Return student housing

Thank you for your interest in exploring living on campus next year. You will find details of the Return Housing Sign-up Process below. Please keep in mind the University prioritizes housing for incoming first-year students, as research has demonstrated for over 70 years this aids in student success.

For more information, please visit our Housing and dining rates page. Based on your building and room type selection, costs will vary.

The Return Housing Sign-up Process is completely on-line. Please login to your Housing Portal to participate in this process.

Down payment

A Fall 2022 housing down payment of $300 will be placed on your MyNevada account within 5 business days of your completed application being received. The down payment is due by, June 15, 2022 at 11:59 p.m.

Limited availability

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 this population to the best of our ability. Due to the limited number of Sophomore and Above housing spaces, there are two categories of students:

  • Category One – Continuing Students - Any student current living on-campus for Spring 2022 can participate in the self-select process where they choose their room/roommates for next year.
  • Category Two – Off-campus Students – Any student currently living off-campus for Spring 2022 will be assigned to building and room assignment by our Assignment staff based on information contained in their application. This includes students who have lived on campus previously but are currently living off campus.

Return sign-up for Category One students

  • Gender Inclusive Housing: Students who wish to participate must select "Yes" to Gender Inclusive Housing on the application, fill out the questionnaire and list any preferred roommates. Roommates must be mutually requested. To form a Gender Inclusive Roommate Group, please contact Wyatt Wagner at prior to March 11
  • Monday, March 14, 2022 at 11:59pm – Applications must be received in order to participate in self-selection (where you can choose your building, room, and roommates/suitemates)
    • Students will receive a lottery number that corresponds to the date of their completed housing application
    • Students applying for housing after March 16, 2022 at 12:00 a.m. (midnight) will be contacted by Residential Life, Housing, and Food Services staff with more information about their eligibility to participate in this process
      • Student who apply for Return Housing after 12:00 a.m. (midnight) on April 22, 2022 will be automatically waitlisted and assigned to a space by our staff as space is available
    • Tuesday, March 15, 2022 – Eligible students will receive two emails, each containing a separate lottery number unique to the “wave” in which they are participating. They will receive emails corresponding to Wave 1 (Same Hall) and 3 (Different Hall) OR Wave 2 (Displaced Student) and Wave 3 (Different Hall) – see below for more details:
      • Wave 1 (March 21–24) – Students receive a lottery number based on their application date to select a room in their “same hall” (the building where they currently live)
      • Wave 2 (March 28–31) – Displaced students receive a lottery number based on their application date to select a room in a different hall
        • Displaced student currently living in Canyon Flats and Uncommon are unable to select their same room (or another room in these complexes) as both apartment buildings are privately owned and will no longer be considered "on-campus housing."
        • Displaced students currently living in a Living Learning Community in Great Basin Hall or Nevada LLC  are unable to select their same room, or a room in that same community for next year, as these communities are designed for incoming first time, First Year students. They are able to choose a non-LLC space in their current hall in Wave 3. Please know our department is exploring ways to offer returning student spaces in selected LLCs, but this will take effect Fall 2023.
      • Wave 3 (April 4–7) – Students receive a lottery number based on their application date to select a room in a “different hall.”
      • Note: Participating in multiple processes will overwrite previous room selections. For example, if you choose a room during the “same hall” process, you can overwrite that selection in the “different hall” process.
    • Roommate preferences have a higher priority than building preferences. Your roommate group will be added to a Wave where all students are eligible to participate at the same time. For example, if you have a Roommate group where participants are not in the same hall for Spring 2022, the entire group must wait until Wave 3 (the “different hall” process).

Return sign-up for off-campus students

  • Gender Inclusive Housing: Students who wish to participate must select Yes to Gender Inclusive Housing on the application, fill out the questionnaire and list any preferred roommates. Roommates must be mutually requested. Please contact Wyatt Wagner at for more information.
  • Regardless of their application date, students will be placed by Assignments team staff members based on the information in their housing application. They will receive their housing assignment early May.

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. 

  • Argenta Hall will have newly renovated triples with a bathroom in each room; and the newly updated Down Under dining commons is located on the first floor.
  • Canada Hall has apartment-style suites with a kitchenette and living room in each unit.
  • Great Basin second and third floor only are available and features single and double room options. This building is home to several Identity based Living Learning Communities (LLCs) available to upper division students.
    • Please visit our LLC website and contact Travis Hardwick at if you are interested in participating in one of these LLCs.
  • 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 with suites and stand-alone rooms.
  • Sierra Hall offers several room options and layouts, including singles, doubles, triple and quadruple rooms.

Return student housing waitlist

Students who currently live on campus and applied to live on campus again next year may place their name on a waitlist for Canada Hall and/or single rooms across all residence halls should a space become available. In order to place your name on either list (Canada or single rooms), you must already be assigned to another room on-campus, and must email your request to starting on Friday, April 8. Please include:

  • Building preference
  • Preferred roommate
  • Other information that will be helpful to place you should a vacancy occur and your name be next on the list

Please note we can not guarantee you will receive your preferred placement, but we will do our best. Our team will notify you of your new housing assignment and you will have two (2) business days to accept it.

Consequences for not accepting assignment changes

Given the number of students on the waitlists for spaces in Canada Hall and/or a single room, we are unable to keep following up with students on the waitlist after an initial contact. It is critical students who placed their name on the waitlist check their email daily.  We will follow this process:

  1. Our team notifies you that a space has become available. You have three (3) business days to accept this change.
  2. Once we hear from you, we will make the change and you will receive notification that your housing assignment has been updated. You can see your new assignment in your Housing Portal.
  3. If we don't hear from you within three (3) business days, we will remove your name from the waitlist and move on to the next person on the list. 


  • The final date to cancel your housing application/assignment for next year and receive a full refund is June 15.
  • If you are interested in participating in the room change process for all residence halls, you can do so by completing the Room Change Request form on your Housing Portal July 18–29.