Students in a tug-of-war

The Back Story: Howdy Dances and Rebel Roasts

Fall events gathered UNLV's first students for fun on the shores of Lake Mead and formal dances in the old gymnasium.

You Might Also Like

UNLV History | October 29, 2020
The winner of the annual rivalry game between Nevada's two universities gets one of college football's most memorable trophies.
A look back at UNLV's earliest Homecoming events.
UNLV History | October 15, 2020
A look back at UNLV's earliest Homecoming events.
Jerry Vallen
UNLV History | August 3, 2020
In a 2017 interview, Jerry Vallen, founding dean of the Hospitality College, looked back at the early days of the school.