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.

2020 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. 

  • Atmospheric Sciences: Feb. 27 - March 1, 2020

    In a Nutshell:

    • Who: The University of Nevada, Reno invites a select group of top candidates from the Atmospheric Sciences applicant pool.
    • What: A three-day introduction to the University campus, Atmospheric Sciences graduate program, and the Reno/Tahoe area.
    • When: Feb. 27 - March 1, 2020
    • Where: University of Nevada, Reno campus, Desert Research Institute Reno Campus
    • What is included: Transportation, lodging and meals are included and booked for you.
    • Please RSVP by Feb. 11, 2020 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.

    Thursday, February 27

    • 1:00 pm – 7:00 pm: Arrival to Reno
    • 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm: Dinner with program director Vera Samburova

    Friday, February 28

    • 9:00 am - Pick up at the hotel by program director Vera Samburova, University of Nevada, Reno 
    • 9:30 am - Meeting at University with ATMS faculty members
    • 11:00 am - University campus tour with graduate student Siying Lu and Vera Samburova
    • 12:00 am - Lunch with previous Gradventure students at Archie’s
    • 2:00 pm - Desert Research Institute tour conducted by Vera Samburova and meetings with DRI with ATMS faculty members.
    • 6:30 pm - Dinner with UNR/DRI ATMS faculty members at Eldorado buffet

    Saturday, February 29

    • 9:00 am - Pick up at the hotel by Vera Samburova, Field trip to Lake Tahoe
    • 12:00 pm - Lunch at Indian Kabab in Reno
    • 6:00 pm - Bowling and dinner with Atmospheric Sciences students

    Sunday, March 1

    • Departures

    Visit Check List

    • RSVP by February 10, 2020 using the link and password emailed to you.
    • Complete the Liability Waiver.
    • Get to know the program faculty and their research specialties. 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

    • The Atmospheric Sciences (ATMS) Program is a graduate program affiliated with the University's Department of Physics and the Desert Research Institute (DRI)'s Division of Atmospheric Sciences.

      It is the only graduate degree program in the discipline of Atmospheric Sciences within the State of Nevada, and it advances research and education in the following areas of research:

      • atmospheric technology
      • cloud and aerosol physics
      • climate trends
      • remote sensing
      • weather forecasting
      • atmospheric chemistry
      • health impacts of air pollution
      • mesoscale modeling
      • fire weather and wildfire plume dynamics
      • instrument development
      • radiative forcing
      • turbulence
      • renewable energy and fuels

      Questions?

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

  • Chemistry and Chemical Physics: March 1-3, 2020

    In a Nutshell:

    • Who: The University of Nevada, Reno invites a select group of top candidates from the graduate program's applicant pool.
    • What: A three-day introduction to the University campus, the graduate program, and the Reno/Tahoe area.
    • When: March 1-3, 2020
    • 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 by February 15.

    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 1
    • Morning: Arrival for most students
    • 12:00pm: Welcome meeting
    • 12:30-1:30pm: Lunch with graduate students
    • Afternoon: Tahoe trip or bocce ball at the Renaissance
    • 5:00-6:00pm: Unscheduled time
    • Evening: Poster session and dinner/mixer with graduate students
    Monday, March 2
    • 9:00am: Breakfast meeting with GSA
    • Morning: Campus and laboratory tours
    • 11:30am-1:00pm: Box lunch with graduate students
    • Afternoon: Small group meetings with faculty. Students will be asked to list five faculty members that they would like to meet with. 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 sessions with graduate students so incoming students can ask more specific questions after the full technical day.
    • 5:00pm-6:00pm: Unscheduled time
    • 6:00pm-8:00pm: Dinner with faculty
    Tuesday, March 3
    • Morning: Departures

    Visit Check List

    • RSVP using the link and password emailed to you by February 15.
    • Complete the Liability Waiver.
    • Get to know the program faculty and their research specialties. 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.

    Questions?

    If you have additional questions about your visit, please contact Susan Kinder at skinder@unr.edu.

  • Clinical Psychology: dates TBA

    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: TBA
    • 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 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.

