Jan. 16, 2024


Dear Lee Business School Students, 

Today is the beginning of UNLV’s spring semester. Without question, it has been a difficult month since the December 6 tragedy, and we will continue to heal over the following days, weeks, and months. 

If you need help working through what you are thinking and feeling, we encourage you to utilize the many resources available on the UNLV Strong webpage and Student Resources page. There are many mental health resources and other information to help you through this difficult time.

We know this semester may be especially challenging for our students who are finishing their last semester at UNLV this spring and plan to graduate in May. We want you to know you’re not alone. We will be working on ways to help make this a memorable milestone of your college experience.

Because many of the changes on campus directly affect business students, we want to provide as much information as possible to help you have a successful semester. The intention is to keep you informed and share the different ways you will have support this spring.

Beam Hall 

  • Beam Hall will be closed and locked for the spring semester to allow time for repairs to the building. Please check MyUNLV. Any of your classes that were scheduled in Beam Hall have been relocated or changed to online.
  • Contact your professor for details regarding office hours. Each professor may handle them differently. Your professor’s contact information is on WebCampus or the course syllabus.
  • For Graduate Students: The Graduate Student Commons on the second floor of Beam Hall will be closed for the semester. LEE graduate students are encouraged to use the Gateway Graduate Commons on the second floor of the UNLV Gateway Building (directly across from the main campus on Maryland Parkway) or the Leid Library Graduate Student Commons located on the second floor of the Leid Library for independent or group study sessions.


Check your schedule on MyUNLV frequently for changes – especially during the first two weeks of class. More seats and even sections have opened up. It is still possible to make schedule changes. Please be aware that swaps do not incur late fees, but adding additional credits might.


The modality of advising appointments and drop-ins may change during the semester. We will keep you updated so you know if appointments will be offered in person. Virtual appointments will continue to be made available. Below is the best way to contact your advisor right now.

Undergraduate Students

If you need to connect with your advisor, please email LBSadvising@unlv.edu from your Rebelmail and include your full name, NSHE ID number, and best contact phone number for the quickest response. The current volume is high; we thank you for your patience.

Email is the preferred communication method, but if you need to call the Undergraduate Advising Office, the number is 702-895-3363. Leave a detailed voicemail including your request, contact phone number, name, and NSHE ID. Note: your phone call will be returned. It may take longer than an email response.

Graduate Students

If you need to connect with your graduate coordinator, check the list linked here, or email leeogss@unlv.edu.

Important Dates

The Spring 2024 Academic Calendar has been updated with extended deadlines for drop/add, payment, and waitlist runs. Here are some of those important dates.

January 19: Last day to pay in person without penalties
January 21: Last day to pay online without penalties
January 26: Last day students on the waitlist will be added to any available seats in requested classes at approximately 3 p.m.
January 29: Last day students can add without permission and drop with 100% refund (Originally 1/22/24)
January 29: Last day to pay with late fees before administrative drop
February 1: Administrative drop for non-payment (Originally 1/24/2024)
February 2: Late add: Last day students can add classes with department permission

Career and Professional Development

LEE's Career & Professional Development Office is offering its full complement of career services to LEE students virtually: 


Students can schedule a virtual career coaching appointment through Handshake, UNLV's online employment portal for college students and hiring employers. Coaching appointments may address many career-related topics, including (but not limited to) resume and cover letter writing, interviewing techniques, job/internship help, and exploring employers and potential majors. 


Students in need of interview practice may request a mock interview through Handshake or utilize StandOut. This online interviewing practice tool allows students to record themselves responding to common interview questions as well as questions that target their area of study. 


Resume assistance is available through a career coaching appointment or by accessing VMock, the most advanced AI career assistant for resume writing on the market. 

Career and Professional Development Events

  • LEE's Career & Professional Development Office will host or collaborate on several career-related events in spring 2024 to facilitate connections between business students and employers.
  • Information regarding LEE's planned career events will be added to Handshake as soon as details are available; visit the platform regularly and click the "Events" tab to view upcoming events. In addition, keep an eye out for upcoming events and opportunities by carefully reviewing the weekly What's Happening e-blast sent to LEE students every Tuesday!
  • Consider attending the campus-wide UNLV Career & Internship Fair on February 28 to connect with employers who are hiring. More information about the Fair can be found in Handshake's "Events" tab. 

This information was also sent to Lee Business School students enrolled in the spring semester. (If you did not receive it, you may have previously unsubscribed from our email communication list.)

If you have additional questions, please email leecommunications@unlv.edu, and we will direct your request to the appropriate person.


Gerry Sanders

Dean, Lee Business School

Beth Gersten

Assistant Dean and Director of Undergraduate Programs, Lee Business School