Gradventure

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.

2019 scheduled visits

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. 

  • Anthropology: Feb. 28 - March 2, 2019

    In a Nutshell:

    • Who: The University of Nevada, Reno invites a select group of top candidates from the Anthropology program applicant pool.
    • What: A three-day introduction to the University campus, Anthropology graduate program, and the Reno/Tahoe area.
    • When: Feb. 28 - March 2, 2019
    • Where: University of Nevada, Reno campus
    • What is included: Transportation, lodging and meals are included and booked for you.
    • Please RSVP using the link and password 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 the University.

    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, Feb 28
    • Arrive in Reno and travel to host students' home. Students and faculty will take care of driving.
    • If visitors arrive early, they are free to explore on their own with unstructured time.
    • 6:00 pm: Casual off-campus dinner with faculty; individual faculty will plan this for their visiting students; faculty pay their own way
    Friday, March 1
    • 9:00 am: Coffee and bagels in the department
    • 10:00 am: Campus tour with visits to relevant research facilities, the Knowledge Center, Joe Crowley Student Union, fitness center and Graduate School. 
    • 11:00 am: Meet with graduate program director, department chair and relevant faculty
    • 12:00 pm: On-campus lunch with current graduate students
    • 1:00 pm: Lightning Talks from current graduate students
    • 2:00 pm: Tour of Reno including possible visits to the Desert Research InstituteNevada State Museum, or other relevant institutions and programs (sub-field dependent) and additional meetings on campus with faculty
    • 5:00 pm: Social hour/ pizza party at Erin Stiles' home
    Saturday, March 2
    • 9 am: Off-campus breakfast with the graduate program director and prospective advisor(s) (optional) 
    • Optional visit Lake Tahoe or other local places of interest, such as archaeological sites (weather and schedule depending); individual faculty will plan for their visitors, if desired
    • Depart Reno

    Visit Check List

    • RSVP using the link and password emailed to you.
    • Complete the Liability Waiver.
    • Get to know the Anthropology faculty and their specialties within the Anthropology 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.

    About Us

    • We are a four-field program that features graduate training in linguistics, cultural anthropology, biological anthropology, and archaeology.
    • Our faculty and students currently conduct research on every continent except Antarctica.
    • We value faculty-student collaborations and most graduate students have ample opportunity to co-author papers and present research with our faculty members.

    Questions?

    If you have additional questions about your visit, please contact program director Erin Stiles at estiles@unr.edu.

  • Atmospheric Sciences: Feb. 28-March 3, 2019

    In a nutshell:

    • Who: The University of Nevada, Reno invites a select group of top candidates from the Atmospheric Sciences program applicant pool. 
    • What: A three-day introduction to the University and Desert Research Institute campuses, Atmospheric Sciences graduate program, and the Reno/Tahoe area.
    • When: Thursday, Feb 28, 2019, to Saturday, March 3, 2019
    • Where: University of Nevada, Reno campus and Desert Research Institute campus
    • What is included: Transportation to and from Reno (up to $500), lodging and meals during scheduled activities are included. If you are driving, you will be reimbursed for gas.
    • Please RSVP via registration form with the emailed password by February 14, 2019 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 the University.

    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.) 

    Thursday, February 28, 2019
    • Travel day
    • 6:00 pm: Dinner with program director
    Friday, March 1
    • 9:00 am: University of Nevada, Reno campus visit and meetings with Atmospheric Sciences faculty
    • 12:00 pm: Lunch with Gradventure participants from Graduate Program of Hydrological Sciences
    • 2:00 pm: Desert Research Institute campus visit and meetings with DRI Atmospheric Sciences faculty
    • 6:00 pm: Group dinner with with faculty from both campuses
    Saturday, March 2
    • Morning: Field trip to Lake Tahoe
    • Afternoon: Lunch with fellow Gradventure participants; field trip to Virginia City
    • Evening: Dinner with program director, Vera Samburova

    Sunday, March 3

    • Departures

    Visit Check List

    • RSVP by completing the registration form with the emailed password by February 14, 2019.
    • Complete the Liability Waiver by February 14, 2019.
    • Get to know the Atmospheric Science faculty and their specialties within the Atmospheric Science graduate 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.

