Special Events

Highlights from UNLV events.

  • Honoring the Founding Dean of the Hospitality College Jerry Vallen

    Hospitality College alumni and community members on Jerry Vallen's impact on the UNLV Hospitality College and their future in the industry. More on the founding dean of the Hospitality College: https://www.unlv.edu/news/article/man-who-started-it-all

  • Commencement Preview: Winter 2017

    Winter Commencement is December 19, 2017. Congrats, grads!

  • Engineering a Mean Fastball

    UPDATE: Hailey has reached her goal and finished her #Journeyto30! More info: https://www.unlv.edu/news/release/eight-year-old-hailey-dawson-completes-her-journey-30 Hailey Dawson throws a powerful fastball. Armed with her UNLV-built "Robohand," this amazing 7-year-old threw out the opening pitch at Game 4 of the World Series. UNLV’s College of Engineering faculty and students teamed up to design and produce a 3-D printed, robotic hand that enabled Hailey to grab, grasp, grow, and throw. Due to a rare condition called Poland Syndrome, Dawson was born without a right pectoral muscle. We're helping to bring national attention to solutions for other children with Poland Syndrome. Donate here: https://rebelraiser.unlv.edu/project/7661 Learn more: https://www.unlv.edu/engineering/haileyshand Follow along with Hailey's journey: Twitter @haileys_hand Instagram @haileys_hand

  • UNLV in Focus: 60th Anniversary, Solar Sendoff, and more (September 2017)

    A recap of events in September 2017. Including: - An award-winning performance from UNLV Jazz Ensemble 1 (they received the top award in "Big Band" in April at the Monterey Next Generation Jazz Festival) - A sendoff event for Team Las Vegas Solar Decathlon - Our annual State of the University address - 60th anniversary party with Mayor Carolyn Goodman Special thanks to David N. Viger, Jr., Chairman, UNLV Jazz Studies Advisory Board for performance footage.

  • Spring 2017 #UNLVGrad Speaker Vlad Zhitny

    Graduating senior Vlad Zhitney is part of the inaugural class of the UNLV School of Medicine and is giving a commencement speech at the 2017 spring ceremony.

  • Commencement Recap: Winter 2016

    Congratulations to the #UNLVGrad Class of 2016. Thank you to graduate speaker Jennifer Fielding and undergraduate speaker Michelle Troup.

  • UNLV Creates: Dr. Anjala Krishen

    Ultra-marathon runner Dr. Krishen shares her story about the importance of getting out of your comfort zone at the 2016 UNLV Creates.

  • #UNLVPresDebate Rally Recap

    Highlights from the September campus rally to kick off the countdown to the final Presidential Debate hosted at UNLV on October 19.

  • 2015 UNLV State of the University Address

    Dr. Len Jessup, who became UNLV’s 10th president in January 2015, delivered his first State of the University address September 17 in front of hundreds gathered at the Judy Bayley Theatre on campus.

  • Emily Salisbury at UNLV Creates - Fall 2015

  • UNLV Welcome 2015

    UNLV kicks off the fall semester with a record freshman class.

  • The Sights and Sounds of Graduation Day

    Hear the sounds and see the images of our eager graduates as they take the big walk on graduation day.

  • 2011 Spring Senior Design Competition

    Students from the UNLV Howard R. Hughes College of Engineering will put their undergraduate education to the test when they showcase year-long, commercially viable projects designed to solve everyday challenges at the spring 2011 Senior Design Competition.

  • UNLV Earns Tree Campus USA Designation from Arbor Day Foundation

    Students, volunteers and members of the Arbor Day Foundation planted more than 50 trees on the UNLV campus on April 28, 2011. Tree Campus USA honors schools for promoting healthy urban forest management. Thank you to all of those who took part in today's event to make our campus even more beautiful.

  • 2011 Festival of Communities

    Thank you to those who attended this year's Festival of Communities, it was a huge success. To look at more photos from the event and to keep up with details on future events, go to http://festivals.unlv.edu/

  • UNLV Let It Snow 2008

    Produced by Donovan Nichols Program Coordinator UNLV Office of Civic Engagement and Diversity

  • Live with Regis and Kelly

    The UNLV marching band and cheerleader squad open the show on "Live with Regis and Kelly."

  • Celebrating 50 Years - UNLV

    Memorable moments from UNLV's first 50 years.