The Campus Colony of Omaha, also referred to as just "Campus Colony" and "The University", was a large community established at Nebraska State University in Lincoln, Nebraska in AMC's The Walking Dead: World Beyond. It was led by Dr. Leopold Bennett and served as a home to approximately 9,671 people. They were part of the Alliance of the Three, serving as a satellite to the city of Omaha.

Pre-Apocalypse

Lincoln, Nebraska

Prior to the onset of the apocalypse, this was home to the pre-apocalypse Nebraska State University, where many students attended classes for higher education.

Post-Apocalypse

When the outbreak began to spiral out of control, U.S. Military Command issued a mandatory evacuation, which led many residents of Lincoln, Nebraska seeking safety towards the sprawling university campus. It can be assumed that with it's status as a safe-zone, it was originally heavily guarded by military personnel, but with the military eventually pulling out of all safe-zones in a massive retreat, the refugees at the campus were left to fend for themselves. Despite this, with a large population gathered, a permanent community was eventually established at the university and over time it established relations with a much larger survivor settlement in Omaha, Nebraska. Eventually, Omaha decided to enter an alliance with the Campus Colony settlement, where the latter was treated as a satellite community of Omaha. As a result, the Campus Colony received food and other provisions to help the settlement thrive in a post-apocalyptic world. Additionally, Omaha teenagers and young adults along with their families and hundreds of people joining the work force moved into the campus settlement and contributed to the Campus Colony becoming a research and academia hub with an established school system. Dozens of dorms and apartment buildings across campus are inhabited by students, individuals, and families alike. Several academic buildings remain in the school system while others are used to support society's needs such as food, medicine, and law & order. A power plant is maintained by a crew of experienced workers, including Marco Voci. The university community is surrounded by a stone and iron fence that is routinely patrolled by the community's security force.

Government and Society

The community is led by Dr. Leopold Bennett, a prominent researcher and faculty member at the university prior to the apocalypse. Once the outbreak hit, Dr. Bennett and his family fled to the university along with hundreds of other refugees. From there, he naturally rose as a leader and helped secure safety and refuge for all on the campus. Eventually a council was established where several representatives were elected to serve as councilmembers. A security force was established to police the community and provide safety to its residents. The Chief of Security is Felix Carlucci, a young man who was once a student at the university. He and his fleet of officers provide law and order to the community. They also serve as escorts to those traveling on the shuttle between the campus and Omaha.

Inhabitants

Survivors

Formerly

Deaths

Appearances

World Beyond

Season 1

Trivia

  • While the map in "The Blaze of Gory" suggests that the Campus Colony is located in Lincoln, Nebraska, the settlement is considered a branch/satellite community of Omaha the survivor city, as it is officially known as the "Campus Colony of Omaha". Also, TV commercials and an Instagram video by World Beyond label the Campus Colony as part of Omaha, Nebraska. Additionally, it should be noted that Campus Colony and the survivor city of Omaha are "100 miles" from each other, which further contradicts the location of either community.
  • The location is possibly based on Dave's statement in The Walking Dead episode "Nebraska" where he mentions to Rick that people were going to the state to escape the walkers.
World Beyond Locations
Season 1 Campus ColonyOmaha, NebraskaLincoln, NebraskaCRM Meet-Up SpotCampus Colony CemeteryBennett Family HomePortland, OregonTreehouseCarlucci Family HomeHouseBasketball CourtThe Blaze of GoryCivic RepublicElizabeth's ApartmentHvass High SchoolCRM Research CenterDaiquiritownWarehouseMississippi RiverNebraska Natural History MuseumWilma's ClosetCRM Meet-Up SpotMilitary Safe-ZoneCRM Fuel DepotWarehouseRecreation CenterPlaskett Family HomeIthaca, New YorkRed MapleFactoryHouse
Larger Regions NebraskaNew YorkIllinoisUnited States of America
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