Gradventure Campus Visits

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Your Gradventure Awaits

Once you visit our campus nestled at the base of the Sierra Nevada mountains, we know you'll be ready for more. You'll meet our distinguished faculty and discuss the cutting-edge research being done in our facilities. Connect with those who share your passion as you chat with current students in the program. Then, we'll introduce you to your new happy places -- like Lake Tahoe's trails and beaches, the Midtown food and art scene, and the stretches of freeway that beckon for your next road trip.

Select your graduate program and visit dates from the list below to view your Gradventure details. Some programs may combine parts of their itinerary with other programs.

Geological Sciences and Engineering: March 9-12, 2017

Hydrologic Sciences: March 9-12, 2017

Molecular Biosciences: Feb. 3-5, 2017

Integrative Neuroscience: Feb. 3-5, 2017

Ecology, Evolution and Conservation Biology: Feb. 3-5, 2017

Graduate students in the desert

Geological Sciences and Engineering Weekend

In a Nutshell:

  • Who: The University of Nevada, Reno invites a select group of top candidates from the Geological Sciences and Engineering program applicant pool.
  • What: A four-day introduction to the University campus, Geological Sciences and Engineering graduate program, and the Reno/Tahoe area.
  • When: Thursday, March 9, 2017, to Saturday, March 11, 2017, with the option to leave Sunday, March 12
  • Where: University of Nevada, Reno campus
  • What is included: Up to $500 in travel expenses will be reimbursed. Meals on campus will be automatically included.
  • Please RSVP using the link emailed to you by March 1, 2017, to reserve your spot.

Itinerary

Get a sense of what it's like living in Northern Nevada through visits to surrounding areas demonstrating Reno/Tahoe's lifestyle and culture. Learn about graduate assistantships and fellowships, as well as services provided to you as a graduate student at UNR.

Times and locations are subject to change, and the tour of Lake Tahoe is weather permitting. (You've heard of the Donner Party, haven't you?)

Thursday, March 9
  • Travel day
  • Prospective students will lodge with existing graduate students.
Friday, March 10
  • 8:00 am-8:30 am: Over breakfast at DeLaMare Library, you'll be welcomed by the department chairs.
  • 8:30 am-9:30 am: Meet the Geological Sciences faculty and receive and overview of the program.
  • 9:30 am-12:00 pm: Enjoy a tour of some of our laboratory and library facilities. 
  • 12:00 pm-1:00 pm: Group lunch at the DeLaMare building.
  • 1:00 pm-3:30 pm: Individualized meetings with faculty are scheduled for each visitor, leaving plenty of time to explore the University of Nevada, Reno campus and the Desert Research Institute facility.
  • 4:00 pm-5:30 pm: Program seminar
  • 6:00 pm-8:30 pm: Relax and visit with a group dinner at Pub N Sub.
Saturday, March 11
  • 8:30 am: Meet at DeLaMare for our field trip to Lake Tahoe with stops at Steamboat Springs, Mt. Rose Meadows, Tahoe Vista Turnout, Incline Fault, and Sand Harbor Beach.
  • Lake Tahoe field trip continues with lunch and stops at Tahoe City, Tahoe Dam, Truckee River, and Squaw Valley.
  • 4:00 pm: Return to Reno and enjoy free time for dinner. We're happy to make suggestions for great food nearby.
Sunday, March 12

Visit Check List

  • RSVP by March 1, 2017, to Dr. Paula Noble at noblepj@unr.edu.
  • Download and sign the Liability Waiver.
  • Attach your signed waiver when you RSVP.
  • Get to know the faculty and their specialties within the Geological Sciences program. There will be plenty of opportunities to ask questions.
  • Keep all travel receipts.
  • Dress code for the weekend is casual or office casual. Bring cold-weather clothing and footwear for exploring the Tahoe region.
  • Use the hashtag #MyGradventure on Instagram or Twitter during your visit to share your University and Reno discoveries with the group.

Fun facts

  • UNR has one of the largest Earth Science faculty in the west, with contributions from the Nevada Seismological Laboratory and the Nevada Bureau of Mines and Geology.
  • Nevada hosts the most mountain ranges of any state -- over 400 ranges!
  • Nevada is the third largest gold-producing area in the world.

