Gradventure

Coronavirus update

With the health and safety of our students, faculty and the public in mind, the Graduate School has made the recommendation to programs to cancel some of the larger Gradventure events scheduled for this month. Please contact your program's Gradventure representative to verify your event. For the latest updates on the University’s decisions surrounding Coronavirus, please visit the University's information center at unr.edu/coronavirus.

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 22-24, 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 22-24, 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.

    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 22
    • 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 23
    • 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 24
    • 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.

  • Chemical Engineering and Mechanical Science and Engineering: March 26 - 29, 2020

    In a Nutshell:

    • Who: The University of Nevada, Reno invites a select group of top candidates from the program's applicant pool.
    • What: A three-day introduction to the University campus, graduate program, and the Reno/Tahoe area.
    • When: Thursday, March 26 to Sunday, March 29, 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.

    Itinerary

    Thursday, March 26
    • Arrivals
    • Meet-and-greet event
    Friday, March 27
    • 8am-9am: Breakfast
    • 9am-10am: Program Welcome (Graduate School Dean & Program Directors)
    • 10am-11am: MSTS Presentation/Panel
    • 11am-12pm: Campus Tour
    • 12:15pm-1:30pm Lunch with MSTS Representatives
    Saturday, March 28
    • Field trip, details to come
    Sunday, March 29
    • Departures

    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

    • The field of chemical engineering emphasizes chemistry, mathematics, and creativity to solve important societal problems, from developing new pharmaceuticals safely and efficiently to creating clean and inexpensive fuels for energy conservation and pollution prevention.

      Materials science and engineering is a broad discipline, ranging from the extracting of valuable minerals and metals from ores, to the production of steel, to the development and fabrication of pure metals, alloys, ceramics, electronic materials, and biomaterials. Most fields in science and engineering are involved in some way or another in the development of materials, but only a materials engineer is an expert in the connections between the structure, processing, properties, and performance of materials.

    Questions?

    If you have additional questions about your visit, please contact Sage Hiibel at shiibel@unr.edu.

  • Civil & Environmental Engineering: February 27 - March 1, 2020

    In a Nutshell:

    • Who: The University of Nevada, Reno invites a select group of top candidates from the program's applicant pool.
    • What: A three-day introduction to the University campus, graduate program, and the Reno/Tahoe area.
    • When: Thursday, February 27  to Sunday, March 1 , 2020
    • Where: University of Nevada, Reno campus
    • What is included: Transportation, lodging and meals are included and booked for you.
    • Please RSVP by February 20th 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, February 27
    • Arrivals
    Friday, February 28
    • 8am-9am: Breakfast
    • 9am-10am: Program Welcome (Graduate School Dean & Program Directors)
    • 10am-11am: Graduate Student Panel
    • 11am-12pm: Campus Tour
    • 12:15pm-1:30pm: Lunch
    • 1:45‐2:15pm: Meeting with CEE graduate director
    • 2:15‐3:30pm: Meeting with CEE graduate faculty
    • 3:30‐3:45pm: Break
    • 3:45‐4:45pm: Meeting with current CEE graduate students in each program and visiting labs
    • 5:00pm: Return to hotel
    • 5:30‐7:30pm: Group dinner
    Saturday, February 29
    • 8‐8:30am: Hotel pickup
    • 8:30‐9:30: Drive to Lake Tahoe
    • 9:30‐12pm: Lake Tahoe tour and showshoeing
    • 12‐2pm: Lunch at Lake Tahoe/Mt. Rose
    • 3‐4pm: Drive back to Reno and hotel drop off
    • 6‐8pm: Group dinner ‐ CEE applicants only and graduate faculty
    Sunday, March 1
    • Departures

    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

    The Civil & Environmental Engineering Graduate Program is educating the world’s next generation of problem solvers. Our students learn to apply their scientific and technical expertise to some of our planet’s biggest challenges, including decaying infrastructure, polluted drinking water and clogged roadways. A well-rounded core curriculum combined with opportunities for students to specialize in a subdiscipline of civil engineering gives our graduates both breadth and depth of engineering knowledge. Additionally, a departmental emphasis on creating life-long learners who can communicate about technical, social and ethical issues in engineering design prepares our graduates to work well in interdisciplinary and team environments. Our faculty are dedicated professionals whose active interest in research puts them at the forefront of current technology. Because classes are relatively small, you will get to know and interact with your professors and fellow students. The nationally ranked graduate program in civil and environmental engineering offers students the opportunity to work with well-known faculty in the areas of infrastructure resilience for extreme loading, water and environmental sustainability, pavement materials and pavement-soil interaction, and intelligent transportation systems

    Questions?

