Campus Update

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 […]

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 […]

The Path to Graduating in 4 Years

Many students start college with a goal to complete their degree in four years. At UNLV, we talk a lot about “15 to finish,” to help students understand how their degree can be broken down by semester. The term “15 to finish” refers to taking 15 credits per semester (each Fall & Spring) in order to achieve […]

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 […]