Residence halls open at 10 a.m., vendor fair and activities offered
RENO, Nev. – More than 2,400 students, often accompanied by family and friends, will create a bustling scene at the University of Nevada, Reno today. Residence halls begin check-in at 10 a.m., and then students will begin hauling their belongings into their new living quarters in preparation for Monday’s first day of classes for the fall semester.
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.
Residence hall assignments are up by 8 percent over fall 2011. There are 2,450 students assigned to the residence halls this fall, compared to 2,267 last fall. 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 that accommodates 320 students. To meet demand, rooms in Argenta Hall remain converted from doubles to triples, and Juniper Hall rooms remains at double occupancy versus single occupancy.
WHAT: Move-in day, vender fair and campus welcome events
WHO: 2,450 students will move into residence halls. University officials will be available for interviews.
WHEN: Today, Aug. 23. Check-in begins at 10 a.m. Volunteers and venders meet and set-up starting at 8 a.m.
WHERE: University of Nevada, Reno residence halls, with a vender fair on the newly renovated plaza between Canada Hall and Nye Hall
NEW PARKING AREA FOR MEDIA: Media parking will be designated in the small lot directly north of the entrance to the Sierra Street Parking Complex off Sierra Street (view map here). The lot will be closed to the general public, so please bring a marked vehicle or display media identification on the dashboard. No parking is available near the Nye and Canada Plaza. Special media badges, which have been delivered to media outlets, are required to enter the residence halls. Contact Natalie Savidge for additional badges.
For more information about Residential Life, go to http://www.reslife.unr.edu/page.asp?p=events.
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Nevada’s land-grant university founded in 1874, the University of Nevada, Reno has an enrollment of 18,000 students and is ranked in the top tier of the nation’s best universities. Part of the Nevada System of Higher Education, the University has the system’s largest research program and is home to the state’s medical school. With outreach and education programs in all Nevada counties and with one of the nation’s largest study-abroad consortiums, the University extends across the state and around the world. For more information, visit www.unr.edu.
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