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Resources for Students

At UNLV, we’re dedicated to helping students succeed in and out of the classroom.

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Student Resource Guide

This is a guide to help UNLV students find the resources and support that they need to succeed. If you have a need, please look through the categories below to find UNLV resources that can help.

Not Sure Where to Start?

The How Can We Help Form serves as a resource for anyone (current or prospective students, parents, faculty, staff, community members) with general, unique/unusual, or pressing inquiries or concerns. This resource is a good place to start when you are unsure of where else to start.

The UNLV Support Team connects students experiencing challenges in their personal lives with helpful university resources. Use the form available on our website to let us know if you're concerned about a friend, classmate, loved one, or if you're going through a difficult time and would like some help.

The Improve UNLV Survey: If you have a suggestion to improve UNLV's campus, we invite you to complete the following survey form. All suggestions will be reviewed and considered by the president and university leadership. Solutions that are implemented will be acknowledged by the university.

Mental Health

  • Student Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) psychologists, counselors, behavioral health providers, and psychiatrists specialize in dealing with the problems commonly experienced by college students of all ages and backgrounds. CAPS offers both in-person and telehealth services. All currently enrolled students who have paid applicable Student Health and Mental Health Fees are eligible for confidential counseling services at no additional charge, except for certain psychological testing and the cost of medication, if applicable. For situations that need immediate attention, a crisis counselor is available during operating hours. For life threatening emergencies, please immediately call 911 or go directly to the nearest emergency room. If you need suicide or mental health-related crisis support, please call or text 988.
  • The UNLV PRACTICE is a community mental health clinic that provides accessible, high quality, evidence-based mental health care to the community while preparing the next generation of mental health professionals. Charges are determined by a sliding scale model and you do not need to be a student in order to access their services,  which is helpful for students who are taking a semester off, are on academic suspension, etc.
  • The Center for Individual, Couples, and Family Counseling (CICFC) serves as a training facility for the UNLV Couple and Family Therapy Program and provides quality, low-cost (charges are determined by a sliding scale model) therapy to students, faculty, and residents of the Las Vegas community.
  • You@UNLV is a wayfinder for university resources that also allows you to find tips and tools for everything from your mental and physical health, to friendships and finding balance.

Physical Health

  • Student Health Center has board-certified physicians and nurse-practitioners who are dedicated to your physical and mental health. Our team in the nationally-accredited Student Health Center helps you stay healthy by preventing health conditions, treating injury and illness, and reducing the risk of acute and chronic disease. There is never a charge for an office visit.
  • Student Recreation and Wellness Center (SRWC) offers fitness, health, wellness, and sports-related programs and services. We exist to celebrate diversity, increase student potential, and champion lifelong wellness. SRWC services are available to all UNLV students who are registered for four or more credit hours and to any other members who have paid the membership fee.
  • Rebel Wellness Zone promotes informed-decision making and provides evidence-based in-person and online health education, tools, and skills for development of healthier choices.
  • The UNLV Pharmacy offers low, competitive prices on many prescription and over-the-counter medications.
  • UNLV School of Dental Medicine Dental Clinic helps prepare our dental students and residents to become exceptional dental health care providers. Services available to the community may include x-rays, cleanings, fillings, crowns, extractions, dentures, and root canals. UNLV health insurance plans, and many others, are accepted.

Personal Safety

  • The Care Center offers confidential virtual support services, holistic healing workshops, campus education, and awareness events to members of the UNLV, Nevada State College, and College of Southern Nevada communities impacted by sexual violence, relationship violence, family violence, and/or stalking. A Confidential Care Line is available Monday through Friday from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. at 702-895-0602.
    • Care Survivor Fund is an emergency survivor fund available to UNLV students who have been financially impacted by sexual violence, relationship violence, family violence, and/or stalking. The Care Advocates are confidential and will not share your information with anyone without explicit consent (with the exception of mandatory reporting requirements).
  • University Police Services works to keep UNLV safe. We encourage students and faculty to download the RebelSafe App from the App Store or Google Play, which allows instant access to University Police dispatch, has numerous features such as "chat with a dispatcher," security escort request, report a tip, real time "friend walk," and more. Students, faculty, staff, and visitors may seek assistance:
    • In person at Police Headquarters, located in University Gateway Parking Garage (PKG-3), 1st Floor, Monday through Friday, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
    • For emergencies, from a campus phone, dial 911; from a cell phone: 702-895-3669. You can also seek help from one of the hundreds of campus "blue light" emergency phone towers located throughout campus, or you can use the RebelSafe App's 911 feature
    • For non-emergencies from a campus phone call 311 or from a cell phone 702-895-3668.
    • For free evening security escort services for students, faculty, and staff to any campus location during the evening hour through the Student Security Program (based on availability) at 702-895-3668.
  • The UNLV Office of Student Conduct offers support to students experiencing harassment or threats to personal safety through the Student Conduct Code process and by issuing Trespass and No Contact Orders. The office also serves as a resource to the campus community surrounding student conflict resolution; provides outreach presentations on preventing academic misconduct, anti-hazing education, and student rights; and provides opportunities for involvement in Student Conduct Hearing Boards.
  • Motorist Assistance, including battery jump starts or tire inflation for undamaged tires, is provided by UNLV Parking & Transportation Services free of charge during regular business hours at 702-895-1300. Contact University Police Services at 702-895-3668, if you need motorist assistance after hours.

