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Housing & Residential Life News

Residential Life provides the opportunity to expand and enhance university resources for the traditional "campus experience" students look forward to.

Current Housing & Residential Life News

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Campus News | June 28, 2019

New gender-inclusive housing among the themed communities UNLV offers students in its residence halls.

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Campus News | January 23, 2019

The themed residence hall floor, named for the county's first black landholder, offers students a place to explore African American identity.

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People | September 28, 2018

UNLV students and staff share their heartache and hope as the Oct. 1 shooting anniversary approaches.

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Campus News | September 21, 2018

A spirited week on campus as sororities welcomed new members and students ran together during the sixth annual Undie Run.

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Campus News | January 12, 2018

Simple tips to avoid the crowds during the busy start of the spring 2018 semester at UNLV.

UNLV Dining Commons cashier Minnie Epps smiles.
People | October 11, 2017

Longtime employee Minnie Epps named to Aramark's prestigious 2017 Ring of Stars.

Housing & Residential Life In The News

Las Vegas Review Journal
August 3, 2018

Angelyn Tabalba has a long list of titles after her name. She’s a radio host who gives listeners lessons about Hawaiian history on her show “The Little Grass Shack.” She works with the Asian Community Development Council, doing outreach on UNLV’s campus. She’s an officer for the Residence Hall Association, a rising senior at UNLV studying journalism and criminal justice, and an aspiring graduate student. All commitments that have been made easier because she has lived on campus.

KTNV-TV: ABC 13
September 14, 2017

UNLV is trying something new this semester in the name of inclusion, and it's working better than anyone had hoped. School officials say an LGBTQ-friendly residence hall on campus has been so popular it has a waiting list.

Las Vegas Weekly
September 7, 2017

For the first time in UNLV’s history, students living in the residence halls for the 2017-2018 fall semester had the option to sign up for a LGBTQ-themed floor. Named Stonewall Suites after the Stonewall Riots of 1969, the hall was the brainchild of resident assistant Sawyer Spackman, who spent last semester working up a proposal, with help from Residential Life Coordinator Andrew Lignelli. The floor is UNLV’s first gender-inclusive living environment, meaning those residents “may have roommates of a different gender than themselves,” Lignelli says. All 36 residencies are currently filled—another first for UNLV’s special-interest housing halls—and there’s currently a waiting list in case rooms become available. Lignelli says having Stonewall as an option has been especially positive for non-binary and trans students. “Housing placements can cause a lot of stress, so for these students it’s a positive place where they can be their authentic selves.”

Recent Housing & Residential Life Accomplishments

December 10, 2018
Eric Morrow (Residential Life) was named the National Association of College and University Residence Halls (NACURH) Residence Life Professional Staff Member for October. He also was recognized in this category at both the campus and regional levels for October. The residential life coordinator for Tonopah Hall was recognized for making an overall...
March 2, 2018
Angelyn Talbalba, Lisamarie Tomassetti, Bailey Udin and Natasha White of the Rho Epsilon Beta Chapter of the National Residence Hall Honorary wrote the winning bid for the "Building Block" award from the Intermountain Affiliate of College and University Residence Halls at the association’s annual business conference held at Boise State University...
February 26, 2018
The UNLV Residence Hall Association (RHA) won the “Outstanding Advocacy Initiative” award from the Intermountain Affiliate of College and University Residence Halls (IACURH) at the association’s annual business conference held at Boise State University in Idaho earlier this month. RHA was recognized both for the organization’s response to...
February 22, 2018
Orlando White (Residential Life) won the “Advisor of the Year” award from the Intermountain Affiliate of College and University Residence Halls (IACURH) at the association’s annual business conference held at Boise State University in Idaho earlier this month. He has served as advisor for UNLV’s Residence Hall Association (RHA) since 2012 and the...
October 3, 2017
Stonewall Suites, the office of housing & residential life's newest thematic community, was nationally recognized as "Community of the Month" for August by the National Association of College and University Residence Halls (NACURH). Student leaders from across the country voted on the award. Eight regional nominees had been submitted by...
June 1, 2017
The Residence Hall Association (Residential Life) won top honors at the National Association of College and University Residence Halls (NACURH) annual conference hosted at Purdue University in May. The Residence Hall Association (RHA) won the prestigious “NACURH School of the Year” award. This is the top distinction for affiliated RHA chapters in...