New Graduate Student Orientation


Aug. 23, 2019 (All day)

Office/Remote Location

Various locations on campus
Three college students.


All new graduate students are required to attend Orientation on Friday, August 23, 2019. Please see below for the tentative schedule. In addition, check out Welcome Week's exciting events!

UNLV Creates

Time: 9 a.m.–10:30 a.m. (doors open at 8 a.m.)
Location: Thomas and Mack Center
Scholarship Giveaway: The Graduate College will give away two $500 access scholarships to newly admitted students who RSVP and attend Creates. Two names will be drawn from the list of RSVPs. Recipients must be present to win, must enroll in six graduate credits in both the Fall 2019 and Spring 2020 semesters, and must have completed a FAFSA.

For issues with obtaining a ticket, you can contact UNLV tickets at or call them at 702.739.FANS (3267).

Grad Rebel Time

  • Student Recreation & Wellness Center Tour

    10:45 a.m. & 11:45 a.m. | Please reserve your spot.

  • Lied Library Tour

    11 a.m. & 11:30 a.m. | Please reserve your spot

  • Meet your GPSA Executive Board, learn about how to get involved | Donuts and Coffee will be served.

    10:30 a.m.–11:15 a.m. (Lied Library, Room 2141)

  • New Graduate Assistant Orientation (mandatory for all new Graduate Assistants and recommended for returning Graduate Assistants. Look for an email from the UNLV Graduate College to RSVP).

    11:30 a.m-1:00 p.m. (SU Ballroom)
    University Resource Fair, 11:30am to 2pm, Student Union

  • Welcome BBQ

    11:30 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. in East Mall (with activities in Pida Plaza).

  • Multicultural Mixer

    12 - 2 p.m. in Student Union Courtyard.

    More info

  • Get Your Rebelcard

    All Day

    You will need to get your Rebelcard student ID to access important resources including the UNLV Library's online resources. On Friday, August 23, 2019, the Rebelcard office will be open from 10 a.m.–3 p.m. If you would like to get your Rebelcard on another day, please check their website for hours of operation before heading to campus, as Rebelcard office hours vary.

  • Dude, Where's My Class?

    12:30pm to 2pm
    East Mall

    Not sure where your classes are located for your first week of school? Don't stress- our knowledgeable Orientation Leaders are here to help!

    More info

  • University Resource Fair

    11:30am to 2pm
    Student Union

    More info

  • Welcome Day T-Shirt Swap

    11:30 to 2 p.m.
    East Mall

    More info

  • On Campus Student Employment Job Fair

    1:30 to 3:30 p.m.
    Richard Tam Alumni Center

    More info

  • REB Outdoor Movie Night

    7pm to 10:30pm
    SRWC Lawn

    More info


Time: 2 p.m.-4 p.m. (check-in begins at 1:30 p.m.)
Location: Student Union Ballroom

The Student Information Session will provide new students with important information to ease the transition into graduate study at UNLV. Graduate College staff will discuss policies and procedures and address issues and concerns that new graduate students may face. Look for an email from the UNLV Graduate College to RSVP. 

Welcome Mixer

Time: 4 p.m.–6 p.m.
Location: Valerie Pida Plaza

To welcome new students and welcome back other members of the graduate community, we are holding the Welcome Mixer/Social in the East Mall. The event is a great opportunity for new and current graduate and professional students, UNLV graduate coordinators, UNLV Graduate College team members, and Graduate & Professional Student Association (GPSA) representatives to celebrate the start of a new academic year together. Families are welcome. Food and refreshments will be provided. Log in to the Grad Rebel Gateway to RSVP. 

Admission Information

This event is open to all new graduate students.

Contact Information

Grad Rebel

External Sponsor

Graduate College, GPSA, Welcome Weeks