    Questions?

    If you have additional questions about your visit, please contact Vera Samburova at vera.samburova@dri.edu.

  • Chemistry and Chemical Physics: March 3-5, 2019

    In a Nutshell:

    • Who: The University of Nevada, Reno invites a select group of top candidates from the Chemistry and Chemical Physics program applicant pool.
    • What: A three-day introduction to the University campus, Chemistry and Chemical Physics graduate program, and the Reno/Tahoe area.
    • When: Sunday, March 3-Tuesday, March 5, 2019
    • Where: University of Nevada, Reno campus
    • What is included: Transportation, lodging and meals are included and booked for you. If you are driving, you will be reimbursed for gas.
    • Please RSVP using the link emailed to you by February 1 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 the University.

    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?) 

    Sunday, March 3
    • Travel morning
    • 12:00 pm: Welcome meeting
    • 12:30 pm-1:30 pm: Lunch with graduate students
    • Afternoon: Enjoy a trip to Lake Tahoe or Bocce at the Renaissance.*
    • 5:00 pm-6:00 pm: Relax with unscheduled time.
    • Evening: Poster session and dinner/mixer with graduate students*
    Monday, March 4
    • 9:00 am: Breakfast and meeting with the Graduate Student Association
    • Mid-morning: Enjoy a tour of campus and our laboratory facilities.**
    • 11:30 am-1:00 pm: Box lunch with graduate students on campus
    • Afternoon: Small group meetings with faculty (Students will be polled before arrival and list five faculty members with whom they would like to meet. Small groups will be arranged based on those preferences, and each student will be able to meet with at least five faculty.)
    • Late afternoon: Panel session with graduate students
    • 5:00 pm-6:00 pm: Relax with unscheduled time.
    • 6:00 pm-8:00 pm: Dinner and conversation with the program faculty
    Tuesday, March 5
    • Travel day

    Visit Check List

    • RSVP by February 1, 2019.
    • Complete the Liability Waiver.
    • Get to know the Chemistry and Chemical Physics faculty and their specialties within the Chemistry and Chemical Physics 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.

    About Us

    • Our faculty's personal investment and hands-on mentorship provide a unique and rich training environment for our graduate students.
    • From material science to chemical ecology, our department covers all areas of chemical research and provides distinct interdisciplinary training opportunities.
    • Our rapid rate of growth in research has added new faculty and research areas making for an exciting training environment for our incoming graduate students

    Questions?

    If you have additional questions about your visit, please contact Laina Geary at lgeary@unr.edu or 775-682-8308.

  • Clinical Psychology: Jan. 31- Feb. 2, 2019

    In a Nutshell:

    • Who: The University of Nevada, Reno invites a select group of top candidates from the Clinical Psychology applicant pool.
    • What: A two-day introduction to the University campus and the Clinical Psychology graduate program.
    • When: Thursday, January 31 to Saturday, February 2, 2019
    • Where: University of Nevada, Reno campus
    • What is included: Applicants will be housed with current graduate students in the program and will be provided transportation to and from the airport as well as to all events. Food and beverages during the events will be provided, but some meals may require the applicant to pay themselves. Flight costs might be reimbursed in an amount of up to $300 per applicant depending upon the availability of funds.
    • Please RSVP via registration form and emailed password by January 14, 2019 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 the University of Nevada, Reno.

    Times and locations are subject to change.

    Thursday, January 31
    • Arrival day
    • Tour of the campus, lunch included
    • Graduate student party with dinner provided
    Friday,  February 1
    • Interviews with faculty and students, breakfast and lunch provided
    • Program party with students and faculty
    Saturday, February 2
    • Depart Reno

    Visit Check List

    • RSVP via registration form and emailed password by January 14, 2019 to reserve your spot.
    • Complete the Liability Waiver.
    • Get to know the Clinical Psychology faculty and their specialties within the Clinical Psychology program. There will be plenty of opportunities to ask questions.
    • Dress code for the weekend is office casual for parties and professional dress for the interview day. Bring cold-weather clothing and footwear for walking around campus.
    • Use the hashtag #MyGradventure on Instagram or Twitter during your visit to share your University and Reno discoveries with the group.

