• Student Official: Spring 2022 Semester COVID-19 Vaccination Requirement

    August 25, 2021 by

    August 25, 2021 The State Board of Health on Aug. 20 approved a COVID-19 vaccination requirement for NSHE students planning to enroll in the spring 2022 semester. This does not affect fall 2021 enrollment.  Registration for spring 2022 courses begins Nov. 1, 2021. Proof of vaccination will be required for enrollment in Spring 2022 courses. To… Read more

  • UNLV Fall 2021 Schedule Update

    August 17, 2021 by

    August 17, 2021 Dear Students,  In just a few days, we kick off fall 2021, and we are thrilled to see many more of you on campus, learning, exploring and sharing your journey with us. The recent surge of COVID-19 infections in our community has driven several changes just as the new semester begins. Thank you… Read more

  • Tips for the New School Year

    August 6, 2021 by

    The moment is upon us: your student is starting college. We have some tips for success whether your student is living in the residence halls, their first apartment, or commuting from your home. Set shared expectations. Talk with your student about expectations for communication. How often do you want to hear from them? If your… Read more

  • 2021 Fall Semester Update – August 5

    August 6, 2021 by

    Dear Students, As COVID-19 cases in our community continue to increase, UNLV is taking several measures to mitigate risk of transmission on our campuses and preserve in-person learning. We continue to operate with public health and safety as a top priority to ensure we can stay focused on our academic mission. Below, please find campus updates… Read more

  • New COVID-19 Face Covering Requirements for Nevada System of Higher Education Institutions (NSHE)

    July 28, 2021 by

    A message from Chancellor Melody Rose July 27, 2021 Due to Nevada’s low vaccination rate and a recent surge in the level of COVID-19 transmissionsrelated to the Delta variant, the Office of the Governor issued Emergency Directive No. 47 today,which adopts new Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) guidelines that re-instate aface covering mandate… Read more

  • A message from President Whitfield to students on 7/19/21

    July 19, 2021 by

    Dear students,  As many of you are aware, the status of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program was in the news over the weekend following a ruling by a Federal District judge in Texas late Friday afternoon. U.S. District Judge Andrew Hanen ruled that the U.S. Department of Homeland Security violated federal law… Read more

  • Commencement Update

    March 31, 2021 by

    **Families: Please encourage your students to check their Rebel Mail for this update. Note the the times & ticket information at the bottom. Dear UNLV Students and Recent Graduates,  UNLV staff and faculty volunteers are continuing to plan our in-person commencement ceremonies in May at Sam Boyd Stadium for UNLV’s 2020 and Spring 2021 graduates.… Read more

  • UNLV planning in-person commencement

    March 19, 2021 by

    March 19, 2021 Dear University Community, I know it’s spring break but I wanted to share some exciting news with you. We all know how hard this past year has been because of COVID-19. We’ve had to adapt, persevere, and evolve. It takes a toll, but your commitment is making a difference. Slowly, over the next… Read more

  • HEERF Funding – March 2021

    March 18, 2021 by

    Students received this email update! Dear Students: I am pleased to inform you that UNLV will receive additional federal funding to help students who are negatively impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. These latest awards are a part of the Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund (HEERF) and are in addition to funding previously awarded. The funds… Read more

  • Update on Spring Commencement 2021

    February 23, 2021 by

    February 23, 2021 Dear Students, As we near the one-year mark since the COVID-19 pandemic forced UNLV to shift many of its operations to remote delivery – including most courses and student services – we wanted to recognize you for the grit, determination and commitment you’ve shown and that you continue to demonstrate. We hope… Read more

  • Spring 2021 Welcome Message

    January 19, 2021 by

    A message from President Whitfield: Welcome back to a new semester and a new year. Like you, I am hopeful for a brighter 2021. Although we’re still battling the pandemic, I believe we’re closer to the end than the beginning. Still, it’s hard to believe we’re approaching one year since COVID-19 changed all our lives. I… Read more

  • Tips to Encourage your Student in the Last Month of the Semester

    November 10, 2020 by

    The end of the semester can feel overwhelming for students with assignments, research papers, and exams to complete. Your students may feel fatigued from the last 11 weeks of school work. Here are some tips to encourage them: Make a Plan – create a list of the remaining assignments due for all of your classes… Read more

  • Town Hall on Tuesday, November 17, 2020 at 3:00 pm

    November 9, 2020 by

     Join us for a virtual Student Town Hall planned for Tuesday, November 17 at 3:00-4:30 pm Pacific time for important campus updates. Among the topics will be public safety, winter semester instruction, and the university’s continuing response to the COVID-19 pandemic. UNLV President Keith Whitfield will address students during the meeting.  The deadline to submit… Read more

