Chapter 3 – Services and facilities full

Living options - A diverse community

Perhaps one of the best opportunities afforded by living on campus is the chance to meet and interact with a very diverse population of students. Our residence halls are home to students from a variety of countries, cultures and ethnic groups. College is a time to expand awareness, learn from and about others and to learn more about yourself. There is perhaps no better way to achieve all of these purposes than by getting to know other residents who are different from you.

Approach relationships with an open mind in an effort to understand why others are the way they are and think the way they do. As you are a unique individual who wants to be understood and appreciated for who you are, so is everyone else. Make the most of these extracurricular educational opportunities and broaden your world! In addition, our seven residence facilities offer you a variety of living options to choose from. Each building has a unique character and atmosphere, resulting from its special history, design, and most of all, the students who call it home:

Argenta Hall

  • Co-ed building
  • Triple rooms with private bathrooms
  • The Downunder (dining commons and food retail outlets) on the ground floor

Canada Hall

  • Upper-division students
  • Co-ed building
  • 3 bedroom/2 bath apartments with kitchen area/living room

Great Basin Hall

  • Co-ed building
  • Mostly double rooms, suite-style
  • Computer lab

Juniper Hall

  • Co-ed building
  • 2 bedroom suites
  • Sink areas within each suite

Manzanita Hall

  • Co-ed building
  • Singles, doubles, and triple rooms
  • Gender Inclusive Housing Community

The Nevada Living Learning Community

  • Six and four-person suite-style living
  • Designed with community space for increased social and academic interaction
  • Academic classrooms and faculty offices on the ground floor

Nye Hall

  • Co-ed building
  • Eight-floor high-rise
  • Lounge on every floor

Peavine Hall

  • Co-ed building
  • All double rooms, suite-style
  • Separate sink, shower, and toilet areas

Sierra Hall

  • All credit levels of students
  • Co-ed building
  • Rooms with private bathrooms

Academic pursuit/quiet study areas

These areas are designed to provide a quiet environment that supports intensive academic study. Students living in a quiet study area are expected to sign a quiet study contract and abide by the terms of this agreement.

Living learning communities

For those students who qualify to live in these communities, residents enroll in a core group of classes together, receive personalized attention from their instructors, receive additional academic support, study, and socialize as a group to help them gain the maximum benefit from the college experience.

Campus dining

The Downunder offers all-you-care-to-eat meals while the Market, Halal Brothers, and Student's Choice provide retail food options during extended hours. The Overlook is located in the Jot Travis Building by Manzanita Lake and offers Peet's specialty coffees, pizza, burgers, sandwiches and other popular foods.

Other locations include Sierra Street Subs in the Davidson Mathematics and Science Center, Las Trojes Express Mexican restaurant in the Ansari Business Building, Panera Bread in the Fitzgerald Student Services Building, Bytes Café featuring Peet's Coffee in the Mathewson-IGT Knowledge Center, Create in the Pennington Achievement Center, and Pathways Café in the Center for Molecular Medicine. Students can also have Domino's Pizza delivered to their residence hall by using their FoodBucks account. A variety of meal plans is available for both on and off-campus students. For more information on meal plans, FoodBucks, or other dining services visit the Residential Life, Housing, and Food Services office in Juniper Hall, call us at (775) 784-1113 or visit Residential Life, Housing, and Food Services online.

Laundry and vending

"Just Like Home Laundry" is provided in all residence halls.  There is no charge for washing and drying clothes, but students need to provide detergent.  There is an app students can download that will let them know when machines are free and when their laundry is done.  

Mail and package delivery

The post office does not deliver mail to the residence halls. To receive mail, you must rent a post office box at the university post office located at the north end of campus or rent a mailbox through a private vendor. Each front desk receives packages for residents delivered by UPS and Federal Express, however, some restrictions may apply. The front desks are not able to accept any personal items for residents and therefore, residents are not allowed to leave personal items at the desks.

Maintenance and cleaning

If you know of any damages or needed repairs, fill out a service request at the front desk. Being as specific and complete as possible can speed up the maintenance process. Problems with locks, keys, or doors must be reported immediately to protect your security as well as that of others in the community.

Cleaning of the bathrooms, showers, and other public areas is checked regularly by the RA/CA. However, if you find conditions unsatisfactory, please fill out a service request at the front desk stating your concerns. Argenta, Canada, and Nevada LLC residents have private bathrooms; the residents are responsible for cleaning them. These bathrooms may be checked by staff for cleanliness.


To park on campus, you must purchase a permit from Parking Services. Reserved student and resident student permits are sold for designated lots near the residence halls. Spaces in the residence hall lots are limited. Please be aware that red fire zones near the residence halls must be kept clear for emergency vehicle access at all times. Red zones, handicapped parking spaces, and many metered areas are subject to parking enforcement 24 hours a day, seven days a week.


Due to our ongoing commitment to providing you with a high-quality living environment, renovation work or construction projects may at times cause some inconveniences. We will make every effort to keep these inconveniences minimal.


Students who desire telephone service in their rooms must contact their phone company of choice directly. The university is not involved in providing telephone service to student rooms and assumes no responsibility for service.


Wireless service is available in student rooms and most public areas within the residence halls.  Some devices (e.g. gaming devices) may require registration before they can be used on the wireless network.  No guarantee is made for signal strength or quality of service.  Please contact the UNR Help Desk at 775-682-5000 if you need assistance.

Chapter 4: Safety