Campus Life


Think about it. A national forest. The shoulders of the big, bad Sierra rising up outside your door. And, oh yeah, the shores of Lake Tahoe just a couple of blocks down the road. Could college life get any better?

Your days at SNC – a top outdoor adventure college – will be ones you long remember for their closeness, camaraderie, and thrills as well as an excellent academic community. And our campus, amenities, and activities are designed to make those moments happen.

Outdoor Adventure One-of-a-kind adventures
in a one-of-a-kind place.
Student Activities There are activities every week — beach barbeques and ski days, student-driven fundraisers and formal dances, late-night study breaks, movie and dinner nights, and lots more.
Life in Lake Tahoe If you want to get out and explore there will be no shortage of opportunities here.

Whether you live in an on-campus residence-hall room with a private bath, or off-campus in the village, you will be member of an energetic, close-knit, can-do academic community where everyone knows your name and supports your growth.

And what’s an introduction to campus life without some of discussion of food? Our cafeteria, to put it simply, rules. No two ways about. Delicious daily specials, soups, a salad bar, and a cooked-to-order grill. And the convenient, rustic setting of our dining hall makes every meal feel like an adventure.

On Campus Building for the Future…Ours and Yours
Student Clubs Clubs are one of the best ways for students to be active on campus. Clubs partner with a faculty advisor and community partner to help fulfill the mission, vision, fundraising and activities of the club.
Student Government Association (SGA) Student Government Association (SGA) exists to be the official voice of the student body at Sierra Nevada College.

Speaking of adventure, there’s always something eye-opening happening on campus: film festivals, cultural events, group hikes, beach outings, lectures, poetry slams, talent nights, and special-interest clubs for everything from Sustainability and Golf to LGBT Pride and Rock Climbing.

Off-campus, local hotel-resorts regularly host concerts and other big-name performances, plus the shopping, nightlife, and international airport of Reno are just 35 minutes away.

Exhibitions The four galleries on campus showcase progressive, emerging artists whose work ranges from traditional practices to new media, installation, site-specific, and performance art.
Writers in the Woods Literary Speaker Series Writers in the Woods brings exciting authors from across the country to campus for intimate readings and workshops.
The Siebens-Binz SNC Tahoe Forum Bringing inspiring public figures
from across the globe.