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  • Neurodiverse
  • Deaf & Hard of Hearing
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General Information
North Virginia Street
Reno , Nevada 89557

Disability Resource Office

Disability Resource Center
1664 N. Virginia Street Pennington Student Achievement Center Suite 230
Disability Resource Center MS 0079
Reno, Nevada 89557
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About University of Nevada-Reno

The University of Nevada-Reno, also known as UNR, is a prestigious public research university located in Reno, Nevada. Established in 1874, it is the flagship institution of the Nevada System of Higher Education and holds a prominent position within the state.

UNR is nestled in the heart of Reno, a vibrant city situated at the base of the stunning Sierra Nevada mountains. Known as the “Biggest Little City in the World,” Reno offers a unique blend of urban amenities and natural beauty. The city is renowned for its lively entertainment, including renowned casinos, vibrant nightlife, and diverse culinary scene. With a population of over 250,000, Reno provides a welcoming and stimulating environment for students attending UNR.

Renowned for its commitment to excellence in education, UNR offers a wide range of academic programs across various disciplines. The university comprises nine colleges, including the College of Agriculture, Biotechnology, and Natural Resources; the College of Business; the College of Education; the College of Engineering; the College of Health Sciences; the College of Liberal Arts; the College of Science; the Reynolds School of Journalism; and the School of Community Health Sciences.

UNR takes pride in its distinguished faculty members, who are highly accomplished and renowned in their respective fields. They are dedicated to providing an exceptional learning experience for students and fostering a culture of innovation and academic engagement. The university’s commitment to research excellence is evident in its top-tier research centers and institutes, focusing on areas such as renewable energy, advanced materials, cybersecurity, neuroscience, and environmental analysis.

With a student body of over 21,000 undergraduate and graduate students, UNR offers a dynamic and inclusive learning environment. The university values diversity and actively promotes an inclusive campus community where students from all backgrounds feel welcome and supported. UNR also offers numerous resources for student success, including academic advising, career services, counseling services, and a variety of student clubs and organizations.

Beyond the classroom, UNR provides a wealth of opportunities for student involvement and personal growth. The university boasts a vibrant campus life, with a wide range of extracurricular activities, clubs, and organizations to cater to diverse interests. From student government and honor societies to recreational sports and cultural clubs, there is something for everyone at UNR.

In terms of campus facilities, UNR offers state-of-the-art amenities to enhance student learning and wellbeing. The William N. Pennington Student Achievement Center serves as a hub for academic support services, while the Joe Crowley Student Union provides a central gathering place for students to socialize and engage in various activities. Additionally, the university offers modern residence halls, athletic facilities, libraries, research laboratories, and technology-enhanced classrooms.

The University of Nevada-Reno’s dedication to academic excellence, research prowess, and student success has placed it at the forefront of higher education in the region. With its prime location in the vibrant city of Reno and a commitment to providing an exceptional educational experience, UNR offers students a rich and rewarding university experience. Whether in the classroom, conducting research, or engaging in campus life, students at UNR are empowered to thrive and excel in their chosen fields of study.

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Disability Accommodations

Services Provided

  • Notetaking Assistance
  • Exam Accomodations
  • Alternate Learning Material Formats (e-text, large print, etc.)
  • Scribe Services
  • Assistive technologies (screen readers, voice input, etc.)
  • Qualified Readers
  • Qualified Sign Language Interpreters
  • Text-Based Accommodations (CART or C-Print)

    Services Provided

    • Degree Curriculum Substitutions
    • Reduced courseload
    • Medical leave
    • Residence Hall Accommodations
    • Priority Enrollment

      Campus Accessibility

      Accessible Level

      • Student Health Services
      • Mental Health Support Services
      • The library(ies)
      • Student Community Center and Other Common Gathering Areas
      • On-Campus Transit
      • Close Off-Campus Transit
      • Essential Administrative Offices (financial aid, registration, students services, career counseling, etc.)
      • Institution Online Platforms
      • Recreational and Athletic Facilities
      • Primary Educational Facilities Used for Classes
      • Entertainment and Event Facilities
      • Student Housing

        Services Provided

        • Dietary Meal Plan Accommodations
        • Service and Emotional Support Animals
        • Study Abroad Program Accommodations
        • Internship, Externship, Field Placement, or other For-Credit, Off-Campus Work Experience Accommodations