Announcements and messages

Student COVID-19 vaccination update
April 6, 2021

As of Monday, April 5, 2021, all residents who are 16 and older in Washoe County are now eligible for the COVID-19 vaccine. The University would like to encourage all members of the Wolf Pack family to get vaccinated...

In-person Commencement ceremonies approved
March 29, 2021

The University has received approval from the State of Nevada and Washoe County to hold an in-person Commencement ceremony in May. After a year unlike any other, we are thrilled that our graduates in both our 2020 and 2021 classes will now have an opportunity to experience an in-person Commencement...

Faculty and staff COVID-19 vaccination distribution update
March 19, 2021

Faculty, staff and student employees who will be working on campus in the summer and fall are now eligible for vaccination appointments. These developments represent a significant step forward in the state’s fight against COVID-19 and the University’s plans to return to face-to-face instruction and work for our students, faculty and staff over the summer and into the fall.

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COVID-19 vaccination information


As of Monday, April 5, 2021, all residents who are 16 and older in Washoe County are now eligible for the COVID-19 vaccine. Learn how to find and schedule a COVID-19 appointment.


Faculty, staff and student employees are  eligible for vaccination appointments. Learn about the vaccination process and scheduling your appointment.

Guidance for suspected or positive COVID-19 cases

Students and employees

The following must be followed in the event of COVID-19 symptoms, exposure or a positive test.

Supervisors and faculty

The following information is intended to assist decision-makers when approached by a student or employee regarding suspected or confirmed COVID-19 cases.

Contact tracing

The Washoe County Health District (WCHD) is the designated agency reponsible for contact tracing. Learn more how the Student Health Center works with the WCHD and how contact tracing works.

COVID-19 news from the University

An image of the novel coronavirus; image was developed by the Centers for Disease Control.

Ultraviolet-C LED test confirms sterilization of human coronavirus at distance of 5 feet in 8 seconds

University lab test is part of new product development conducted for NCAR-affiliate American UVC Science, Inc. in the fight against COVID

Subhash Verma working in his microbiology laboratory

Published study: unusual SARS-CoV-2 mutation prominent in Northern Nevada in early 2020

University of Nevada, Reno genomics and microbiology research gives snapshot from March to June 2020 of SARS-CoV-2 and regional introduction of an usual mutation

Assistant professor Kyra Stull with her dog Ozymandias sitting on rocks overlooking Washoe Valley Lake

University assistant professor shares her experience contracting COVID-19

Kyra Stull says the choices we make are not our own

A message from President Sandoval

"There are moments in an institution's history that are pivotal, when the challenges are formidable and the road ahead can be difficult. I can say without equivocation that the daily work and dedication to the duty at hand have been simply remarkable -- a reminder of why it is our people, and the value of their spirit, that lifts and unites our University every day."