University of Nevada, Reno Leases 836 Off-Campus Beds for the 2020-2021 Academic Year

by Katie Sloan

Reno, Nev. — The University of Nevada, Reno has leased 836 beds of off-campus student housing for the 2020-2021 academic year. The university has leased 330 beds at Uncommon Reno, owned by CA Student Living; and 506 beds at Canyon Flats, owned by Canyon Flats III LLC and managed by Cardinal Group. 

The university experienced an explosion in July of last year, requiring two residence halls to be taken offline. Nye Hall is set to reopen in August 2020 and will offer 530 beds. Argenta Hall remains under construction and is set to reopen in August 2021. 

“Our entire Wolf Pack community will forever be grateful to Eldorado Resorts for working with us so quickly to help us provide a comprehensive University residential life experience to 1,300 students after the events that unfolded last July,” says Shannon Ellis, vice president for the university’s division of student services. “Given how well it worked to lease and operate an entire building as our own, we set out to find spaces that could accommodate a similar need for a smaller group of students. We are excited about the housing options for the next school year and believe students and their families will be as well.” 

The university’s residence life and housing programs will be available at both off-campus properties, to include: 

  • Service desks staffed 24/7 by university employees;
  • Live-in academic mentors offering tutoring hours;
  • Resident assistants on each floor;
  • Residential occupancy limited exclusively to university students and housing employees;
  • And patrols by University Police Services.

The combined payment under lease agreements for Canyon Flats and Uncommon Reno will be approximately $10.1 million. This amount will be paid primarily through insurance proceeds. Housing rates will remain consistent with the university’s published rates. 

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