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University of Nevada, Reno

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University of Nevada, Reno
University of Nevada, Reno seal.svg
Former names
State University of Nevada (1874–1881)
Nevada State University (1881–1906)
University of Nevada (1906–1969)
MottoOmnia Pro Patria (Latin)
Motto in English
All For Our Country
EstablishedOctober 12, 1874; 145 years ago (1874-10-12)
Elko, Nevada, United States
Academic affiliations
Nevada System of Higher Education
Endowment$363.8 million (2018)[1]
PresidentMarc Johnson
ProvostKevin Carman
Academic staff
Location, ,
United States

39°32′45″N 119°49′00″W / 39.54583°N 119.81667°W / 39.54583; -119.81667
ColorsBlue and Silver[3]
NicknameWolf Pack
Sporting affiliations
NCAA Division IMountain West
MascotsAlphie, Wolfie Jr. and Luna
University of Nevada, Reno logo.svg
University of Nevada Historic District
LocationVirginia Street, Reno, Nevada
Area290 acres (117.4 ha) (entire campus)
40 acres (16 ha) (historic district)
Architectural styleLate 19th and 20th Century Revivals, Second Empire, Jeffersonian Revival
NRHP reference #87000135[4]
Added to NRHPFebruary 25, 1987

The University of Nevada, Reno (Nevada, the University of Nevada, or UNR) is a public research university in Reno, Nevada. Founded on October 12, 1874 in Elko, Nevada is the sole land grant institution for the state of Nevada.

The university is classified among "R1: Doctoral Universities – Very high research activity".[5] The campus is home to the large-scale structures laboratory in the College of Engineering, which has put Nevada researchers at the forefront nationally in a wide range of civil engineering, earthquake and large-scale structures testing and modeling. The Nevada Terawatt Facility, located on a satellite campus of the university, includes a terawatt-level Z-pinch machine and terawatt-class high-intensity laser system – one of the most powerful such lasers on any college campus in the country. It is home to the School of Medicine, with a campus in Nevada's major urban center in Reno and a health network that extends to much of rural Nevada. The school includes 16 clinical departments and five nationally recognized basic science departments.[6] It is also home to the School of Journalism, which has produced six Pulitzer Prize winners.[7]

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Nevada Bound is a great program we offer here at the University. This gives different students in high school the chance to come visit us at the University. My dad was looking up the school website and he saw that Nevada Bound was like $59. They'll send you up here that feed you. They fly you up. The tour gave me a chance to come onto campus. To see where I'll potentially be living for the next four years. Where I'll be going to class for the next four years. And the atmosphere that I'll be living in the next four years. You talk to different departments and different majors about what you'd like to major in and what your interests are. It can give you an insight into what it is to have that major and what it is to be actually a college student here coming from Nevada down gave me that clear choice of yes this is where I really want to go there's always something to be proud of at Nevada we're the only tier 1 University in the state in the last 10 years we built over a million square feet in new facilities and buildings buildings on the south end of campus are over a hundred years old we have over 250 clubs and organizations here on campus there's always a place for you to fit in there's definitely so many events on campus and off campus that are based off of culture all the events on campus that happen happen for the students by the students being involved in different clubs and organizations you get to meet a ton of new people and make a ton of new friends we do have so much going on here every week whether it's a multicultural week whether it's Homecoming Week there's so much going on you make so many connections and you meet so many people the student section is always crazy it's always loud we're always excited and always cheering on to that you will never see a student sitting down in the student section this is where everyone comes out in is one pack from football to basketball to volleyball to soccer we have great Division One teams that play on campus that's where you see true nevada pride you don't just go to class you also get the experience outside of class we are a research space university what this means is that we do have the opportunity to do undergraduate research here opportunities offered to us as undergrad here at Nevada are endless the ability to get internships participate in research being able to have such an affordable education that goes beyond the classroom is something I'm gonna forever be grateful for you have access to some of the top facilities in the world the campus is large enough to house state-of-the-art research facilities yet our faculty is still easily accessible and very approachable they really do want us to succeed and you can see that with whoever you talk to here on campus they go leaps and bounds to make sure that you're understanding the material making sure that you're getting extra help inside and outside the classroom the professors are so willing to help their students is so interested in what they're teaching and they challenge you to be better and to make yourself a better student the University of Nevada has had many outstanding graduates that have gone on to do great things we have had 13 u.s. congressional representatives six governors three US senators and six Pulitzer Prize winners we have several alumni who are small business owners everything from engineering firms to restaurants while other graduates have gone on to be hired as CEOs CFOs presidents vice presidents of companies such as Boeing igt Microsoft Nokia and Intuit Nevada graduates well over 2,000 students each year and the career possibilities for them are almost endless you expect to come here just for an education but what you get is a lifetime of experiences that every Nevada student gets right at the doorstep of the university Nevada are the Sierra Nevada mountains in Lake Tahoe where you can do pretty much any outdoor activities you can think of all year-round the sky is blue the sun is shining then you get onto the beach and you have amazing people surrounding you you can swim you can kayak you can canoe hiking mountain biking rock climbing skiing snowboarding whatever you can think of you can always do it it's a great way to spend a weekend a Friday or something with one of your friends Reno's not what you think my expectations were definitely blown out of the water there's a lot of tradition there's a lot of history in this town that you get to experience the Riverwalk district is beautiful now great Rapids that are located down there and also there a lot of restaurants located around there you can also hang out at Midtown which is one of my favorite parts of Reno on the Friday afternoon there's nothing better than going out there's always a new shop opening up and they love to see local students supporting the business Reno has a ton of events that I put on throughout the year for people to come and enjoy there's all sorts of dance performances music performances singing fine arts different music different people different foods and you just get to explore see new things you just don't know what to expect it seems like every month there's always something new to check out the Reno balloon races the Reno Air Races there's a ton of different things you can do downtown Reno there's always something going on there's always something to discover in Reno it's such a great night you



