From President Whitfield: Student updates on in-person services, vaccinations, and summer and fall courses

Mar. 29, 2021

Dear Students,

The last year has been full of challenges and it feels like a significant triumph to be planning for a return to some normalcy. We’re actively engaged in planning our in-person commencement ceremonies in May and for predominantly in-person classes this fall.   

Getting your COVID-19 vaccine is an incredibly important step each of us can take to help return to the traditional in-person experience we all long for. Beginning April 5, everyone 18 years and older will be eligible to make vaccination appointments on UNLV’s campus. We’ve worked very hard to make getting your vaccine convenient, with free parking in front of the Student Union and an average of one hour from arrival to departure. Register online now – and invite your family members to register too.

As our faculty and staff prepare for the fall semester, UNLV will resume in-person services on our campuses beginning July 1. Our residence halls, dining, Student Recreation and Wellness Center, libraries and other facilities will remain open, but may have more limited hours until the fall. 

We will continue to follow public health guidelines and remain vigilant against the spread of COVID-19. Consistent with state mandates, everyone on UNLV’s campuses must continue to wear masks, social distance, and follow all CDC guidelines and state directives.

I look forward to welcoming you back to campus for in-person instruction this fall. The heartbeat of a university is its student body and the energy and vibrancy you bring to campus cannot be replicated. Thank you for your patience, flexibility, and resiliency – and most importantly – thanks for keeping yourself and each other safe. I am so proud of all of you. 

Warm regards,

Keith E. Whitfield, Ph.D.