Return student housing

Thank you for your interest in exploring living on campus again next year. We understand there are a limited number of bed spaces available for sophomore and above students, and we recognize students want to live on campus multiple years. We will do all we can to accommodate your needs to the best of our ability. Please keep in mind that the University prioritizes housing for incoming first-year students, as research has demonstrated for over 70 years that this aids in student success. You will find details of the return student housing application process below. 

Return student housing application

The return student housing application will be available November 15, and the process of choosing buildings/rooms will begin in Spring 2021. Students living on campus for Spring 2021 are eligible to take part in this process. Once the completed application has been received, a $300 down payment (applied to Fall 2021 housing charges) will be placed on your MyNevada account and is due June 15. If you have extenuating circumstances impacting your ability to make this payment, please contact our office at housing@unr.edu or (775)784-1113 prior to June 15.

Student eligibility

  • Any student living on-campus for the Spring 2021 semester or seeking to return to live on campus
  • Students who have completed their application by February 1 by 11:59 p.m. will receive priority to participate in this process
  • Students who submit an application for return housing after 12 a.m. on February 2 will be automatically waitlisted and assigned to a space by our staff as space is available.
  • For more information on anticipated costs, please visit the Housing & Dining Rates page. Based on your building and room type selection, costs will vary. 

Highlights of available residence halls:

Rent for all the following halls includes robust WiFi, utilities, furnishings, 24-hour desk services and on-call staff, and access to opportunities that will increase your success. 

  • Canada Hall has apartment-style suites with a kitchenette and living room in each unit
  • Great Basin Hall offers room options for returning students who are STEM Majors (limited spaces available)
  • Juniper Hall features all single-occupancy rooms
  • Manzanita Hall was built in 1896 and offers a unique historical perspective to living on campus
  • Nye Hall is a traditional-style residence hall where the social environment deeply complements students’ academic success
  • Peavine Hall has both double-occupancy options as well as limited triple-occupancy rooms
  • Sierra Hall offers several room options and layouts, including premium singles

NOTE: Canyon Flats and Uncommon are only available to first-time, first- year students transitioning directly from high school to college. This is due to those buildings replacing Argenta Hall, where an explosion in the summer of 2019 rendered that building unable to be occupied until Fall 2022. In summer 2021, sophomore and above students will be notified and eligible to add their name to a wait list if space becomes available; our staff recommend not "holding out" for this option.