Basic Needs

  • Food Pantry is year-round resource that provides perishable and non-perishable food items to students, staff, and faculty who need additional support.
  • Student Support Spot offers students free nonperishable food packages, toiletry items, and in-person guidance to students facing basic needs challenges such as housing, food, and transportation insecurity, and needs related to mental health, child care, and digital access.
  • UNLV HOPE Scholars assists undergraduate UNLV students who are experiencing housing insecurity or houselessness secure housing as well as academic and financial support in order to successfully complete their degree.
  • UNLV Basic Needs Program offers support to any student experiencing food, housing, and basic needs insecurity by providing basic need items such as hygiene products, clothing, linens, school supplies, child care items, household/kitchen items, and nonperishable foods. This support is available at monthly pop-up pantry events called Take What You Need as well as through one to one consultation. The program also works one on one with students to provide them with guidance and connect them to emergency housing, campus resources, and community resources that best support their situation.
  • UNLV/CSUN Preschool provides a model-inclusive early childhood program that serves children (six weeks to five years of age) of UNLV students, faculty, staff, and the general public.
  • Child Care Access Means Parents in School CCAMPIS is a federally-funded grant that provides childcare stipends and wrap-around services for eligible students who are parents.
  • UNLV Dining provides well-balanced and nutritious meals at almost any time of day at convenient locations throughout campus. UNLV meal plans are the most cost-effective way to dine on campus. Residential meal plans are mandatory for students living on campus, and "commuter meal plans" can be purchased by students and staff.
  • The Troesh Campus Community Closet is for those who are looking for gently-used, professional attire at no cost. No appointment is needed.

Getting Involved

  • UNLV Involvement Center provides a comprehensive list of all Registered Student Organizations and other ways to get involved on campus. UNLV has more than 400 Registered Student Organizations (RSOs) that both undergraduate and graduate students can join.
  • CSUN is UNLV's undergraduate student government that provides scholarships and grants, advocacy for student needs and concerns, student leadership opportunities, campus improvements, and much more.
  • Graduate & Professional Student Association (GPSA) is UNLV's graduate and professional student government, which promotes and represents the interests of graduate and professional students at UNLV.
  • UNLV Events Calendar features the dates and times of a wide variety of events on campus.
  • UNLV Athletics Schedules feature the dates and times for all UNLV Athletics events.

