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10 Things You Should Know If You’re A New Student

Posted on Tuesday, September 4, 2018

First of all, welcome to the pack! Whether you’re a freshman or transfer student, we are happy to have you as part of our #PackPride. To give you a little taste of what this campus is all about we wanted to give you 10 tips you might want to take advantage of while you’re here.Student at club fair shaking hands with another student

1. The Nevada Wolf Shop is student owned.

The Nevada Wolf Shop is a student owned and run store, giving the store is a non-profit organization status. This means that any purchase that you make at the Wolf Shop is tax-free, and goes right back into funding other programs for students such as scholarships. You can visit the student owned store in the Joe Crowley Student Union and the newest store in recently open Great Basin Hall

The Nevada Wolf Shop


2. Your gym membership at E.L. Wiegand Fitness Center is already paid for!

A portion of your tuition goes towards paying for your membership at the Fitness Center and various fitness classes. All you need is your WolfCard and some free time. Go check them out across the street from the Joe Crowley Student Union. You can check their hours on their website and see the schedule for drop-in classes.

University of Nevada, Reno’s Fitness Building


3. Campus Escort has weekly shuttles to the grocery store.

The retail shuttle picks up in front of the Jot Travis, stops at the Ponderosa Village and then goes straight to WinCo on Saturday’s or WalMart on Sunday’s. The shuttle runs in a loop for the duration of the service. To find out where the shuttle is, you can call 775-742-6808. The shuttle runs every Saturday from 12pm to 4pm.

ASUN’s Campus Escort


4. University Arts

Students at the at the University of Nevada, Reno have access to all types of art displays put on by the Department of Arts, for free or under $10. The students at the University of Nevada, Reno have access to on-campus art galleries, student senior recital plays, and even museums.

The University of Nevada, Reno’s Arts Department


5. Nevada has over 250 clubs and organizations on campus.

There is no way you can’t find a club or organization that fits your interests. There is a wide array of clubs that are student run. Students are also encouraged to start their own clubs on campus. You can do this by filling out a New Club Application, and you will need a club Advisor and at least 10 undergraduate students.

ASUN’s Clubs and Organizations


6. There are events on campus almost every day.

For most of these student events, food and free Nevada swag are involved. Free BBQs, lectures, and other events are great ways to meet other people and listen to new ideas.

ASUN’s Events


7. Nevada is an open campus.

Being an open campus has its perks, like being able to easily enter and leave campus. However, it means that students must take extra precaution when leaving campus late. Nevada has the SafePack app which can be used to report suspicious behavior, if you need a loud alarm, or even if you just need a ride to your car.


8. Pack Provisions is a free service.

The University of Nevada, Reno offers a free service that exists to help students in need by providing them with emergency food and toiletry items. Pack Provisions also has Mobile Mondays which gives students access to farm fresh produce for free This service is located in the 3rd floor of the Joe Crowley Student Union Building.

ASUN’s Pack Provisions


9. You can keep up on Nevada Athletics online.

If you are big sports fan you are in luck. The University of Nevada, Reno Athletics department has a website that allows fans to see scores, purchase tickets, and see game times. You can also download the Nevada WolfPack app, where you can have instant access to the game through your phone. Did you know as a student you get free tickets to home games?

University of Nevada, Reno’s Athletics Department

10. Free tutoring is available for undergrads.

At the University Tutoring Center undergraduate students get free 50-minute one-on-one tutoring sessions. You can schedule an appointment, or you can walk-in into one of their many labs on campus. The Tutoring Center also offers a quite study room if you are in need.

The University of Nevada, Reno’s Tutoring Center