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The Symposium will be held in the Joe Crowley Student Union on the campus of the University of Nevada, Reno in Reno, Nevada.

Facility Amenities and Information

The Joe Crowley Student Union offers a number of retail options including:

  • Bookstore with snack mini mart
  • Food: Starbucks, Keva Juice, Grate Full Gardens, Panda Express, Port of Subs, U-swirl
  • Floor plans

Getting to the Symposium


It is about a 25-minute walk from the Silver Legacy to the Joe Crowley Student Union on the University of Nevada, Reno campus (download campus map).

Local Public Transportation

The Sierra Spirit is a inexpensive bus that travels from downtown Reno to the University every 10 minutes from 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. every day of the week for $0.25 each way. Symposium attendees can catch the northbound bus across Virginia Street on the east side of the hotel. Sierra Spirit is wheelchair accessible.

RTC Ride is the local public transportation system. The main bus terminal is one block east of the Silver Legacy at 40 East 4th Street. To get to the University, take Route 7, which runs every 30 minutes, and get off at Lawlor Events Center. Joe Crowley Student Union is near Lawlor Events Center. The cost is $2. Exact change is required. RTC Ride is wheelchair accessible.

Campus Parking

Heading north on Virginia Street from the Silver Legacy, parking is available at the west stadium parking garage on the right just past Lawlor Events Center on the University campus. A parking code will be sent to all registered attendees to use for complimentary daily permits. Use the dispenser on the top level along with the provided parking code to get the parking permit for each day of the symposium.
Campus Parking Maps

About the Venue

Completed and formally dedicated in November 2007, the Joe Crowley Student Union is one of the most transformational buildings ever built on the campus of the University of Nevada, Reno. The 167,000-square-foot, “green” environmentally friendly facility signals a shift in campus expansion, offering the campus and community a new centrally located “front door” to the University from Virginia Street.

Named in honor of University President Joe Crowley, whose 23-year tenure as the institution’s chief executive is a record, the Joe Crowley Student Union features a two-story ASUN Bookstore, a variety of food and drink retailers, a 1,200-seat grand ballroom, a 220-seat, two-level movie theater, a 2,000-square-foot student organization center, and is home to the Associated Students of the University of Nevada and the Graduate Student Association.


University of Nevada, Reno