Academic Support

  • The UNLV Undergraduate and Graduate Catalogs are online searchable catalogs that contain a variety of information about university policies, procedures, and the courses offered at UNLV.
  • myUNLV is the student information system where students can enroll in classes, see which classes are offered, check grades and other academic record items, and check their account details.
  • The UNLV Disability Resource Center (DRC) provides accommodations and support for students with disabilities, temporary injuries, or pregnancy.
  • Academic Success Center (ASC) is a resource and service hub that welcomes, guides, and supports undergraduate students through their academic journeys. The ASC provides tutoring, supplemental instruction, peer mentoring, academic advising, first-year seminars, student-athlete academic support, programs highlighted hereafter, and more.
    • Academic Success Coaching is a free service provided to help undergraduate students develop strategies for successfully navigating college.
    • Math Bridge program is available in the summer and fall to help students gain confidence and skills in mathematics with the goal of improving their ALEKS placement score.
    • Supplemental Instruction (SI) program is a free, peer-led study group fully online-delivery model that partners with historically difficult courses and provides an interactive environment to assist undergraduate students with course concepts and discuss learning strategies. Each group is conducted by a leader who has recently completed the course with a grade of "B" or better and is recommended by partnering academic faculty.
  • Academic Advising for undergraduate students establishes a relationship with an academic advisor to ensure that undergraduate students are meeting their specific degree requirements and accomplishing their personal academic goals. Students should plan to meet with their academic advisor once per semester.
  • Graduate students should consult with their faculty advisor, graduate advisory committee, graduate coordinator, and/or department chair for advising. Graduate students should also reach out to their Retention, Progression, Completion (RPC) coordinator during their graduate career. The RPC team helps graduate students through the graduate lifecycle to: progress toward degree and/or certificate completion; understand program requirements; navigate policy, procedural and form requirements; proceed through the thesis and dissertation submission process; understand and complete all certificate and degree requirements. The RPC team also verifies and confers students’ degrees and certificates.
  • Registrar establishes, maintains, and constantly improves the processes and practices that revolve around student records and related administrative services, including the following helpful information:
  • Office of the Registrar guides and tutorials on how to access many of the services in the office of the Registrar.
  • The Writing Center is a free service that supports anyone at UNLV working on any writing project, including papers for classes, personal and creative writing, and materials for job, scholarship, internship, and graduate school applications. We help writers gain skills to help you feel more confident and prepared to write and revise your current paper as well as work on future ones.
  • First Year Experience (FYE) provides incoming first year and transfer students with a comprehensive network of engagement and support opportunities that ease the transition to the UNLV campus, promote success, and student achievement.
  • Rebels R.I.S.E. is focused on promoting meaningful learning experiences for students during sophomore year. Rebels R.I.S.E. encourages students to rise above obstacles and uncertainty and reflect personally, increase their involvement on campus, seek scholarly activities, and expand their engagement within the community.
  • UNLV University Libraries encompass six facilities: the main Lied Library and four branch libraries in architecture, education, health sciences, and music and offer collections, services, and expert assistance to UNLV students. UNLV students, faculty, and staff may check out material with their RebelCard (which serves as a library card). Students can easily access online resources from off-campus by logging in with their ACE account. Research assistance is available in a variety of ways. If you need help with a specific subject, every college and discipline has an assigned librarian with special subject expertise. The Libraries host a series of workshops each semester, on a broad range of topics. More than 700 computers are available in the Libraries. The libraries also contain more than 3,100 study spaces including group and individual study spaces with quiet and silent zones.
  • Tutoring: There are a wide variety of tutoring services across the UNLV campus. If you need additional help in your classes check out these free tutoring services. Make sure to check with your instructor and the department office to see if there are additional class or discipline specific tutoring options.
    • Academic Success Center (ASC) tutoring offers campuswide tutoring for all undergraduate students at no additional charge. The program offers in-person tutoring labs and virtual tutoring opportunities. Any admitted UNLV undergraduate student currently enrolled in a math course or actively working in the ALEKS Prep and Learning modules preparing for Math Placement can receive tutoring for ALEKS in the ASC general subjects tutoring lab.
    • Math Tutor Clinic provides free tutoring for all UNLV students currently enrolled in 100-level Math courses.
    • The COM Lab supports students through one-on-one consultations focused on developing oral presentation skills. Whether you are preparing for an academic research presentation or for an upcoming speech in a class, the COM Lab can help you hone your public speaking skills, reduce apprehension, and increase confidence. Trained coaches are ready to assist you at any stage of the process, from topic selection and research to outline construction and delivery.
  • Peer Mentoring Program pairs undergraduate students who are new to UNLV with a more experienced peer to provide support and to help new students navigate and succeed in their transition to UNLV.
  • Math placement information helps with appropriate math course placement at UNLV. If a student does not have a qualifying ACT/SAT score or prior credit for the math course that they wish to enroll in, UNLV utilizes an ALEKS Placement, Preparation, and Learning assessment to determine proper placement. Students can instead complete an in-person placement test administered by the Department of Mathematical Sciences. ALEKS placement testing can be completed in-person or online, and is provided to admitted UNLV students at no cost. It is offered year-round; however, it is best to take ALEKS as soon as possible and prior to registration and new student orientation.
  • English Placement, ENG 101 and ENG 102, are required composition courses for all students. ENG 100L and ENG 105L are supplemental classes that provide extra instruction, practice, and feedback to students who need additional support completing ENG 101.
  • The English Language Center (ELC) supports speakers of English as an additional language with reading, writing, listening, speaking, and vocabulary courses to develop the linguistic, critical thinking, and communication skills needed to succeed in their chosen major at UNLV.
  • Student Personal Leave of Absence program enables students to return to their studies without the costs of applying for readmission. UNLV recognizes that for various reasons, students may need to interrupt their plan of study temporarily but without entirely withdrawing from the university.
  • Online Education offers online degrees and programs and various courses List
  • UNLV Degrees Directory is a comprehensive list of all degrees and programs offered at UNLV.
  • Academic and Term Calendars list all of the key academic term dates and deadlines.
  • Adult Learner Advisory Board (ALAB) collaborates with entities across campus to foster a supportive environment that empowers our undergraduate and graduate Adult Learners. We are dedicated to providing meaningful connections, guidance, and support to navigate barriers or challenges; and provide valuable services and accessible opportunities that will assist our students in obtaining personal and academic success at UNLV from the point of entry to degree completion. You may classify yourself as an adult learner for a wide variety of reasons ranging from age, to supporting dependents, to having served in the military.
  • Will your graduate classes transfer to UNLV? Graduate students must submit a Transfer Credit Request Form, available on the Additional Forms tab in the Grad Rebel Gateway order to request the transfer of coursework from other institutions. UNLV transfer credits taken prior to admission should be listed on the Plan of Study Part II form.
  • Graduation checklist to ensure you are on the right track to getting your undergraduate diploma.
  • Graduation application and other related graduation information for Graduate Students.
  • Grad Rebel Advantage program demystifies graduate school at UNLV or elsewhere, guiding UNLV undergraduate students in deciding if graduate school is right for them, helping them be more competitive applicants for their dream program, and preparing them to be successful in graduate school. The program offers workshops and professional development opportunities as well as mentorship, often provided in specialty pods that cluster students with similar experiences or interests and pair them with mentors who share their experiences or interests.

