Housing and dining rates
A down payment of $300 is due in order to complete your housing application. This down payment is applied to your housing charges and is only refundable if you cancel your housing application before June 15, 2022 (October 15, 2022 for Spring 2023 Only applications). Please visit the license agreement for more information about the timeline and fees related to cancelling after June 15.
Failure to pay the amount on or before the due date will result in action by the University including, but not limited to, eviction, exclusion from meals, academic holds, payment due in full, and/or late fees.
University policy requires that each semester's room and board fees, along with other University charges will be deducted from financial aid or scholarships. A portion of the student fees will be used to purchase food and beverages in support of student programs.
Each plan provides a number of weekly meals per week and FoodBucks to allow students convenience and flexibility with their plan. We also offer a number of different meal plan options. Please visit the Dine on Campus website for more information.
Each meal plan includes a designated amount of a declining balance credit called FoodBucks. FoodBucks can be used at any dining location on campus. When making a food purchase, simply present your WolfCard to the cashier and let them know you would like to pay with FoodBucks. The amount of your purchase is then deducted from your FoodBucks balance.
Meals and meal trades
Each meal swipe grants you access to The Den, our all-you-care-to-eat dining facility, which features a number of stations.
Meal trades allow you to use meal plan swipes at participating Nevada dining locations. Please visit the Dine on Campus website for more information.
Meal plan changes and cancellation requests
- First-year students living on campus: You are required to have an Alpha, Wolfie, or Luna meal plan (renamed to Silver, Blue, and Gray plans starting Fall 2022). You can change your meal plan during the first three weeks of each semester. To request a meal plan change, please visit your online Housing Profile and complete the Meal Plan Change Academic Year Application.
- Sophomore and above students living on campus or any student living off-campus: You can change or cancel your meal plan during the first three weeks of each semester. To request a meal plan change during this time frame, please visit your online Housing Profile and complete the Meal Plan Change Academic Year Application. To cancel your meal, plan please email us at email@example.com.
- After the first three weeks of the semester, you are welcome to request an increase to your meal plan by emailing us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Contact for University of Nevada, Reno at Lake Tahoe
- To contact a Residence Life member in Lake Tahoe, please email LakeTahoeHousing@unr.edu.