Message from Dean Ulmer Regarding Las Vegas Strip Shooting

Oct. 2, 2017



Dear Greenspun College of Urban Affairs Family,

We are saddened by the tragic events that occurred last night on the Las Vegas Strip. Our thoughts are with the families, survivors, and victims of this unspeakable act of violence.

Las Vegas is a resilient city with a strong community spirit. In times like this, we must all come together to help support the families grieving, the survivors, and assist the victims of this tragedy and support each other.

The Greenspun College of Urban Affairs is open and classes will be held. Please feel free to contact me if you need anything at Please see below for support resources offered at UNLV during this difficult time.


Robert R. Ulmer,

Dean of the UNLV Greenspun College of Urban Affairs

Monday, October 2, 2017

UNLV Candle Vigil

Student Union Courtyard 7 p.m.

On the Student Union Courtyard there will be a UNLV Candle Vigil starting at 7 p.m. At 7:08 p.m. there will be a moment of silence, exactly 21 hours after the first shot was fired. Following the conclusion of the moment of silence, all those in attendance can move to the Free Speech Zone (outside the Lied Library) to reflect with the city. There will be speeches from Students Leaders including UNLV Student Body President Christopher Roys, RHA President Robert Evans as well as any speeches, poetry, and songs from Registered Student Organization Student Leaders.

For questions or concerns, contact:

CSUN Student Government


Student Counseling Resources

Student Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) is available to any member of the campus community and provides a variety of confidential services such as individual, couple, and group counseling. Students are encouraged to call the CAPS office to schedule an initial appointment.

An on-call counselor is available during open hours to see students who have an immediate need and to consult with faculty and staff. For more information call (702) 895-3627 or visit the Student Counseling and Psychological Services website.

Faculty and Staff Counseling Resources

Counseling and support services are available to faculty and staff through the Employee Assistance Program (EAP). EAP is a confidential assessment and referral program to help individuals with personal and work-related issues. Consultants are available 24 hours-a-day, every day, all year long. For more information call 877-234-5151 or visit the Employee Assistance page ( 

The UNLV Center For Individual, Couples and Family Counseling is available to help the campus and Southern Nevada Community. Please visit the center’s website,, or call 702-895-3106.

Campus community members, we encourage you to make sure your contact information is up to date for UNLV Police Services’ Emergency Notification System. Please visit the UNLV Police Services website for more information on this process:

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