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Schedule & Activities

THINK is fast-paced academic program. As such, students spend the majority of their time in the classroom during the day and studying in the evenings. However, we believe making social connections and having fun are also important parts of a summer program experience. In addition to coursework, students have the opportunity to participate in a variety of activities planned for the evenings and weekends. 

Besides the academic experience, one of the most rewarding parts of THINK is meeting other like-minded peers. Living in the dorms and connecting in and out of the classroom has led to the formation of many great friendships among our participants.


Most weekdays, students can choose to participate in outside activities or excursions for the evening. Students have used this time to create an exercise group, play sports on the beautiful Quadrangle or "Quad," study at the Knowledge Center, shop at the Student Union, or attend on campus events sponsored by the University. 

For Friday night and weekend activities, students vote earlier in the week to select what events they want to see planned. These have included a talent show, water games, movie night, board game night, a Luau dance, and more.

Fitness Center

Students have access to the impressive E.L. Wiegand Fitness Center, which boasts 108,000 square feet including gymnasiums, cardio training areas, stadium stairs, running track, and fitness classes. Due to the age of THINK participants, all areas of fitness are available with the exception of strength training areas.

Field Trips

Two larger, off campus, field trips are planning for the second and third Saturdays. Past field trips have included beautiful Lake Tahoe, attending a Reno Aces Baseball game, Squaw Valley Olympic Village, and historic Virginia City. 


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


8:00 a.m.-9:00 a.m. 

Breakfast & Walk to Class

 9:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m. 


 12:00 a.m.–2:30 p.m. 

Lunch & Dorm Time/Independent Study 

 2:30 p.m.–5:30 p.m. 

Afternoon Lab Time or Study Groups (dependent on course enrollment)

 5:30 p.m.–6:30 p.m. 


 6:30 p.m. 

Floor Meeting 

 6:30 p.m.–10:30 p.m. 

Social/Study Time and/or On Campus Activity 


8:00 a.m.–8:30 a.m. 

Continental Breakfast 

 8:30 a.m.–11:30 a.m. 

Independent Study/Scheduled Field Trip 

 11:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m. 


 12:30 p.m.–5:30 p.m. 

Independent Study/Scheduled Field Trip 

 5:30 p.m.–6:30 p.m. 


 6:03 p.m.–10:30 p.m. 

Social/Study Time and/or On Campus Activity 

*We have two visiting days for family on the second and third Sundays of the program. More details about these visits will be shared prior to the program.