Inclusivity and Diversity

  • Rebel Rebound helps justice-impacted students by serving as a resource and point of contact. Some students face societal barriers as a result of their interaction with the criminal justice system. Having an arrest, criminal charge, or record of conviction can impact career and educational opportunities. UNLV is dedicated to providing guidance and support services that enhance the academic experience from orientation to graduation and beyond.
  • Office of Student Diversity Programs seeks to create culturally inclusive programs for the diverse student population. They educate and empower students as leaders by providing transformative experiences and events that foster a sense of belonging.
  • Office of Equal Employment and Title IX: UNLV is committed to creating a safe learning environment for all members of our community, free from gender and sex-based discrimination pursuant to Title IX and from discrimination or harassment on the basis of any other legally protected category. If you have (or someone you know has) experienced any form of sex or gender-based discrimination or any discrimination based on any other protected category, or if you wish to learn about procedures, reporting, or support measures, please contact UNLV's Title IX Coordinator.
  • The Title III Asian American and Native American Pacific Islander-Serving Institutions (AANAPISI) Program assists students in persisting and graduating. It is focused on low-income and/or first-generation Asian Americans, Native Americans, Pacific Islanders, and other low-income individuals with an academic need. It offers services including faculty mentoring, academic coaching, scholarship opportunities, and much more.
  • TRIO Student Support Services assist college students with overcoming personal concerns, academic deficiencies, and financial difficulties that could impair their chances of succeeding in college. We also provide students with the necessary tools to adjust to the demands of a college environment, while helping them develop good study habits and decision-making skills that increase retention and graduation rates for college students.
  • McNair Scholars Institute is committed to diversifying the ranks of American faculty and research institutions by encouraging and preparing undergraduate students who are members of underrepresented groups to pursue doctoral studies.
  • Service Learning and Leadership (SLL) creates curricular and co-curricular experiences for participants to discover self, learn in the community, and influence systems while pursuing social justice. In addition to their programming, SLL sponsors SLL Scholarships, and the UNLV Impact Awards which seeks to recognize student leadership and service that advances learning, justice, and social change. 

Student Petitions/Appeals

This is a "greatest hits list" of student petition forms and appeal processes. If you cannot find the petition information that you need here, please check the Registrar's forms.

