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UNLV Hospitality

New Name, New Home, New Era

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Fifty years ago, a visionary named Jerry Vallen embarked on a grand adventure to help a fledgling “hotel” department at a little-known university in the desert get off the ground. Thanks to Vallen's groundwork, the Harrah College of Hospitality blossomed over the next five decades into UNLV’s flagship program and one of the top-ranked hospitality colleges in the world. And with the college's new state-of-the art academic building Hospitality Hall opening in spring 2018, 50 never looked so good!

Learn about our 50th anniversary Check out Hospitality Hall

Located in the heart of the hotel, gaming and tourism industries, UNLV’s William F. Harrah College of Hospitality is uniquely positioned to offer students the real-world skills they need to succeed in the dynamic field of hospitality.

What's Happening

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Jul. 23, 2018

IGI reports offered analysis for officials, business leaders on gaming regulation and ways to balance growing tourism market while minimizing social costs.

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Jul. 6, 2018

Take the journey into career possibilities with the local high school students at this summer’s Young Executive Scholars Hospitality and Tourism Program. [Photo Essay]

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Jun. 27, 2018

Donors step up to support UNLV programs that serve the community in the aftermath of October 1 shooting.

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Jun. 15, 2018

Local students get hands-on experience in the hospitality industry through the Young Executive Scholars program. Bonus: A preview of TEDxUNLV.

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Jun. 14, 2018

From magic and witchcraft to building robots using Legos, these wild courses can put swordfighters in training and future presidents ready to deal with environmental catastrophe.

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