Situated just blocks away from the world’s greatest hospitality laboratory—the Las Vegas Strip—the Harrah College of Hospitality enjoys unparalleled access to the hotels and resorts that are shaping the industry. Consistently ranked among the top five hospitality programs in the world, the college provides students with the theoretical and practical foundation they need to succeed in the competitive hospitality field. Our faculty members are internationally-renowned, and our alumni consist of some of the most influential leaders in the industry, with graduates overseeing major hotel brands, popular restaurants and event firms, and Fortune 500 companies.

William F. Harrah, right, and Martin Stern Jr. stand at the construction site of a new tower for Harrah's Lake Tahoe in November 1972. (UNLV Special Collections)

Meet the College of Hospitality, née Hotel Administration

New name reflects changes in the industry, but continues to honor namesake William F. Harrah.

College Highlights

It is our goal at the Harrah College of Hospitality to immerse our students in the art, science, and business of hospitality. Students may take a “generalist” approach—emphasizing a cross-section of skills—or pursue a more specific concentration in Gaming Management, Meeting & Events Management, Restaurant Management, or PGA Golf Management (one of only 18 accredited university programs in the nation).

Above all, we at the college believe that partnering with industry is key to our students’ success. Each year the college organizes nearly 600 internships, welcomes more than 100 national hospitality brands for recruitment events, and pairs an average of 175 industry mentors with students. These crucial relationships help build careers.

Hospitality Hall

Harrah College of Hospitality students study, collaborate, and train in the ultra-modern 93,500 square-foot Hospitality Hall, located in the center of the UNLV campus. Completed in spring 2018, Hospitality Hall showcases a number of unique amenities, including an executive kitchen, interactive classrooms, a student-run café, a Center for Professional Golf Management, and special event spaces with sweeping views of the famous Las Vegas Strip. Learn more about the Hospitality Hall.

International Advisory Board

The international advisory board meets twice a year and is made up of outstanding hospitality leaders representing diverse aspects of the hospitality and tourism industry. Serving as volunteers, board members provide valuable insight and guidance to the dean. View the member list.

Faculty/Staff Directory

View our faculty/staff directory.