For Journalists

Our official name is the University of Nevada, Reno. This should be used on first reference in all public-facing communications. "The University" should be used on second reference. While intercollegiate Athletics uses "Nevada" as the name of the University, the Board of Regents and the President prefer that we use our full name. For branding reasons, we do not use the acronym "UNR" in public-facing communications, although that is fine to use as an internal verbal shorthand when referring to the University. One exception to this rule is the University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine, whose shorthand is UNR Med.

Contact Information:

Marketing & Communications
1664 N. Virginia Street, Reno Mail Stop 0108

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General event and media parking will be available in West Stadium Parking Complex north of Lawlor Events Center on Virginia Street. For media vehicles that do NOT have a logo on the vehicle, drivers must stop by the Parking and Transportation Services office on North Virginia Street for a complimentary permit. The office is located on the east side of Virginia, just north of Lawlor Events Center and the Fleischmann Planetarium & Science Center.

The University Office of Marketing and Communications is not responsible for parking tickets incurred.

About the University of Nevada, Reno:

The University of Nevada, Reno is a public research university committed to the promise of a future powered by knowledge. Founded in 1874 as Nevada’s land-grant university, the University serves nearly 22,000 students. The University is a comprehensive doctoral university, classified as an R1 institution with very high research activity by the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education. More than $800 million has been invested campuswide in advanced laboratories, residence halls and facilities since 2009.

It is home to the University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine and Wolf Pack Athletics, as well as statewide outreach programs including University of Nevada Cooperative Extension, Nevada Bureau of Mines and Geology, Small Business Development Center and Nevada Seismological Laboratory. The University is part of the Nevada System of Higher Education. Through a commitment to student success, world-improving research and outreach benefiting Nevada’s communities and businesses, the University has impact across the state and around the world.

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