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Welcome Week 2022

Posted on Wednesday, August 24, 2022

Hey, Wolf Pack!

We are so excited to have you for Fall 2022! To celebrate new and returning members of the pack, we’ve got loads of things planned for Welcome Week to prepare for this semester! We hope to see you all at these events where you can meet new friends, get free food and college swag, and get acquainted with our university!

If you require a reasonable accommodation in order to participate in this event please email at least 3 business days before the event.

Paint The N


Painting the N is a University of Nevada, Reno tradition that has endured for over a century now. Having you participate in keeping this landmark pearly white would be a wonderful way to show your Nevada pride. It’s a great hike as well!

Participants will meet at the Reno Sports Complex near Rancho San Rafael Park at 4 p.m. on August 28th, 2022. Students who need a ride can meet in front of the Lawlor Events Center at 4 p.m.. Supplies for painting will be provided. Bring sunscreen, water, and close toed shoes suitable for hiking. Wear clothes you don’t mind getting paint on or dirty! There will be loose gravel and steep inclines on the trek up to the N. Fill out the online waiver. 

Free trucker hats will be provided to the first 100 attendees!

Taste of Reno


Reno is home to countless restaurants serving delicious and diverse cuisines as well as local non-profits. This event will introduce students to some of our favorite places around town right in the heart of campus. Better yet, it’s free!

Taste of Reno will be held at the lawn in front of the Knowledge Center (KC) from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on August 29th, 2022. Food vendors will include Num Num Boba, Pub N’ Sub, My Favorite Muffin, The Roost, and Sugar Pie. Non-Profit tables will be around the KC for you to visit and find places to volunteer in the local community.

Undie Run


Come run with your pack in the 2022 Undie Run! This is another University of Reno, Nevada tradition in which participants will charge across campus in their underwear for a charitable cause. It’s not very often you get a chance to do that!

On August 30th, 2022, participants will meet at The Quad at 7 p.m. for the warm-up. The run will begin at 7:30 p.m. DJ Noah Klein will be performing on The Quad for the length of the event. Bring clean clothing, toiletries, and feminine hygiene products to donate to the local Eddy House.

Participants have the option to either show up in their underwear or wear the clothes they want to donate and remove it at the event.

The top three winners will receive a free ticket to the Welcome Week 2022 Concert! The top fifty will receive a medal! 

Wolf It Down


It’s always breakfast time somewhere in the world! Meet us at the Quad on August 31, 2022 at 10 p.m. – 1 a.m. to get your paws on some pancakes. Bring your own plates and utensils to skip the lines!

Attendees will be required to check in upon arriving at the event in order to receive food. 

Fall Club Fair 2022


Join us at the Quad on September 1st, 2022 at 4 – 7 p.m. for the Fall 2022 Club Fair. There will be food, music, games, and the chance to find your place in the pack! Clubs of all kinds will be hosting tables at this event. STEM, lifting, sports, Greek life, volunteer work – you’re sure to find something that interests you!

You can also find out more about our clubs here.

Welcome Week Concert


Join us for a concert at the Lawlor Event Center on September 2, 2022. The doors will open at 6 p.m. and the performances will go on until 10 p.m


With a special guest appearance from Yung Joc!


The Welcome Week Concert will be open to University of Nevada, Reno and NSHE students, alumni, faculty, and staff.  Tickets can be purchased only from the Nevada Wolf Shop on the 1st Floor of the Joe or at the door of the show. Prices are as follows:

University of Nevada, Reno Students


NSHE Students, Alumni, Faculty and Staff


Day of Show at the Door



Parking will be available at the West Stadium Parking Complex the night of the concert.


Rules and Regulations

Prohibited Items

Outside alcohol, food or beverages (includes water bottles)
Weapons: knives, guns, chains and mace
Backpacks, coolers, or large bags
Illegal substances, drugs, or drug paraphernalia
Cigarettes. electronic cigarettes, or vape pens
Pro series lens cameras, cameras with detachable lenses, camera bags, and audio recorders
Laser pointers

Allowed Items

Clear tote bag: Plastic, vinyl or PVC that does not exceed 12″ x 6″ x 12″
Plastic storage bag: Clear, one (1) gallon, resealable
Small clutch purse: Approximately the size of a hand with or without a strap or handle. No larger than 4.5″ x 6.5″ and can be carried separately or within an approved plastic bag

Running of the Wolves


Register for This event on Pack Life as it is limited to only University of Nevada, Reno freshmen and new undergraduate transfer students.  Join the pack in a run across the Mackay Stadium on September 3.  Meet at Student Gate 9 on East Stadium Drive at 1 p.m. for Running of the Wolves.

The first 1000 students will receive a free t-shirt!  All Running with the Wolves participants will be given admission to the football game at 2:30 p.m.. The game will be between Texas State and Nevada.

Make sure to review the Stadium Policies before you come out and support the Wolf Pack.

  • Clear bag policy
  • Food items may be brought into the stadium in clear, one-quart plastic zip-lock bag. Only one bag per ticketed fan.
  • One 20 oz. sealed clear plastic non-flavored water bottle will be permitted in the stadium. Only one bottle will be permitted per ticketed fan.
  • No metal, aluminum or glass containers for food or beverages will be permitted. Thermos containers or those similar in style will not be permitted.
  • Sealed, single-serving juice boxes and baby formula/baby food are permitted.
  • No backpacks, large bags or hard coolers will be permitted in the stadium. (see also: Clear Bag Policy)
  • Stadium cushions and blankets may be brought into the stadium as long as they do not exceed the maximum size of 16″t X 16″w X 9″d

If you have ADA accessibility needs, make sure you contact by Monday, August 29th at 5 a.m.

More information about future football games.