In a Nutshell:
- Who: The University of Nevada, Reno invites a select group of top candidates from the Geography program applicant pool.
- What: A three-day introduction to the University campus, Geography graduate program, and the Reno/Tahoe area.
- When: Wednesday, February 27 - Saturday, March 2, 2019
- Where: University of Nevada, Reno campus
- What is included: All costs are covered by the University. This includes transportation, lodging and meals.
- Please RSVP via registration link and emailed password by TBA to reserve your spot.
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 the University of Nevada, Reno.
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?)
Wednesday, Feb. 27
- Evening: Ideal arrival time for long-distance travelers
Thursday, Feb. 28
- Morning: Flexible time, more arrivals, explore Reno. Meet with potential advisor, committee members and students.
- 12:00 pm-1:15 pm: Departmental welcome and faculty introductions.
- 1:15 pm-2:15 pm: College of Science and Graduate School overview and resources for success!
- 2:15 pm-2:30 pm: Break
- 2:30 pm-4:00 pm: Learn about Geography grad student research and life through lightning talks and student-only Q&A.
- 4:00 pm-4:30 pm: Tour department and research labs
- 4:30 pm-6:30 pm: Additional meeting times, travel to lodging/relax
- 7:00 pm-9:00 pm: Enjoy a dinner with faculty and Gradventure participants.
Friday, March 1
- 8:00 am-9:00 am: Group breakfast while learning about resources and meeting people who enhance the UNR grad student experience: Our amazing Graduate Student Association, The Center for Cultural Diversity, and the Joe Crowley Student Union
- 9:00 am-10:00 am: North Campus tour: Knowledge Center (library and technology), E.L. Wiegand fitness center, walk back to Geography building
- 10:00 am-11:30 am: Flexible time to meet with advisors, students, and time to take care of travel paperwork
- 11:30 am: Pick up your boxed lunch and depart on local tour
- 12:00 pm-5:00 pm: On a tour guided by faculty, visit local sites and see for yourself why Reno/Tahoe is such an amazing place to live and study.
- 6:00 pm: Unwind with a casual dinner/social with current and prospective grad students while getting to know Reno.
Saturday, March 2
Visit Check List
- RSVP via registration link and emailed password to reserve your spot.
- Complete the Liability Waiver.
- Get to know the Geography faculty and their specialties within the Geography program. There will be plenty of opportunities to ask questions.
- 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.
- Our program emphasizes active faculty-graduate student interactions manifested by strong graduate student publications.
- With faculty emphasizing human/cultural interests, physical processes and geotechnology, our faculty exemplify core principles taught within geography.
- With a rapid rate of growth, illustrated through new faculty hires and emerging research areas, a variety of graduate student opportunities exist within our department.
If you have additional questions about your visit, please contact Thomas Albright at firstname.lastname@example.org or (775) 784-6673.