The Nevada State Constitution established the State University of Nevada in Elko on October 12, 1874. In 1881, it became Nevada State University. In 1885, the Nevada State University moved from Elko to Reno.[8] In 1906, it was renamed the University of Nevada and finally, University of Nevada, Reno in 1969 soon after University of Nevada, Las Vegas was granted full autonomy.

The University of Nevada remained the only four-year academic institution in the state of Nevada until 1965, when the Nevada Southern campus (now the University of Nevada, Las Vegas) separated into its own university.


Bachelor's, master's and doctoral programs are offered through:




View of the Campus in front of UNR Knowledge Center
View of the Campus in front of UNR Knowledge Center

Nevada sponsors a center dedicated to Basque studies (Including Basque language) due to the large Basque population in Northern Nevada.

In addition, the university maintains and sponsors many centers, institutes & facilities.


UNR Matthewson-IGT Knowledge Center
UNR Matthewson-IGT Knowledge Center

The university and surrounding community is served by several campus libraries. The libraries are:

  • Mathewson-IGT Knowledge Center (main library). Opened on August 11, 2008 it was a $75.3 million project which began in September 2005. It replaced the Getchell library.
    • Basque Library (housed in separate section of the Knowledge Center)
    • Special Collections and University Archives (3rd floor of the Matthewson IGT-Knowledge Center)
  • DeLaMare Library (engineering, physical sciences, computer science, mining, and geology)
    • Mary B. Ansari Map Library (housed in basement of DeLaMare)
  • Savitt Medical Library
  • Nell J. Redfield Learning and Resource Center (education library and resources)

Rankings and reputation

For 2020, University of Nevada, Reno was ranked tied for 240th overall and tied for 117th among public universities in the U.S. by U.S. News & World Report.[16]

In 2019, Forbes rated the university 119th among public universities and 349th overall in its America's Top Colleges ranking of 650 military academies, national universities, and liberal arts colleges.[17]

For 2019, Washington Monthly ranked UNR 96th among 395 national universities in the U.S. based on its contribution to the public good, as measured by social mobility, research, and promoting public service.[18]


Manzanita Lake in the southwestern part of the campus.
Manzanita Lake in the southwestern part of the campus.
An older picture showing part of the campus in the foreground
An older picture showing part of the campus in the foreground

The University of Nevada, Reno is the flagship institution of Nevada.[19][20] The campus is located just north of downtown Reno overlooking Truckee Meadows and the downtown casinos.

