UNLV @ Nellis Frequently Asked Questions

What is UNLV @Nellis?

UNLV @Nellis is UNLV’s office/classroom located at Nellis Air Force Base.

Who can take courses at the Nellis location?

UNLV courses at Nellis are designed to serve our local active duty and military affiliated students. We provide the courses they need, when they need them. Civilian students are also able to attend courses on base but they must first obtain a base pass. To qualify for a base pass, the student must be a US citizen with a clean driving and criminal record. They must also have a valid drivers license, current vehicle registration, and proof of insurance on their vehicle in order to physically get on base.

If I’m a civilian student, how do I get a base pass?

Approximately 3 weeks before the course start date, the UNLV @Nellis Coordinator will send all civilian students enrolled in the course an email with a Base Access Request Form attached. This form requests information needed in order for the base to run a standard background check on the students requesting the pass. Students return the completed form to the coordinator ASAP and the base runs the background checks. Students who pass the background check are eligible for a base pass and will be notified by the Coordinator approximately 1 week before the class starts. In order to pick up the pass and physically enter the base, students must present a valid driver’s license as well as the registration and proof of insurance for the vehicle entering the base.

Where exactly is the office/classroom located?

The office is located on Nellis Air Force Base in North Las Vegas. The base is located at the intersection of Las Vegas Blvd and Craig Road. Once on base, the office can be found in the 99thFSS bldg. #20 located at 4475 England Ave. Signage on base will refer to this building as the “Pass & ID” building.

What UNLV courses are offered at Nellis Air Force Base?

Currently UNLV offers a variety of general education courses designed to assist local airmen completing their CCAF Associates degrees and “next step” courses chosen to assist airmen with their progression towards a bachelor’s degree. We also offer pre-business courses as Business is the program UNLV promotes on base.

Are courses at Nellis the same as courses on campus?

Yes. Courses offered at Nellis are the same as courses offered on UNLV’s campus. UNLV @Nellis instructors are UNLV instructors that are offering their courses at the Nellis location.

When are these courses offered?

Courses offered at Nellis are a little different from the traditional course offerings on campus. All Nellis courses are 8 weeks long, instead of 16 weeks, and are offered weekday evenings. Course days and time options will look like this: Mon & Wed 4:30pm to 7pm or 7:30pm to 10pm and Tues & Thurs 4:30pm to 7pm or 7:30pm to 10pm. UNLV @Nellis offers courses during the fall, spring and summer semesters.

What are the office hours for UNLV @Nellis?

Monday through Thursday ~ 8am to 4:30pm
Fridays/Campus Day ~ 8am to 12:00pm

Who do I call for more info about taking courses at Nellis?

Chardon Cooks is the Academic Affairs Coordinator for the UNLV @Nellis Office. She can be reached by email at chardon.cooks@unlv.edu or by phone at 702-349-2272.