Coronavirus (COVID-19) Updates

Jun. 26, 2020

For up-to-date UNLV COVID-19 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. Students who meet the criteria for and apply to graduate in Spring 2020 will still graduate and receive their degree as usual by mail.

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. All summer courses scheduled for Session 1 and 2 will also be held remotely. 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.

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.

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.

University Fees Updates

The Board of Regents voted April 7 to temporarily suspend provisions related to delinquent accounts for students facing financial hardships. Students on tuition payment plans may delay payments until Sept. 30 without penalty. Students with a balance due can also register for summer and fall terms and receive transcripts and other academic records, including grades, diplomas, and certificates.

UNLV Parking and Transportation Services is prorating refunds for all individuals who return their parking permit to the department. 

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.

The UNLV pharmacy is open for in-person services The pharmacy is currently open for in-person services Monday-Thursday 8 a.m.-5 p.m. and Friday 9a.m.-5 p.m. (closed for lunch from 1 to 2 p.m.). Telephone services are also available by calling 702-895-0278.

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. 

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.