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WISE students

Women in Science and
Engineering (WISE)

The WISE program is a living-learning community for female freshman on campus who are majoring in a science, math or engineering program. In 2009, there are 34 women in the program. They all live together in one wing of Argenta hall. »Read more

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WISE students

It’s all in a day’s work for Dag

Dagny Stapleton loves Reno and works tirelessly to improve it.  She serves on the City’s Redevelopment Agency Advisory Board, chairs her Neighborhood Advisory Board and even coordinates the Fiesta on Wells parade each year.  When not championing Reno, you’ll find her challenging faculty and fellow students in our Land Use Planning Policy program.

9 things every geography student should DO

Join a student organization

Student organizations offer opportunities to meet friends, participate in activities that interest you and offer leadership opportunities. Find out more

Get to know your professors

Make the most of your college experience by getting to know your faculty. Find out when office hours and go to see them.

Attend events on campus

Make sure that you add some "life" to your campus life by attending performances, game, lectures and other events on campus. http://calendar.unr.edu

Go to class

The secret to success as a college student? Go to class. Yes, it's that simple. It's the most important thing you can do to keep up and stay engaged. Make sure that you read the syllabus, keep track of due dates, participate in class and talk to your professors when you have questions or need help.

Spend quality time at the library

The Mathewson-IGT Knowledge Center and the DeLaMare Library have endless resources to offer. Plus they have great places to study and for group meetings and computers to use.

Need help?

There are many resources available to you. Get to know these resources.

Attend a professional conference or join the student chapter of a professional organization

Geography faculty and students participate in a number of local, regional and national professional planning and geography organizations. Student membership and conference fees are often greatly reduced for students.

Experience the local geography

The University of Nevada, Reno is located in the Great Basin, in the foothills of the Sierra Nevada and 45 minutes from Lake Tahoe. This is a great place to be a geographer.

Experience the local traditions

The University of Nevada, Reno is Nevada's land-grant institution and Nevada's oldest institution of higher learning. Don't leave without experiencing some University traditions.

There is always something happening in Reno
: Hot August Nights, the Reno Balloon Races, Street Vibrations. the Reno Rodeo, Artown and many others.