The fall semester at UNLV begins Aug. 29. The following events are a snapshot of activities for new and returning students. For a complete listing of events visit the UNLV calendar. Visit campus map page for additional location details.
New Student Welcome & President's BBQ
- When: Friday, Aug. 26, from noon to 2 p.m.
- Location: Alumni Amphitheater near UNLV Student Union
- Details: UNLV President Neal Smatresk will officially welcome new students and their parents to the university during a campus BBQ.
UNLV Fall Semester Begins
- When: Monday, Aug. 29 at 8 a.m.
- Details: Throughout the day, UNLV staff will run "ask me" booths to answer students' questions. The booths will be located at the Student Union Pida Plaza, the Student Recreation and Wellness Center, Tam Alumni Center, Lied Library and the Alta Ham Fine Arts building.
- When: Thursday, Sept. 1, 5 to 9 p.m.
- Location: North Field (east of the UNLV Student Union, near the Lied Library)
- Details: An annual tradition featuring fireworks and the formation of a giant illuminated "UNLV" created by hundreds of UNLV students and alumni with flashlights.
UNLV Rebel Football Home Opener vs. University of Hawaii
- When: Saturday, Sept. 17, 7 p.m.
- Location: Sam Boyd Stadium
- Description: Join UNLV head football coach Bobby Hauck and the Rebel football team for the first home game of the season.
UNLV State of the University Speech
- When: Thursday, Sept. 22, 10 to 11: 30 a.m.
- Location: UNLV Artemus Ham Hall
- Details: UNLV President Neal Smatresk will provide an update on the university.