Early construction

The university's first building, Morrill Hall, was completed in 1887 and still stands on the historic quad at the campus' southern end. The hall is named after U.S. Senator Justin Morrill, author of the 1862 Land-Grant College Act.[21]

Lincoln Hall (all-male residence) and Manzanita Hall (all-female residence) were both opened in 1896. While Lincoln was under construction, boys were housed in the building which had previously held the now-defunct Bishop Whitaker's School for Girls, which had shuttered in 1894.

The Quad

The Quad is located in the southern part of the campus, surrounded by Morrill Hall and the Mackay School of Mines. This quadrangle is modeled after Thomas Jefferson's at the University of Virginia. The northern end of the Quad contains a statue of John William Mackay (namesake of Nevada's Mackay School of Mines, later renamed the Mackay School of Earth Sciences and Engineering), created by Mount Rushmore designer Gutzon Borglum. The Quad and the original campus buildings surrounding it have a listing on the National Register of Historic Places.

View of the Quad, looking north
View of the Quad, looking north


Across the campus of the university exists the University of Nevada, Reno Arboretum, which was established in 1985, contains a collection of trees, shrubs, flowers, ornamentals and native flora, including over 60 genera and about 200 species of trees, many with several cultivars present. Thirty-six mature elm trees line the Quad.

Mackay Stadium

The football team plays at Mackay Stadium, The modern Mackay Stadium was completed in 1966 with a seating capacity of 7,500. The facility has been expanded several times in the last 15 years and now seats 30,000.

E.L. Wiegand Fitness Center

The University of Nevada began construction of a new 108,000 square foot fitness center in June 2015. Named the E.L. Wiegand Fitness Center, it opened in February 2017. Students' use of the fitness center is included in annual tuition and fees. The fitness center has four floors and includes a gym with three basketball courts, areas for weightlifting, cardio training, fitness classes, stadium stairs and an indoor running track. The project had a $46 million cost.[22][23]

Residential life

The University of Nevada offers a variety of options to students who choose to stay on campus. There are eight different residence halls, seven of which house primarily freshman students. Options include an all upper-class residence hall, and a living learning community building in which freshman students of similar academic interests are housed on the same floor.


Since its creation in the Fall of 2008, the University of Nevada, Reno's Sustainability Committee has been gathering information on various aspects of campus sustainability and beginning the development of a plan for creating a more sustainable campus.[24] Significant efforts are made towards recycling and keeping the campus green. Many University buses run on bio-diesel fuels. The bicycle program has seen a significant increase in the number of bicycle users. The University's Food Services has made a commitment of 1% of the meal plan revenue to go towards funding sustainable initiatives on campus.[25] In order to reduce energy use, UNR has installed solar panels on the Joe Crowley Student Union and built its first LEED accredited building.[26] The University of Nevada has been ranked among the nation's most sustainable colleges,[27] receiving an overall grade of "B+" on the Sustainable Endowment Institute's College Sustainability Report Card 2010.[28]


The university is simply called Nevada for athletics purposes. Its sports teams are nicknamed the Wolf Pack (always two words). They participate in the NCAA's Division I (FBS for football) and in the Mountain West Conference.

Men's basketball

In March 2004, the Wolf Pack Men's basketball team qualified for the NCAA tournament and advanced to the Sweet Sixteen for the first time in school history. The team earned a repeat trip in 2005 and beat Texas in the first round before falling to eventual national runner-up Illinois. The team returned for 2006 as a No. 5 seed but was upset in the first round by former Big Sky Conference rival Montana. They began the 2006–07 season ranked #24. The Pack's major star during this recent period of success was Nick Fazekas. In 2007, Nevada was ranked No. 9 in men's basketball, which is the highest ranking that Nevada has ever held. Coach Mark Fox took over after Trent Johnson left in 2004 to coach at Stanford University. On April 3, 2009 it was announced that David Carter would replace Fox who decided to leave Nevada for the same position at the University of Georgia.

On March 1, 2012, the Wolf Pack basketball team won against New Mexico State University for the WAC title.

In 2014 the school hired former Golden State Warriors Head Coach Eric Musselmen. Under Musselmen the Pack has had massive success. In his first year they won the CBI invitational tournament. In Musselmen's 2nd season they won the Mountain West regular season and tournament title and received a #12 seed in the NCAA tournament where the Pack lost to Iowa State, 74–63. In his third season (2017–18), the Pack won the Mountain West regular season and received a #7 seed in the NCAA tournament where they beat #10 Texas, 87–83, in the first round. In the second round, they defeated #2 Cincinnati, 75–73, after trailing by 22 points. They fell to Loyola Chicago, 69–68, in the Sweet Sixteen.


