The Future of Business

Inspiring collaboration between campus and community

Located in the Mathewson University Gateway District, adjacent to Interstate 80 and downtown Reno, the new business building will enhance connections between our campus and community and become a showcase for iconic business in the greater Reno-Tahoe area.

By partnering with the business community in this exciting, prominent site, the new College of Business building will demonstrate the economic, social and educational impacts that transform lives, grow our already thriving tech and financial economy, and provide workforce and intellectual capacity to meet the needs of our growing economy.

Simply put, this asset will bring the intellectual, research and outreach enterprise of the University to the heart of Reno and be a source of pride and productivity for generations to come.

The east side of the new College of Business building view from University Way.

Aerial view of Reno indicating where the footprint of the proposed College of Business building will be.

Footprint of the new College of Business building within the city of Reno.

This iconic new business building and the entire Mathewson University Gateway represent the next great chapter in our institution’s storied history. A transformational project for the University and our region, the Gateway will bridge together old and new on our campus, while simultaneously connecting the University and community like never before. It is truly a game changer for the New Nevada."

President Brian Sandoval ’86

President Brian Sandoval outside at the upper Quad.

Student success is part of our business model

Smiling students at Commencement wearing caps and gownsThe College of Business is now the largest school at the University of Nevada, Reno, growing by nearly 30% over the last decade to more than 3,500 students in its programs. Projections show the college’s enrollment growth will be sustained with estimates of The College of Business enrolling more than 4,000 students in the near future. This tremendous growth demonstrates the need for significant investment in the college’s future.

This state-of-the-art facility is thoughtfully designed to encourage and support innovation, collaboration and entrepreneurial thinking for all Wolf Pack students. Here, students, faculty and members of the community will gather in a modern, technologically connected setting for classes and workshops, group or quiet study, presentations or meetings. These resources advance the University’s legacy of educating globally competitive business leaders.

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Remarkable spaces deserve remarkable names

View the artist renderings of the naming opportunities within The College of Business. These spaces are subject to change and do not represent all of the opportunities available. Contact us to learn more about all of the exciting spaces available.

Featured areas

Interior of a circular auditorium in the proposed College of Business building.


The new 300-seat auditorium is at the heart of academic instruction, designed with technology, accessibility and acoustics in mind. Given its strategic placement and visibility at one of the most prominent intersections in northern Nevada, this iconic auditorium will host industry experts and nationally recognized leaders for speaking engagements and business forums.

Daytime exterior of the plaza area next to the proposed College of Business building

Gateway Plaza

The Gateway Plaza located in between the new College of Business building and hotel and conference center, will play an important role for northern Nevada – welcoming visitors to our University. Wolf Pack students and faculty will use this beautiful outdoor space to gather and join in special events and activities.

Other naming opportunities

Interior of the lobby of the auditorium within the proposed College of Business building

Auditorium Lobby

The Auditorium Lobby will be located at the primary entrance of the first floor and greet our community into this historic new building. This gathering space will be among the most active in the building and will host networking events and employer engagement opportunities as well as usher students and community into classes and events in the auditorium.

Interior of a cafe space with people ordering food, sitting at tables while talking or working on laptops.


The Cafe will be the primary gathering space in the entire building. Located on the most heavily trafficked floor, this space will be perpetually used by students, faculty and community. The Cafe is located at one of the most prominent intersections in all of northern Nevada and is a signature architectural piece of this new building.

Students engaged by a professor teaching a class.

Dynamic learning

The Reno-Tahoe region is an emerging global technology hub with marquee companies moving to our area. Providing dynamic learning spaces is an absolute necessity if we are to educate tomorrow’s workforce for Nevada and the world. Our instructional case study and “flat” classrooms will utilize best in-class technologies to deliver a first-class education to our students.

Students sit in a computer lab-style classroom equipped with large monitors displaying stock market information

Finance Suite and Trading Lab

The new business building will feature a suite of office, laboratories, and classrooms focused on the finance industry. Included in the Finance Suite is a dedicated Trading Lab equipped with cutting-edge technology, tools and training to provide students real-time investment trading simulations.

Decorative: Seven people gather in a room with large digital displays for a meeting.

Ozmen Center for Entrepreneurship

The new business building has allocated significant space for the popular hub of entrepreneurial activity on campus, the Ozmen Center for Entrepreneurship. In addition to supporting courses in entrepreneurship, the Ozmen Center will continue to demonstrate the importance of startups in our local, national and global economy.

Decorative: Five students working together and smiling

Student Outreach Center

Intentionally located near the entrance on the main level, the Student Outreach Center will provide wraparound services to enrich and expand opportunities for students across all business majors and backgrounds. A space for workshops and networking, the center will incorporate upgraded technology, modern advising offices, conference rooms and collaborative space.


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Evening exterior of the proposed College of Business building in the Gateway District.

Become a part of the legacy of the New Nevada

This project will be looked upon as the shining gate of opportunity for business in our great state; a place that inspires discovery, progress and success. If you are interested in learning more about supporting the new College of Business building, please fill out this form and a member of the Advancement team at the University of Nevada, Reno will contact you. Thank you for taking the time to consider contributing to one of the University’s greatest projects in our storied 150-year history.