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UNLV Welcomes New and Returning Rebels

UNLV offers a host of events to welcome new and returning Rebels to campus. Fall classes begin Aug. 25.
Campus News  |  Aug 13, 2014  |  By Afsha Bawany
Media Contact: Afsha Bawany, UNLV Office of Media Relations, (702) 895-5515

Students enjoy Premier UNLV events. (Aaron Mayes/UNLV Photo Services)

Editor's Note: 

UNLV offers a host of events to welcome new and returning Rebels to campus each fall, including a new student BBQ, the annual Premier event, the home football opener and the president’s State of the University speech. 

Before classes begin Aug. 25, new students will kick-off their college career during the Rebel Welcome Day event Aug. 22. 

Media interested in attending the events are asked to coordinate with the UNLV Office of Media Relations.

For a complete listing of events visit the UNLV calendar. Visit the campus map page for additional location details. 

Residence Hall Move-In

Close to 1,700 students are moving to campus and into the residence halls. Freshmen move in Aug. 20 and returning students move in Aug. 22. All dorms are expected to be full.

When: 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., on Wed., Aug. 20, and Fri., Aug. 22

WhereDayton Complex Residence Hall, South Complex, Upper Class Complex and Tonopah Hall

Media: Enter at Tropicana Boulevard and Thomas & Mack Center. RSVP with UNLV Media Relations before you plan to come by.

Rebel Welcome Day/UNLV Creates

Rebel Welcome Day includes the second annual “UNLV Creates,” a program for new students to network with each other, advisors and faculty in their respective college majors. It includes an academic convocation program to get students energized about their college career and a pledge to graduate from UNLV. UNLV faculty members will provide motivational speeches on academic and research opportunities available at UNLV. More info on the UNLV Creates page.

When: 9 a.m. to 10:25 a.m., Fri., Aug. 22

Where: Thomas & Mack Center at UNLV

Speakers/Topics:

  • Kenneth Sufka, keynote speaker and author of “The A Game: Nine Steps to Better Grades.”
  • Brian Hedlund, associate professor of life sciences, “How my Microscope Allowed me to See the World.” 
  • Janet Dufek, associate professor of biomechanics, “Find Your Passion-Live your Dreams.” 
  • Andreas Stefik, associate professor of computer science, “Re-imagining Inventing: A Journey From Blind Children to the Foundation of All Modern Technology.” 
  • Eric Weber, assistant professor of architecture and principal investigator for UNLV’s winning team in the Solar Decathlon 2013, “Design and Build your Future at UNLV.”

Media: Park in front of UNLV’s Thomas & Mack Center off Tropicana Avenue.

President’s BBQ for new students

UNLV President Donald Snyder will host a BBQ for new students and their families.

When: 11:45 a.m. to 1 p.m., Fri., Aug. 22

WhereAlumni Amphitheater near UNLV Student Union Courtyard.

Media: Park in front of UNLV Student Union off Maryland Parkway and Frazier Way.

UNLV Fall Semester Begins

Throughout the day, UNLV staff will run “ask me” booths to answer student questions. The booths will be located at the Student Union, Pida Plaza, the Student Recreation and Wellness Center, and Lied Library.

When: 8 a.m., Mon., Aug. 25

“Premier UNLV”

An annual tradition featuring fireworks and the formation of a giant illuminated “UNLV” created by hundreds of UNLV students and alumni with flashlights.

When: 5 to 9 p.m., Thurs., Aug. 28

Where: North Field (east of the UNLV Student Union, near the Lied Library)

Media: Coordinate with UNLV Media Relations at (702) 895-3102.

Involvement Fair

Students can learn about and meet representatives from 250 student organizations.

When: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Wed., Sept. 3

Where: Pida Plaza (outside of UNLV Student Union)

UNLV Rebel Football Home Opener vs. Northern Colorado

Join UNLV head football coach Bobby Hauck and the Rebel football team for the first home game of the season.

When: 7:30 p.m., Sat., Sept. 6

Where: Sam Boyd Stadium

Media: Coordinate with UNLV Athletics Media Relations at (702) 895-4472.

UNLV State of the University Speech

UNLV President Donald Snyder will provide an annual update on the university and where it's headed in 2014 and beyond. Free and open to the public.