    About Us

    • Research and training provides ample opportunity to explore diverse fields of psychology, including but not limited to forensic psychology, health psychology, geriatric psychology and cross-cultural psychology.
    • We have regularly secured funding to provide free-of-cost services to victims of crime (including sexual abuse, domestic violence), as well as caregivers of older adults.
    • Funding for graduate students is generous and planned to increase in the next year, providing students with the ability to live comfortably.

    Questions?

    If you have additional questions about your visit, please contact Reem Hmaidan at rhmaidan@nevada.unr.edu.

  • Cognitive and Brain Sciences: Feb. 1-Feb. 3, 2019

    In a Nutshell:

    • Who: The University of Nevada, Reno invites a select group of top candidates from the Cognitive and Brain Science graduate program applicant pool.
    • What: A three-day introduction to the University campus, Cognitive and Brain Science graduate program, and the Reno/Tahoe area. This visit is coordinated with Molecular Bioscience and Integrative Neuroscience.
    • When: Friday, February 1, 2019, to Sunday, February 3, 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 using the link emailed to you by January 15, 2019 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 the University of Nevada, Reno.

    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, Feb. 1
    • 8:00 am-12:00 pm: Arrival to Reno
    • 12:00 pm-1:00 pm: Over lunch, learn about the graduate program in Cognitive and Brain Science and The Graduate School with short talks from graduate students.
    • 1:15 pm-2:30 pm: Listen to lightning talks from our graduate students and/or faculty.
    • 2:30 pm-3:30 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.
    • 3:30 pm-5:30 pm: Enjoy a tour of some of our laboratory and core facilities.
    • 5:30 pm-6:30 pm: Free hour
    • 6:30 pm-8:30 pm: It's time for dinner with faculty.
    Saturday, Feb. 2
    • 8:30 am-9:30 am: Enjoy breakfast with faculty in the Graduate Student Lounge.
    • 9:45 am-12:45 am: Talk about research and your interests in one-on-one meetings with faculty.
    • 1:00 pm: Pick up your boxed lunch, and join our bus tour of Lake Tahoe.
    • 1:30 pm-6:00 pm: During our bus tour, we'll be stopping at Sand Harbor Beach and The Village at Northstar Ski Resort, weather permitting.
    • 6:30 pm-8:30 pm: Dinner and fun with graduate students and faculty.
    Sunday, Feb. 3
    • Travel day

    Visit Check List

    • RSVP by January 25, 2019 via the link and password emailed to you.
    • Get to know the faculty and their specialties within the Cognitive and Brain Science program. There will be plenty of opportunities to ask questions.
    • Complete the Liability Waiver.
    • Use the hashtag #MyGradventure on Instagram and Twitter during your visit to share your University and Reno discoveries with the group.

    About Us

    • The first Ph.D. in Psychology with a specialization in Experimental Psychology at the University of Nevada, Reno was awarded in 1966.
    • In 2007, the name for the Experimental Psychology Program was changed to Cognitive and Brain Sciences to better reflect the future direction and faculty expertise of the program.
    • Since 2010, the Cognitive and Brain Sciences faculty has grown from four to ten full-time tenured and tenure-track professors with additional growth planned in the near future.

    Questions?

    If you have additional questions about your visit, please contact Deana Boes.

  • Ecology, Evolution and Conservation Biology (EECB): Feb. 8-9, 2019

    In a Nutshell:

    • Who: The University of Nevada, Reno invites a select group of top candidates from the EECB graduate program applicant pool.
    • What: A three-day introduction to the University campus, EECB graduate program, and the Reno/Tahoe area. This visit is coordinated with other bioscience visits.
    • When: Friday, February 8 to Sunday, February 10
    • 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 with emailed password to reserve your spot.

    Itinerary

    EECB's light itinerary will be completed by individual laboratories. 

