WNC News and Notes: Western hosting trick of treating, costume party on Halloween Day

Western Nevada College is providing a free trick-or-treat event for the community on Halloween from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on its Fallon campus.

Western Nevada College is providing a free trick-or-treat event for the community on Halloween from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on its Fallon campus.


Halloween only comes once a year and the Western Nevada College campus in Fallon is making sure it will be a memorable one for students and the community.

WNC is decorating multiple rooms in Sage Hall for trick or treating from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 31.

The free trick-or-treating event is open to the public. Donations of non-perishable food items are welcomed and will be donated to the Wildcat Reserve Foodbank for students and their families. One donation equals one entry ticket into a raffle for future STEAM Camp days!

Besides trick or treating, there is a costume competition planned for students from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in Sage Hall. Students who wish to participate should check in at the front booth during that time to get their picture taken for judging in order to be eligible to win prizes and WNC swag.

College officials would like to thank its community partners for helping with the fun-filled day.

WNC Fallon is celebrating the ASWN Fall Festival from Nov. 1-3. Food, warm beverages and activities will be held for the campus community throughout this time.  Check the schedule!

The WNC College for Kids STEAM Camp is holding its Kids’ Town STEAM event on Friday, Nov. 4. WNC Fallon campus will become a town of its own, and it’s one where the kids are in charge! Children from the community can come explore the many careers that make our neighborhood great, report into our exciting job sites to do fun activities and fill their stamp book for prizes! Space is limited, so sign up on the Churchill County Parks and Recreation website (https://churchillcountynv.myrec.com/info/activities/default.aspx?type=activities) today!

WNC’s Fallon campus is located at 160 Campus Way.


Prepare Ahead of Time for Winter Session and Spring Semester

Even though nearly seven weeks remain in Western Nevada College’s fall semester, it’s not too early to think about what comes next.

The next opportunity to start or further your higher education dreams and goals at WNC is almost here.

Registration for spring classes begins Nov. 7 for returning and continuing students, and is set for Nov. 14 for new students. Spring semester classes begin Monday, Jan. 24.

WNC is also offering winter session classes between fall and spring semesters. There are options for five-week classes that begin on Dec. 19 and for three-week courses that start on Jan. 3.

To prepare for spring semester and winter session, individuals can check out a list of classes at www.wnc.edu/class-schedule/.

Students new to WNC can apply for admission and take care of other pre-registration requirements at www.wnc.edu/starthere/ so they are prepared to register by Nov. 14. For information in becoming a student, phone 775-445-3277 or phone 775-445-3267 to set up a counseling appointment.

To help make going to college possible and more financially feasible, scholarships are available through WNC Foundation. Apply for 2023-24 Foundation Scholarships and 2022-23 William N. Pennington CTE Scholarships at https://www.wnc.edu/financial/types-of-aid/#foundationScholarship.


Deadline to Apply for Nevada Promise Scholarship is Oct. 31

As a reminder, Nevada high school students graduating in spring 2023 must apply for the Nevada Promise Scholarship no later than Oct. 31, 2022, to receive this fortuitous pathway to higher education.

To apply or to learn more about the Nevada Promise Scholarship, which is offered at Western Nevada College, go to wnc.edu/promise/ and "Click to Apply!".

Nevada’s State Legislature has provided scholarship funding to cover tuition and other mandatory fees not met by federal or state, amounting to a savings of more than $3,000 per year. The scholarship provides aid for up to three years for students who apply and follow through with the requirements for receiving the scholarship.

Nevada Promise is open to Nevada high school students graduating between Aug. 1 and June 15 who begin classes at WNC in the fall immediately following graduation. Applicants must be classified as a Nevada resident for tuition purposes and must have earned a high school diploma from a private or public high school located in Nevada, or a public high school that is located in a county that borders the state and accepts pupils who are residents of this state. Students may also qualify if they earn their general equivalency diploma (GED or HSE) prior to the age of 20.

There are no income or high school GPA requirements.

For more information about the scholarship, contact nvpromise@wnc.edu or visit wnc.edu/promise/.


No Classes on Oct. 28, Nov. 11

Western Nevada College campuses in Fallon, Carson City and Minden will be closed on Friday, Oct. 28 in celebration of Nevada Day. College services and classes will resume on Halloween on Monday, Oct. 31.

The college will also be closed on Veterans Day on Friday, Nov. 11 to honor military veterans who have served in the United States Armed Forces.

College services and classes will resume on Monday, Nov. 14.

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