Assignments are made for new students by date, in the order in which the License Agreement Signature Form, initial payment and deposits are received. Full consideration is given to each student's preferences. The University of Nevada, Reno expects enrollment in 15 credits each semester to graduate in 4 years. Students must be enrolled in 15 credits by June 15th for a fall assignment.
Room assignments are based on the preferences you complete on the License Agreement Signature Form. Considerable effort is made to honor specific requests and to meet individual needs when making room and roommate assignments. However, heavy demands for university housing sometimes makes it impossible to satisfy all individual requests.
- 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 May 1.
- Applications received after May 1 will be assigned to halls on a space available basis.
- Assignments are made for new students in the order in which their applications and initial payment are received.
- You must also complete a Living Learning Community application if you are interested in living in one of those communities.
If the requests are mutual and space is available, every effort will be made to honor your roommate preference. To improve your chances, you should submit applications at about the same time with the same residence hall preferences. Note: Your roommate preference supercedes your residence hall preference.
Regulations passed by the Nevada Division of Health require that, any freshman college student under the age of 23 may not live in on-campus housing unless vaccinated against Neisseria meningitidis (Meningococcus) unless excused because of medical or religious reasons.
For general information regarding the vaccination itself, please visit http://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/vpd-vac/mening/who-vaccinate.htm
For legal information regarding the state law, please visit the Nevada Revised Statutes, 441A.755 .
Alternatively, you may visit the Washoe County website for more information regarding college vaccinations.
The University of Nevada provides accessible accommodations for students with disabilities. Since housing assignment are made on a space available basis, early application is essential. Additional accessibility features may need to be installed to adequately accommodate a disability on a case-by-case basis. Please contact the Disability Resource Center or the Department of Residential Life, Housing and Food Services for additional information.
Assignments are usually made by mid-July. Students will receive an assignment letter with a variety of information including: moving-in information, "what to bring", etc.
The Department of Residential Life, Housing and Food Service accepts requests for room changes during the first two weeks of each semester. Room changes may be granted otherwise but you must first speak with your Resident Director. Requests are granted on a space available basis.
- Study Lounges/Lounges on your floor - Most floors provide a lounge with couches, tables and chairs. Some floors also have a private study lounge. Wireless internet access is available throughout the building and lounges also provide Ethernet connections and power outlets.
- DC-Store - Located on the ground level of Argenta Hall and adjacent to the Downunder Café, the DC-Store provides tables and chairs. Wireless internet is available in this area.
- Knowledge Center - Many students choose to study at the Knowledge Center and it is a great place for private or group study.
- Joe Crowley Student Union - The Joe Crowley Student Union is located next to the Knowledge Center.
- Argenta and Nye: The Mezzanine - The Mezzanine is located adjacent to the front desk area of Argenta Hall and provides a large screen television along with couches and chairs. Wireless internet is available in this area.
There are a limited number of single rooms available in Sierra and Juniper Halls. If we are unable to accommodate a student's request for a single room, they will automatically be assigned to a double room.
Students have many items which they can bring to the residence halls and some items they should not bring. Please visit our the On Campus Housing page for more details.
Telephone information is available at the Information Technology: Phone Offers for Students web site. Cable TV is not available.
Every student room has two ethernet jacks which provide access to the university computer network. Additional information can be found Information Technology: Residence Hall Network page.
Free in-room wireless is available. More information can be found on the Information Technology: Wireless Network page.
Initially, you should go to your Resident Assistant. Your RA has been trained to assist you and they are an excellent resource. The front desk can assist you with room lockouts, packages, equipment checkout, work orders, and general questions.
All first year students who have not reached the age of twenty-one by the first day of class of their first semester who live in the residence halls are required to purchase a meal plan for both fall and spring semester. This policy is in place because:
- Students who live on campus are more successful than any other group. The main reason for this is the network of peer support they develop. Students sharing meals together in the Downunder Café is a critical part of how our program helps build relationships for peer support.
- We want student to be able to focus on their academic pursuits. Having a meal plan eliminates the need for shopping for, cooking, and cleaning up from meals. On average that saves about eight hours per week.
- Our facilities were not designed to have 2500 students storing large amounts of food, cooking, and cleaning up from meals. Improper food storage attracts pests; electrical demands from appliances would overwhelm our capacity; and disposal of leftovers, whether in trash cans or down the drain, can create problems.
- A totally voluntary program would prevent us from planning effectively and would create more expensive meal plans to account for the potential variation in numbers.
Any unused weekly meals are cleared from your account prior to breakfast on Thursday.
Parents eat free with you. If you wish to take a guest to the Downunder Cafe just present your card to the checker and an additional meal will be taken off your card for each guest. No meal plan holders may loan their card to anyone else to use.