Apply for housing

Congratulations on choosing on-campus housing at the University of Nevada, Reno!  To apply for housing, you must complete these items first:

  • Apply to the University to receive your NSHE student identification number (or NSHE ID).  Please allow 24-48 hours to receive your NSHE ID. Make sure you log into MyNevada regularly and complete all items on the "To Do List"
  • Keep your NSHE ID for your records. You will need it to complete your application
  • Review our housing and dining options

Complete your housing application in 8 simple steps:

  1. Review our license agreement
  2. Review your student personal data information
  3. Select your roommate & assignment preferences
  4. Select your building preferences & dining options: Choose a meal plan and your top three (3) building preferences
  5. Read and agree to the terms & conditions
  6. Read the info before payment section
  7. Submit your initial payment: A $325 initial payment is required to submit the application
  8. Review and submit: Does each section look correct? If yes, submit your application to complete the process.  If a section needs to be revised, please do so by returning to that step to make your changes.  Submit your application and you're done!

Eligible students may also use the online housing application to access the meal plan only application.

Room assignments

By JUNE 15, you must do the following:

  • Submit a Guarantor Form (any student under 18 at the time of application submission must submit this form)
  • Make sure you log into MyNevada regularly and complete all items on the "To Do List"
  • Provide verification of CURRENT Meningococcal vaccination. For more information regarding immunization requirements, please visit the Academic Central FAQ webpage. 
  • Make a second payment of $175
  • Enroll in 12 credits (the University recommends 15 credits per semester to graduate in four years)

Important information & dates

  • The License Agreement encompasses the entire academic year or remainder, thereof
  • For the best chance of being assigned to the hall of your choice or with a requested roommate you need to apply by February 1
  • Applications received after February 1 will be assigned to halls on a space available basis. Note: a Wait List may be started any date after February 1st due to high demand for on-campus living.
  • Assignments are made for new students in the order in which their applications and initial payment are received.
  • If you are interested in living in a Living Learning Community, you must also complete a Living Learning Community application
  • Visit the important dates webpage for more information