Info for Students

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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.

Health

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.

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On-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.

Nevada’s Department of Health and Human Services now offers COVID Trace, a digital contact tracing app designed to slow the spread of COVID-19. The free app is a Bluetooth-based exposure notification system that notifies users of nearby cases while protecting personally identifiable information. Read more about COVID Trace.

Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory Grading for Fall 2020 and Spring 2021

NSHE has authorized UNLV to provide the option for Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory (S/U) grading for fall 2020 and spring 2021.

We recognize that the ongoing pandemic has brought challenges and dramatic changes to the way we teach and learn. It has impacted nearly every aspect of our lives. We also recognize your persistence in face of adversity, and we are deeply committed to doing all we can to support you in achieving your academic goals.

Below, please find important information and updates on the S/U grading process:

  • Boyd School of Law, UNLV School of Medicine, School of Dental Medicine and School of Nursing have established their own procedures for 2020-2021 grades. Law, medical, dental and nursing students should consult with their respective deans’ offices.
  • Forms to request a change in grading basis to S/U will be available in the UNLV Self-Service Center for undergraduate students and in the Grad Rebel Gateway for graduate students. See the table below for dates when the form will become available and submission deadlines. Log in to the UNLV Self-Service Center to learn more about how to complete the form, and which factors to consider when deciding whether to request S/U grading, or visit academic advising FAQ or the Graduate College COVID-19 Updates page.
Submission Dates for S/U Grading Requests for Fall 2020 and Spring 2021
Term Final Grades Due S/U Request Form Opens Deadline to Submit S/U Request Form
Fall 2020 Tuesday, Dec. 15, 2020 Wednesday, Dec. 16, 2020 Thursday, December 31, 2020 (5:00 pm PST) for undergraduates. Tuesday, Jan. 12, 2021 (5:00 pm PST) for graduate students
Spring 2021 Tuesday, May 18, 2021 Wednesday, May 19, 2021 Tuesday, June 8, 2021 (5:00 pm PST)
  • Forms will only be accepted after final grades post in MyUNLV. It is important that you check your final grades, so you are aware of the letter grades you may choose to replace.
  • The S/U grading request form includes several statements to advise you of the potential impacts of S and U grades on your academic progress, financial aid, and GPA. You must acknowledge that you have read and understand each of these statements before you submit the form.
  • If you request a change to S/U grading for any of your courses, the Office of the Registrar will make changes according to the following equivalencies: 
    • S = “D-” or better for undergraduate students
    • S = “B-” or better for graduate students
    • U = “F” for undergraduate students
    • U = “C+” or lower for graduate students
  • “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 courses, only those for which you keep letter grades will be included in your semester 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. Information about S/U grades and Millennium Scholarship eligibility can be found in 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 courses. These courses will be listed on the S/U request form.

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.

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.

Facilities

Get the latest information on university operations.

Athletics

Visit UNLV Athletics for the latest on football, basketball, soccer and more.

Bookstore

The bookstore is open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday and 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday.

Campus Recreation

Campus Recreation currently is offering limited services and access.

Dining

Dining has reopened with limited services for the fall semester.

Housing: First-Year and Traditional Residence Hall Living

Housing and Residential Life has taken steps to enhance safety and to establish best practices in response to any COVID-19 illness that could affect the on-campus community. Enhanced cleaning practices and policy changes are outlined here.

Housing: Upper-Class, Apartment Style Living

The Degree and Legacy LV’s offices are currently open by appointment only. For all current residents please utilize the appointment scheduler in your resident portal. For prospects please feel free to schedule a tour by phone, email, or by using our appointment scheduler. University-affiliated housing partners operate under separate lease requirements from UNLV.

Designated 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.

Student Union

The UNLV Student Union is open from 7:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday. A UNLV or NSHE ID card may be required for entry.

University Libraries

Lied Library is open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. The Architecture Studies Library, Music Library, and Teacher Development and Resources Library reopen on Aug. 24. The Health Sciences Library remains accessible to UNLV students, faculty, and staff on the Shadow Lane campus. Users will be required to show Nevada System of Higher Education-issued identification for admission, and masks must also be worn at all times. No food or drinks will be allowed in the Libraries.

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 continue to enforce reserved and handicapped spaces, fire lanes, and no parking areas. Full parking enforcement will resume on Monday, Aug. 24. Parking permits for the fall semester and academic year are available for purchase online.

RebelCard

The RebelCard office is now open by virtual line or appointment only. Hours of operation and instructions for joining the line can be found on the RebelCard webpage.

Registered Student Organizations

Registered Student Organizations (RSOs) will continue to offer programming consistent with health and safety best practices. Registration for fall 2020 student organizations will be entirely online. Funding will be distributed via remote means.

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.
  • Students can also install the software on their own devices. A list of temporary software licensing is available online.
  • 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, or call 702-895-0777 for assistance.
  • UNLV offers subsidies for internet service to students who do not have home internet access. These subsidies enhance savings through a new partnership with Cox Communications, which is offering students discounted rates for home internet access through the Cox Cares program.

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.

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