Application timeline for housing

Spring 2023 and the 2023-2024 academic year

Activity/Event/Deadline Date
Spring 2023 housing application is available for all incoming students (first-year students, continuing students, transfer students, etc.) October 1, 12 a.m.
Winter break housing application is available - all residence halls close for winter break (students don't need to remove their belongings) but students in need of housing can complete this application and be temporarily reassigned for the break November 1 - December 4
Fall 2023 housing application is available  (incoming first-year students, returning students, transfer students, etc.); all students must pay the $300 down payment or work with staff to enter into a "Deferred Payment Agreement" November 15, 12 a.m.
Room change process for fall students returning for spring semester housing November 15 - 29
Meal Plan Change Request form for Spring 2023 available on Housing Portal November 20
Winter Break/Wintermester housing payment due December 15
Deadline to cancel Winter Break/Wintermester housing application for full refund December 15
Last meal before winter break (lunch) - Habit Burger will be open until 7 p.m. where students can use FoodBucks, WolfBucks, or cash/credit/debit December 21
Residence halls close at 10 p.m. for winter break December 21
Students with extenuating circumstances relocate to temporary winter break housing December 22
University Holidays - Main office closed December 26 and January 2
Spring 2023 housing assignments sent Early January
Roommate request process for 2023-2024 housing (round 1); all roommate groupings (no more than 3 students in a group) and "team leader" identified by February 1 January 15 - February 1
Priority application date for 2023-2024 housing. All students who have a completed application by this date will be able to self-select their building and room after February 15; students applying after this date will be assigned in early July February 1, 11:59 p.m.
Housing application closes for students who applied by February 1, 11:59 p.m. These students are unable to update building and roommate preferences. February 2
2023-2024 housing renewals. Students eligible to live in their current room for the next year will be manually assigned to that space February 7-10
Last day to request a Lifestyle Meal Plan change or to cancel one (Sophomore+ students only) for Spring 2023. Note: Students can request to increase meal plan after this date. February 10
2023-2024 housing self-selection process (all students with a completed application by February 1 will have self-selected their building/room and roommates (if applicable) by March 14. February 15 - March 14
Roommate request process for 2023-2024 housing (round 2). All students with a completed application from February 2-June 1 will be able to participate in a roommate matching process. All roommate groupings and "team leader" identified by June 1. May 15 - June 1
Housing down payment due ($300). Students who have not paid the down payment by this date are in jeopardy of having their housing application cancelled (incurring applicable cancellation fees) if they also have not signed up for orientation, selected classes, and/or have enough financial aid to cover housing and meal plan costs. June 15
Proof of meningitis vaccination due. The University must have this proof on file prior to the student moving into on-campus housing. June 15 
Guarantor Form found in Housing Portal due (any student under 18 at the time of application submission must submit this form) June 15
Acceptance of admission to University of Nevada, Reno due June 15
Deadline to cancel housing application without penalty June 15
Second round of 2023-2024 housing assignments sent (application dates: Feb 2- June 1) Early July
Students who apply for 2023-2024 housing June 2 or after will be assigned as space is available Mid-July and ongoing
Room change request period for students with a housing assignment (You may request a room change.) July 17-28
Deadline for students applying for housing June 16 or after to have paid the housing down payment due ($300); students who have not paid the down payment by this date are in jeopardy of having their housing application cancelled (incurring applicable cancellation fees) if they also have not signed up for orientation, selected classes, and/or have enough financial aid to cover housing and meal plan costs July 28
Deadline to cancel housing application and forfeit $300 down payment July 31
Students who request to cancel their housing application within this time frame receive a 25% housing cancellation fee August 1-16
Residence halls open for NevadaFIT. For more information, visit our move-in day informational page. August 17-19
NevadaFit Opening Ceremony and start to NevadaFit August 19
(Tentative) Room change request period (You may request a room change.). Please note residents will not be allowed to change rooms until September 5 or after August 21 - September 8
(Tentative) Meal plan change request period - students are allowed ONE Lifestyle meal plan change through the third week of each semester. Only upgrades are allowed after that date. To request a meal plan change, please visit the online Housing Profile and complete the Meal Plan Change Academic Year Application.  August 21 - September 15
Payment due for fall semester tuition, fees, room and board August 25
First day of classes August 28
Last day to request a Lifestyle meal plan change or to cancel one (Sophomore+ students only).  Note: Students can request to increase meal plan after this date. September 15