UNLV to Host National TRIO/GEAR UP Day Celebration on February 23, 2019

TRIO/GEAR UP Day 2018 Honorees and Achievers

Jan. 31, 2019

UNLV Hosts Recognition Event Feb. 23 To Mark National Trio/Gear Up Day

Federally funded programs support students from disadvantaged backgrounds in their pursuit of college degree


UNLV will mark national TRIO/GEAR UP Day with a celebration to honor the successes of current and former program participants.


Saturday, February 23, 2019, at 4:30 p.m.


Rio All-Suites Hotel & Casino, Pavilion Ballroom

3700 W. Flamingo Road, Las Vegas


The Center for Academic Enrichment and Outreach at UNLV coordinates the largest suite of federally funded TRIO, Title III AANAPISI, NSF LSAMP and GEAR UP programs in the nation. The programs help first generation and low-income middle and high school students, college students and adults with academic counseling and tutoring, personal counseling, mentoring and financial guidance to help them succeed and ultimately complete college.

Event attendees will include students and staff from area middle schools, high schools and colleges who participate in the TRIO, Title III AANAPISI, NSF LSAMP and GEAR UP programs. Congressional representatives and other elected officials, NSHE regents, university administrators and Clark County School District administrators, counselors, and teachers are also expected to be in attendance.

Close to 26,000 local students are served by 26 federally funded UNLV TRIO, Title III AANAPISI, NSF LSAMP and GEAR UP programs. Learn more at caeo.unlv.edu/about-us/trio-gearup-day.