You can contact the Office of Residential Life, Housing and Food Service at (775) 784-1113. We look forward to assisting you.
Assignments are made for new students by date, in the order in which the License Agreement Signature Form, initial payment and deposits are received. Full consideration is given to each student's preferences. The University of Nevada, Reno expects enrollment in 15 credits each semester to graduate in 4 years. Students must be enrolled in 12 credits by June 15th for a fall assignment.
Room assignments are based on the preferences you complete on the License Agreement Signature Form. Considerable effort is made to honor specific requests and to meet individual needs when making room and roommate assignments. However, heavy demands for university housing sometimes makes it impossible to satisfy all individual requests.
Yes! This may be done when you complete the License Agreement Signature Form. Students can indicate up to five building preferences and can request a specific roommate. Considerable effort is made to match mutually requested roommates. Note: Your roommate preference supercedes your building preference.
If the requests are mutual and space is available, every effort will be made to honor your roommate preference. To improve your chances, you should submit applications at about the same time with the same residence hall preferences. Note: Your roommate preference supercedes your residence hall preference.
Regulations passed by the Nevada Division of Health require that, any freshman college student under the age of 23 may not live in on-campus housing unless vaccinated against Neisseria meningitidis (Meningococcus) unless excused because of medical or religious reasons.
For information regarding the state law, please visit http://health.nv.gov/Immunization_SchoolRequirements.htm
For general information regarding the vaccination itself, please visit http://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/vpd-vac/mening/who-vaccinate.htm
The University of Nevada provides accessible accommodations for students with disabilities. Since housing assignment are made on a space available basis, early application is essential. Additional accessibility features may need to be installed to adequately accommodate a disability on a case-by-case basis. Please contact the Disability Resource Center or the Department of Residential Life, Housing and Food Services for additional information.
Assignments are usually made the first week in August. Students will receive an assignment letter with a variety of information including: telephone service, "what to bring" information, etc.
The Department of Residential Life, Housing and Food Service accepts requests for room changes at a variety of times throughout the academic year after the fall opening date. Requests are granted on a space available basis.
The license agreement encompasses the entire academic year. Students are normally released only due to specific circumstances such as withdrawal from the University.
Returning residents may sign up for the next academic year during the return housing period in the spring semester for Canada Hall and a limited number of spaces in the other residence halls.
There are designated academic pursuit/quiet areas in most of the residence halls. Assignment is based on space availability. Students assigned to a quiet floor will be required to sign a quiet area contract.
Smoking is not permitted anywhere inside the residential facilities, including student rooms.
There are a limited number of single rooms and they are only available in Sierra, Lincoln, Manzanita, and Juniper Halls. If we are unable to accommodate a student's request for a single room, they will automatically be assigned to a double room.
Every residence hall has its own cash card operated washers and dryers.
All student rooms in the residence halls include a desk, a chair, a closet, a bed and mattress, and a chest of drawers for each student. All student rooms are carpeted. The On Campus Housing web site has recommendations for specific things you may want to bring with you and some other useful information.
Students have many items which they can bring to the residence halls and some items they should not bring. Please visit our the On Campus Housing page for more details.
This year the Residence Hall Association is partnering with another company to help provide students with opportunities to rent MicroFridges (microwaves with Fridges Attached) and Safes for students rooms. Students who order MicroFridges will be able to pick them up from a central Location in the Nye-Canada plaza during Move-In day. Remember, there is only one mini fridge allowed per room, so please plan in advance with your roommate. Details can be found on the CollegeFridge website.
Due to the variety of our structures and safety concerns we do not allow students to mount anything to their walls, including televisions.
Telephone information is available at the Information Technology: Phone Offers for Students web site. Cable TV may be available from local providers at check-in.
Every student room has two ethernet jacks which provide access to the university computer network. Additional information can be found at the following Web site: http://www.it.unr.edu/pages/policy-residence-hall-use.aspx.
Free in-room wireless is available. More information can be found here: http://www.it.unr.edu/wireless-access.aspx.
The US Postal Service does not deliver to the Residence Halls. Located on campus is a United States Post Office where students may rent a post office box by contacting (775) 348-7858.
Yes. UPS and Fedex both will deliver to the residence halls. View our services and facilities page for more.
One of the easiest ways to meet people is to be involved in your residence hall association. These groups plan a variety of social and educational activities. Attending programs and activities offered in the residence halls and on-campus is a great way to meet people.
Initially, you should go to your Resident Assistant. Your RA has been trained to assist you and they are an excellent resource.
The residence halls remain open during Thanksgiving and Spring Break. During the Winter Break alternative housing may be available, although there is an additional charge and students may be assigned together in double/triple/quadruple-occupancy rooms.
Sign-up early! On-campus housing is available on a first-come, first-served basis and the earlier you sign up the better your chances of getting one of your preferences. Don't delay, you have everything to gain by signing up immediately for on-campus housing.
All first year students who have not reached the age of twenty-one by the first day of class of their first semester who live in the residence halls are required to purchase a meal plan for both fall and spring semester. This policy is in place because:
Any unused weekly meals are cleared from your account prior to breakfast on Thursday. Semester Meals on Standard Plans remain on your account throughout the semester. Any unused semester meals are cleared from your account at the end of each semester.
FoodBucks balances do not expire at the end of either the fall or spring semester unless your account has been inactive for 18 consecutive months. The balance remains as long as you are enrolled at the University and use your account. After 18 consecutive months of inactivity, the balance in your account is reduced to zero. No refund is given for any unused balance.
Parents eat free with you. If you wish to take a guest to the Downunder Cafe just present your card to the checker and an additional meal will be taken off your card for each guest you have (Premium Plan holders will have a meal deducted from their weekly meal total for each guest. Standard Plan holders will have a meal deducted from their block meal total for each guest). No meal plan holders may loan their card to anyone else to use.
Meal plans may be changed during the first three weeks of classes and during the semester break.
Swipes can also be used to swipe out specific combo meals at the DC Store next door to the Downunder Cafe.