Registering for Spring Classes

Senior Hospitality student Mackenzie and her family, the Honorary Rebel Family for 2019. 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 [...]

Tips for Encouraging your Student Across the Miles

Family Day is generally held in October, to encourage students around the midpoint of the Fall semester. For many families, it’s not practical to return to campus 6-8 weeks after the start of school for a variety of reasons such as distance/time change, travel expenses, work schedules, and other children’s schedules. However, even from a [...]

What to Expect on Family Day

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. [...]

4 Questions to Ask Your Student in the 1st Week of Classes

In this time of transition, you want to support your student, but you also want them to be independent, emerging adults. Here are a few questions to get the conversation started on a positive note. 1 - How often should we communicate? Set expectations together on when you and your student will communicate. For commuter [...]

Message from Students to Families

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), [...]

College Move-in Day

5 Tips for Families to Support a Successful College Move-in Day Student staff assisting new families at Dayton Hall 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 [...]

Welcome to the UNLV Family Network

This blog is focused on parents and family members of college students! Parents and Family are an important factor in supporting students' academic success. Why? Your students turn to you to share their success and challenges; They look to you for advice and direction; They count on you for support! Encourage them with messages like: [...]