Details on Remote/Virtual Instruction & University Operations

UNLV will transition to remote/virtual instruction beginning Monday, March 23. The university campuses and facilities will remain open. 
Thank you for your patience and support as we work through these extraordinary circumstances together.


  • Students who live on campus may remain in student housing for the remainder of the Spring semester while UNLV continues online instruction.
  • Students who choose to move home to complete their courses remotely may do so. Students will be refunded for the remainder of their room and board on a prorated basis. No cancellation fee will be applied.
  • Students interested in moving out of campus housing should contact the main housing office for assistance at (702) 895-3489. Housing staff will be reaching out to residents with further information and to answer any questions.


  • The Dining Commons will continue operations with some slight modifications. Self-service stations will be closed; stations will be full service.
  • Student Union and other dining hours or availability may be modified. Check the UNLV Dining website for updates.


  • The facility will remain open and regular services will be offered with minor modifications.


  • UNLV’s buildings and campuses will remain open and we will continue to provide services to our students who live in residence halls.
  • The university will continue its enhanced cleaning and sanitizing efforts. 
  • Student employees may continue to work on campus if they are comfortable doing so. Please consult with your supervisor.
  • The University Libraries will remain open, though access to facilities will be restricted to UNLV and NSHE-affiliated students, faculty, and staff. The Libraries are currently evaluating hours to maximize resources during this time. Current Libraries hours can be found online. The Libraries will continue to support online library/searching/resource questions via the online Ask Us chat or via text at (702) 945-0822 and, in addition, a number of resources can be accessed through the Libraries website using your ACE Account.


  • Please look for further messaging from your instructors regarding the mode of delivery for your courses.
  • Students who are registered with the Disability Resource Center and need assistance during this transition should contact the DRC at (702) 895-0866 or at
  • Computer labs will remain open on campus. 


  • Out of an abundance of caution, UNLV strongly advises cancellation or postponement of events held on our campuses beginning Sunday, March 15, through Sunday, April 12. The university will re-evaluate events scheduled after April 12 in the coming weeks to determine if additional cancellations are necessary.
  • The Barrick Lecture Series events scheduled for March 23 (Deepak Chopra) and April 6 (Helen Mirren) are canceled. 
  • Registered Student Organizations hosting events are asked to contact the venue where the event is booked or call the Office Student Involvement and Activities at (702) 895-5631 or If your event is booked through the Student Union and Event Services, contact (702) 895-4449 or
  • UNLV Athletics is suspending all spring sports competitions indefinitely based on guidance issued today from the Mountain West Conference Board of Directors.
  • External event organizers who have booked venues at UNLV should reach out to the venue to determine next steps.
  • NSHE will provide further direction regarding in-person visits by UNLV presidential candidates, currently slated for the week of March 23.
  • The university has asked venue and event hosts to exercise flexibility related to event refund policies. 

UNLV will continue to update the university community as the situation evolves. Updates also can be found at

Join the Conversation


  1. Will you be providing disinfectant wipes for computers in library for students without access to PC’s?!? I’m concerned for my sons safety since he has a course that requires a PC and we have MAC at home. He has had to rent PC in library for 4 hours to complete required course.

    Liked by 1 person

  2. Thank you! I look forward to hearing back on the plan of action for students that must visit campus facilities because they do not have a PC at home.

    Liked by 1 person

  3. My son is a senior in Hotel Mgmt & was part of the team preparing for the UNLV Fundraiser (4/18 I think) as part of his course. Has that event been rescheduled? They were planning on making 20k desserts. He’s coming home for Spring break but is not sure if he needs to return for that – or if it’s been postponed. Any update?

    Liked by 1 person

  4. Thank you for communicating & keeping everyone safe.
    1. How long will the online instructions last, until the end of Spring session (5/15/20)?
    2. What are the plans for summer sessions & student housing?

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Thank you for writing! At this point, the email your student received encouraged the cancellation/postponement of campus events through April 12. I will share your question and let you know the response. It’s a fluid situation, and the upper administration will be carefully watching everything and receiving information from the Southern Nevada Health District. Right now, Summer is still on as scheduled. If anything changes, I’ll post information as soon as I receive it.


  5. If my student is out of state and moves back home can he finish the semester remotely or will he be required to move back on campus if face to face instruction resumes?


    1. More specific details for each of the students programs will be coming out soon. Please encourage your student to log-in to MyUNLV and their RebelMail regularly for updates from their professors. Thank you for your patience while the colleges transition to online instruction and work out the details during Spring Break.


    2. Thank you for writing in. Please encourage your student to watch for specific updates from their college regarding their programs. Professors are working on their specific classes and will email students by March 23 with more detailed answers.


    1. Thank you for writing. May I forward your question to Financial Aid? My understanding is that virtual instruction is not impacting financial aid, but we can ask for specific clarification on WUE.


      1. Please do. Our daughter says an email they received today says it would affect it, but we want to know for sure. I wouldn’t think it would be affected.


      2. Western Undergraduate Exchange (WUE) update: “The short answer is no – we do not expect that students’ decisions to complete their spring semester online, from home, will have any effect on their WUE status this semester, particularly in light of the institution’s decision to move to online instruction. Please understand this answer provides guidance on only the WUE program at this time. The longer answer is that many of the aid programs students receive operate under UNLV’s purview, and other sources of funding require more planning before we can speak definitively about all the aid sources to our students. We will have more structured answers about the other financial aid programs very shortly. But for now, decisions to complete the semester online (but from home) should not impact their WUE status this semester.” I hope this puts your minds at ease! More detailed info will continue to be shared as I receive it!


    1. Thank you for writing! There isn’t an end date listed currently, and top administrators are carefully monitoring this fluid situation. Health and safety is the top priority, and more information will be coming out in the next week from your student’s professors. One of the key points said: “Students living on campus may remain in student housing for the remainder of the semester while UNLV continues remote instruction; those who wish to move home to complete their courses this spring may do so.”


Leave a comment

Leave a Reply to M Cancel reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: