Working on campus

Tap into the fun of working at the University of Nevada, Reno! Once you've strategized parking and transportation, enjoy the perks of working on a vibrant campus full of exclusive amenities. Before work, head to our state-of-the-art fitness center for a crossfit or pilates class. Later, grab lunch with your friends in the campus district. Move that 3 p.m. meeting to Starbucks in the Joe Crowley Student Union so you can get some extra steps in. After work, attend an art opening at the Lilley Museum of Art or a Wolfpack Athletics game. Need more? Check out our highly sought-after on-campus medical services and educational programs for children.

Getting to and around campus

University of Nevada, Reno campus
This 2018 view of the University of Nevada, Reno campus from the north shows the Joe Crowley Student Union, the Mathewson-IGT Knowledge Center, the William J. Raggio Education Building, the Nazir Anasari Business Building, the Fitzgerald Student Services Building, and the E.L. Wiegand Fitness Center.
Credit: Jeff Dow

Navigating campus

Navigating campus

The University of Nevada, Reno campus includes more than 100 buildings and covers 290 acres. We recommend that new employees take a custom interactive tour to learn their way around campus. You can also search by building or view a campus map on google.

Around Campus


Parking information

Please take a moment to familiarize yourself with the campus parking regulations and zone parking map on our webpage at www.unr.unr/parking.

  • All parking areas require proper permits to be displayed Monday through Thursday, 8 a.m. to 8 p.m., and on Fridays from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.  throughout the year, unless otherwise specified. 
  • Areas designated as “enforced 24 hours per day, 7 days a week” require an authorized permit be displayed at all times.  These areas include the Yellow and Orange signed zones, and those areas specifically signed "enforced 24/7."
  • Overnight parking is prohibited without the authorized campus resident permit or prior authorization from Parking & Transportation Services. 
  • Individuals who have a state-issued DMV disabled placard or license plate are required to purchase a University parking permit to utilize disabled parking. Learn more about disability access.
  • Full-time employees are eligible to enroll in payroll deduction to purchase a permit. Due to the high demand for parking, there may extensive wait lists in some zones. Employees may add their name to up to three wait lists at a time.  Please call our office at (775) 784-4654 or visit our office for further information.

Parking & Transportation Services  Office Location Parking Maps

Free PACKTransit shuttle

PACKTransit operates in one continuous loop around the campus. This service line, called PACKLine, serves 11 stops from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. No ID is needed to ride. In order for passengers to board at The Highlands or at The YOUnion Apartments, they must purchase an East Campus Resident Shuttle Access Pass form the University of Nevada, Reno Parking and Transportation Services Department. All other stops are free to board at.

PACKTransit map and list of stops

Get the PACKTransit app to see locations of shuttles in real-time.

PackTRANSIT App Icon Get PackTRANSIT on the Apple App Store Get PackTRANSIT on the Google Play Store

Free RTC RIDE bus passes

With U-Pass, enjoy free unlimited rides on RTC RIDE buses throughout Reno/Sparks

University students, faculty and staff have a new, free transportation option. With the U-Pass program, you are now able to use your WolfCard to ride any of the Regional Transportation Commission (RTC) fixed-route buses for free. When you consider the costs of insurance, parking, gas, and vehicle maintenance, taking the bus can really save you some money. Additionally, the RTC anticipates the program could lead to less traffic congestion on campus, better parking due to a reduced number of cars around campus, reduced carbon emissions, and better public transportation awareness and ridership.

How do I plan my route?

To plan your route, bookmark the RTC Smart Trips website. RTC Smart Trips is a mobile-friendly website that features an online map with route finder. Search for the business or address you'd like to visit, click the origin button to enter your current location, and enter the time you'd like to arrive at your destination. You will then be shown a number of route options. Just remember to bring your WolfCard to ride free!

RTC Smart Trips

When will the next RTC bus arrive?

If you need to know when the next bus is coming to a particular stop, you can track your route in live time using the NextBus app.

NexBus App Tile  Get NextBus App on the Apple App Store  Get NextBus App on the Google Play Store

Alternative transportation

Alternative transportation options

You've got choices when it comes to your campus commute! Alternatives to driving alone include busing (free for all WolfCard holders), biking, walking, utilizing the Zipcar Rental service, and carpooling. With any of these options, you are eligible for 5 FREE daily permits (valid in Silver 17, Green 1 or Blue 1 zones) for those days alternate transportation is just not possible. All you need to do is register with Parking Services as an alternate transportation user.