    Friday, Feb. 8
    • Arrival morning
    • 12:00 pm-2:00 pm: Meetings with directors
    • 6:00 pm: Dinner with EECB graduate students
    Saturday, Feb. 9
    • Visits with potential advisor's laboratory
    • Optional departures in the evening
    Sunday, Feb. 10
    • Departure day

    Visit Check List

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

    Questions?

    If you have additional questions about your visit, please contact Elizabeth Pringle at epringle@unr.edu.

  • English: Feb. 28 - March 2, 2019

    In a Nutshell:

    • Who: The University of Nevada, Reno invites a select group of top candidates from the English applicant pool.
    • What: A three-day introduction to the University campus, English graduate program, and the Reno/Tahoe area.
    • When: February 28-March 2, 2019
    • Where: University of Nevada, Reno campus
    • What is included: Attendees will receive two-night's lodging with a graduate student and meals during scheduled activities. Up to $400 in transportation costs will be reimbursed.
    • Please RSVP via registration link and emailed password by Feb. 13 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 the University.

    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, Feb. 28
    • Arrival day
    • Welcome reception with graduate students and faculty
    Friday, March 1
    • You'll start the day in Fransen Humanities (FH), which is where the English department is located. You can see where it's located on our campus map. 
    • A little nosh in the English department. Begin your day with bagels, orange juice and coffee, joined by Director of Graduate Studies, Valerie Fridland, MFA Director Chris Coake, and English graduate organization student representatives.
    • Knowledge Center Tour: Tour the Knowledge Center, the Special Collections and the other resources it houses.
    • See our campus: Student-led tour of campus, including our new fitness center, the student union, and campus housing.
    • Brown bag Q&A: During a boxed lunch with current graduate students, representatives from the Writing Center, the Gender Race and Identity (GRI) program, the Grad Student Association (GSA) and Core Writing will be on hand for questions.
    • Free time: Following lunch, grab a coffee, browse the bookstore, but head back to FH in time for your scheduled one-on-one faculty meetings.
    • Faculty meetings in Frandsen Hall: In addition to scheduled meetings, faculty will be in their offices for ‘open door' drop-in between and after meetings. Valerie Fridland (FH 110A) will also be available during this time for general grad school questions.
    • Evening activities: Regroup at main entrance of Frandsen Hall for transport to a happy hour mixer and dinner with faculty and students in downtown Reno.
    Saturday, March 2
    • Morning field trip: Optional tour of Lake Tahoe (weather permitting) or Nevada Museum of Art.
    • Sack lunch provided
    • Depart Reno

    Visit Check List

    • RSVP via registration link and emailed password by Feb 13 to reserve your spot.
    • Complete the Liability Waiver.
    • Get to know the English faculty and their specialties within the English program. There will be plenty of opportunities to ask questions.
    • Get to know our students and their activities: Check out our grad student facebook page, as well as our grad student led chapter of the Rhetorical Society of America.
    • 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.

    About Us

    • With a large graduate faculty, we have specialists in most areas of literature, creative writing, rhetoric, composition, and linguistics. We offer funded summer research opportunities, as well as numerous ways during the year to collaborate with faculty on research. The department also offers travel support to present at conferences.
    • Exceptional graduate student mentoring is a hallmark of our program. We consider students to be colleagues and partners, and our graduate student community is built on support, not competition.
    • We offer multiple emphasis areas, but also offer enough flexibility so students benefit from our diverse faculty and broad range of courses, including those in cognate disciplines such as history, philosophy, and gender, race and identity studies (where you can earn a graduate certificate while completing your degree).

    Questions?

    If you have additional questions about your visit, please contact Valerie Fridland at fridland@unr.edu.

  • Geography: Feb. 27 - March 2, 2019

    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.

    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 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
    • Departures

    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.

    About Us

    • 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.

    Questions?

    If you have additional questions about your visit, please contact Thomas Albright at talbright@unr.edu or (775) 784-6673.

