Off-campus graduate housing

Reno City Center opening August 2023!

Affordable, walkable studio apartments in the heart of downtown Reno.

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Rendering of future Reno City Center

What does Reno City Center have to offer?

Conveniently located in the North Tower at 175 East Second Street, each studio apartment is at least 300 square feet (12 feet by 25 feet). Floor plans will vary slightly.

Units will be fully furnished, including a bed, desk, chair, kitchenette and television. Residents will need to provide their own bedding and cooking utensils. Units are newly remodeled (to be completed by August 1, 2023) and feature wood-look floors for easy cleaning and a paid washer and dryer facility in the building.

Details about amenities are still being decided by the developer, however, it is anticipated (not guaranteed) that residents will include access to a brand new pool deck, game room, club room and a playroom for children.




Who is eligible?

If you are enrolled in or have an admission offer from any University of Nevada, Reno graduate program or the University of Nevada School of Medicine (UNR-SOM), and can pass a background check, you are eligible. Both incoming and continuing graduate students may apply, as well as professional staff and postdoctoral scholars at the University.


What are the terms of the lease?

Application timeline and procedure


Application timeline and procedure

How are applicants selected?


My application has been selected! Now what?

All applicants who were randomly selected under the lottery, applicants who were selected by a committee reviewing need-based applications, and applicants who were selected by a committee reviewing merit-based applications will receive an offer to lease an RCC unit. The start date of the lease will be either August 1, August 8 or August 15; the end date of the lease will be July 31. If applicants receive an offer, they must decide within three business days. A response must have been received by the close of business on the third business day following the day on which the offer was extended (Pacific Time).


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