  • General Student Petition Form is for undergraduate students who wish to petition for withdrawal from a class, to request to add a class late, or for a residency waiver.
    • General petitions for graduate students: Log into the Grad Rebel Gateway, click on the forms tab and the additional forms link to complete the appeal form. The form will route electronically to the student's advisor (if one has already been appointed), graduate coordinator, or department chair, and then to the Graduate College for final approval.
  • Petition for Early Reinstatement after a university suspension.
  • Dispute a Grade: After final grades have been assigned, you may petition the Faculty Senate Academic Standards Committee to change the grade only if the issue cannot be resolved with the instructor and department. First, present your request to change the grade to the instructor. If the instructor declines the request, you should contact the chair of the department. If the chair declines to overturn the decision of the instructor, you should immediately notify the Faculty Senate Office of your intent to file a Grade Dispute. Notification of the intent to file a Grade Dispute must be received no later than the end of the second week of instruction in the (Fall/Spring) semester directly following the semester in which the course was taken. Any request submitted after this deadline will be denied. 
    • Dispute a Grade for Graduate Students: After final grades have been assigned, you may appeal to change the grade only if the issue cannot be resolved with the instructor and department. First, present your request to change the grade to the instructor. If the instructor declines the request, you should contact the chair of the department. If an agreement cannot be reached, the student can submit an appeal form with the grade change request. Log into the Grad Rebel Gateway, click on the forms tab and the additional forms link to complete the appeal form. The form will route electronically to the student's advisor (if one has already been appointed), graduate coordinator, or department chair, and then to the Graduate College for final approval.
  • Undergraduate Credit Overload Petition Form: Freshmen are limited to 17 credits per semester. Sophomore, Junior, and Senior undergraduate students are limited to 18 credits per semester. All students have the following credit limits for the summer semester: Summer Session I-4 credits, Summer Session II-7 credits, Summer Session III-7 credits. To request to take more than this number, you must complete and submit the Undergraduate Credit Overload Petition Form. Note: Credit overload forms for summer, not fall/spring, should go to an advisor and then to summer term INSTEAD of to the Registrar's Office.
  • Graduate Student Authorization for Overload form: Graduate students normally may not take more than 15 credit hours during the fall and spring terms, unless they are in a professional program that specifically requires additional credits. Graduate students may take no more than six credit hours in a single five-week summer term and earn no more than a total of 15 credits during the summer term (pre, post, and regular five-week sessions combined). Students who want to exceed the standard maximum credit load, must submit a Graduate Student Authorization for Overload form available through the Grad Rebel Gateway. In the Grad Rebel Gateway, click on the forms tab and the additional forms link to complete the graduate student authorization for overload form. The form will route electronically to the student's advisor and then to the Graduate College for final approval.
  • General Education Student Petition Form: To petition for a waiver of a general education requirement or to count a non-approved class to fulfill a general education requirement. General Education Student Petitions must include an unofficial copy of the petitioning student's transcript and a syllabus for any course being petitioned.
  • Request to change personal information form. To officially change your personal information including your name, social security number, birthdate, or gender.
  • Edit your name in myUNLV: students can add their own preferred or degree names in myUNLV. This is different from a court sanctioned legal name change. It is for students who do not wish to be identified in myUNLV by their legal names. Follow the directions in this personal information change guide.
  • Voluntary Health Withdrawal: UNLV students may apply for a Voluntary Health Withdrawal (VHW), a separation of the student from the university, with no impact on academic standing, if they experience medical or psychological conditions that significantly impair their ability to function successfully and safely in their role as a student.

Legal Support

  • The Thomas & Mack Legal Clinic provides legal assistance in a variety of different areas — immigration, mediation, domestic violence/protective orders, small business and non-profit, legislative advocacy. If they are unable to help, they can refer you to other legal providers in the area.
  • The UNLV Immigration Clinic provides a wide range of free immigration legal services to members of the UNLV community, including students and family members in the same household as a student, and certain UNLV staff members subject to income limitations. For the UNLV community, the clinic assists with family sponsorships, adjustment of status, naturalizations, asylum, deportation defense, and assistance with DACA renewals, among other immigration services. The clinic can also give UNLV community members expert, confidential consultations about the immigration situations.
  • Intellectual Property: Every year the Boyd School of Law hosts a "know your rights" session on intellectual property - licenses, patents, trademarks. UNLV students, staff, and faculty are invited to attend.
  • Free Legal Education Classes are provided by  the Legal Aid Center of Southern Nevada and Nevada Legal Services and teams of law students, under the supervision of an attorney. Classes include family law and divorce, small claims, special education rights, paternity, custody, guardianship, immigration, criminal record sealing, and bankruptcy matters.

