First-Year Students

Congratulations on your acceptance and welcome to UNLV!

You’ve been admitted, now it’s time to make your living arrangements. Students living on campus at UNLV:

  • Live independently in a supportive community environment
  • Focus on the important things, including studying and enjoying campus life, instead of commuting in Las Vegas traffic and paying bills
  • Have access to great programs, campus organizations, and events
  • Don’t have to deal with utility bills or grocery shopping
  • Have great food options without having to do the dishes

National studies have also shown that students that live on campus earn better grades, make more friends, adjust to college sooner, and are more likely to graduate on time.

Learn more about the first-year, on-campus housing requirement.

Clark County Residents

Are you from Clark County? You also qualify for on-campus housing.

Many students from the local area also choose to live on campus. Students graduating high school in Clark County can apply for a Clark County Housing Scholarship to use toward the cost of campus living. Clark County freshmen who qualify are awarded $2,000 and may be eligible for another $3,000 toward their on-campus housing costs in their sophomore year.

Dayton First-Year Living Experience

The Dayton First-Year Community is an environment designed to help first-year students succeed at UNLV. Programs in this residence hall focus on providing support to traditional first-year students in their adjustment to collegiate life.

In addition to providing a strong social network with other first-year students, Dayton residents receive special attention in areas such as academic preparedness and success strategies, getting involved, academic support resources, additional faculty interaction, working through interpersonal relationships, and other transition concerns. In partnership with UNLV’s Academic Success Center, Dayton offers the opportunity to receive academic coaching or mentoring, increased interaction with faculty members, in-hall academic advising, and free tutoring sessions within the community.