Perhaps one of the best opportunities afforded by living on campus is the chance to meet and interact with a very diverse population of students. Our residence halls are home to students from a variety of countries, cultures and ethnic groups. College is a time to expand awareness, learn from and about others and to learn more about yourself. There is perhaps no better way to achieve all of these purposes than by getting to know other residents who are different from you.
Approach relationships with an open mind in an effort to understand why others are the way they are and think the way they do. As you are a unique individual who wants to be understood and appreciated for who you are, so is everyone else. Make the most of these extracurricular educational opportunities and broaden your world! In addition, our seven residence facilities offer you a variety of living options to choose from.
Each building has a unique character and atmosphere, resulting from its special history, design, and most of all, the students who call it home:
These areas are designed to provide a quiet environment that supports intensive academic study. Students living in a quiet study area are expected to sign a quiet study contract and abide by the terms of this agreement
For those students who qualify to live in these communities, residents enroll in a core group of classes together, receive personalized attention from their instructors, receive additional academic supports, study, and socialize as a group to help them gain the maximum benefit from the college experience.
Residents living in this community agree to keep their environment free of all types of tobacco products, alcohol and illegal drugs.
The Downunder Cafe offering all you care to eat meals and the D-C Store convenience store are on the west side of Virginia Street below Argenta Hall. The Overlook is located in the Jot Travis Building by Manzanita Lake and offers Starbucks specialty coffees, pizza, burgers, sandwiches and other popular foods such as sushi.
Other locations include Elements Café featuring Peet's Coffee in the Davidson Mathematics and Science Center, Las Trojes Express Mexican restaurant in the Ansari Business Building, the Northside Café in the Fitzgerald Student Services Building, Bytes Café featuring Peet's Coffee in the Mathewson-IGT Knowledge Center, Pathways Café in the Center for Molecular Medicine, and Jolt-N-Java in front of the Getchell Building.
Students can also have Dominos Pizza delivered to their residence hall by using their FoodBucks account. A variety of meal plans is available for both on and off campus students. For more information on meal plans, FoodBucks, or other dining services visit the Residential Life, Housing, and Food Service office in Juniper Hall, call us at (775) 784-1113, or visit Residential Life, Housing, and Food Service online.
Coin-operated washers, dryers and vending machines can be found in each building. Report any malfunctions to your front desk immediately. Desk staff will notify the appropriate vender to correct the problem. The vending company will provide any refunds due.
The post office does not deliver mail to the residence halls. To receive mail, you must rent a post office box at the university post office located at the north end of campus or rent a mailbox through a private vender. Each front desk receives packages for residents delivered by UPS and Federal Express, however some restrictions may apply. The front desks are not able to accept any personal items for residents and therefore, residents are not allowed to leave personal items at the desks.
If you know of any damages or needed repairs, fill out a service request at the front desk. Being as specific and complete as possible can speed up the maintenance process. Problems with locks, keys, or doors must be reported immediately to protect your security as well as that of others in the community.
Cleaning of the bathrooms, showers, and other public areas is checked regularly by the RA/CA. However, if you find conditions unsatisfactory, please fill out a service request at the front desk stating
your concerns. Argenta, Canada and White Pine Residence Hall residents have private bathrooms; the residents are responsible for cleaning them. These bathrooms may be checked by staff for cleanliness.
To park on campus, you must purchase a permit from Parking Services. Reserved student and resident student permits are sold for designated lots near the residence halls. Spaces in the residence hall lots are limited. Please be aware that red fire zones near the residence halls must be kept clear for emergency vehicle access at all times. Red zones, handicapped parking spaces, and many metered areas are subject to parking enforcement 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
Due to our ongoing commitment to provide you with a high-quality living environment, renovation work or construction projects may at times cause some inconveniences. We will make every effort to keep these inconveniences minimal.
Students who desire telephone service in their rooms must contact their phone company of choice directly. The university is not involved in providing telephone service to student rooms and assumes no responsibility for service.