Alternative Transportation Options

Retail and dining

WolfCard ID

WolfCard ID

Your WolfCard is your campus photo identification card. It is used to access many on-campus services including meal swipes, campus purchases, access to the Recreation Center, checking out materials in the Mathewson-IGT Knowledge Center, libraries, and other services. You can also link your WolfCard to a Wells Fargo Checking account for optional banking convenience. Wells Fargo Bank, N.A. Member FDIC.

What are WolfBucks, FoodBucks and BonusBucks?

  • WolfBucks is a declining balance (debit) account attached to your WolfCard. Funds deposited to WolfBucks can be used in most campus locations.
  • FoodBucks is a declining balance account that is part of a meal plan and attached to your WolfCard. Funds deposited to FoodBucks can be used in all campus dining locations. This primarily applies to students.
  • BonusBucks is a 5% bonus credited to your account attached to your WolfCard. Earn BonusBucks whenever you make a deposit of $200 or more (in a single deposit) to WolfBucks. BonusBucks can be used in most campus locations. BonusBucks can not be refunded or transferred to other users. All WolfBucks have to be used before the system rolls to BonusBucks.

You may pick up your WolfCard on the first floor of the Joe Crowley Student Union, Room 001.


Campus dining

Where to eat

The University offers a number of permanent and temporary dining options on campus. To see all of your options, view our Great Eats! map.  Faculty and staff are welcome to dine at any of the eateries on campus, including campus dining calls.


Faculty/staff discount plan

Planning to dine on campus often? Nevada Dining offers a subscription-based discount program for employees called the Silver Club, in which members receive a 50% discount at certain locations on campus, as well as other benefits.


Save even more with BonusBucks

BonusBucks is a 5% bonus credited to your account attached to your WolfCard. Earn BonusBucks whenever you make a deposit of $200 or more (in a single deposit) to WolfBucks. BonusBucks can be used in most campus locations.


On-campus retail: Nevada WolfShop

Nevada Wolf Shop

The Nevada Wolf Shop, operated by Barnes & Noble College, is located in the Joe Crowley Student Union. The Wolf Shop offers both new and used textbooks, as well as gifts, computers and merchandise.

Nevada Wolf Shop

Get Wolf Pack apparel off-campus and online

Silver and Blue Outfitters

If you're looking for Wolf Pack branded clothing, hats, gifts, and more, stop in at your nearest Silver and Blue Outfitters, the Official Merchandiser for Nevada Athletics. They have two locations:

Meadowood Mall Store (located near See's Candies) 
5191 Meadowood Mall Cir 
Reno NV 89502 
(775) 448-WOLF (9653)

Campus Store (located across from Lawlor Events Center) 
1505 N Virginia St 
Reno NV 89503 
(775) 324-PACK (7225)


Health, wellness and community engagement


Resources for health and well-being

Finding community

Finding community

The University is a diverse and welcoming community where connections matter. Employees are encouraged to make meaningful connections with colleagues who share their passions, personal experiences, and/or cultural background.

Explore campus committees, groups, resources, and events

  • Diversity and inclusion 
  • Gender, sexuality, and identity
  • Gender equity
  • Disability support
  • Leadership and mentorship


Wolf Pack Athletics

Wolf Pack Athletics

The University is proud of our Nevada Wolf Pack teams and athletes. The University supports nine women’s teams and six men’s teams:

  • Baseball (Men’s)
  • Basketball (Women’s and Men’s)
  • Cross Country (Women’s and Men’s)
  • Football (Men’s)
  • Golf (Women’s and Men’s)
  • Soccer (Women’s)
  • Softball (Women’s)
  • Swim & Dive (Women’s)
  • Tennis (Women’s and Men’s)
  • Track & Field (Women’s)
  • Volleyball (Women’s)

To see game schedules, scores, athlete profiles, articles, and ticket information, visit the Nevada Wolf Pack.


Recreation and fitness

Recreation and fitness

At the University of Nevada, Reno, we strive to provide a healthy, safe and supportive environment for the entire University community. That's why we have a tobacco-free campus, on-campus medical facilities, a variety of health and education services, and nutrition support.

