Wolf Pack Tower

Wolf Pack Tower

The newly renovated tower will be rebranded to the University and exclusively lived in by University students and employees.

About Wolf Pack Tower

Wolf Pack Tower features

Wolf Pack Tower will follow the Residential Life and Housing programming theme already established for Argenta Hall – civic engagement. This means many of the Residential Life programs and activities in the building will be themed with service-learning and community-volunteer opportunities. While making a direct impact in the community around them, student residents will have the opportunity to learn more about themselves through self and group reflection.

Students living in the interim hall will receive:

  • An academic and community environment that promotes student success.
  • Programs, activities, and amenities that aid in the student experience and transition to being part of the University.
  • Access to the University’s first-class dining experience.
  • A security and services desk, staffed 24/7 by University employees.
  • Student staff: Live-in academic mentors offering tutoring hours and resident assistants on each floor.
  • Full-time staff: Live-in, master’s-level faculty and graduate assistant resident directors. Meet the Wolf Pack Tower staff

Rates for Wolf Pack Tower will remain consistent with the University’s currently published rates. For information, visit the housing rates webpage.

Room features and amenities

  • The tower was remodeled one and a half years ago, and has been a non-smoking property since the remodel.
  • Study areas and common activity areas, and even a coffee and juice bar, will be available.
  • Laundry facilities will be available.
  • Each single room will have king-size bed and each double occupancy room two queen-size beds. All rooms come with a large-screen TV, mini-refrigerator, private bathroom, desks and dresser and a monthly cleaning service.
  • Students will be responsible for bringing their own linens.
  • Consistent with Argenta and Nye Halls, each floor will be co-ed, with single-gender rooms.
  • Microwave ovens will be available in common areas.

Academic programming

  1. Four academic mentors each will provide 40 free study hours. Students at Wolf Pack Tower will also have access to tutoring hours by the other on-campus residence halls.
  2. Academic mentors provide programming on syllabus and semester planning, registration prep (for the following semester), collaborate with other campus resources/departments for academic skills workshops, and will be providing programs and services specific for students enrolled in remedial math and English.

General programming

Civic engagement in Wolf Pack Tower is all about being actively involved in enhancing the immediate campus community and greater Reno community in a way that makes residents part of something bigger than themselves. It means taking a step back from your own life and using your privilege to improve the lives of others in the community through service. While making a direct impact on the community around them, residents have the opportunity to learn more about themselves through self and group reflection. While living in Wolf Pack Tower, residents can become part of a community that gives back and inspire their peers to do the same.

  1. The Wolf Pack Tower Civic Engagement-themed community provides residents with an opportunity to place a priority on service and become involved in their campus and/or regional community.
  2. Each resident will participate in service based on their personal passions and interests.
  3. Many of the programs and activities in the building will provide students with opportunities to interact with and provide service to one of the building’s community partners.
  4. Prior Civic Engagement community-developed partnerships include United Blood Services, Keep Truckee Meadows Beautiful, Washoe County School District, Food Bank of Northern Nevada, and various animal shelters. The staff and leadership organizations of the building will look to further develop those partnerships as well as expand to other areas of interest expressed by the residents of Wolf Pack Tower.
  5. Wolf Pack Tower will also explore hosting large-scale traditional events previously presented by Argenta and Nye Halls.

Parking and transportation

It is not uncommon to have a residence hall located these distances from central services on campus. A sample of distances at other universities:

  • UC Davis – Walking from dormitories to library: 13 minutes and 0.6 miles; Walking from dormitories to student union building: 18 minutes and 0.9 miles
  • UNLV – Walking from dormitories to library: 6 minutes and 0.3 miles; walking from dormitories to student union building: 5 minutes and 0.2 miles;
  • Boise State – Walking from dormitories to library: 5 minutes and 0.2 miles; walking from dormitories to student union building: 7 minutes and 0.4 miles;
  • Stanford – Walking from dormitories to library: 8 minutes and 0.4 miles; walking from dormitories to student union building: 14 minutes and 0.7 miles
  • UC-Santa Barbara – Walking from dormitories to library: 29 minutes and 1.5 miles; walking from dormitories to student union building: 30 minutes and 1.6 miles.

Concerns about housing students off-campus

  • Students do not walk through a casino, which is on an adjacent block, in order to access their rooms. They will have completely separate entrances and exits.
  • The tower would utilize a key-card system for entry into the building. The public has no access.
  • University Police Services will have a substation in the building and will provide routine patrols 24/7.
  • Two Residential Life desk attendants will be on every shift. Security will be walking the premises.
  • There are surveillance cameras in all the public areas.
  • The University has had a parking agreement with Circus Circus Reno for 13 years. Since then, each year approximately 300 students and University employees have safely walked to the University from their parking facilities.