Res Halls set to house record population

With 2,267 students set to move in, the residence halls are abuzz with activity.

Students relax in Manzanita Hall, the University's all-female residence hall next to Manzanita Lake.

8/22/2011 | By: Brandon Stewart  |

Father helping student move in

2011 Move-in day details

Students may begin moving into the residence halls starting Thursday, Aug. 25.

Students must first check in to their appropriate hall BEFORE moving personal belongings. Vehicles must be parked in the correct designated area.

For the latest move-in day information visit Residential Life, Housing and Food Services.

Talk about a full house.

Beginning Thursday, Aug. 25, 2,267 students will move into the campus' eight residence halls, marking a new record for on-campus living. Compared with last year, the on-campus student population has risen by 6 percent.

Add to that the construction of a new residence hall opening in Fall 2012 and it's apparent why the University's Residential Life, Housing and Food Services will have such a busy academic year.

In addition to overall growth, the campus residence halls have also seen an increase in the number of students participating in living-learning communities. These reserved spaces allow students with similar majors and interests to live in clusters and take classes together. Nevada now offers nine living-learning communities ranging from pre-nursing to women in science and engineering.

The new residence hall under construction north of Canada Hall will serve as the new home of the living-learning communities. The five-story, 320-beds hall will include four classrooms, faculty offices and generous lounge space.


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