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Schedule & Activities


Team building, socializing and play are a big part of STARS! Outside of academic sessions and field trips, our goal is for Young Scholars to get to know each other and have fun.

During the week, we offer many social activities including arts, crafts, board games, outside games, movies, and more. Students also have a great time making their own activities during downtime, which usually include card games, board games, drawing, and reading.

Field Trips

The University of Nevada, Reno is a picturesque campus of green lawns, historic red-brick buildings and towering trees. STARS participants enjoy exploring the beautiful campus through daily field trips. These outings give participants the opportunity to explore campus and be exposed to new topics of study.

Some examples of past field trips include the UNR School of Medicine, the Planetarium, and the Nevada Seismological Laboratory. 


The following is an outline of what a typical day looks like at STARS. Exact times and activities are subject to change.

8:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.  


9:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. 

Academic Field Trip 

11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. 

Dorm Time 

12:30 p.m. - 1:30 p.m. 


1:30 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. 

Courtyard Time (outside play) & Bunk Meetings (small group calm time)

2:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. 

Academic Session 

5:00 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. 

Courtyard Time (outside play) 

5:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. 


6:30 p.m.–8:00 p.m. 

Evening Activity 

8:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. 

Bunk Meetings (small group debrief) 

8:30 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. 

Dorm Time/Evening Routines