About UNLV

  • The new Science and Engineering Building includes flexible laboratory and teaching spaces and integrated research areas.

  • "The Flashlight" symbolizes UNLV as a "Beacon of Knowledge" in Southern Nevada.

  • Lied Library holds more than a million volumes and has 2,500 study spaces.


Since its first classes were held on campus in 1957, UNLV has transformed itself from a small branch college into a thriving urban research institution. Along the way, the urban university has become an indispensable resource in one of the country's fastest-growing and most enterprising cities.

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UNLV History

1964 - Elvis Presley in Viva Las Vegas

Fun Facts

Elvis appeared in Viva Las Vegas in 1964.

A young university with many traditions.


Learn what our mace and other symbols stand for.

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