Info for Students

Stay connected for the latest information on classes, housing and dining, services, events and activities.

What to Do If I Am Sick

If you are sick with COVID-19 or think you may have COVID-19, stay home and follow advice from your health care provider and the CDC's guidelines.

  • Notify your instructor and complete the online reporting form.  This supports the university’s effort to notify individuals of necessary quarantine and stop the spread of COVID-19 on our campuses. It also helps to deploy support and resources to the individual from the Student Health Center
  • Requests for short-term arrangements will be generated from the self-reporting form. Students who require longer term accommodations (beyond two weeks) will be referred to the Disability Resource Center (DRC).
  • Provide as much detail as possible when you hear from contact tracers to assist them in notifying others who may be sick.

COVID-19 Vaccine Requirement Information

The State Board of Health on Aug. 20 approved a COVID-19 vaccination requirement for NSHE students planning to enroll in the spring 2022 semester. Please see the Medical and Religious Exemptions section of the Registrar's Immunization page for a link to the updated medical and religious exemption forms that include the COVID-19 vaccine.

Getting the COVID-19 vaccine is an important step each of us can take to help return UNLV to the traditional in-person experience our students want. Vaccines are available on campus for students through the Student Health Center.

How Can We Help?

We want to connect you with UNLV’s many student support resources. Fill out this form to have someone contact you regarding your issue and/or concerns. Responding to your inquiry as soon as possible is important to us.

Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory Grading Option for Summer 2021 and Fall 2021 Terms

Given the COVID-19 resurgence, UNLV will offer S/U grading for the summer 2021 and fall 2021 terms.

How to Request S/U Grading for Summer 2021 and Fall 2021

  • Undergraduate students will complete the request form in MyUNLV using the Changing Grades to S/U guide.
  • Graduate students will complete the request in the Grad Rebel Gateway.
  • Law, Medical, Nursing, or Dental Medicine Students should consult with their respective deans’ offices to determine procedures for 2021-2022 grades.
Submission Dates for S/U Grading Requests for summer 2021 and fall 2021
Term Final Grades Due S/U Request Form Opens Deadline to Submit S/U Request Form
Summer 2021 Tuesday, Aug. 17, 2021 Friday, Aug. 20, 2021 Thursday, Sept. 9, 2021 (11:59 pm PDT)
Fall 2021 Tuesday, Dec. 14, 2021 Wednesday, Dec. 15, 2021 Sunday, Jan. 9, 2022 (11:59 pm PST)*

*Students can submit request forms on weekends. Staff will be available to answer questions during regular business hours.

If you request a change to S/U grading for any of your classes, the Office of the Registrar will make changes according to the following equivalencies:

S = “C” or better for undergraduate students

S = “B-” or better for graduate students

U = “C-” or lower for undergraduate students

U = “C+” or lower for graduate students

Once submitted, grade changes to S/U are final.

Please note that “S” and “U” grades are not included in the GPA or grade-point-balance calculations and may impact eligibility for some forms of financial aid and scholarships. Contact the office of Financial Aid and Scholarships for information. Before requesting the S/U grade option, undergraduates should review the information on S/U grading available on this FAQ page. Graduate students should consult their faculty advisor and/or graduate coordinator.

UNLV will only accept forms after final grades are posted in MyUNLV. You must check your final grades so you know the letter grades you are replacing.

The advising FAQ page includes several statements to advise you of the potential impacts of S and U grades on your academic progress, financial aid, and GPA. You should read over each of these statements before you submit the S/U request. 

 “S” and “U” grades are not included in GPA or grade-point-balance calculations. If you choose the S/U option for all of your classes, you will have no semester GPA, and your cumulative GPA will not change. If you choose the S/U option for some of your classes, only those for which you keep letter grades will be included in your semester and cumulative GPA.

“S” or “U” grades may impact eligibility for some forms of financial aid. You should contact the Office of Financial Aid & Scholarships if you have questions about your specific situation. You can find information about S/U grades and Millennium Scholarship eligibility in the Academic Advising FAQ.

“S” grades will satisfy most UNLV prerequisites and graduation requirements. However, you should consult with your academic advisor about specific requirements of your program or any programs/institutions to which you plan to apply in the future. 

Students in Pre-Social Work, Social Work and Pre-Nursing programs will not be able to request S/U grading for certain required classes. These classes are listed on the advising FAQ page.

UNLV partners with Cox Communications to help students without home internet access

UNLV offers subsidies for internet service to students who do not have home internet access. These subsidies enhance savings through a partnership with Cox Communications, which offers students discounted rates for home internet access through the Cox Cares program.

The Cox Cares program, paired with the UNLV subsidy, is intended to help students access their online and remote-delivery courses if they do not already have access to the internet in their home. The UNLV fall subsidy is valid through Dec. 31, 2021.

The program and subsidy are available with no credit check, no installation costs and no contract. The program offers the following speed package:

Cox Cares
Up to 50 Mbps download
Up to 3 Mbps upload
$30/month ($0 with UNLV subsidy)

Cox Cares generally can accommodate more than two people on the internet at the same time.
To learn more or to submit an interest form, visit the UNLV Cox Cares website.

Student Requests for Remote Learning for Fall 2021

Most classes for fall 2021 semester are planned for in-person instruction. In preparation for a safe transition back, UNLV has implemented mitigation strategies to reduce the spread of COVID-19 on our campuses.

The Nevada System of Higher Education is awaiting authorization from the State Board of Health for a COVID-19 vaccination requirement for students.

We urge students to do their part to ensure a safe return to campus and prepare for this potential requirement by getting vaccinated at the Student Health Center, a Southern Nevada Health District site, or other locations in their communities.

