Student Services during alternate campus operations

Mar. 13, 2020

This message was sent to all students at the University of Nevada, Reno.

Student Services available to University of Nevada, Reno during alternate campus operations.

The University of Nevada, Reno Division of Student Services and the Associated Students of the University of Nevada (ASUN) wants to assure students of the following services available to them during this period of alternate campus operations. As indicated Thursday, March 12, 2020, the University will be moving to alternate campus operations starting Monday, March 23 until further notice.

Online instruction

Students can access remote online learning through WebCampus and with direct communication from faculty members.

Currently enrolled students without access to mobile technologies can come on campus to use a University computer. The Mathewson-IGT Knowledge Center, William N. Pennington Student Achievement Center and Joe Crowley Student Union will be open to students. Please practice social distancing, and personal and public hygiene, when on campus.

Residential Life and Housing Services

Students are being asked not to return to the residence halls after Spring Break until further notice. This decision was not made lightly and with the guidance of the Washoe County Health Department and the Nevada State Health Department. Students requiring University housing can appeal to the University’s Residential Life and Housing Office, or (775) 784-1113. Every effort will be made to accommodate students in need.

Dining Services

University Dining Services will no longer be offering traditional dining options. Starting March 23, 2020, Nevada Dining will move to a “grab and go” food option at Pathways and Bytes Café. The Eatery at the Overlook will provide Hot Food Options for lunch and dinner. Most of the food vendors in the Joe Crowley Student Union will be open during this time.

The Center, Every Student, Every Story.

The Center, Every Student, Every Story. is committed to offering remote student support through our email and we can be reached through our telephone at (775) 784-4936. The Center will remain open as long as we are permitted by campus policies, but we encourage you to connect through email or through telephone.

Emergency support

Pack Provisions

Arrangements are being made for students who utilize Pack Provisions, the University’s food pantry. Updates can be found online at Pack Provisions or by emailing

Counseling Services

Counseling Services will be offering secure, remote teletherapy services in the near future. In the meantime, telephone counseling services are available. Students in need of Counseling Services can call (775) 784-4648. Here are some valuable tips from University Counseling Services about Mental health and coping associated with COVID-19.

Pack Rides

Pack Rides Services will be closed starting Saturday, March 14 until further notice. Pack Rides will be operating Thursday, March 12 and Friday, March 13. More information and hours can be found online at

E. L. Wiegand Fitness Center

Please check with Fitness and Recreational Sports for new operating hours and changes to class offerings.

We encourage you to monitor updated hours of operation and changes to programs on the University's website.