  • Flu Season, COVID-19 Testing & Case Reporting

    October 13, 2020 by

    Dear Students,   As we reach the halfway point of the fall semester, I want to thank you all for your efforts to keep the UNLV community safe against the spread of COVID-19. It’s truly been a team effort, and I encourage you to stay vigilant because, as we’ve learned, this is a marathon, not a… Read more

  • Updates on Commencement and Spring 2021 Semester

    October 7, 2020 by

    This email was sent to students on 10/7/2020 Dear Students: Fall 2020 has certainly been a semester like no other, but you have forged ahead with care and understanding, following all the guidance to keep each other safe while pursuing your educational goals. We have updates to share about commencement for our graduates and the spring… Read more

  • Fall 2020 Semester Updates from the Provost

    August 14, 2020 by

    This message was sent to all students on 8/10/2020. Encourage your student to log-in to their UNLV Rebel email regularly for important updates. As we welcome you back for the fall semester, we recognize that this semester will be like no other. We have spent the summer planning how to offer you the education for… Read more

  • Grading for Summer Term 2020 – Update

    June 27, 2020 by

    NSHE Chancellor Thom Reilly announced June 24 that the option for students to request a change to satisfactory/unsatisfactory (S/U) grading has been extended to Summer Term 2020 courses. Students will be able to request a change to S/U grading AFTER final grades for each summer session they have posted. At this time, the S/U option… Read more

  • UNLV Fall 2020 Dining Update

    June 25, 2020 by

    As of June 25, 2020 Students living on campus and commuting to campus have a variety of dining options in the Dining Commons, Student Union, & other areas around campus. Meal plans, Dining Dollars, Rebel Cash, and cash are accepted for payment. Students living on campus select a meal plan through their Housing registration. Commuter… Read more

  • UNLV Fall 2020 Residence Hall Update

    June 9, 2020 by

    June 9, 2020 Dear Students and Families: As UNLV takes steps to return to on-campus instruction, Housing and Residential Life wants to provide an update on residence hall plans for the fall semester. First, we want you to know on-campus housing is available this fall. Students registered for full-time classes in the fall, regardless of… Read more

  • An Update from the UNLV Provost’s Office

    April 14, 2020 by

    April 14, 2020 Dear Members of the UNLV Family: We hope this letter finds you well. We are reaching out to keep you informed about possible state budget cuts that may impact UNLV and all higher education institutions in Nevada. Last week, Nevada Gov. Steve Sisolak directed all state agencies – including the Nevada  System… Read more

  • COVID-19 -Message from Dr. Juanita Fain

    April 8, 2020 by

    Dear Parents and Families: Four weeks ago, UNLV announced it would transition to remote instruction to safeguard against the threat from COVID-19. Perhaps like you, I hoped we would later regard that step as prudent but overly cautious. Unfortunately, that was not the case, and we have had to take additional steps in reaction to… Read more

  • Campus Update

    April 3, 2020 by

    April 3, 2020 Earlier this week, Nevada Governor Steve Sisolak issued additional emergency directives related to the COVID-19 pandemic that is gripping Nevada and the country. The recent developments require further adjustments to our campus operations. As per the Governor’s order, all employees on UNLV campuses who have the ability to work from home are… Read more

  • COVID-19 Update

    March 28, 2020 by

    March 27, 2020 – Within the past 24 hours, UNLV has been informed that a third member of the campus community has tested positive for coronavirus (COVID-19). The employee was last on campus on March 10 to visit the Faculty and Staff Treatment (FAST) Center and has not returned to UNLV since. The employee was confirmed as… Read more

  • UNLV Remote Instruction and Spring Commencement Ceremony

    March 26, 2020 by

    March 25, 2020 Halfway through our first week of remote instruction, I have two more updates for you. In light of today’s announcement and the increase of cases of COVID-19 in Nevada, I am now making it official that we will remain on remote instruction for the remainder of the semester. It just makes sense. Even if… Read more

  • COVID-19 Update

    March 25, 2020 by

    March 25 – Please read this entire message carefully for details. Dear University Community, We have learned within the last 24 hours that two members of our UNLV family have tested positive for coronavirus (COVID-19). These are the first confirmed cases of COVID-19 at UNLV. The first employee notified us they have tested positive in… Read more

  • Message from UNLV Housing – 3/17/2020

    March 17, 2020 by

    Dear UNLV Family Members, We are reaching out to provide you with information shared with students who live on campus today. We know the coronavirus outbreak has created unusual circumstances and uncertainty for everyone. We thank you for your patience as UNLV has adjusted operations over the last several weeks. Our focus continues to be… Read more