    If you have additional questions about your visit, please contact Christina Ruymaekers at  cruymaekers@unr.edu

  • Clinical Psychology: dates for 2021 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.

  • Computer Science & Engineering: February 27 - March 1, 2020

    In a Nutshell:

    • Who: The University of Nevada, Reno invites a select group of top candidates from the program's applicant pool.
    • What: A three-day introduction to the University campus, graduate program, and the Reno/Tahoe area.
    • When: Thursday, February 27  to Sunday, March 1 , 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.

    Itinerary

    Thursday, February 27
    • Arrivals
    Friday, February 28
    • 8am-9am: Breakfast
    • 9am-10am: Program Welcome (Graduate School Dean & Program Directors)
    • 10am-11am: MSTS Presentation/Panel
    • 11am-12pm: Campus Tour
    • 12:15pm-1:30pm Lunch with MSTS Representatives
    • 1:45‐2:15pm:Meeting with CSE graduate committee
    • 2:15‐3:30pm: Meeting with CSE graduate faculty
    • 3:30‐3:45pm: Break
    • 3:45‐4:45pm: Meeting with current CSE graduate students in each program and visiting labs
    • 5:00pm: Return to hotel
    • 6‐8pm: Group dinner
    Saturday, February 29
    • 8‐8:30am: Hotel pickup
    • 8:30‐9:30: Drive to Lake Tahoe or Reno activity
    • 9:30‐12pm: Lake Tahoe tour or Reno activity
    • 12‐2pm: Lunch at Lake Tahoe/Mt. Rose or lunch in Reno
    • 3‐4pm: Drive back to Reno and hotel drop off
    • 6‐8pm: Group dinner ‐ CSE applicants only and graduate faculty 
    Sunday, March 1
    • Departures

    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

    • The University's Computer Science and Engineering graduate program is growing significantly. With 26 faculty (14 new in the last 7 years), our research programs are thriving. Graduate students are at the heart of our department. We offer both industry-oriented master’s degree programs and a research intensive Ph.D. degree. Our research is supported by major agencies and industry partners including NSF, NASA, DARPA, Google and Microsoft.

    Questions?

    If you have additional questions about your visit, please contact Emily Hand at emhand@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: February 27-29, 2020

    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: February 27 - 29, 2020
    • 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?) 

    Wednesday, February 26
    • Evening arrivals as needed
    Thursday, February 27
    • Morning: Flexible time available for arrivals, paperwork, meeting with prospective advisors, free time
    • 12:0pm - 1:30pm: Lunch, Welcome, faculty introductions, Q&A with Chair, Grad Director, faculty - Mackay Science 322 
    • 1:30pm - 2:15pm: Grad School,  COS, & Mackay welcomes & overviews with Dean Zeh, Dean Thompson, Dir. Annie Huhta and Matthew Aguirre. 
    • 2:15-2:30pm: Break
    • 2:30pm - 4:00pm: Graduate student lightning talks and Geography graduate student life Q&A
    • 4:00pm - 5:30pm: Flexible time for meeting with faculty and research groups individually
    • 5:30pm - 7pm: Free time to return to hotel/housing
    • 7:00pm - 9:00pm: Group dinner with participants, dept. leadership and advisors at India Kebab (vegan, vegetarian, omnivore friendly)
    Friday, February 28
    • 8:00-9:00am: Breakfast with Veronica Zepada, Ph.D., representitives from The Center to discuss graduate student life - Joe Crowley Student Union
    • 9:00am-10:00am: Campus tour
    • 10:15am-11:30am: Flexible time
    • 11:30am-4:30pm: Regional tour of Reno, Truckee, Lake Tahoewith and a box lunch
    • 4:30pm-6:00pm: Free time
    • 6:00pm-9:00pm: Graduate student pizza dinner and social with participants and current graduate students
    Saturday, February 29
    • Departures as needed

    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: March 5-8, 2020

    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: March 5-8, 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 by February 19.

