Aerial view of the letters U-N-L-V lit up at night.

Celebrating 60 Years

We've come a long way in our 60 years — from a dusty outpost on the south edge of town to a thriving urban research institution. Join us as we celebrate our innovative frontier spirit.

Events and Activities

Explore Our History

Thanks to its innovative frontier spirit, UNLV has kept pace with one of the country's fastest-growing and most enterprising cities. Our History

Jerry Vallen and Larry Ruvo
Rendering of the performing arts center
Girl sits while resting her hand on her chin
Student in dorm room
Bigelow Physics Building and Bigelow Health Sciences Building
George W. Bush speaking to crowd
Frank Sinatra

Crowd holding up a Rebels sign.

School Spirit

We may be young, but we are mighty, and we have established many traditions in our short history. Whether kicking off the school year with Premier UNLV, fighting for the right to paint the Fremont Cannon, or celebrating our diverse cultures, our Rebel pride shines through.

Learn About Our Traditions and School Spirit

60th Anniversary Graphic - Horizontal View

60th Anniversary Graphic

The 60th anniversary graphic can be added to other materials such as brochures and web pages. We've also integrated it into an easy-to-use PowerPoint template and an email signature generator for you to use.

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