    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: Jan. 31 - Feb. 1, 2020

    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 Biosciences and Integrative Neuroscience Programs.
    • When: dates TBA
    • Where: University of Nevada, Reno campus
    • What is included: All costs are covered by the University—this includes transportation, lodging, and meals.
    • Please RSVP by January 15, 2020 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 the University of Nevada, Reno.

    Friday, January 31

    • 8:00 am – 12:00 pm: Arrival to Reno
    • 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm: Over lunch, learn about the Graduate Program in Cognitive Brain Sciences and The Graduate School.
    • 1:15 pm – 2:15 pm: Lightning talks of Cognitive Brain Sciences 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.
    • 3:45 pm – 5:30 pm: Enjoy a tour of some of our laboratory and core facilities.
    • 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm: It's time for dinner with faculty.

    Saturday, February 1

    • 8:30 am – 9:30 am: Enjoy breakfast with faculty in the Rita Laden Senate chambers .
    • 9:45 am – 12:45 pm: Talk about research and your interests in one-on-one meetings with faculty.
    • 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm: Lunch and fun at the indoor Bocce Ball court.
    • 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm: Short Break / Free time
    • 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm: Dinner and fun with graduate students and faculty.

    Visit Check List

    • RSVP by January 15, 2020 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 at dboes@unr.edu.

  • English: February 27-29, 2020

    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 27 -29, 2020
    • 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 to reserve your spot no later than Feb. 21.

    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. 27
    • Travel Day
    • Transportation to host students’ homes
    • Evening welcome reception hosted with Sundance Books (attended by Graduate Committee faculty and graduate student hosts)
    Friday, Feb. 28
    • Start the day in Frandsen Humanities (FH), which is where the English Department is located.  
    • Breakfast/Introduction in the English Department - Begin the day with bagels, OJ and coffee, joined by Director of Graduate Studies Catherine Chaput), Program Directors, and English Graduate Organization student representatives. 
    • Knowledge Center Tour (breezeway at the entrance to the KC) - Tour the Knowledge Center, the Special Collections and the other resources it houses.
    • See our campus - tour begins and ends at the Knowledge Center. Student-led tour of campus, including our new fitness center, the student union, and campus housing. 
    • Brown bag Q & A: Graduate Reading Room in the Knowledge Center -  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 - G rab a coffee, browse the bookstore, but head back to FH in time for your scheduled one-on-one faculty meetings.  
    • Afternoon: Faculty meetings in Frandsen Hall Individual meetings and drop-in with faculty in FH faculty offices.  Personal schedules and office locations will be provided.  In addition to scheduled meetings, faculty will be in their offices for ‘open door’ drop-in between and after meetings.  The Graduate Director (Catherine Chaput, FH 110A) will be available during this time for general questions.
    • Evening: Mixer and dinner with faculty and students in downtown Reno
    Saturday Activities
    • Optional Tahoe tour - weather dependent
    • Downtown bocce ball and lunch
    • Depart Reno in the afternoon

    Visit Check List

    • RSVP via registration link and emailed password 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 Catherine Chaput at  cchaput@unr.edu.

  • Geography: dates TBA

    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: dates TBA
    • 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 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?) 

    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: dates TBA

    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: dates TBA
    • 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 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?) 

    Visit Check List

    • RSVP via registration link and emailed password 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.

  • History: dates TBA

    In a Nutshell:

    • Who: The University of Nevada, Reno invites a select group of top candidates from the history graduate program applicant pool.
    • What: A three-day introduction to the University campus, the graduate program, and the Reno/Tahoe area. This visit is coordinated with other bioscience visits.
    • When: dates TBA
    • 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

    Visit Check List

    • RSVP via registration link with emailed password to reserve your spot.
    • Get to know the program faculty and their research specialties. 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.

    Questions?

    If you have additional questions about your visit, please contact the program director.

  • Hydrologic Sciences: Feb. 6 - 8, 2020

    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. 6 - 8, 2020
    • 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 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. 6
    • Airport to Whitney Peak Hotel: Gradventure students arrive and are shuttled to the hotel.  Current grad students will host dinner as desired.