Questions?

If you have additional questions about your visit, please contact Dr. Paula Noble at noblepj@unr.edu or Marie Russell at marierussell@unr.edu.

South Quad

Hydrological Sciences Weekend

In a Nutshell:

  • Who: The University of Nevada, Reno invites a select group of top candidates from the Hydrological Sciences program applicant pool.
  • What: A four-day introduction to the University campus, Hydrological Sciences graduate program, and the Reno/Tahoe area.
  • When: Thursday, March 9, 2017, to Saturday, March 11, 2017, with the option to leave Sunday, March 12
  • Where: University of Nevada, Reno campus
  • What is included: Up to $500 in travel expenses will be reimbursed. Meals on campus will be automatically included.
  • Please RSVP using the link emailed to you by March 1, 2017, to reserve your spot.

Itinerary

Get a sense of what it's like living in Northern Nevada through visits to surrounding areas demonstrating Reno/Tahoe's lifestyle and culture. Learn about graduate assistantships and fellowships, as well as services provided to you as a graduate student at UNR.

Times and locations are subject to change, and the tour of Lake Tahoe is weather permitting. (You've heard of the Donner Party, haven't you?)

Thursday, March 9
  • Travel day
  • Prospective students will lodge with existing graduate students.
Friday, March 10
  • 8:00 am-8:30 am: Over breakfast at DeLaMare Library, you'll be welcomed by the department chairs.
  • 8:30 am-9:30 am: Meet the Hydrological Sciences faculty and receive and overview of the program.
  • 9:30 am-12:00 pm: Enjoy a tour of some of our laboratory and library facilities. 
  • 12:00 pm-1:00 pm: Group lunch at the DeLaMare building.
  • 1:00 pm-3:30 pm: Individualized meetings with faculty are scheduled for each visitor, leaving plenty of time to explore the University of Nevada, Reno campus and the Desert Research Institute facility.
  • 4:00 pm-5:30 pm: Program seminar
  • 6:00 pm-8:30 pm: Relax and visit with a group dinner at Pub N Sub.
Saturday, March 11
  • 8:30 am: Meet at DeLaMare for our field trip to Lake Tahoe with stops at Steamboat Springs, Mt. Rose Meadows, Tahoe Vista Turnout, Incline Fault, and Sand Harbor Beach.
  • Lake Tahoe field trip continues with lunch and stops at Tahoe City, Tahoe Dam, Truckee River, and Squaw Valley.
  • 4:00 pm: Return to Reno and enjoy free time for dinner. We're happy to make suggestions for great food nearby.
Sunday, March 12

Visit Check List

  • RSVP by March 1, 2017, to Dr. Sudeep Chandra at sudeep@unr.edu.
  • Download and sign the Liability Waiver.
  • Attach your signed waiver when you RSVP.
  • Get to know the faculty and their specialties within the Hydrological Sciences program. There will be plenty of opportunities to ask questions.
  • Keep all travel receipts.
  • Dress code for the weekend is casual or office casual. Bring cold-weather clothing and footwear for exploring the Tahoe region.
  • Use the hashtag #MyGradventure on Instagram or Twitter during your visit to share your University and Reno discoveries with the group.

Fun facts

  • UNR has one of the largest hydrology faculties in the country, with faculty from the Colleges of Science, Engineering and Agriculture, along with faculty from the Desert Research Institute and the U.S. Geological Survey.
  • The first Ph.D. from UNR graduated with a degree in hydrology.
  • Nevada is one of the driest states in the nation. Bring your chapstick!

Questions?

If you have additional questions about your visit, please contact Dr. Sudeep Chandra at sudeep@unr.edu or Bonnie Trejo at btrejo@unr.edu.

