August 16, 2015 – August 16, 2015

JFIT Bootcamp for Incoming Freshmen

Short for “freshman intensive transition,” JFIT is a five-day academic program designed to increase success for incoming college students.

The program offers a glimpse into the University’s rigorous academic expectations and college life prior to the start of the semester.

Start: August 16, 2015
End: August 16, 2015

August 20, 2015

Residence Halls open

All University residence halls open, except Canada and Sierra

Date: August 20, 2015

Fall 2015 Faculty Retreat

Academic retreat for all Reynolds School faculty members and staff led by Dean Al Stavitsky.

Date: August 20, 2015

August 24, 2015

First Day of Classes

Fall 2015 classes begin

Date: August 24, 2015

September 7, 2015

Labor Day

No classes; campus closed

Date: September 7, 2015

October 12, 2015

Frank McCulloch Courage in Journalism Award

The first Frank McCulloch Courage in Journalism Award was given in 2011. It was created by McCulloch, pictured above, as a way to honor courageous journalists, who did their work in the face of great pressure, whether risk to themselves or great corporate or political pressure.

This award is named for Frank McCulloch, a native of Fernley, Nevada, a 1941 journalism graduate of our university, and one of the most distinguished journalists in US history.  Frank covered the Vietnam War, interviewed Presidents and world leaders and celebrities like the reclusive billionaire Howard Hughes and the writers Hemingway and Steinbeck, served as an editor and executive of leading newspapers in Los Angeles, San Francisco and Sacramento.

He was known for his courage and toughness as a reporter. In 1966 he reported that the US was preparing for a major buildup of the war in Vietnam, though the White House was denying that was the plan. President Lyndon Johnson was so enraged he tried to have Frank thrown out of Vietnam and removed from the press corps. Even Frank’s co-workers at Time magazine criticized him for going against the President. But history shows that Frank was exactly right. And he had the story first.

Date: October 12, 2015

October 23, 2015

Wolf Pack March from the Arch

Start: October 23, 2015 6:00 pm
End: October 23, 2015 6:00 pm

October 24, 2015

Nevada Homecoming

Homecoming football game. Go Pack!


Date: October 24, 2015

October 30, 2015

Nevada Day

No classes; campus closed

Date: October 30, 2015

November 11, 2015

Veteran’s Day

No classes; campus closed

Date: November 11, 2015