Coronavirus Update

For Students

As the spring semester gets underway, the College is first and foremost interested in the safety and health of all our students, faculty and staff. Therefore, any operations which can be done remotely will continue to be. But that doesn’t mean that you can’t get your questions answered, or the help you need, whether it be Advising help, tutoring assistance, or resume work. Please see the options below to find out more on how those activities will continue to take place during fall.

We are here to support you and do everything we can to make sure you have the resources, information, and ability to complete your coursework this semester.

We will continue to make additions and update information on this page as the situation demands.

Remote Engineering Advising Available

The Engineering Academic Advising Center is here to assist you in any way we can and will continue to be available for email and phone advising appointments for current UNLV and College of Engineering students during this time. Please reach out to your assigned advisor for questions you may have. We may not have all the answers as the situation is changing rapidly, but we will get you answers as soon as we have them.

See Advising Center Opening FAQ’s for quick answers to most commonly asked questions.

The Advising Center staff will be working virtually Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. You can email your advisor regarding course recommendations or questions you may have. Please give the advisors 3 to 5 business days to respond as the demand may be very high over the next few weeks.

Any paperwork such as prerequisite waivers, petitions, advanced standing or VA forms can be emailed to the advising center email address for processing. Processing will be done within 3 to 5 business days. If needed, prerequisite waivers and other forms can be found here. If you need instructor and Department Chair approval for a prerequisite waiver, approval emails will be accepted from the instructor and Department Chair attached to the waiver form.

Please see the Engineering Academic Advising page for general information.

Computer Labs / Software Access

TBE-A311 Computer Lab Access

Currently, for the spring semester, the computer lab in TBE-A311 is scheduled to be open Monday-Friday from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m., and Saturday-Sunday from 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Due to social distancing requirements, the lab will be running at half capacity as far as how many students can be in it at the same time. Please see this page for further information.

However, UNLV does have additional options for accessing needed software when off campus (see below) including RebelApps virtual software, and downloadable versions for students.

RebelApps Virtual Computer Labs

This service allows students to connect to a virtual desktop in a computer lab to access 40+ software titles from their own device. Students can interact with the desktop as if the data and programs were stored on their home computer. Software titles include some of the most often used engineering programs such as AutoCAD, Solidworks and MATLAB.

Visit the RebelApps web page for more information and to get started.

AutoCAD Educational Version

AutoCAD’s Educational version (AutoCAD, Inventor, Maya, Revit, 3DS MAX, and TINKERCAD) is free to install on personal systems for students, faculty and staff, using your university email, through this link.

Information can also be found on the AutoDesk Main Page.

SolidWorks for ME Students

SolidWorks is available to current UNLV Mechanical Engineering students in direct support of coursework. It is free to install on personal systems for faculty and students with justified need.

Use this link to complete the steps to obtain a student-use version of SolidWorks.

Graduate Student Research Work

The Graduate College has a lot of helpful, general information regarding studying and working during COVID-19 for all graduate students, including Graduate Teaching Assistants and Graduate Research Assistants.

In addition, the College of Engineering has created a COVID-19 Safety Guidelines for Students, Staff and Faculty which also includes important information for GAs.

Engineering Tutoring

The physical tutoring lab locations of the Academic Success Center (ASC) will not be utilized until further notice. This includes the Engineering Tutoring Center, which will continue operations using a fully online-delivery model to support our students.

Please visit the ASC web page for how to access your virtual tutoring location.

Engineering Career Services

For the fall semester, some of the operations of Engineering Career Services are changing to ensure the safety and health of our students, faculty and staff – but we are still here to serve you. For full information, visit the Engineering Career Services web page. You can also review this FAQ for quick answers to some commonly asked questions.

Student Workers – Employment Verification

If you are employed by UNLV and need an Employment Verification form completed for Medicaid or other state assistance, you can fax forms to 702-895-1545 or scan and email the forms to

Online Learning Tips & Resources

We know that the sudden shift to online learning can be challenging.

Below are some resources to help.

For the Public

The safety of our employees, students and visitors is of the upmost importance to the College. The College is following all UNLV and CDC guidelines and requirements.

Drop-in visits are not recommended. Please contact the office or individual you wish to see in advance to schedule a meeting and refer to this important Visitor Information Sheet prior to coming to campus.

For complete safety protocols during the COVID-19 pandemic, please see UNLV’s Visitor Guidelines.

For Faculty & Staff

The College of Engineering Re-Opening Implementation Committee has worked diligently to develop policies and procedures to help faculty, staff and students return to campus safely. Below are those key documents for reference:

Coronavirus News and Resources

The College is committed to the well-being of our students, faculty and staff. We will continue to monitor the rapidly-evolving situation and make updates to this page as needed. We encourage all UNLV students to keep your communities safe and practice social distancing.

For most up-to-date university-wide information about COVID-19, please refer to UNLV’s COVID-19 web page.

Please send questions to

For the most up-to-date information about COVID-19, and a list of helpful resources, see Resources for UNLV During COVID-19.