  • Geological Sciences and Engineering: Feb. 28 - March 3, 2019

    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 three-day introduction to the University campus, Geological Sciences and Engineering graduate program, and the Reno/Tahoe area.
    • When: Feb. 28 - March 3
    • Where: University of Nevada, Reno campus
    • What is included: Transportation to and from Reno (up to $500), lodging and meals during scheduled activities are included. If you are driving, you will be reimbursed for gas.
    • Please RSVP via registration link and emailed password by February 13 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 the University.

    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, Feb 28
    • Travel day: Arrive in Reno. Hosting graduate students will pick you up at the airport. 
    Friday, March 1
    • 8:30 am-9:30 am: Group breakfast with an overview of the Geological Sciences and Engineering program.
    • 9:30 am-12:00 pm: Department lab tours; museum tour; individual meetings with faculty advisors, research groups and associated faculty
    • 12:00 pm-1:00 pm: Group lunch
    • 1:00 pm-4:00 pm: Additional time with advisors and associated faculty; campus tour
    • 4:00 pm-5:00 pm: Seminar talk
    • 5:00 pm-6:00 pm: Social after seminar
    • 6:00 pm: Group dinner
    Saturday, March 2
    • 10:00 am-4:00 pm: Field trip around Reno and the Tahoe area.
    • 4:00 pm: Enjoy some free time to explore Reno on your own!
    • Travel evening (optional)
    Sunday, March 3
    • Travel morning (optional)

    Visit Check List

    • RSVP via registration link and emailed password by February 13 to reserve your spot.
    • Complete the Liability Waiver.
    • Get to know the Geological Sciences and Engineering faculty and their specialties within the Geological Sciences and Engineering 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.

    About Us

    • The University hosts three Geoscience groups: the Department of Geological Sciences and Engineering, the Nevada Bureau of Mines and Geology, and the Nevada Seismological Laboratory. Each one of these units consists of faculty members, staff, and graduate students; therefore, we have a large number of awesome scientists doing a wide range of interesting Geoscience research.
    • Given our geographic location on the edge of the Basin and Range and next to the Sierra Nevada Mountains, there is a lot of very interesting geology in the vicinity. Many faculty work locally but also have international study locations, including in Bhutan, Chile, China, and Norway to name a few.
    • The graduate students are a tight-knit group who enjoy working together in the office, on both their research and as TAs in the classroom, as well as socializing outside of the office (ask them about the Liquidus!).

    Questions?

    If you have additional questions about your visit, please contact Stacia Gordon at staciag@unr.edu.

  • Hydrologic Sciences: Feb. 28 - March 2, 2019

    In a Nutshell:

    • Who: The University of Nevada, Reno invites a select group of top candidates from the Hydrologic Sciences program applicant pool.
    • What: A three-day introduction to the University campus, Hydrologic Sciences graduate program, and the Reno/Tahoe area.
    • When: Feb. 28 - March 2
    • Where: University of Nevada, Reno campus
    • What is included: Transportation to and from Reno (up to $500), lodging and meals during scheduled activities are included. If you are driving, you will be reimbursed for gas.
    • Please RSVP via registration link and emailed password by February 13 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 the University.

    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.) 

    Thursday, Feb 28
    • Travel day: Arrive in Reno
    Friday, March 1
    • Campus visit
    Saturday, March 2
    • Field trip with faculty: Departures can be scheduled after 7:00 pm.
    Sunday, March 3
    • Travel morning (Optional)

    Visit Check List

    • RSVP via registration link and emailed password by February 13 to reserve your spot.
    • Complete the Liability Waiver.
    • Get to know the Hydrologic Sciences faculty and their specialties within the Hydrologic 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.

    Questions?

    If you have additional questions about your visit, please contact Anne Nolin at anolin@unr.edu.

  • Integrative Neuroscience: Feb. 1-3, 2019

    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. This visit is coordinated with Molecular Bioscience and Cognitive and Brain Sciences.
    • When: Friday, February 1, 2019, to Sunday, February 3, 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 form with emailed password by January 15, 2019 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 the University of Nevada, Reno.

