

You must achieve 60% or higher on the comp exams for transfer to Doane University and 80% or higher on individual courses (or achieve an 80% or higher average on coursework). 

EdX DoaneX Main Page

DoaneX Certified Lifestyle Medicine Executive CLME Micromasters

Check out books, course reserves, etc.

You must have your Doane ID -- or a Perkins Library card if you are a community user -- to take anything out of the library. Bring your materials to the desk near the library entrance and present them with your identification. The person on desk will scan your ID and the barcodes on the materials to attach them to your account. See our policies page for length of check out for all materials as well as a list of materials that may be used in the library only.

Cite sources

Which citation style to use depends on the discipline and professor for whom you are writing it. The two most popular styles are MLA for humanities courses and APA for the sciences. Many social science courses may use the Chicago/Turabian style. When in doubt ask your professor which style he or she prefers.

Each citation style has a handbook describing the details of writing citations for various types of resources. The library has at least one copy of each handbook on reserve or in the reference collection that can be located by searching theonline catalog.

There also are many citation helpers on the internet:

Color printer

Perkins Library has a color printer for small print jobs. Please ask for assistance at the circulation desk. It is best if your document is either on a thumb drive or accessible in an email message. Academic prints for students are free of charge; all other printouts are $.25 per printed page.

Computer Minimum Requirements
Bring Your Computer to Campus

If you have a computer, you are encouraged to bring it to campus.  The campus is fully wired and supplemented with wireless access in many places. To connect your computer to the campus network and the Internet, your computer must meet the requirements below.

If you do not have a computer but are planning to purchase a machine to bring, please make sure it meets the following minimum requirements.

Minimum Computer Requirements:

Windows Operating Systems
- Minimum -
Macintosh Operating Systems
- Minimum-
Windows 7, 8, 10    

Processor: Pentium 1 GHz or higher

 RAM: 4 GB or higher

            8 GB recommended

 Hard Disk: at least 5 GB of free space

 Ethernet 10/100

 Optional: Wireless 802.11 b/g/n

 Monitor: 1024 x 768 Resolution

 Internet Speed: DSL - 12 MBPS

                              Cable - 20 MBPS

 Internet Browser: Internet Explorer 9,10,11



Camera/Microphone: Class Dependent if not built in you will need to purchase – we recommend 1st tier vendors like Dell, Lenovo, or Apple

Mac OSX 10.6, 10.7, 10.8, or 10.9      

Processor: G3 or higher

 RAM:  4 GB or higher

             8 GB recommended

 Hard Disk: at least 5 GB of free space

 Ethernet 10/100

 Optional: Wireless 802.11 b/g/n

 Monitor: 1024 x 768 Resolution

 Internet Speed: DSL - 12 MBPS

                              Cable - 20 MBPS

 Internet Browser: Safari 5+ 



Camera/Microphone: Class Dependent if not built in you will need to purchase – we recommend 1st tier vendors like Dell, Lenovo, or Apple



Note: Due to the wide variety of hardware and software configurations possible, we do not guarantee that every computer will work on our campus network.  We will attempt to connect student computers to our network, but realize we may not be able to make some work.
Connect to Campus Wireless

Wireless Network Access

Below is a map of wireless coverage on Doane University Campus.  See the key for coverage information.


If your are registered on campus, the network name or SSID you will connect to is DOANE

If you are NOT registered on campus, the network name or SSID you will connect to is Registration (once connected to this network you will need to step through the registration process and then DOANE will be available)

Note: there is not complete coverage in any building at this time and we do not support wireless in any dorm rooms at this time.   


Coverage in lounge areas

Coverage in Common areas

Coverage in classrooms and common areas


Connecting Wired to the Doane University ResNet

Connecting Wired to ResNet

Each Student is provided with a 100Mbps link to their room via network port. Ports are marked with arrows passing each other. Make sure you do not plug into the phone port. It is on the same wall mount so don't get confused.

There is one port per student. However in some rooms there are only two ports to service 3 people or one port may not work. If this is the case you can check out a 5-port switch from the business office. This switch needs to be turned in at the end of the year, and if not returned your account will be charged $40.

Connecting Your Devices (Phones, PCs, and Gaming Devices)
Connecting Your Devices:


Wireless Network:

On your mobile device: Connect to the "Doane" wireless network, then open your browser (Safari, Google Chrome, Firefox, etc.) and go to https://www.doane.edu. Register your device and you'll be good to go!

On your PC or Mac: Go to Wi-Fi networks, select "Doane" wireless network, then open your browser (Safari, Google Chrome, Firefox, etc.) and go to https://www.doane.edu. Register your device and you'll be online!

To connect your gaming device:Go to Network Access Registration Page and click on the "Click here to register your game console" link. You will need the MAC address for your game system.

Wired Network:

Doane University provides each student with one wired port in their dorm room in addition to their wireless access. This network is known as ResNet. To use this connection you will need an ethernet port on your device and an ethernet cable. Plug the cable into the port in the wall then into your device. Go to Network Access Registration Page and enter your credentials to register the device to your name.

There are certain restrictions on how you can use the network outlined in the Appropriate Use Policy accessible online at https://www.doane.edu/faq/acceptable-use-policy.

Copyright Law and Fair Use
Copyright Law and Fair Use

Students, Faculty and staff have an obligation to practice high copyright standards and comply with policies and laws.   

Digital Millennium Copyright Act

The Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) passed by Congress in 1998, makes it illegal to copy or share intellectual property--music, videos, games, software and other materials--without permissions.  Doane University adheres to the regulations and guidelines outline by the DMCA. 

Fair Use

Fair Use comprises Section 107 of the Copyright Act and was set up in recognition that free exchange of information is beneficial. Four standards are applied: the purpose and character of the use; the nature of the copyrighted work; the amount and substantiality of the portion used; and the effect of the use on the publisher's potential market.  

However, the vast majority of online music and video sharing is done in ways that do not constitute fair use. The good news is that there are legal sources.

Legal online sources for copyrighted materials  

There are many legal sources for copyrighted material such as music and movies; some are even free.

Fair Use Checklist  

The Motion Picture Association of America

EDUCAUSE - Legal Downloading Resource

Perkins Library 

Doane Faculty Copyright Resources

To learn more about federal copyright laws, you can visit the United States Copyright Office at the Library of Congress. 


Do I have to apply every year?

Scholarships are generally renewable provided you meet maintenance requirements. However, for federal and need-based aid, you must apply every year as family circumstances and federal regulations change. You will need to complete a FAFSA and a Doane College Financial Aid Application each year to be considered for federal financial aid. You may also need to complete additional papers to receive your financial aid. Our Title IV code is 002544. Remember that the FAFSA form is on the web at: http://www.fafsa.gov/.

Do I have to give through payroll deduction?

No, you can give a one-time cash, check or credit card gift or a reoccurring credit card donation.  Click here for more information. 

Do I need to clean my recycled material?

Yes.  Keep in mind that we are processing recyclables and not food.  Food containers do not need to be spotless but the less food on the material the better.

Do students need a sponsor?

Students may attend without a sponsor. A teacher or other sponsor is welcome to attend and may be interested in our teacher workshop.