Financial Support

  • Office of Financial Aid and Scholarships helps you successfully navigate financial aid processes.
  • UNLV Cashiering and Student Accounts helps with tuition and fees, options to pay, refunds, etc.
  • Supporting Our Students (SOS) Fund provides students with assistance when faced with an unexpected emergency situation.
  • Intersection Cares Emergency Fund is an emergency fund to assist UNLV students experiencing an unforeseen financial emergency or catastrophic event that may prevent them from continuing their education at UNLV.
  • CSUN Student Government partners with various UNLV offices to bring undergraduates financial assistance through sponsored scholarships. All CSUN sponsored scholarships are open to any undergraduate student regardless of citizenship.
  • Student Assistance Funding for Emergency Relief (SAFER) Program in the College of Liberal Arts provides emergency grants as well as support and resource connections for students to improve their overall well-being. The SAFER Program will assist low or moderate-income College of Liberal Arts students (undergraduate and graduate) by providing financial support when they need assistance with unexpected emergency expenses surrounding situations such as: accidents, illness (self or dependent), death of a family member, fire damage (home or property), need for temporary housing, need for food, etc. The intent of this grant is to help remove financial barriers for students to remain enrolled after a qualifying event; it is not intended to replace or supplement existing financial aid and does not have to be repaid. It will not cover expenses outside of the costs associated with attending UNLV.
  • CAEO, with the aid of community partnerships, provides students with scholarship opportunities.
  • The Office of Undergraduate Student Success offers a limited number of retention, progression, and completion grants within the Rebel Success Scholars program. Students can inquire about eligibility and availability information in their academic advising center.
  • Graduate College Emergency Retention Grant provides retention funds for graduate students and should be perceived as funds of last resort when all other financial avenues have been exhausted.
  • Graduate & Professional Student Association (GPSA) offers short-term financial relief to enrolled UNLV graduate and professional students experiencing sudden or unexpected financial crises through the Continuation Support Grant (CSG). These include lost wages (reduced hours/job loss/furloughs), food insecurity/groceries, housing/rent insecurity, child/family care, medical expenses, and utilities. Grants will not exceed one thousand dollars ($1,000) per recipient without approval from the acting GPSA President and GPSA Manager/Advisor.
  • Summer Financial Aid is available to students taking courses during the summer, in an eligible academic program.
  • Adult Learner Scholarships are available through Community2Campus, and are earmarked especially for UNLV re-entry students returning to higher education after an extended interruption in education due to family commitments, military service, finances, or other reasons. Community2Campus works in concert with the Adult Learner Advisory Board to evaluate applications for scholarships and select recipients for the awards. The scholarships range between $500 to $5,000, annually.
  • The UNLV Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program is certified by the IRS and provided by the Lee Business School’s Department of Accounting. It offers free tax preparation for UNLV students, faculty, staff, and their families with an annual household income of $60,000 or less. To request assistance with your taxes, please email VITA@unlv.edu
  • The UNLV Institute for Financial Literacy & Wellness: aims to improve the lives of individuals and families by empowering them through financial literacy to achieve short- and long-term financial well-being. By providing high-quality, relevant, and timely financial education, the Institute for Financial Literacy & Wellness equips campus and community members with knowledge and resources to help them achieve their financial goals through different life stages. At UNLV, we believe financial health is a key component of overall wellness, and financial literacy should be a core part of the curriculum throughout higher education.

Technology Support

  • Discounted home internet and phone service is available to Pell Grant recipients and other eligible students through the federal government’s Affordable Connectivity Program.
  • Technology Loan Program allows students to borrow a laptop for an entire semester at no cost.
  • Technology support: The IT Help Desk assists students with technology issues via chat, online support ticket, in person at SU 231 or CHB-B 113, or by phone at 702-895-0777. Contact the IT Help Desk or submit a ticket. More information about campus technology for students is available on the UNLV IT site.
  • ACE accounts are created for students upon admission to UNLV, which allows access to various UNLV services and applications with just one username and password. Students will receive an email with their ACE credentials to their personal email account. They must activate their ACE account within seven days of receiving the email. Alternatively students can set up their ACE account at our student activation site, or contact the Helpdesk for assistance (details above).
  • The Grad Rebel Gateway is your graduate student portal where you'll be able to apply for scholarships, fellowships, and graduate assistantships; find contact information for your graduate coordinator and Graduate College retention, progression, and completion coordinator; complete necessary forms; find professional development opportunities; and more.
  • Library Technology Loan Program offers laptops, digital cameras, and other technology materials to current UNLV students who have a clear library account (no fines, overdue items, etc.).Depending on the item loaned, there are different checkout loan periods. End of day, must be returned 15 minutes before closing: laptops, chargers, cables, etc.; 7 days: cameras, iPads, and audio/video accessories; 3 days: various types of calculators.
  • The Makerspace is a multidisciplinary space dedicated to exploration and creation supported by emerging technology and traditional equipment. Following orientation and training, patrons can use 3D printers, laser cutting and etching machines, vinyl cutting machines, sewing machines, and so much more.
  • Computer labs are available for you to complete assignments, print documents, or use specialized software, including Adobe Creative Cloud and SPSS.