    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 1
    • 8:00 am-12:00 pm: Arrival to Reno
    • 12:00 pm-1:00 pm: Over lunch, learn about the Graduate Program in Integrative Neuroscience and The Graduate School with short talks from Graduate Students.
    • 1:15 pm-2:30 pm: Lightning talks from Integrative Neuroscience faculty and/or graduate students
    • 2:30 pm-3:30 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.
    • 3:30 pm-5:30 pm: Enjoy a tour of some of our laboratory facilities.
    • 6:30 pm-8:30 pm: It's time for dinner with faculty.
    Saturday, February 2
    • 8:30 am-9:30 am: Enjoy breakfast with faculty in the Graduate Student Lounge.
    • 9:45 am-12:45 pm: Talk about research and your interests in one-on-one meetings with faculty.
    • 1:00 pm: Pick up your boxed lunch, and join our bus tour of Lake Tahoe.
    • 1:30 pm-6:00 pm: During our bus tour, we'll be stopping at Kings Beach and/or Donner Memorial State Park, weather permitting.
    • 6:30 pm-8:30 pm: Dinner and fun with graduate students and faculty.
    Sunday, February 3
    • Travel day

    Visit Check List

    • RSVP via registration form with emailed password by January 15, 2019.
    • Get to know the Integrative Neuroscience faculty and their specialties within the Integrative Neuroscience program. There will be plenty of opportunities to ask questions.
    • Complete the Liability Waiver.
    • Attach your signed waiver when you RSVP.
    • Use the hashtag #MyGradventure on Instagram and Twitter during your visit to share your University and Reno discoveries with the group.

    About Us

    • Integrative Neuroscience is an interdisciplinary collaboration with over 50 faculty members from multiple University departments offering a Ph.D. neuroscience students a strong foundation across key areas of brain science, as well as advanced training in specialized subdisciplines.
    • The Integrative Neuroscience Graduate Program trains students in the exploration of brain science, from cellular mechanisms to cognition and human behavior, to develop the next generation of highly skilled neuroscientists.

    Questions?

    If you have additional questions about your visit, please contact Deana Boes.

  • Molecular Biosciences (Biochem, CMB, CMPP): Feb. 1-3, 2019

    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. This visit is coordinated with Integrative Neuroscience and Cognitive and Brain Sciences, and some activities will be joint. 
    • When: Friday, February 1 - Sunday, February 3, 2019
    • Where: University of Nevada, Reno campus
    • What is included: All costs are covered by the University—this includes transportation, lodging, and meals. Mileage will be reimbursed.
    • Please RSVP via registration link and emailed password by January 15, 2019 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 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?) 

    Friday, February 1
    • 8:00 am-12:00 pm: Arrival to Reno
    • 12:00 pm-1:00 pm: Over lunch, learn about the Molecular Biosciences program and The Graduate School.
    • 1:15 pm-2:15 pm: Break into groups and listen to short talks from faculty.
    • 2:30 pm-3:30 pm: Graduate Student Panel and mini-orientation. Get ready! You will have the opportunity to ask questions.
    • 3:30 pm-5:30 pm: Enjoy a tour of our laboratory facilities.
    • 5:30 pm-6:30 pm: Break/check in to hotel
    • 6:30 pm-8:30 pm: It's time for dinner with Molecular Biosciences faculty.
    Saturday, February 2
    • 8:30 am-9:30 am: Enjoy breakfast in the Graduate Student Lounge.
    • 9:45 am-12:45 pm: Talk about research and your interests in face-to-face meetings with faculty members.
    • 1:00 pm: Pick up your boxed lunch, and join our bus tour of Lake Tahoe.
    • 1:30 pm-6:00 pm: During our bus tour, we'll be stopping at Kings Beach and/or Donner Memorial State Park, weather permitting.
    • 5:00 pm-6:00pm: Return to hotel/break
    • 6:30 pm-8:30 pm: Unwind with a casual dinner with the graduate students and faculty.
    Sunday, February 3
    • Travel day

    Visit Check List

    • RSVP via registration link and emailed password by January 15, 2019 to reserve your spot.
    • Get to know the Molecular Biosciences faculty and their specialties within the Molecular Biosciences program. There will be plenty of opportunities to ask questions.
    • Complete the Liability Waiver.
    • Use the hashtag #MyGradventure on Instagram and Twitter during your visit to share your University and Reno discoveries with the group.