Lake Tahoe

Molecular Biosciences Weekend

In a Nutshell:

  • Who: The University of Nevada, Reno invites a select group of top candidates from the Molecular Biosciences program applicant pool.
  • What: A three-day introduction to the University campus, Molecular Biosciences graduate program, and the Reno/Tahoe area.
  • When: Friday, February 3, 2017, to Sunday, February 5, 2017
  • Where: University of Nevada, Reno campus
  • What is included: All costs are covered by the University—this includes transportation, lodging, and meals.
  • Please RSVP using the link emailed to you by January 17, 2017, to reserve your spot.

Itinerary

Get a sense of what it's like living in Northern Nevada through visits to surrounding areas demonstrating Reno/Tahoe's lifestyle and culture. Learn about graduate assistantships and fellowships, as well as services provided to you as a graduate student at UNR.

Times and locations are subject to change, and the tour of Lake Tahoe is weather permitting. (You've heard of the Donner Party, haven't you?)

Friday, February 3
  • 12:00 pm-2:00 pm: Over lunch, learn about the Molecular Biosciences program and The Graduate School with short talks from Graduate Students.
  • 2:00 pm-4:00 pm: Enjoy a tour of some of our laboratory facilities. 
  • 4:00 pm-5:30 pm: You'll be introduced to the University of Nevada, Reno with a mini-orientation and Graduate Student panel. Get ready! You will have the opportunity to ask questions.
  • 6:30 pm-8:30 pm: Dinner with faculty at Silver Peak Restaurant and Brewery.
Saturday, February 4
  • 8:30 am-10:00 am: Enjoy breakfast in the Graduate Student Lounge.
  • 10:00 am-12:00 pm: Take a second tour of additional laboratory facilities on campus.
  • 12:00 pm: Pick up your boxed lunch, and join our bus tour of Lake Tahoe.
  • 12:30 pm-5:00 pm: During our bus tour, we'll be stopping at Sand Harbor Beach and The Village at Northstar Ski Resort.
  • 6:00 pm-8:00 pm: Unwind with a casual dinner at a locals' favorite spot with the Graduate Students.
Sunday, February 5
  • Travel day

Visit Check List

  • RSVP by January 17, 2017.
  • Get to know the faculty and their specialties within the Molecular Biosciences program. There will be plenty of opportunities to ask questions.
  • Download and sign the Liability Waiver.
  • Attach your signed waiver when you RSVP.
  • Use the hashtag #MyGradventure on Instagram during your visit to share your University and Reno discoveries with the group.

Questions?

If you have additional questions about your visit, please contact Veronica Zepeda at vzepeda@unr.edu or (775) 784-4629.

Great Reno Balloon Races

Integrative Neuroscience Weekend

In a Nutshell:

  • Who: The University of Nevada, Reno invites a select group of top candidates from the Integrative Neuroscience graduate program applicant pool.
  • What: A three-day introduction to the University campus, Integrative Neuroscience graduate program, and the Reno/Tahoe area.
  • When: Friday, February 3, 2017, to Sunday, February 5, 2017
  • Where: University of Nevada, Reno campus
  • What is included: All costs are covered by the University—this includes transportation, lodging, and meals.
  • Please RSVP using the link emailed to you by January 17, 2017, to reserve your spot.

Itinerary

Get a sense of what it's like living in Northern Nevada through visits to surrounding areas demonstrating Reno/Tahoe's lifestyle and culture. Learn about graduate assistantships and fellowships, as well as services provided to you as a graduate student at UNR.

Times and locations are subject to change, and the tour of Lake Tahoe is weather permitting. (Brush up on your Donner Pass history to learn why.)

Friday, February 3
  • 12:00 pm-2:00 pm: Over lunch, learn about the Graduate Program in Integrative Neuroscience and The Graduate School with short talks from Graduate Students.
  • 2:00 pm-4:00 pm: Enjoy a tour of some of our laboratory facilities. 
  • 4:00 pm-5:30 pm: You'll be introduced to the University of Nevada, Reno with a mini-orientation and Graduate Student panel. Get ready! You will have the opportunity to ask questions.
  • 6:30 pm-8:30 pm: Dinner with faculty at Silver Peak Restaurant and Brewery.
Saturday, February 4
  • 8:30 am-10:00 am: Enjoy breakfast in the Graduate Student Lounge.
  • 10:00 am-12:00 pm: Take a second tour of additional laboratory facilities on campus.
  • 12:00 pm: Pick up your boxed lunch, and join our bus tour of Lake Tahoe.
  • 12:30 pm-5:00 pm: During our bus tour, we'll be stopping at Sand Harbor Beach and The Village at Northstar Ski Resort.
  • 6:00 pm-8:00 pm: Unwind with a casual dinner at a locals' favorite spot with the Graduate Students.
Sunday, February 5
  • Travel day

