Temporary Housing

If you arrive before the residence halls open, or if you plan to live off campus and have not found an apartment, you may need to reserve temporary lodging in advance. Please visit the Reno-Tahoe lodging website to select an accommodation right for you based on the location and type of lodging. Establishment within walking distance from the University:

  • The Circus Circus Reno Hotel: for current rates and reservations go to circusreno.com or call (775) 329-0711 or (800) 648-5010

The general rates vary from $50 to $70 per night. Please note that neither Office of International Students and Scholars nor the University of Nevada, Reno endorse any of these lodging options.

Permanent Housing

  • On-Campus Housing - The University offers affordable, comfortable and convenient housing on campus. If you live on campus, basic furniture is provided in residence halls, but bed linens, blankets, pillows, and towels are not. If possible bring a bed sheet, a light blanket and a towel from home or purchase them before moving into the residence hall.

  • Off-Campus Housing - If you plan to live off campus you should arrange for temporary lodging as it often takes several days to find accommodation. Plan on the cost of at least $300 per month for rent if you share an apartment. Individual apartments cost from $400-$650 per month.

  • Graduate Student and Faculty Staff On-campus Housing - Ponderosa Village is a gated on-campus, family and pet-friendly community that offers living options for faculty, staff, graduate and professional students. Reliable, on-site management and maintenance services are provided by the University of Nevada, Reno Residential Life, Housing & Food Service Department. Full apartment or lease-by-the-room options available. Apply to live here at www.unrgraduatehousing.com or call 1-844-551-6599.

We encourage you to do your research before selecting a place for permanent housing. When you sign a lease (a legal document) for your housing, make sure to read through the lease carefully and ask questions if you do not understand anything. Please refer to Find a Place to Live for more information on housing in the U.S.