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Campus Quality

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4 College Junior

Campus Quality: I like most of the school!

4 College Senior

Campus Quality: there are plenty of areas to go study, or relax, or hang out.

4 College Junior

Campus Quality: It's a beautiful campus with welcoming buildings and an inviting Student Center.

5 College Junior

Campus Quality: UNR feels like everyone is a big family. You meet someone new every five minutes, and everyone is very nice

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4 College Freshman

Campus Quality: UNR is an amazing college an strives to allow all students to graduate and be successful.

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Facts & Statistics

Service & Maintenance Staff
282
Campus Size
255 acres
Student Centers
Joe Crowley Student Union (The Joe)
Campus Library?
Yes
Main Libraries
Knowledge Center
Popular Places to Chill
  • The DC Store
  • Hilliard Plaza
  • The Joe
  • The Quad
School Slang
  • ASUN: Associated Students of the University of Nevada, student government
  • DC: Downunder CafĂ©
  • Dead Day: A day off from class before the start of finals week
  • ePaws: The school computer system for class registration, etc.
  • The Joe: Joe Crowley Student Union
  • The KC/The Know: Mathewson-IGT Knowledge Center (library)
  • WebCT: The school computer system for online learning
  • Wolfie and Alphie: The Wolf Pack mascots
Traditions
  • All-Hall Olympics: At the end of each year, the Residence Hall Association puts on a series of competitions between all of the residence halls. The events are different every year, and the winning hall gets points that go toward winning the Hall Cup.
  • Mackay Week: Mackay Week honors John Mackay, an early patron of the university, and the mining industry of which he was a part. Events vary each year, but include many opportunities for free food, prizes and good times.
  • Undie Run: Undie Run is held on the night of Dead Day. Students show up in clothes that they wish to donate to charity, and then strip down for a run around campus in their undies. It's a great way for students to unwind before finals, and also be charitable.
Urban Legends
  • Leaving an offering to the statue of Mackay in the Quad will ensure good grades on your finals.
  • Mackay is supposed to haunt the old Getchell Library.
  • The SAE frat house has been rumored to be the site of a number of date rapes.
Favorite Things To Do
The Joe always has events going on in their ballrooms and they have a number of food places, including Panda Express and Starbucks. Students like to go to the Lombardi Rec Center, where there are pools, gyms, intramural sports, and drop-in workout and yoga classes. The Church Fine Arts building is the place to go for student productions, and musical performances by student ensembles. The residence halls often put on events where students can eat and win prizes, as with Casino Night and Family Feud events.
ROTC
Air Force ROTC: No
Navy ROTC: No
Army ROTC: Yes

Student Polls

Rate the campus facilities in the following areas    Based on 96 responses

Very poor
Excellent
  • Athletics/recreation
  • Classrooms
  • Computer labs
  • Dining
  • General aesthetics/architecture of campus
  • "Green" buildings/initiatives
  • Housing
  • Lawns/green space
  • Library
  • Modernity of facilities
  • Performing arts
  • Science/research labs
  • Student center
  • Study spots
  • Visual arts (work spaces, galleries)

What are your favorite campus events or traditions?    Based on 22 responses

  • 28% Welcome week
  • 26% Club fairs
  • 17% Mackay Week
  • 12% Undie Run
  • 7% Rusk week
  • 7% Career Fair
  • 2% All-Hall Olympics
  • 2% Ghost Tours

What are your favorite things to do around campus?    Based on 22 responses

  • 26% Hang out at the joe
  • 23% Go to campus events
  • 19% Free movies and concerts
  • 17% Hang on the quad
  • 6% Hang out in the dorms
  • 4% Eating at the mexican grill with friends
  • 2% Being apart of MGC Greek life
  • 2% Eating on-campus

Where are your favorite places to just hang out?    Based on 24 responses

  • 36% The Quad
  • 32% The Joe
  • 9% The DC Store
  • 6% Hilliard Plaza
  • 6% The Dorms
  • 4% I don't hang out. I study or workout.
  • 4% Bibo's Coffee
  • 2% The KC

What are the best on-campus student jobs?    Based on 12 responses

  • 35% Cashiers or working at a restaurant
  • 24% Library
  • 18% Lombardi. Everyone wants to work there.
  • 12% Research jobs
  • 6% Residential Life (Residents Assistant)
  • 6% The joe

What is the most interesting urban legend about campus?    Based on 28 responses

  • 36% The campus is literally built on a cemetery.
  • 32% Ghost in the old buildigs
  • 29% The buildings are on top of cemeteries
  • 4% Dorms built on ancient indian burial grounds

How accommodating is this school to students with physical disabilities?    Based on 26 responses

  • 58% Very accommodating. The school does everything in their power to make sure the needs of every student are met.
  • 38% Pretty accommodating. The school has taken a lot of steps to accommodate the needs of students, but they've missed a few things.
  • 4% Slightly accommodating. The school has taken a few steps to accommodate students, but not nearly enough.
  • 0% Not accommodating. Students with physical disabilities are practically ignored here.

How would you describe the student center/union?    Based on 111 responses

  • 69% The student center is state-of-the-art and the hub of student life.
  • 27% The student center is great but isn't central to student life.
  • 4% The student center serves its purpose but is not a popular hangout.
  • 0% The student center is in need of a major renovation.

What is your overall opinion of your school and the campus community?    Based on 110 responses

  • 44% I love everything about my school and have a lot of campus pride.
  • 45% I like mostly everything about my school, but there are some things I wish were different.
  • 10% The school community is okay-we're all just here for an education, nothing more.
  • 1% I hate my school and have no school spirit.

What are the worst on-campus student jobs?    Based on 9 responses

  • 100% Janitor/Cleaning Up after others

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