The football team, currently coached by Jay Norvell, plays at Mackay Stadium. The modern Mackay Stadium replaced its predecessor and was completed in 1966 with a seating capacity of 7,500. The facility has been expanded several times in its history and now seats 27,000. In 2005, Nevada won a share of the WAC Title. The 2010 season saw Nevada at its best finishing the season ranked No. 11 in the AP and No. 13 in the BCS, stunning Boise State, 34–31, and costing the Broncos a possible shot at the BCS title, to win another share of the WAC Title.


Annually, Nevada's football team plays its primary rival, UNLV, for the Fremont Cannon in the Battle for Nevada. Nevada currently leads the all-time series 27–17. Nevada also plays UNLV twice a year in basketball. Nevada's two out-of-state rivals, particularly in football, are Boise State and Fresno State. In 2012, Nevada joined its rivals Boise State, Fresno State and UNLV in the Mountain West Conference.


The Wolf Pack's mascot is an anthropomorphized wolf named Alphie, who took over the duties of cheering from his father, Wolfie, in 1999. In 2007, Alphie was joined by his younger brother, Wolfie Jr. In 2012, Wolfie was named Mascot of the Year. Rounding off the wolf pack family, Luna was introduced in 2013 as the sister to Wolfie Jr. and Alphie

Conference affiliations

Nevada joined the Mountain West Conference in 2012.[29]

Previous conference memberships include:

Student media

Nevada's editorially independent, weekly student newspaper is The Nevada Sagebrush. It comes out every Tuesday afternoon, and employs more than 40 people, 25 full-time. Prior to 2004, the newspaper called itself simply the Sagebrush.

The newspaper won the Associated Collegiate Press Pacemaker award in 2008 and 2009.[30] It was also a finalist for a Pacemaker at the 2006 and 2007 ACP student journalism awards. It has won the best of show award at the fall 2005, 2006 and 2007 ACP national conferences in its category (weekly broadsheet at a four-year university). It was also nominated for an online ACP Pacemaker in 2008. Its website,, which launched in the fall of 2007, has also been recognized by the Center for Innovation in College Media for it breaking news packages, podcasts, videos and general innovation and web presence. Many of The Nevada Sagebrush's former editors have gone on to work and take internships at newspapers and news organizations such as The Washington Post, The Oregonian, USA Today, The Miami Herald, The Arizona Republic and the Associated Press, as well as dozens of local newspapers around the country.

Insight Magazine is the only student-run magazine at the University of Nevada. Formerly Nevada's yearbook for nearly 100 years, Insight Magazine has evolved into the second major publication circulating at the university. Its first edition was published in September 2008. It presents itself as a theme-based monthly magazine, providing photography, stories and graphics, in contrast to the weekly, newspaper-style of The Sagebrush. It is put out both in print and online. The online version,, provides both support for the published stories and independent content.

In its sophomore year, Insight Magazine received national attention from major college media organizations, such as the Associated College Press and the College Media Advisers. Insight placed fifth for headline presentation in Best of Collegiate Design 2009 by the "College Media Advisers". At the 2009 ACP Conference in Austin, Texas, Insight placed fifth in Best of Show for an audio podcast.

Nevada's literary arts journal Brushfire was created by a group of students in 1950. It is released once a semester and publishes original poetry, literature, and art by students and some faculty and community members.

The university is also home to a student-run radio station, Wolf Pack Radio. The station broadcasts primarily through its website, although it comes through at 1700 AM. Starting in the fall 2010 semester, Nevada broadcast journalism students started "Wolf Pack Week," a 30-minute television newscast that is shown around campus. Future episodes will air on PBS in Reno and Las Vegas.

There are other independent student publications on campus (although they have stopped publishing regularly since 2006), including The Nevada Blue and the Pack Patriot.

Greek life

Interfraternity Council

Panhellenic Council

Multicultural Greek Council

Professional fraternities

Notable alumni and faculty

Film history

The University of Nevada's classically styled campus has served as the setting for many movies, including:[32]


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