UNLV students have always needed a place to study, organize student events, and house Student Life's administrative offices. So in the 1960s, students got together and, for a $27-per-semester fee decided to fund their own union. Named after UNLV's second president, Donald C. Moyer, the Moyer Student Union (MSU) opened in 1968.
Through the Years
The MSU played host to celebrities, including Carrot Top and Margaret Cho, world-renowned artists such as Denny Dent, and national dignitaries such as Ralph Nader and Barack Obama. At times, the building was a center of political controversy — the year the union opened, students hung Gov. Paul Laxalt in effigy when he announced a budget that didn't accommodate the growth of the fledgling university. In 1983, Las Vegas' first gay-pride celebration kicked off at the MSU.