Career and Employment Support

  • UNLV Career Services prepares and supports career-ready students and alumni. Career Services is committed to your career development and success and helping you design your journey from student to professional. From one-on-one career coaching and career assessment to employer events and professional development, UNLV Career services programming spans the career life cycle.
  • Handshake will help you find campus jobs, internships and career track opportunities.
  • Specialized UNLV Career Services Centers
    • The Bob Boughner Center for Career and Alumni Services, catering exclusively to hospitality students and alumni, provides access to a broad range of career support and skill development programming. They work directly with alumni and corporate partners around the world to connect students with industry leaders for career exploration, mentorship, internship and employment options, and much more.
    • Lee Business School's Career & Professional Development Office works with undergraduate and graduate business students to prepare them to pursue their career goals. Students receive assistance and guidance to successfully pursue internships and full-time employment and are provided opportunities to connect with employers. 
    • Howard R. Hughes College of Engineering Career Services: offers various services to current engineering students and alums and partners with local and national engineering employers to provide programs that will prepare students for their future careers. The college is also proud to offer Step-Up & Start-Up, an internship program designed to offer internship opportunities with stipends to intern with local startup companies.
  • The Grad Academy at the UNLV Graduate College is the central hub for professional and career development programming for graduate students. It also helps undergraduate students prepare for graduate school. Through free programs, badges, certifications, workshops, and events, The Grad Academy helps students develop competencies that position them for academic, career, and life success.

Specialized/Other Services

  • The Military and Veteran Services Center (MVSC) is a recognized Military Friendly TOP TEN University. UNLV's MVSC provides responsive VA Education Benefit Certification, veteran peer-to-peer mentoring, VA VETSUCCESS Benefit counseling, VA VITAL Healthcare assistance, and a nationally recognized Student Veterans of America Chapter (Rebel Vets). These services are all in support of UNLV's Veterans, active duty, National Guard, Reservists, and military family members.
  • Undocumented Student Program provides support services to undocumented students and mixed-status families on our campus.
  • The Intersection is an academic resource center for UNLV students seeking information and assistance on a variety of topics that reflect the challenges they encounter in their academic life. Our services are available to all students, undergraduate and graduate, traditional and non-traditional. Our primary focus is demystifying the college experience for self-identified first-generation and students of color. We can help you understand university policies and procedures; academic support, financial counseling, and advocacy; navigate campus resources; identify support services; leadership development opportunities; peer mentoring; and much more.
  • UNLV Fostering Scholars Program is a campus-based support network with dedicated programming to support individuals who have experienced foster care. Fostering Scholars strives to assist students who have previously experienced foster care at age 13+ during their transition from high school to university life and throughout their time at UNLV.
  • International Student and Scholar Services (ISSS) provides critical and specialized support to the international students and scholars of the UNLV community. The International Compliance and Advising (ICA) team in ISSS facilitates their transition to campus and ensures compliance with both SEVP (Student and Exchange Visitor Program) regulations and federal law so that the university can continue to be authorized by the U.S. government to: enroll international students; host and hire international scholars; assist and advise on employment eligibility and authorization relating to visas, travel, and immigration issues.
  • International Programs and Study Abroad provides resources and services to participate in numerous academic programs abroad, including study abroad.
  • Rebel Card can be used at the library and many other campus facilities. You can also deposit money on to your RebelCard and use it as RebelCash for on-campus printing, on-campus dining, in vending machines, and at a number of restaurants and shops both on- and off-campus.
  • The Ombuds Office offers an independent, neutral, informal, and confidential space where UNLV employees and students can bring their concerns. Whether you are a student, faculty member, or other UNLV employee, the Ombuds Office has many resources available to help you through any conflict or communication issue you might be facing. For more information, please contact their office at 702-895-1823 or ombuds@unlv.edu.
  • UNLV Parking and Transportation Services is committed to making campus transportation and parking convenient and efficient.
  • Graduate student resources are available through the Graduate College. As you pursue academic goals with your professors and fellow graduate students, we look forward to making the process more manageable for you. From tools and timelines to helpful publications and professional development opportunities, our resources will enrich your UNLV experience.
  • Cap and Gown (regalia) lending program for commencement: Cap and gown lending is available for all UNLV students participating in all UNLV commencement ceremonies. Priority is given to students experiencing financial hardship. Applications are considered on a first-come-first-served basis and subject to regalia availability. Interested students should apply during the same semester they plan to graduate as soon as the Cap & Gown Programs' applications are open.
    • For Undergraduate Students-UNLV Cap & Gown Lending Program: Commencement regalia may be lent for free to undergraduate students each semester via an online application. The undergraduate regalia package includes a red UNLV gown, cap, and tassel. Once confirmed, exact dates and instructions for pick-up will be shared directly with recipients
    • For Graduate Students-GPSA Cap & Gown Program
      The GPSA Cap & Gown program supports graduate and professional students who are interested in walking in the Graduate Commencement Ceremony, but for whom the cost of regalia may be a barrier. The application portal for this program will open on September 20 for fall commencement and February 20 for spring commencement. Graduation regalia will be provided to students by the GPSA for a flat deposit of $40 (CASH ONLY), due upon pick up of the materials. Upon return of the regalia, $20 will be returned to the student (this cost covers dry cleaning and operational expenses of the Cap & Gown Program). The graduate-level student regalia package includes a cap (master's) or tam (doctoral), gown, tassel, and graduation hood.

