RENO, Nev. (KRNV & MyNews4.com) -- More than 2,400 students will move into the University of Nevada, Reno’s residence halls starting Thursday, Aug. 23 in preparation for Monday’s first day of classes for the 2012 fall semester.
Residence hall assignments are up by eight percent over fall 2011. A total of 2,450 students are assigned to the residence halls this fall, compared to 2,267 assignments in fall 2011. The University’s residence halls are at 110 percent of their design capacity, even with the opening of the new Nevada Living Learning Community residence hall which accommodates 320 students. To meet demand, rooms in Argenta Hall remain converted from doubles to triples and Juniper Hall remains double room occupancy versus single.
The University of Nevada, Reno’s fall 2012 enrollment will be finalized in September, following the “add/drop” deadline. It is anticipated to be in line with last fall’s enrollment of 18,000 undergraduate and graduate students, with perhaps a slight increase of a couple of percentage points.
Several special events and programs are being held on campus to welcome students. For a list of event details, go to http://www.unr.edu/welcome
Move-in day, Thursday, Aug. 23
8 a.m. briefing with student volunteers
Returning students serving as “Dorm Storm” volunteers help incoming freshmen move into the residence halls. At a briefing in the DownUnder Café, on Artemisia Street, volunteer guidelines will be discussed and IDs will be distributed. Student volunteers will be available for interviews.
10 a.m. residence hall check-in begins
Residence halls officially open and move-in day check-in begins. With 2,450 students moving into the residence halls, often accompanied by family and friends, it will be a bustling scene.
A vendor fair in between Canada Hall and Nye Hall will include a variety of University-related clubs, organizations and vendors.
Media parking: Media parking will be designated in the lot west of the Davidson Academy, with entrance off Virginia Street. The lot will be closed to the general public, so please bring a marked vehicle or be able to provide media credentials. Special media badges are required to enter the halls, which will be delivered to stations/publications. Please contact Natalie Savidge to obtain more badges.
Concert on the Quad
6-8 p.m., The Quad
Live music from Tim Snider & Sound Society band will offer students and their parents a free concert and chance to relax after the move-in day activities.
New Student Opening Ceremony, Friday, Aug. 24
9:45 a.m., Lawlor Events Center
The University will welcome the freshman class during the 13th Annual Opening Ceremony, which continues the traditions of signing the alma mater and reciting the Nevada Oath during candlelight.
The ceremony includes remarks from Provost Heather Hardy and Student Body President Huili Weinstock.
The University’s kickoff events continue with a variety of events for students, parents, family and guests after the Opening Ceremony.
College Welcome Events
11 a.m., various locations
Students meet deans and faculty of each college.
Wolf Pack Welcome Barbecue
12:30 p.m., Joe Crowley Student Union Plaza
Family and guests are treated to a barbecue as the University welcomes all incoming students.
Campus Escort Service Begins
7 p.m., various locations
Students are now offered a new way to track their rides using a service called RideCell, available at nevada.ridecell.com. In addition to decreased wait time, the new service offers notifications when the driver is at the pick-up location and allows students to track where their van is via GPS.
Welcome Week, Saturday, Aug. 25 – Sunday, Sept. 2
Kick it with the Pack Welcome Week, an annual week-long production at the University of Nevada, Reno, is hosted by ASUN’s department of programming, Flipside Productions, from Aug. 26 through Sept. 2. The events help welcome students to campus and encourage them to be involved with all of the opportunities it provides.
For a list of additional ASUN Welcome Week event details, go to http://www.nevadaasun.com/get-involved/events.html
For directions and a campus map, go to www.unr.edu/tour