  • Parents and Family Members

    March 14, 2020 by

    Dear UNLV Parents and Family Members, Thank you for your patience during this extraordinary time. We know there is concern and anxiety around the significant disruptions caused by coronavirus (COVID-19) – both on campus and across the world. I want to assure you that the health and well-being of our students remains at the forefront… Read more

  • Padres y familiares de estudiantes en UNLV

    March 14, 2020 by

    Estimados padres y familiares de estudiantes en UNLV: Gracias por su paciencia durante este tiempo extraordinario. Sabemos que existe preocupación y ansiedad en torno a las interrupciones significativas causadas por el coronavirus (COVID-19), tanto en el campus como en todo el mundo. Quiero asegurarles que la salud y el bienestar de nuestros estudiantes se mantienen… Read more

  • Details on Remote/Virtual Instruction & University Operations

    March 13, 2020 by

    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. HOUSING Students who live on campus may remain in student housing for the remainder of the Spring semester while UNLV continues online instruction.… Read more

  • Message from the UNLV Health Center about COVID-19

    March 10, 2020 by

    Your health and well-being continues to be UNLV’s top priority. There are no known cases of COVID-19 on our campuses.  As new COVID-19 cases are reported, it is important to remember that immediate risk from the virus to the general public remains low at this time, according to the Southern Nevada Health District. So far,… Read more

  • Updated Coronavirus Information: COVID-19

    February 27, 2020 by

    As you are aware, the university continues to closely monitor all available information and announcements about the coronavirus outbreak (COVID-19). UNLV is aware of the concern and anxiety that is being felt on our campuses, in our community, and worldwide. We would like to reassure you that leadership and key stakeholders have been meeting on… Read more

  • Encouraging your Student at Midterms

    February 24, 2020 by

    As we approach the mid-point of the semester, your college students may express feeling increased stress. They may have exams and assignments due, and could be feeling overwhelmed. Here are 6 practical tips to help support and encourage your student: 1 – Encourage your student to create a study schedule that includes backwards planning. Help… Read more

  • Anxious about Spring Semester?

    January 14, 2020 by

    Is your student anxious about the new semester? Maybe they have said, “I don’t want to go back to college.” It’s very common for students to experience feelings of sadness or anxiety as they approach the end of Winter Break. Here are some tips to help you navigate the conversation.   Listen to them –… Read more

  • Strategies for Winter Break 2020

    December 4, 2019 by

    Classes are wrapping up, and your college students may feel the pressure of final exams and presentations over Zoom/WebEx right now. (“How do I share my screen?” is a common question!) In a few days, the semester will be finished, and professors will post grades. As a parent or family member, you might be anxious… Read more

  • Registering for Spring Classes

    November 5, 2019 by

    In K-12 schools, students typically follow set academic plans with a few elective opportunities. In college, students choose their path of study, called their Major, and register individually for classes each semester. In November, UNLV students register on-line for their Spring classes through the MyUNLV website. Each student has an enrollment window of time to… Read more

  • What to Expect on Family Day

    September 6, 2019 by

    We are excited to welcome more than 700 people for Family Day! Here are a few tips to help you and your family enjoy the day. Weather – on average, it’s in the mid to low 80s in October. We will keep you posted on the weather forecast as we get closer to Family Day.… Read more

  • Talking with your student in the 1st week of classes

    August 24, 2019 by

    As we start the Fall semester, you want to support your student, but you also want them to be independent, emerging adults. Here are a few questions to get a conversation started on a positive note. 1 – How often should we communicate? Set expectations together on when you and your student will communicate. For… Read more

  • Message from Students to Families

    August 22, 2019 by

    Dear Parents and Families, Thank you for all that you’ve done to get me to this point in my life. When I was younger, we read Dr. Suess books, watched Nickelodeon, played school, and went to the park. As I got older, you taught me how to play Uno (and you let me win sometimes),… Read more

  • Road to Graduation

    August 1, 2019 by

    4 Ways to Encourage Your Commuter Student Family support is a key factor in student transition. Students benefit when you express that you are proud of them, that they belong in college, & that you believe they can do the work! Let them know the college journey is challenging and designed to prepare them for… Read more

  • College Move-in Day

    July 27, 2019 by

    5 Tips for Families to Support a Successful College Move-in Day This will be a hectic, but exciting day of transition for your student. As parents & family, it’s challenging to adjust your frame of mind to allow your student to take the lead. Here are 5 Tips to help your family! 1 – Keep… Read more

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