When: 2:30 p.m. to 4 p.m., Thurs., Sept. 18

Where: UNLV Judy Bayley Theatre

Media: Coordinate with UNLV Media Relations at (702) 895-3102.

 

 

UNLV offers a host of events to welcome new and returning Rebels to campus each fall, including a new student BBQ, the annual Premier event, the home football opener and the president's State of the University speech.

Before classes begin Aug. 25, new students will kick-off their college career during the Rebel Welcome Day event Aug. 22.

Media interested in attending the events are asked to coordinate with the UNLV Office of Media Relations.

For a complete listing of events visit the UNLV calendar. Visit the campus map page for additional location details.

Residence Hall Move-In

Close to 1,700 students are moving to campus and into the residence halls. Freshmen move in Aug. 20 and returning students move in Aug. 22. All dorms are expected to be full.

When: 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., on Wed., Aug. 20, and Fri., Aug. 22

Where: Dayton Complex Residence Hall, South Complex, Upper Class Complex and Tonopah Hall

Media: Enter at Tropicana Boulevard and Thomas & Mack Center. RSVP with UNLV Media Relations before you plan to come by.

Rebel Welcome Day/UNLV Creates

Rebel Welcome Day includes the second annual "UNLV Creates," a program for new students to network with each other, advisors and faculty in their respective college majors. It includes an academic convocation program to get students energized about their college career and a pledge to graduate from UNLV. UNLV faculty members will provide motivational speeches on academic and research opportunities available at UNLV. More info on the UNLV Creates page.

When: 9 a.m. to 10:25 a.m., Fri., Aug. 22

Where: Thomas & Mack Center at UNLV

Speakers/Topics:

  • Kenneth Sufka, keynote speaker and author of "The A Game: Nine Steps to Better Grades."
  • Brian Hedlund, associate professor of life sciences, "How my Microscope Allowed me to See the World."
  • Janet Dufek, associate professor of biomechanics, "Find Your Passion-Live your Dreams."
  • Andreas Stefik, associate professor of computer science, "Re-imagining Inventing: A Journey From Blind Children to the Foundation of All Modern Technology."
  • Eric Weber, assistant professor of architecture and principal investigator for UNLV's winning team in the Solar Decathlon 2013, "Design and Build your Future at UNLV."

Media: Park in front of UNLV's Thomas & Mack Center off Tropicana Avenue.

President's BBQ for new students

UNLV President Donald Snyder will host a BBQ for new students and their families.

When: 11:45 a.m. to 1 p.m., Fri., Aug. 22

Where: Alumni Amphitheater near UNLV Student Union Courtyard.

Media: Park in front of UNLV Student Union off Maryland Parkway and Frazier Way.

UNLV Fall Semester Begins

Throughout the day, UNLV staff will run "ask me" booths to answer student questions. The booths will be located at the Student Union, Pida Plaza, the Student Recreation and Wellness Center, and Lied Library.

When: 8 a.m., Mon., Aug. 25

"Premier UNLV"

An annual tradition featuring fireworks and the formation of a giant illuminated "UNLV" created by hundreds of UNLV students and alumni with flashlights.

When: 5 to 9 p.m., Thurs., Aug. 28

Where: North Field (east of the UNLV Student Union, near the Lied Library)

Media: Coordinate with UNLV Media Relations at (702) 895-3102.

Involvement Fair

Students can learn about and meet representatives from 250 student organizations.

When: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Wed., Sept. 3

Where: Pida Plaza (outside of UNLV Student Union)

UNLV Rebel Football Home Opener vs. Northern Colorado

Join UNLV head football coach Bobby Hauck and the Rebel football team for the first home game of the season.

When: 7:30 p.m., Sat., Sept. 6

Where: Sam Boyd Stadium

Media: Coordinate with UNLV Athletics Media Relations at (702) 895-4472.

UNLV State of the University Speech

UNLV President Donald Snyder will provide an annual update on the university and where it's headed in 2014 and beyond. Free and open to the public.

When: 2:30 p.m. to 4 p.m., Thurs., Sept. 18

Where: UNLV Judy Bayley Theatre

Media: Coordinate with UNLV Media Relations at (702) 895-3102.