    Itinerary

    Thursday, March 5
    • Students arrive at their leisure and check in with homestays
    Friday, March 6
    • 8:30am - 9:30am: Welcome and Program Overview by DGSE Chair and Graduate Director, Breakfast in the Lilli Brant room in the DeLaMare Library/Mackay Mines Building
    • 9:30am - 12:30pm: Pick your own adventure, part 1. Options include:  1) Tours of facilities and museums, 2) Individual meetings with faculty and/or other graduate students, 3) Explore campus, 4) Free time
    • 12:30pm - 1:30pm: Lunch in the Lilli Brant Room, DeLaMare Library, Short presentations by faculty members from our different units: Department of Geological Sciences and Engineering, Nevada Bureau of Mines and Geology, Nevada Seismological Laboratory, Desert Research Institute
    • 1:30pm - 3:30pm: Individual meetings with faculty/graduate students, free time to walk around campus, and self explore.
    • 4:00pm - 5:30pm: Research seminar
    • 6:00pm-8:30pm: Group dinner and social time with faculty, postdocs, current graduate students, and prospective students at the Mellow Fellow
    Saturday, March 7

    Pick Your Own Adventure Part 2:

    • Local Geology Field trip 
    • Snowshoe led by a graduate student
    • Explore Reno (self-organized by prospective student)
    Sunday, March 8
    • Depart Reno. Safe travels, and we hope you enjoyed your visit!

    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 for 2021 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.  

    Friday, Feb. 7
    • 8:00 am: Welcome breakfast with faculty and students
    • 8:30 am: Introductions
    • 9:00 am: Program overview
    • 9:30 am: Graduate student panel
    • 10:30 am: Tour of CTEMPS lab facility followed by your choice of lab tours (Nolin Lab, Harpold Lab, Isotope Lab) and meetings with prospective advisors; University campus tours
    • 12:00 pm: Lunch
    • 12:30 pm: Meet with faculty
    • 1:50 pm: Shuttle to Desert Reseach Institute 
    • 2:15 pm: Tour of DRI
    • 3:00 pm: Hydro Clloquium: Ben Hatchett, Ph.D. (DRI)
    • 5:00 pm: Shuttle to Whitney Peak
    • 6:30 pm: Dinner with faculty and students at Mellow Fellow, catered by El Adobe (walk 0.4 mi to Midtown)
    Saturday, Feb. 8
    • Breakfast on oyur own
    • 9:00 am: Pick up at Whitney Peak
    • 9:00 am - 3:30 pm: Field trip to Truckee River Watershed including Lake Tahoe
    • 3:30 pm: Return to Whitney Peak
    • Dinner on your own or departure (shuttle to airport)
    Sunday, Feb. 9
    • Remaining students depart (shuttle to airport)

    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.

  • Mechanical Engineering: February 27 - March 1, 2020

    In a Nutshell:

    • Who: The University of Nevada, Reno invites a select group of top candidates from the program's applicant pool.
    • What: A three-day introduction to the University campus, graduate program, and the Reno/Tahoe area.
    • When: Thursday, February 27  to Sunday, March 1 , 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.

    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 tours of Lake Tahoe and the region are weather permitting. (You've heard of the Donner Party, haven't you?) 

    Thursday, February 27
    • Plan to arrive in the afternoon, meet student hosts. Dinner & accomodations with student hosts.

