COVID-19 -Message from Dr. Juanita Fain

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 […]

First Day of UNLV Remote Instruction: A Message from the President

Today marks the first time in history that UNLV will deliver all of its instruction remotely. This is a monumental task, and I want to thank everyone for their efforts to get this done. There’s no way we can do this without a good number of bumps along the way! It’s going to require patience, […]

Encouraging your Student at Midterms

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]