    Friday, Feb. 7
    • 8-9am: Welcome breakfast with introductions - Lilli Brant reading room, Delamare Library, Mackay Mines
    • 9-10am: Graduate student panel discussion - Lilli Brant reading room, Delamare Library, Mackay Mines
    • 10-11:45am: Student-faculty meetings, campus tour - University campus
    • 11:45-12:30pm: Lunch - University campus
    • 12:30-2:40pm: Tours of University research labs or tour of DRI
    • 2:40pm: Shuttle to DRI
    • 3-4pm: Colloquium at DRI
    • 4-5pm: Social hour, hosted by DRI
    • 6-8pm: Indian buffet dinner at India Kebab & Curry
    • 8pm: Informal tour of Midtown microbreweries, hosted by grad students
    Saturday, Feb. 8
    • 8am: Meet on campus at Fleishman Ag. parking lot to pick up boxed lunch for field trip
    • 8:15am-3:30pm: Field trip to Truckee River and Sagehen Creek Field Station
    • 3:30pm: Dinner on your own (informally hosted by grad students) or depart
    Sunday, Feb. 9
    • Remaining students depart

    Visit Check List

    • RSVP via registration link and emailed password 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: Jan. 31 - Feb. 1, 2020

    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 Biosciences and Cognitive and Brain Sciences Programs.
    • When: dates TBA
    • Where: University of Nevada, Reno campus
    • What is included: All costs are covered by the University—this includes transportation, lodging, and meals.
    • Please RSVP by January 15, 2020 via registration form with emailed password 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.

    Friday, January 31

    • 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.
    • 1:15 pm – 2:15 pm: Lightning talks of Integrative Neuroscience 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.
    • 3:45 pm – 5:30 pm: Enjoy a tour of some of our laboratory and core facilities.
    • 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm: It's time for dinner with faculty.

    Saturday, February 1

    • 8:30 am – 9:30 am: Enjoy breakfast with faculty in the Rita Laden Senate chambers .
    • 9:45 am – 12:45 pm: Talk about research and your interests in one-on-one meetings with faculty.
    • 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm: Lunch and fun at the indoor Bocce Ball court.
    • 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm: Short Break / Free time
    • 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm: Dinner and fun with graduate students and faculty.

    Visit Check List

    • RSVP via registration form with emailed password.
    • 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.
    • 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 more than 60 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 molecular/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): Jan. 31 - Feb. 1, 2020

    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 programs, and some activities will be joint. 
    • When: Jan. 31 - Feb. 1, 2020
    • 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 by January 15, 2020 via registration link and emailed password 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.

    Friday, January 31

    • 8:00 am – 12:00 pm: Arrival to Reno
    • 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm: Over lunch, learn about the Graduate Program in Molecular Biosciences and The Graduate School.
    • 1:15 pm – 2:15 pm: Lightning talks of Molecular Biosciences 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.
    • 3:45 pm – 5:30 pm: Enjoy a tour of some of our laboratory and core facilities.
    • 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm: It's time for dinner with faculty.

    Saturday, February 1

    • 8:30 am – 9:30 am: Enjoy breakfast with faculty in the Rita Laden Senate chambers .
    • 9:45 am – 12:45 pm: Talk about research and your interests in one-on-one meetings with faculty.
    • 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm: Lunch and fun at the indoor Bocce Ball court.
    • 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm: Short Break / Free time
    • 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm: Dinner and fun with graduate students and faculty.

    Visit Check List

    • RSVP via registration link and emailed password by January 15, 2020 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 Danielle Eaton at daniellee@med.unr.edu or Chelsey Garner at cagarner@unr.edu.

  • Political Science: dates TBA

    In a Nutshell:

    • Who: The University of Nevada, Reno invites a select group of top candidates from the Political Science applicant pool.
    • What: A three-day introduction to the University campus, Atmospheric Sciences graduate program, and the Reno/Tahoe area.
    • When: TBA
    • 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?) 

    Visit Check List

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

    Questions?

    If you have additional questions about your visit, please contact program director.

  • School of Community Health Sciences (Public Health): dates TBA

    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: dates TBA
    • 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 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.) 

    Visit Check List

    • RSVP via registration link and emailed password 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!