Update on the Coronavirus

From the UNLV Student Health Center - This information was sent out to students via email. Please encourage your students to follow the 5 recommendations below, which apply to preventing the spread of many illnesses. Dedicated staff in the UNLV Health Center are closely monitoring the situation, along with the Southern Nevada Health District. The [...]

Anxious about Spring Semester?

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 – [...]

Strategies for Winter Break

Classes are wrapping up, and your college students may feel the pressure of final exams and presentations right now. In a few days, the semester will be finished, and professors will post grades. Most students will be heading home to celebrate the holidays. As a parent or family member, you might be anxious about the [...]

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. [...]

Talking with your student in the 1st week of classes

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 [...]

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), [...]