Receive all of the benefits of registering early for winter session and spring semester: No stress, get your desired classes and make more time to plan for your financial obligations.

Winter 2021 classes will be offered online in an accelerated format. These classes start on Dec. 20 and Jan. 3.  

Registration for spring classes begins Monday, Nov. 8 for returning and continuing students and Monday, Nov. 15 for new students. To help students prepare for spring semester, which begins Jan. 24, the schedule of classes is now available at Students will find more online options than ever before.

Students new to WNC can apply for admission and take care of other pre-registration requirements at so they are prepared to register by Nov. 15.  

Following the Nevada State Board of Health’s Covid-19 Vaccine mandate for Nevada System of Higher Education students, WNC requires vaccines for all in-person classes beginning spring semester. Fully online courses do not require proof of vaccination. For more information, visit

Scholarships are available through WNC Foundation. Apply for 2022-23 Foundation Scholarships and 2021-22 William N. Pennington CTE Scholarships at

Individuals can receive personal assistance from Student Services in preparation for spring semester by setting up an appointment with Counseling Services at 775-445-3267 or


Student News
WNC Students Can Choose from Variety of Topics in Virtual Leadership Summit on Nov. 20
Speakers representing all eight of NSHE’s institutions will take part in the conference focused on empowering women-identifying and non-binary students.
Students Encouraged to File FAFSA Soon
There are a number of financial aid programs that award students on a first-come, first-served basis, and WNC wants students to complete their forms early to qualify for those programs.
Latino Leadership Academy Moves Forward with Leader Familiar with Program
New LLA Coordinator Denise Stout served as a counselor and academic adviser for the program when it was known as the Latino Cohort and through its transition to the LLA.
Apply by Nov. 1 to Graduate in Fall
Students seeking a degree or a certificate of achievement this fall are required to submit an online Application for Graduation to Admissions and Records.
Professional Dancer Haley Davis Rediscovers Education during Health Pandemic
As the Performing Arts Scholarship recipient, Haley Davis is pursuing a bachelor's degree in psychology.
CCHS Culinary Arts Students Receiving Credit at WNC
Chase Johnson’s high school students are catering events in Fallon, earning credit at WNC and possibly preparing for culinary arts careers.
WNC Jump Start, Oasis Grad Reflects on Education Experiences
Ethan Smith, a 2017 WNC Jump Start grad from Oasis Academy, now works for Sierra Nevada Corporation.
Nevada Promise Scholarship Deadline Oct. 31
Nevada high school students graduating in spring 2022 can apply or learn more about the scholarship at
How to Know If Campuses Will Be Closed Due to Weather
Details of WNC closing because of inclement weather will be provided on the home page, social media and digital media, as well as messaging sent to students, faculty and staff.
On Campus
PHOTO GALLERY: Pumpkin Parade
Children danced and, most of all, they smiled and laughed during the 2021 Pumpkin Parade presented by WNC's Child Development Center.
Biology Professor Creates Informational Video on Vaccine, COVID
Western Nevada College Biology Professor Rachelle Bassen is providing information about the vaccine and deadly virus to the college community through a series of video interviews.
New CDL Instructor Welcomes Helping Future Truck Drivers
Sam Yesuratnam walked away from an internetwork engineering career to pursue his passion for the open road and teaching.
Talks on The Alamo, Isaac Newton Nov. 19-20 at JCDO
Those planning to attend Mike Thomas' presentations should note that lectures will now begin at 6:30 p.m. and doors open at 6 p.m. at Jack C. Davis Observatory.
Broadway Rising! 'Fills the World with Music'
Now is your opportunity to join the virtual choir for next semester. Contact Stephanie Arrigotti for more information.
Many Faces of Native America Art Show on Display
Artists contributed a variety of art expressing themselves in this exhibit, which will be shown in the Bristlecone Atrium Gallery through Dec. 31.
Congrats to Employees with October NSHE Anniversaries
Thirty employees are celebrating their NSHE anniversaries this month. Thanks for your service to the college and our students!
WNC Campuses to Close for Nevada Day, Veterans Day
All three of WNC's campuses will be closed on Oct. 29 and Nov. 11 in observance of holidays. If you need information on these days, go to
What's Next?
WNC Family Invited to See WNMTC's Hilarious Comedy ‘Once Upon A Mattress’
WNMTC is providing a 50 percent discount to the WNC family with the purchase of two or more tickets to the Friday, Nov. 5 performance.
Dia De Los Muertos Celebration Nov. 4 and 5
An altar display contest, sugar skull face painting, food and games are all part of the Day of the Dead festivities.
Nerd Herd Presenting ‘The Princess Bride’ on Nov. 9
Students, faculty and staff are invited to the free Movie Night in Marlette Hall.
WNC's Next Vaccine Clinic Set for Nov. 12
The walk-in clinic is free and offers all three COVID vaccines and booster shots for eligible people.
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