Sierra Hall

Emergency housing after the Argenta Hall explosion: Ongoing updates

In response to the explosion that occurred Friday, July 5 and damaged Argenta and Nye Halls, we are relocating summer housing to Peavine Hall until further notice. Any Argenta Hall summer residents can report to Peavine Hall. Housing assignments for Fall 2019 are delayed at this time. Student Services is continuing to work diligently on getting these assignments completed as soon as possible.

The University came to an agreement with CCR Newco, LLC, a subsidiary of Eldorado Resorts, to secure the 1,300 student beds needed after the July 5 explosion, which left Argenta and Nye Halls uninhabitable. University Residential Life and Housing will occupy the newly-renovated, non-gaming West Tower ("Sky Tower") of Circus Circus Reno, ensuring an academic and community environment that promotes student success. Learn more about the agreement.

Lounge in Sierra Hall

Sierra Hall offers four different living options for transfer students and upper-class students, with limited spaces for first-year students. The hall is same-gender by room, and each room has its own bathroom and shower. The first floor offers a conference room, a recreation room, and a TV lounge. Sierra Hall's quiet floors provide an ideal atmosphere for academics. 

Hall Features

  • Houses up to 297 residents, 7 coed floors, same-gender rooms
  • 1st floor game room with pool table, foosball, & ping pong
  • 1st floor conference room and lounge
  • 2nd floor lounge with big screen TV, blu-ray, & surround sound
  • Four Room Options (see Room Layouts & Configurations below). See Room Rates
  • Laundry and vending facilities
  • Large programming space for residents
  • Front desks open 24 hours/day during the academic year
  • Wired and wireless internet connection in each room
  • Convenient parking

Room Layouts & Configurations

  • Single includes 1 bed and 1 bathroom
  • Premium Single includes 1 bed and 1 bathroom
  • Double includes 2 beds and 1 bathroom to be shared by both residents
  • Premium Double
    • 2 to 1 rooms include 2 beds and 1 bathroom to be shared by both residents
    • 3 to 1 rooms include 3 beds and 1 bathroom to be shared by all 3 residents

Room Features

  • Each resident has a single bed with 80" long mattress
  • Desks, chairs, bookcases, dressers, and extra-large closets
  • Bathroom includes shower, toilet, and sink
  • Window coverings on all windows
  • Wastebasket

Meet the Sierra Hall Staff

Explore Sierra Hall

Sierra Hall exterior
Sierra Hall room, looking out
Room in Sierra Hall
Bathroom in a Sierra Hall room
Lounge in Sierra Hall

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