    Friday, February 28
    • 8:00am-9:00am: Breakfast
    • 9:00am-10:00am: Program Welcome (Graduate School Dean & Program Directors)
    • 10:00am-11:00am: MSTS Presentation/Panel
    • 11:00am-12:00pm: Campus Tour
    • 12:15pm-1:30pm: Lunch with MSTS Representatives
    • 1:30pm-5:00pm: Lab tours and faculty meetings
    • 5:00pm-6:00pm: Break
    • 6:00pm-8:00pm: Dinner with students and faculty at Silver Peak Restaurant (with CSE)
    Saturday, February 29
    • 8:30am-9:30am: Breakfast available in Graduate Student Lounge
    • 9:30am: Depart for field trip (with CSE)
      • Option 1: Snowshoeing field trip to Chickadee ridge with ME graduate students and faculty (weather permitting)
      • Option 2: In-town option with CSE grad students and faculty
    • Additional lab tours and faculty meetings, if desired
    • 4:00pm: Check in to Whitney Peak hotel
    • 5:0pm: Self-organized dinner
    Sunday, March 1
    • Self-organized breakfast and departures

    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.

    Questions?

    If you have additional questions about your visit, please contact Floris Van Breugel at fvanbreugel@unr.edu.

  • 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.

  • Physics: March 26 - 29, 2020

    In a Nutshell:

    • Who: The University of Nevada, Reno invites a select group of top candidates from the program's applicant pool.
    • What: A three-day introduction to the University campus, graduate program, and the Reno/Tahoe area.
    • When: Thursday, March 26 to Sunday, March 29, 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 by March 3 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, March 26
    • Arrivals
    • 6:30pm: Dinner, drinks and mixer with graduate students
    Friday, March 27
    • 8am-9am: Breakfast
    • 9am-10am: Program Welcome (Graduate School Dean & Program Directors)
    • 10am-11am: Presentation/Panel
    • 11am-12pm: Campus Tour
    • 12:15pm-1:30pm: Lunch 
    • 2:00pm-5:30pm: Meetings with faculty and lab tours
    • 5:30pm-6:30pm: Unscheduled time/return to hotel
    • 6:30pm: Dinner with faculty at the Whitney Peak Hotel 
    Saturday, March 28
    • Optional morning departure 
      • or
    • 8:30am: Skip trip to Lake Tahoe
    Sunday, March 29
    • Remaining departures

    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.

    Questions?

    If you have additional questions about your visit, please contact Jonathan Weinstein at weinstein@physics.unr.edu.

  • Political Science: dates for 2021 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.

  • Public Health Graduate Programs: March 26-29, 2020

    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, March 26 to Sunday, March 29, 2020
    • 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 by March 20, 2020.

    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, March 26
    • Travel day: Please take a taxi or Uber to hotel after arriving at Reno Airport
    • Lodging: Whitney Peak Hotel, 255 N. Virginia Street Reno, Phone: (775) 398-5400
    Friday, March 27
    • 8:00-9:30am: Breakfast at the Roundabout Grill in the Whitney Peak Hotel. Introductions and overview of Public Health PhD Gradventure with Kristen Clements-Nolle, Ph.D. and Jennifer Pearson, Ph.D.
    • 10:00-10:45am: JCSU Rm. 323, Welcome and presentation
    • 10:45am-12:00pm: Tour of campus escorted by current graduate students
    • 12:00-12:15pm: Short break
    • 12:15-1:30pm: Lunch accompanied by student/faculty research lightning talks
    • 1:30-2:15pm: Graduate teaching and research assistant positions and other funding opportunities in Public Health
    • 2:15-2:30pm: Short break
    • 2:30-4:00pm: Individual meetings with faculty
    • 4:15-5:30pm: Return to hotel for break
    • 5:45pm: Van will pick up students at Whitney Peak Hotel
    • 6:00-8:00pm: Dinner at Kristen Clements-Nolle’s home with faculty and current graduate students
    Saturday, March 28
    • 8:00-9:30am: Breakfast on own
    • 10:00am: Van pick up at Whitney Peak Hotel
    • 10:00am-4:00pm: Field trip and lunch at Squaw Valley, Lake Tahoe, or other areas in Reno (Weather Dependent).
    • 4:00pm: Return to Whitney Peak Hotel
    Sunday, March 29
    • Travel as stipulated by individual itinerary

    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 Kristen Clements-Nolle, Ph.D. at clements@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!