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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

A collage of photos showing a group of 20 students smiling at the camera as well as empty rows of seats in a theatre with a multimedia production on stage.
Jun. 15, 2018

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

Two students practice swordfighting
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.

Children and a college student plant seeds
Jun. 13, 2018

115 UNLV volunteers fan out across the city to help community nonprofits.

Portrait Valerie Holsinger
Jun. 11, 2018

Valerie Holsinger is so taken with the human resources field that she says she can't imagine a different career choice.

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Jun. 6, 2018

Thirty-eight faculty will receive a combined $332,270 in seed funding for their research, scholarship, and creative activity.

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  • Professor, Hotel Administration
  • Assistant Professor, Hotel Administration
  • Assistant Professor of Hospitality Organization Behavior

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