Research Support

  • Office of Undergraduate Research (OUR) provides students from diverse backgrounds with a variety of opportunities to develop as scholars and researchers. All of these experiences serve as a real-world proxy to prepare students for graduate school, the professional workforce, and life beyond college. Programs and services OUR offers include individualized research advising, the Research Skills Academy with professional development and career training opportunities, research symposia in fall, spring, and summer semesters, a unique opportunity for undergraduate students to publish their research in Spectra Undergraduate Research Journal, and funding.
  • Black Fire Innovation Lab, located at the Harry Reid Research and Technology Park, serves to accelerate innovation for hospitality, gaming, and entertainment. This living lab and coworking space is ideal for engaging in cutting edge translation, research, and innovation. Students can work with researchers, faculty, and entrepreneurs to create disruptive innovations.
  • Innovation Incubator allows graduate and undergraduate students who dream of being innovators the opportunity to create their own inventions from inception to commercialization.
  • Responsible Conduct of Research (RCR) Training is required for all individuals who have received applicable grants from either NIH, NSF or USDA-National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA). RCR is defined by the NIH as the practice of scientific investigation with integrity. It involves the awareness and application of established professional norms and ethical principles in the performance of all activities related to scientific research.
  • CAEO Undergraduate Research offers undergraduate students in UNLV’s Title III AANAPISI (Part A), Title III AANAPISI (Part F), and TRIO McNair Scholars Institute the opportunity to conduct research under the guidance of UNLV faculty.

Onboarding Resources

  • Rebel Ready Week (RRW) is a free, week-long collection of activities and events that help you connect and engage with the campus community. You'll learn more about UNLV and our support services and resources. All incoming first-year students are required to attend and will participate in small and large group sessions, listen to keynote speakers, meet new people, and attend various workshops. Throughout the week, you'll also have the chance to attend breakout sessions on topics that interest you based on the five Rebel Ready Week Pillars: Rebel Success; Rebel Life; Rebel Community; Rebel Wellness; Rebel Forever.
  • Welcome Weeks include fun events that will connect you to UNLV and help you build your community! Enjoy Welcome Week signature events and get the most out of your UNLV experience.

Help Us to Help You

If there is a UNLV campus resource for students that is not included on this list, but that you believe should be, please email student.resources@unlv.edu with information about that resource. We are always looking to improve and make this list more inclusive and helpful. 

This list is an attempt to guide students to appropriate UNLV resources for needs that they may encounter. It is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all available resources, nor is it a guarantee that the appropriate resource for a student's particular need is included here. If you are in an emergency situation, call 911.