Visit Check List

  • RSVP by January 17, 2017.
  • Get to know the faculty and their specialties within the Integrative Neuroscience program. There will be plenty of opportunities to ask questions.
  • Download and sign the Liability Waiver.
  • Attach your signed waiver when you RSVP.
  • Use the hashtag #MyGradventure on Instagram during your visit to share your University and Reno discoveries with the group.

Questions?

If you have additional questions about your visit, please contact Pedro Miura at pmiura@unr.edu.

Students on bridge overlooking Truckee River

Ecology, Evolution and Conservation Biology Weekend

In a Nutshell:

  • Who: The University of Nevada, Reno invites a select group of top candidates from the Ecology, Evolution and Conservation Biology (EECB) graduate program applicant pool.
  • What: A three-day introduction to the University campus, EECB graduate program, and the Reno/Tahoe area.
  • When: Friday, February 3, 2017, to Sunday, February 5, 2017
  • Where: University of Nevada, Reno campus
  • What is included: All costs are covered by the University—this includes transportation, lodging, and meals.
  • Please RSVP using the link emailed to you to reserve your spot.

Itinerary

Get a sense of what it's like living in Northern Nevada through visits to surrounding areas demonstrating Reno/Tahoe's lifestyle and culture. Learn about graduate assistantships and fellowships, as well as services provided to you as a graduate student at UNR.

Times and locations are subject to change, and the tour of Lake Tahoe is weather permitting. (Brush up on your Donner Pass history to learn why.)

Friday, February 3
  • 12:00 pm-1:30 pm: Over lunch, learn about the EECB Graduate Program and The Graduate School with short talks from Graduate Students.
  • 1:30 pm-4:00 pm: Meet the EECB program director, students, and faculty. 
  • 4:00 pm-5:30 pm: You'll be introduced to the University of Nevada, Reno with a mini-orientation and Graduate Student panel. Get ready! You will have the opportunity to ask questions.
  • 6:30 pm-8:30 pm: Dinner with faculty at Silver Peak Restaurant and Brewery.
Saturday, February 4
  • 8:30 am-10:00 am: Enjoy breakfast in the Graduate Student Lounge.
  • 10:00 am-12:00 pm: Take a second tour of additional laboratory facilities on campus.
  • 12:00 pm: Pick up your boxed lunch, and join our bus tour of Lake Tahoe.
  • 12:30 pm-5:00 pm: During our bus tour, we'll be stopping at Sand Harbor Beach and The Village at Northstar Ski Resort.
  • 6:00 pm-8:00 pm: Unwind with a casual dinner at a locals' favorite spot with the Graduate Students.
Sunday, February 5
  • Travel day

Visit Check List

  • Get to know the faculty and their specialties within the EECB program. There will be plenty of opportunities to ask questions.
  • Download and sign the Liability Waiver.
  • Attach your signed waiver when you RSVP.
  • Use the hashtag #MyGradventure on Instagram during your visit to share your University and Reno discoveries with the group.

Questions?

If you have additional questions about your visit, please contact Lee Dyer at ldyer@unr.edu.

The Graduate Student Association

The GSA is dedicated to helping graduate students have an exceptional quality of life during their study at the University of Nevada, Reno. Students can find numerous resources such as computer and printing access, emergency loans, temporary furniture, and much more. Learn how the Graduate Student Association can help make your graduate experience a remarkable one.

Contact Us

Contact Graduate Student Association (0057)

1664 N. Virginia Street

Reno, NV 89557


gsa@unr.edu

Phone (775) 327-5190

Fax (775) 327-2215

Joe Crowley Student Union