UNLV History

  • Aerial view of Nevada Southern in 1962.

  • Proposed architectural model for the Maryland Parkway campus, circa. 1963.

  • President Donald Moyer speaks at the 1967 Commencement at-then Nevada Southern University.

  • Memorabilia collected for UNLV’s 50th anniversary exhibit included a freshman beanie, Nevada Southern letterman’s sweater, and yearbooks.

  • UNLV captured the NCAA basketball championship in 1990 with a stunning victory over Duke.

  • A timeline shows UNLV’s student enrollment growth over the years.


From dusty outpost to thriving urban research institution
Thanks to its innovative frontier spirit, UNLV has kept pace with one of the country's fastest-growing and most enterprising cities.

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Sight & Sounds

50th Anniversary Video

View a pictorial history of UNLV.

Fight Song

Sing along with the fight song.

Alma Mater

Learn the alma mater.

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