    About Us

    • Molecular Biosciences is an interdisciplinary collaboration offering our students and faculty access to a broad range of research areas across the biological and biomedical fields of study.
    • With 70 graduate students, Molecular Biosciences is one of the largest interdisciplinary programs on campus.

    Questions?

    If you have additional questions about your visit, please contact Valarie Banuelos.

  • School of Community Health Sciences (Public Health): Feb. 7-Feb. 9

    In a Nutshell:

    • Who: The University of Nevada, Reno invites a select group of top candidates from the Public Heath graduate program applicant pool.
    • What: A two-day introduction to the University campus, Public Health graduate program, and the Reno/Tahoe area.
    • When: Thursday, Feb. 7 - Saturday, Feb. 9, 2019
    • Where: University of Nevada, Reno campus
    • What is included: Transportation, lodging and meals are included and booked for you. If you are driving, you will be reimbursed for gas.
    • Please RSVP via registration link and emailed password by January 15, 2019 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 the University.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.) 

    Thursday, Feb. 7

    • Travel day: Pick up at airport by coordinating faculty
      Lodging: 
      Whitney Peak Hotel

    Friday, Feb. 8

    • 8:30 am-9:45 am: Breakfast at the Whitney Peak, welcome and informal discussion with doctoral program leads and graduate program director
    • 10:00am-10:45 am: Meet SCHS faculty and receive overview of program
    • 10:45 am-12:00 pm: Tour of campus, including visit to The Center for an overview of services and programs
    • 12:15 pm-1:30 pm: Lunch with faculty
    • 1:30 pm-3:00 pm: Individual meetings with faculty
    • 3:15 pm-4:30 pm: Program seminar
      • Brief presentations by current doctoral students
      • Brief presentations by faculty and community research partners who may match well with prospective students
    • 4:30-5:30: Return to hotel for rest break
    • 6:00 pm-8:00 pm: Group dinner with faculty at Whitney Peak

    Saturday, Feb 9

    • 8:00am-9:00am: Breakfast at the Whitney Peak, some faculty (e.g., 2) present
    • 9:00 am-2:00 pm: Tour of Lake Tahoe or Reno and other areas of interest
    • 3:00 pm: Return to Reno
    • Sat evening - Sun morning: Travel as stipulated by individual itinerary, including Sun. morning if necessary

    Visit Check List

    • RSVP via registration link and emailed password by Jan. 15 to reserve your spot.
    • Complete the Liability Waiver.
    • Get to know the Public Health faculty and their specialties within the 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.

    About Us

    • Reno and the University of Nevada provide the opportunity for both internationally-recognized research and high quality of life.

    Questions?

    If you have additional questions about your visit, please contact program director Roy Oman at roman@unr.edu.

  • Social Psychology: Rolling individual interviews

    In a nutshell:

    • Who: The University of Nevada, Reno Social Psychology program invites top candidates from the Social Psychology graduate program applicant pool.
    • What: A personal introduction to the University campus, Physics graduate program, and the Reno/Tahoe area.
    • When: Rolling 
    • Where: University of Nevada, Reno campus

    Sample 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 the University. 

    • An "intake" interview with the director, explaining important elements of our interdisciplinary program;
    • Visits with prospective advisors and other faculty members working in the students' broader area of interest;
    • Lunches with current students (hosted by the program);
    • Attend brown bag talks and graduate seminars (the latter, if requested and available);
    • A tour of the campus and possible sites of assistantship employment, including relevant research organizations off-campus;
    • An "exit" interview with the director.

    With few exceptions, student volunteers are in charge of shuttling prospective students to and from the various appointments of their tightly packed schedule, thus providing our visitors with additional opportunity to meet a variety of students within the program. Our goal is for prospective students to feel slightly overwhelmed-and completely excited!