University Updates on Coronavirus

 

Latest updates

Importance of staying home

This week Gov. Steve Sisolak and Chancellor Thom Reilly reinforced the importance of staying home as Nevada continues its fight against the outbreak of coronavirus. Our most important priority continues to be the health and safety of our students, faculty, staff and community. The University remains open for operations as long as those operations are done remotely. Only in special circumstances is work being allowed on campus. With Gov. Sisolak and Chancellor Reilly’s new directives in mind, it is important to note and be clear on the following...

Commencement update

In an attempt to give you something this spring, we offered a virtual commencement. This was rejected by our student leaders and graduating students. In considering the many options for providing you with a celebration of your achievements, we were not confident that the health concerns of our state and nation would be eased in the months ahead. We did not want to further frustrate and disappoint you with yet another cancelled or postponed event. Through several constructive conversations this week with graduate and undergraduate students, we have determined that Spring 2020 graduates will have the choice to celebrate their achievements coinciding with, but be separate from, either the December 2020 graduation ceremonies or spring 2021 ceremonies.

Deadline to drop class with W grade has been extended

In order to allow students the time needed to make an informed determination, the deadline to drop a class with a W grade has been extended until April 10th for classes meeting in the Spring Regular Academic Term.

  • Final day to drop classes and receive a W grade (04/10/2020)*
  • Final day to change from credit to audit grade (04/10/2020)*
  • No dropping of individual classes after this deadline (04/10/2020)*

*These updated deadlines apply to regular session classes only.

For classes with dynamic start/end dates contact mynevada@unr.edu to request information for your specific course.

Online Town Hall

Members of the University Community took part in an “Online Town Hall” meeting via Zoom on Friday, March 27, to share thoughts, concerns and what lies ahead for the University in the wake of the institution’s unprecedented mobilization against the spread of coronavirus. Watch a recording of the Town Hall * and provide feedback via an online form.

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Latest messages from the University

Importance of staying home

Apr. 3, 2020

This week Gov. Steve Sisolak and Chancellor Thom Reilly reinforced the importance of staying home as Nevada continues its fight against the outbreak of coronavirus. Our most important priority continues to be the health and safety of our students, faculty, staff and community. The University remains open for operations as long as those operations are done remotely. Only in special circumstances is work being allowed on campus. With Gov. Sisolak and Chancellor Reilly’s new directives in mind, it is important to note and be clear on the following...

 

"Stay at Home for Nevada" directive extended to April 30

Apr. 2, 2020

Last night, Gov. Steve Sisolak announced a “Stay at Home” order, sometimes known as a shelter-in-place order and extended all other directives for two weeks under his original Declaration of Emergency, including school, non-essential business and gaming closures, until April 30. Gov. Sisolak has asked Nevadans to #StayHomeForNevada since March 17, and he is now reinforcing the gravity of that imperative as the state continues its fight against further outbreak of the coronavirus...

Suggestions for dealing with coronavirus

The information on this site is not intended to be all-encompassing and should not be considered medical or legal advice.

    Stay calm, use fact-based information

    Health officials, the University, and state and local governments remind you that maintaining a sense of calm is of utmost importance at this time. Stay informed with fact-based information from reliable sources, including those listed on this site. Avoid feeding into or fueling speculation or hysteria that is prevalent during such global events.

    Practice daily health precautions

    We cannot emphasize strongly enough the value of practicing daily health precautions and proper hygiene, and to follow the information from the sources listed on this site.

    Consult the CDC for more information

    In all instances, you should consult with a relevant expert for guidance specific to your circumstances. In particular, please consult the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) website, which provides updated information regarding this topic.

    For more information

    Monitored information line

    The University has a monitored information line to answer any and all questions regarding the shift in operations:

    (775) 682-9900

    Online information form

    The University has created an online form to handle your questions from different departments across campus: