UNLV joined forces with the city of North Las Vegas and Nellis Air Force Base several years ago to acquire this new property for the enhancement of higher education in Southern Nevada. The future campus of UNLV will be located on approximately 2,000 acres in the north central Las Vegas Valley and is being preserved for education of tomorrow’s work force. It is located north of Clark County Route 215 between Lamb Boulevard and Pecos Road. It is bounded on the north by the Sheep Mountains in the Desert National Wildlife Refuge.
Graduate Programs and Research Facilities
The new campus will provide outstanding opportunities for development of graduate programs and research facilities. The College of Engineering has taken an active and very creative role in considering research opportunities in transportation, energy generation, aerospace science, and other activities that require large research facilities. The college’s ideas are linked to mutually beneficial future public-private partnerships.
The former federal property will be conveyed to the Nevada System of Higher Education (NSHE) thanks to the efforts of the Nevada congressional delegation lead by Sen. Harry Reid. The importance of this higher education goal was reiterated in the text of the Southern Nevada Higher Education Land Act of 2009 (S940 and HR2210) introduced in Congress by the Nevada Congressional delegation led by Reid. That legislation will convey the north campus land to UNLV as well as smaller parcels to the College of Southern Nevada and Great Basin College.