Update from the UNLV President’s Office

3/12/2020 at 4:45 pm

I am reaching out to share updates related to UNLV operations and class instruction. The Southern Nevada Health District continues to communicate the COVID-19 risk remains low to the general public, and there are no reported cases of COVID-19 on our campuses. We also know this is a fluid situation and ever-evolving, and things can change quickly.

The health and well-being of our students, faculty, staff, and visitors remain our top priority.

Out of an abundance of caution, UNLV will transition to remote/virtual instruction beginning Monday, March 23, immediately following spring break. All normal university operations will continue, the campuses will be open, and students who live in our residence halls will be able to remain there.

Details will follow regarding university events, business operations, remote instruction, and residence halls. The transition to remote instruction can result in unexpected impacts and complications for every member of our university community, and we need to be patient, flexible, and support each other during this challenging time.

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  1. What is the plan for those students who do not have internet access, especially to be able to live-stream a class? Will there be open class rooms or computer “labs” for students to be able to get internet access to live-stream a class? Finally, what about classes that are labs, requiring hands-on learning, testing, etc. If these things can not be done, a student will essentially have to take an incomplete for a class, and then who will pay for the make up classes?

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    1. Thank you for writing. The president’s office said they are sending a follow-up email to students with specific academic information. They are working to address the exact issues that you listed and ways to provide students pathways to get help addressing these types of issues. For example, computer labs are going to remain open for students who do not have internet access. Please encourage your student to stay tuned for more details and the contact information to reach out to handle their specific needs.


    1. Thank you for writing. More details were just posted with specifics. At this time, it’s recommended that events be cancelled up to April 12. It’s a fluid situation, and we will keep updating everyone.


    1. Thank you for writing. It’s a fluid situation with no “end date” listed at this time. I’m sharing all the questions and feedback with upper administration. I’ll keep everyone posted when new information comes out. If you have a specific question about your student’s situation, kindly email: parents@unlv.edu & we will assist you.


  2. Good morning, I understand students that live in campus will be prorated. Please advise? And as a parent, what do we need to do on our end. Please advise.

    Thank you,
    Arlene Campbell

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