Parents & Family Resources

University update regarding coronavirus

Residence halls

For students living in residence halls, we are asking that they immediately return to their homes, unless they have extenuating circumstances and must remain in the residence halls. Residential Life is reaching out to these students to determine circumstances and needs. Student Services is working on limited food options for students who remain.

Admissions & applying to the University

Undergraduate Admissions

First-year, international and transfer students seeking undergraduate admission are encouraged to review admission requirements, the application checklist and important deadlines before applying. Remember,  November 15 is the early action admission deadline, a non-binding application for early admission acceptance.

Applying to the University

Is your student or family member ready to apply to the University of Nevada, Reno? After reviewing our admission requirements, head to our application section to review the steps necessary to submit an online application to the University.

Explore academics at the University

Want to know more about our academic programs, majors and colleges and schools at the University of Nevada, Reno?

Tuition, financial aid and payments

Navigating the expenses of a college education can be challenging. However, the University has numerous offices and services available to making the financial-side of enrollment as easy and affordable as possible. Below is a list of financial, tuition and scholarship resources available to students, parents and their family members at the University.

Cashier's Office

The Cashier's Office is responsible for assessing and collecting student fees, as well as financial aid disbursements (e.g., scholarships, loans, grants). The Office has established a Frequently Asked Questions page to answer questions about how tuition is billed, payment options, signing up for payment plans and more. 

Office of Financial Aid

The Office of Financial Aid & Scholarships provides a range of services and assistance to prospective students and their families seeking information about paying for a college education. The office offers cost estimates, student budget plans, scholarship information and more.

Reduced tuition programs

The University of Nevada, Reno offers reduced tuition programs for eligible undergraduate students who are earning their first baccalaureate degree.

Nevada Advantage

Nevada Advantage is a reduced tuition program open to qualified, admitted first-time students who are residents of participating states. On average, Nevada Advantage saves students approximately $7,700 per academic year.*

Western Undergraduate Exchange (WUE)

Western Undergraduate Exchange (WUE) is a reduced tuition program open to first-time students who have been admitted to the University and are residents of participating states. On average, students using WUE save approximately $11,000 per academic year.*

*To qualify, students must meet all requirements and deadlines for the fall semester in which they applied prior to attending the University to be eligible to participate in either Nevada Advantage or WUE. Average savings based on fall 2018 tuition costs across 30 undergraduate credits.

Learn more about our reduced tuition programs

Housing & residential life

The University is committed to providing safe, comfortable and welcoming accommodations for all students who choose to live on campus, regardless of their religion, ethnicity, national or geographical origin, ability or socioeconomic status. Below are additional housing & residential life resources for parents and family members of our prospective and current students.

Residence halls

The University has a variety of on-campus living options for students, including four themed and living learning communities, two traditional residence halls and two residence halls for upper class and transfer students.

Housing rates

The Office of Residential Life, Housing & Food Services maintains an up-to-date list of total housing and dining rates for each residence hall, including deposit costs and when and how to make initial payments.

Gender-inclusive housing

Gender Inclusive Housing provides an affirming, safe, and supportive environment for transgender students, gender-nonconforming students, and the larger LGBTQIA+ student community. 

Dining & meal plans

Students can enjoy a range of on-campus dining options across campus. In addition, they may select from several meal plans, with competitive rates, that can be used at dining location on campus.

Getting around campus

Coming to campus? Need to find a specific building or facility? Use our building directory to quickly locate the University's buildings and facilities.

Find a building

The University of Nevada, Reno's campus is situated on 290 acres with more than 180 buildings that blend architecture from the 1880s alongside contemporary, state-of-the-art facilities. 

Building directory

Parking on campus

Parking and Transportation Services offers a variety of resources for visitors coming to the University of Nevada, Reno, ranging from parking permits to information on parking regulations.

Visit campus

Join us at the University of Nevada, Reno for a tour of campus to explore our facilities, talk with academic advisors and find out why we are one of the top-ranked R1 institutions in the country.

Schedule your visit today

Campus resources for students

Student success is the at the center of everything we do at the University of Nevada, Reno. Learn about our various campus services, offices and programs dedicated to providing our students with a welcoming and safe learning environment.