To protect vulnerable students and faculty, we have allowed for additional courses to switch to remote delivery. We expect the changes will be complete on or about Aug. 18.

If one of your in-person classes changes to remote instruction, you will be notified via RebelMail by the department that offers the class. Classes that switch to remote, synchronous instruction (i.e., class meets virtually at the scheduled time) will NOT incur the distance education fee. Please check MyUNLV for changes.

We believe that the shift of some class sections to remote instruction will meet the needs of most students who requested remote learning. For this reason, we are not accepting or approving individual remote learning requests at this time, with the exception of students who have documented disabilities.

If you are a student with a documented disability that specifically impacts your ability to be in public places, such as the UNLV campus, you may qualify for accommodations from the Disability Resource Center (DRC).

  1. If you are registered with the DRC, please contact your assigned disability specialist by email to make an appointment to discuss your options.

  2. If you are not registered with the DRC, please complete an application. Once you have completed the application, a member of their staff will contact you to obtain medical documentation.

Health

Get Vaccinated

All students are advised to get their COVID-19 vaccine shots as soon as possible. Appointments are available at the Student Health Center.


Report a COVID-19 Case

Individuals who test positive for COVID-19 can help stop the spread by completing the online reporting form and taking other steps.


Campus Health Requirements

All students, faculty, instructors, staff, and visitors must adhere to university health requirements.

COVID-19 Assessment Tools

Students are encouraged to use the COVID-19 Assessment Tools within the RebelSAFE app daily to assess their health and identify symptoms. The app continues to be updated with the latest emergency information and can be used to summon help in the event of an emergency.

Returning Safely to Campus Training

Academics

UNLV continues to closely monitor state and local mandates related to public health to prevent the spread of the virus. Adjustments may be made to course delivery based on this evolving situation.

Academic Success Center

Academic Success Center (ASC) Tutoring, Engineering Tutoring, Supplemental Instruction and Academic Success Coaching are fully available through remote delivery.

Instructions

Instructions and links to our online platforms are available on our program pages:

Video Tutorials

Video tutorials on how users can access the virtual Supplemental Instruction (SI) and tutoring options through the website are also available. Closed captioning on the tutoring video is visible through the automatically generated CC option; SI video has text embedded in the video.

Calendars and Schedules

View academic calendars, term calendars, final exam schedules, and observed holidays.

Courses

UNLV has implemented requirements to reduce on-campus density by moving many courses to online or remote instruction. UNLV will keep you informed of any further changes to instruction. Review your schedule in MyUNLV.

If you have questions ​or want to make adjustments to your schedule, contact your academic advisor. Graduate students should contact their graduate coordinator.

Graduate Studies

Learn more about temporary accommodations and special services available due to COVID-19.

Internships/Experiential Learning and Volunteerism

During the current COVID-19 pandemic, student safety is paramount in internships and other experiential learning opportunities, such as practicums, field work, clinical experiences, and service-learning.

Research

Reserved Study Rooms and Computer Labs

UNLV has designated spaces available to students who wish to study, use computer labs and/or participate in remote courses on-campus.

Finance

Financial Aid

UNLV’s Office of Financial Aid & Scholarships remains open to assist students remotely via the Self-Service Help Center. The office currently is offering limited in-person services and  students are encouraged to continue using the online service portal when possible.

Tuition & Fees

The Cashiering and Student Accounts physical office is now OPEN with reduced staffing levels Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. PST. Please use the CashieringQ to join our line. Please remember to wear a mask when entering the office.

CARES Act

UNLV has used, and intends to use, no less than 50 percent of the funds received under Section 18004(a)(1) of the CARES Act to provide Emergency Financial Aid Grants to students.

Health, Wellness , and Safety

Safety and Emergency

University Police Services continues to operate 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Non-emergency minor reports should be filed online. Non-essential services, such as fingerprinting, notary, and lost-and-found have been suspended. In an emergency, students should continue to call 911. Non-emergency dispatch can be reached via 311 or 702-895-3668.

Student Wellness

UNLV Student Health Center (SHC), Student Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS), the Faculty and Staff Treatment (FAST) Center, and Student Wellness Laboratory are offering telehealth visits (services available by phone) until further notice.

Face Coverings and Masks

UNLV and its sister Nevada System of Higher Education institutions have mandated students, faculty, staff, and visitors wear face coverings and masks to stop the spread of COVID-19. Such preventive practices reduce transmission of airborne respiratory illnesses.

Face Coverings and Masks

Services

Learn more about services available to campus.

Events, Activities, Clubs

UNLV continues to follow guidelines on public gatherings, and have adapted many of our events and programming to continue virtually.

Parking

Parking and Transportation Services will enforce parking in all areas on campus.

RebelCard

The RebelCard office is now open. You can also join the virtual line.

Registered Student Organizations

Registered Student Organizations (RSOs) continues to offer programming consistent with health and safety best practices.

Software and Technology Resources

The Office of Information Technology continues to offer its services to students, no matter where you are learning this semester. OIT has launched a few new services, which are listed below:

  • RebelApps, a virtual computer labs service, allows students to access 40+ specialized software at no cost - on any device, anytime, anywhere.
  • Free or discounted software titles are available for students.
  • The IT Help Desk remains available for technical assistance between 8 a.m. and 8 p.m. daily, including weekends. Submit a help request online, email ithelp@unlv.edu, call 702-895-0777,  or ask Scarlet the chatbot for assistance.

International Students

Student International Travel

For student international travel information, please contact Gregory Stephany at gregory.stephany@unlv.eduinternational.programs@unlv.edu, or 702-895-3896.

International Students and Scholars

UNLV’s Office of International Students and Scholars is here to assist international students and scholars. For information related to international students and scholars, please contact Ross Bryant at ross.bryant@unlv.edu or 702-774-6477.