Recreational facilities

The University offers two indoor fitness facilities, as well as a track and various practice fields. Our memberships are low-cost and allow access to all the following facilities, as well as countless drop-in classes:

  • E. L. Wiegand Fitness Center
    • The 108,000 square foot E. L. Wiegand Fitness Center features open gym with three basketball/volleyball courts for general recreation use. The building also offers studios for dance, yoga and pilates. These facilities are primarily used for drop-in classes.
  • Lombardi Pool
    • The indoor swimming complex offers both a 25-yard lap pool and a competitive diving tank with 1-meter and 3-meter diving boards.
  • John Sala fields
    • Fully lighted and covered with the most advanced artificial turf, the Sala Fields offer the students of UNR an unparalleled recreational facility. The field is open every day during the Fall and Spring semesters from Noon–6 pm.

Membership info |  Hours of operation | Drop-in classes

Mental health support

Mental health support

Everyone has ups and downs in life. The University has partnered with a local mental health provider, Mountain EAP, to support employees (and eligible dependents) through life's difficult moments. Mountain EAP is located in Reno and specializes in counseling and advising services for personal or interpersonal issues, such as depression, anxiety, parenting issues, or conflicts at work or home.  Services are available to employees and their eligible dependents. Eligible individuals may receive up to three free sessions per year (you may continue on insurance benefits if you wish). Classified employees are eligible to use Administrative Leave for two one-hour visits. Counseling and Advising services are strictly and legally confidential.

Employee Assistance Program


On-campus medical services

University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine physicians are not only training tomorrow's doctors. They are board-certified. This means they have demonstrated a mastery of the knowledge and skills that define their specialty. When you choose the University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine, you are beginning a partnership with an experienced team that takes pride in providing outstanding life-long care. You can rest assured that you and your family's health is in capable hands. The School of Medicine offers care to University employees through the following clinics:

  • Patient-Centered Family Medicine Center & Workers' Compensation Clinic (Families and workplace injuries)

    Patient-Centered Family Medicine Center & Workers' Compensation Clinic

    Whether you're looking for an excellent primary care physician or same-day treatment for an injury received on the job, the Patient-Centered Family Medicine Center (PCFM) has you covered. Conveniently located on campus, the PCFM has board-certified physicians with expertise and experience treating patients of all ages, from newborns to seniors.  Our physicians are dedicated to your overall wellness and the best possible quality of life for you and your loved ones. Besides diagnosing and treating illness, our physicians also provide preventive care services — including routine checkups, immunization and screening tests and personalized counseling on maintaining a healthy lifestyle. The center also manage acute and chronic illnesses — coordinating and working in partnership with other sub-specialists when needed.


  • Internal Medicine and Multispecialty Clinic (Adult care only)

    Internal Medicine and Multispecialty Clinic

    The Internal Medicine and Multispecialty Clinic (IMMC) provides lifelong comprehensive primary care. When it comes to your wellness, quality of life is about more than just managing conditions when you become ill-your health care is an ongoing partnership between you and your doctor. That's why the IMMC's internal medicine physicians work to help you adopt and maintain a healthy lifestyle and develop treatment plans when you are sick. Please see the IMMC's list of services and specialties.


  • Student Health Center (Not just for students!)

    Student Health Center

    The Student Health Center at the University of Nevada, Reno is an accredited outpatient facility providing a wide range of health care services to meet the needs of our student population. All students enrolled at UNR are eligible to receive medical services at the Student Health Center, and faculty and staff (excluding spouses/dependents) can be seen as well for acute issues when they are not able to be seen by their own primary care physician. Please note that they do not bill insurance, but they do accept the Healthscope HSA. The Student Health Center operates on a same day appointment system. Call (775) 784-6598 to schedule an appointment.


Campus resources for families


On-campus childcare and K-12 educational programs

The University's Education Department works with the Washoe County School District and the University to offer a number of small student-to-teacher ratio programs for babies through high school, and also provide hands-on practicum experience to University students in our teaching and Human Development and Family Studies programs.

  • Child & Family Research Center (For children six weeks of age through first grade)

    Child & Family Research Center

    The Child and Family Research Center (CFRC) provides a developmental, child centered approach to early education. The CFRC provides appropriately stimulating experiences that fit naturally into children's daily routines. A variety of materials and activities are used to help children learn the value of diversity and respect for all family backgrounds. Staff are committed to helping meet the needs of children and families for appropriate child care. The CFRC provides a safe and nurturing environment that promotes the physical, social, emotional, cognitive and language development of young children. This program provides early childhood care and education to children age 6 weeks to 6 years old. The CFRC is accredited by the National Academy of Early Childhood Programs, a division of the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC). This program is restricted to children of faculty, staff, and students.

    As space is limited at the CFRC, we encourage parents and expectant parents to get on the waiting list as soon as possible by contacting their office directly.


