Coronavirus (COVID-19) Updates

Apr. 7, 2020

For up-to-date UNLV COVID-19 university-wide info, visit unlv.edu/coronavirus

College Note

We know the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak has created unusual circumstances and uncertainty for everyone, but the college is still here for you.

As we operate remotely, here is a list of emails you can reach us with questions or concerns:

University & College Events

UNLV is extending its advisory for cancellation or postponement of events held on its campuses through May 31. Due to this advisory, the Hospitality College's 2020 Vallen Dinner of Distinction and Evolution Las Vegas (formerly known as UNLVino) have been postponed until further notice. 

The university's 2020 spring commencement ceremonies are also postponed. A date for commencement has not been set.

UNLV Status

The health and well-being of every member of the UNLV community is our top priority. We continue to follow guidance from federal and local health officials, the governor’s office, and the Nevada System of Higher Education.

This is a fluid situation, and we continue to review and adapt our planning and strategies as more is learned every day. We thank everyone for their continued patience and flexibility.

Campus Operations

UNLV will transition to remote/virtual instruction beginning Monday, March 23 through the end of spring semester. Students who need assistance with virtual instruction can visit unlv.edu/coronavirus/students.

While UNLV campuses will remain open with limited essential services offered, UNLV has instructed all employees who can work remotely to do so.

Students living in the residence halls have been asked, if they’re able to do so and have other housing options, to move out by 5 p.m. March 21.

UNLV’s Lynn Bennett Early Childhood Education Center, the Student Union, Lied Library, and Student Recreation Center are temporarily closed.

Dining services will continue with modified operations, and University Police Services will maintain operations.

UNLV’s computer lab in TBE 311 will be open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday for students who do not have access to computers. The hours may be adjusted based on usage, and additional computer labs may be added as needed to ensure appropriate social spacing.

The transition to remote instruction and work can result in unexpected impacts and complications for every member of our university community, and we encourage patience, flexibility, and support for each other during this challenging time.

General Travel Restrictions for UNLV Community

All non-essential domestic and international business travel is suspended for faculty and staff.

Those planning personal travel internationally should be aware they may face unpredictable circumstances, travel restrictions, challenges returning home or accessing healthcare while abroad. Individuals are urged to check travel advisories issued by the U.S. State Department and the CDC before and during travel.

Any travel could result in restrictions upon return, up to and including self-quarantine, based on recommendations by health officials.

UNLV Health Centers

Beginning on March 24, the SHC, CAPS and FAST Center will provide tele-health and have phone triage available from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday. Students can call 702-895-3370 (SHC) or 702-895-3627 (CAPS), and faculty and staff can call 702-895-0630 (FAST Center). Patients who need in-person or after-hours care can visit the Health Center After Hours Care page for more resources, which include urgent care facilities and emergency rooms near the main UNLV campus.

Due to limited staffing resulting from quarantine measures, the Student Wellness Pharmacy will not open on Tuesdays and Fridays until at least April 8. The UNLV pharmacist will be available by phone at 702-895-0278 and can transfer prescriptions that need to be refilled before April 8 to a pharmacy of choice for students, faculty and staff. 

We’re also encouraging everyone to practice good common-sense hygiene, stay home if they’re ill, and stay up to date on recommendations from the CDC and the Southern Nevada Health District.

Following the lead of Gov. Sisolak and the Nevada System of Higher Education, UNLV encourages every member of the UNLV community who is able to #StayHomeforNevada.

TAO online mental health and wellness resource

In recognition of COVID-19 and the related disruptions it may have on the emotional wellbeing of the campus community, Student Counseling & Psychological Services (CAPS) is pleased to announce that a free self-help library is now available to UNLV students, faculty, and staff.  

TAO is an online library of engaging, interactive resources to help manage anxiety, depression and other common concerns. In TAO self-help, you can watch short videos and complete skill building exercises. TAO can help you quickly learn new skills that have a lasting impact.