Davidson THINK Summer Institute - Student Life


Location & Housing
The Davidson THINK Summer Institute is held on the University of Nevada, Reno campus, which is located in the heart of northern Nevada.

Long known as “the campus on a hill,” the University is a picturesque campus of green lawns, red-brick academic buildings and towering trees. Each participant shares a room and bathroom with another same-gender student on a private, locked floor in the University’s newest residence hall and all students are supervised by THINK staff members 24 hours a day. Participants eat all meals in the Downunder Café, which offers menus designed to meet the needs of all diners.

Each student is provided a computer for the duration of the program.


To learn more about THINK, view this YouTube video. To learn more about the campus, take an interactive tour.

Extracurricular Activities
In addition to the full-immersion academic experience, THINKERs also take in a number of cultural events in the Reno-Lake Tahoe area.

Students also enjoy many on-campus activities, especially playing kickball in the Quad and spending relaxing weekend afternoons playing games with their friends.



"Since THINK is such an intimate camp, I got the chance to interact and become friends with all of the campers. Unlike other gifted camps I've attended, there are no cliques or separate groups: we THINKers really became family.”



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