  • Early Learning Center (For children in first, second, and third grade)

    Early Learning Center

    The Early Learning Center serves as a model classroom in the Washoe County School District and for the learning community in the College of Education. The Early Learning Center offers multi-year, multi-age educational experiences and developmental and integrated instruction. By creating the Early Learning Center, both partners hope to create a community of teachers and students, dedicated to lifelong learning and the continuous improvement and development of educational practices. This program is free to attend and is not restricted to students whose families have a University affiliation.


  • Davidson Academy (For profoundly gifted middle and high school students)

    Davidson Academy

    The Davidson Academy offers two accredited educational options specifically designed to meet the needs of profoundly gifted students – an online campus for those living anywhere in the U.S. and a day school on the University of Nevada, Reno campus for local residents. The full-time online school further strengthens the Davidson Academy’s commitment to the profoundly gifted population by bringing the Davidson Academy experience to students whose families are unable to relocate to Reno. Both options are centered on a rigorous academic environment where students can thrive among their intellectual peers. The school's Personalized Learning Plan (PLP) process allows students to take control of their education with classes grouped by ability, not age. 

    The Academy's free, public day school is located on the University of Nevada, Reno campus for profoundly gifted middle and high school students living in the Reno area. Classes are grouped by ability level, rather than by age-based grades, thereby providing profoundly gifted young people an educational opportunity matched to their abilities, strengths and interests. To attend the Davidson Academy in Reno, students must be at the middle or high school level across all subject areas and score in the 99.9th percentile on IQ or college entrance tests, such as the ACT or SAT. Please visit the Qualification Criteria and How to Apply pages for details. 


  • KIDS University (Day camps for grades 2-8)

    KIDS University

    KIDS University hosts a wide-range of youth camps during the summer and school breaks throughout the year. Choose from themed, weeklong camps designed to incorporate the academic STEAM components — science, technology, engineering, arts and math — with a healthy dose of fun! This program is available to all children, regardless of University affiliation.



Information for breastfeeding parents


Policy supporting lactating parents

University policy ensures that employees are provided with a reasonable break time to express breastfeeding milk for one year after her child's birth. This policy is applicable to all employees even though the law only requires that hourly employees be covered. Please see Administrative Manual chapter 2,180: Support of breastfeeding Employees for information about available spaces, rules for use, and break periods.

Section 7 of the Fair Labor Standards Act states that employers with more than 50 employees must provide reasonable break time for nursing mothers. Please see DOL Fact Sheet #73: Break Time for Nursing Mothers under the FLSA for information about lactation room requirements; time and location of breaks; coverage and compensation; and prohibitions on retaliation.

If you feel you are covered by FLSA Section 7 and UAM 2,180 and have been denied the protections to which you are entitled, we encourage you to file a report with the Office of Equal Opportunity & Title IX as soon as possible.

Designated spaces

Designated spaces on campus for breastfeeding mothers

If you are in need of a comfortable and discreet place to pump milk, please speak with your department's administrative assistant to identify the closest and most appropriate location for you. There may not be a designated space in your department, but often times our employees volunteer their own work spaces to breastfeeding colleagues whose work spaces are not suitable. Your department's administrative assistant will help find a space you can be comfortable in or coordinate office-sharing if needed. breastfeeding mothers may also reference the following list of publicly-available spaces on campus.

Nursing in public spaces

Breastfeeding in public in Nevada is your legally protected right

Per the Nevada Revised Statutes, the breastfeeding of a child does not constitute an act of open or gross lewdness, nor does it constitute an act of open and indecent or obscene exposure of her body. (NRS 201.210 and 201.220)

University accommodations

Breastfeeding accommodations are required in all Nevada childcare facilities

Per NRS 432A.1171 and NAC 432A.425, all nurseries for infants and toddlers shall provide an appropriate, private area on the premises where a mother may breastfeed. This regulation applies to the University's Child and Family Research Center


Opportunities for learning and advocacy

Work, Life and Family Council

The University's Work, Life and Family Council (WLFC)... Aubrey's text here.

Committee on the Status of Women

If you are passionate about issues related to gender equity, we encourage you to join the Committee on the Status of Women (CSW). The CSW was originally authorized by the Board of Regents, and the committee reports to the President through the Chief Diversity Officer. The CSW collaboratively addresses the issues and concerns of gender equity on campus, and provides support and networking opportunities for University of Nevada, Reno employees. All genders and identities welcome.