Events

It's not a UNLV event without a DJ! Check out some of our top events of the year.

  • #UNLVWelcome Recap

    From move-in day to Premier UNLV, the first week at UNLV is full of events and activities for both new and returning students. unlv.edu/welcome

  • UNLV Creates: The Official Kickoff to the School Year

    Mark your calendars for Friday, August 23! UNLV Creates is the annual academic welcoming ceremony which provides for new students and their families a formal and engaging event that welcomes them to the university, educates them about the transformative opportunities of a college degree, and highlights faculty creativity, inspiration, and discovery. More info: https://www.unlv.edu/advising/creates Event details: https://www.unlv.edu/event/unlv-creates-4

  • UNLV Move In Day 2018

    UNLV students move into their new rooms on campus at UNLV's Residence Halls.

  • Commencement Recap: Winter 2018

    Congratulations to the class of 2018! 2,146 students graduated in our winter ceremony, hailing from 33 states and 49 countries. 63% of graduates came from underrepresented groups. Our youngest graduate is 20 years old, and our oldest is 72. UNLV has granted 136,000+ degrees since our first graduating class in 1964. More info: https://www.unlv.edu/news/release/unlv-celebrate-winter-2018-commencement-dec-18 Outstanding grads: https://www.unlv.edu/news/article/simply-outstanding-1

  • The Fremont Cannon Returns

    The Rebel community painted the famous Fremont Cannon Monday after the UNLV Football team’s thrilling, come-from-behind 34-29 victory over the Wolf Pack on Saturday at Sam Boyd Stadium.

  • Welcome Message from President Marta Meana (2018)

    As we start the new school year, President Marta Meana inspires us to move forward in our mission to prepare our students for highly successful and socially impactful lives. unlv.edu/president

  • ❤️ Join us for #RebelHomecoming October 15-21

    Celebrate tradition during a week of events for alumni, students, and the community. MORE: https://www.unlv.edu/homecoming #RebelHomecoming is an exciting time to be on campus at UNLV. Whether you're an alumnus, a student, faculty/staff member, or community member, we invite you to join the fun. October 15-21, 2018. MORE: https://www.unlv.edu/homecoming

  • UNLV in Focus: TEDxUNLV, Community Art Day, and More (June 2018)

    A recap of events in April. Including: - 300 guests attended our third TEDxUNLV - Proceeds from the Todd Fischer book signing go to a scholarship - Families visited the Barrick Museum of Art for Community Art Day More: http://www.unlv.edu/news

  • Commencement Recap: Spring 2018

    Congratulations to the Class of 2018! More: unlv.edu/commencement

  • UNLV in Focus: Believer Festival, Entertainment Engineering, and More (April 2018)

    A recap of events in April. Including: - The Black Mountain Institute's Believer Festival, a two-day celebration of writing, music, and arts. - Engineering and Fine Arts collaborate on a robot magician. - The annual Festival of Communities drew more than 5,000 people to campus to celebrate cultures. More: http://www.unlv.edu/news

  • Commencement Preview: Spring 2018

    Spring Commencement is May 12, 2018. Congrats, grads! https://www.unlv.edu/commencement/

  • UNLV in Focus: Esports Showdown, National Debate Tournament, and More (March 2018)

    A recap of events in March. Including: - UNLV faculty and students research regenerative properties of frogs looking for breakthroughs for humans - UNLV's 8-bit Esports team wins the first-ever Mountain West Esports Showdown - UNLV Debate finished 5th out of 78 at the National Debate Tournament. More info: unlv.edu/news

  • UNLV in Focus: Oprah Book Club, Pollen Monitoring, and Supercomputing (February 2018)

    A recap of events in February. Including: - Black Mountain Institute fellow Tayari Jones featured in Oprah's Book Club - Pollen Monitoring Program tracks pollen year round - Altair software agreement improves access to UNLV's supercomputer More info: unlv.edu/news

  • UNLV in Focus: Fertitta Groundbreaking, Hospitality Hall, Healthy Homes, and more (January 2018)

    A recap of events in January. Including: - Fertitta Football Complex groundbreaking - Hospitality Hall grand opening - US News & World Report ranking for the online Masters of Science in Nursing graduate program - Healthy Homes program receives HUD grant More info: unlv.edu/news

  • Commencement Recap: Winter 2017

    Congratulations to the class of 2017!

  • 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

  • UNLV in Focus: Research Week, Homecoming, and more (October 2017)

    A recap of events in October. Including: - Research Week - Homecoming and the inaugural Rebel Red 5K - Nevada Supreme Court En Blanc sitting - Hailey's World Series pitch unlv.edu/news

  • Commencement Preview: Winter 2017

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

  • UNLV Creates 2017

    About UNLV Creates The fifth annual UNLV Creates will take place during Welcome Day on Friday, August 25, 2017. UNLV Creates is the annual academic welcoming ceremony which provides for new students and their families a formal and engaging event that welcomes them to the university, educates them about the transformative opportunities of a college degree, and highlights faculty creativity, inspiration, and discovery. The event will include an academic convocation in which the university community will welcome the incoming fall class of 2017. During the ceremony, students will also be asked to make a pledge to graduate from UNLV. This tradition signifies the beginning of their college career. This is the only event where students will be given the honorary UNLV Rebel Cord to be worn at their graduation ceremony. More information at the following URL: https://www.unlv.edu/advising/creates

  • 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.

  • Opening Celebration and Art Walk

    Dean Nancy J. Uscher and ​t​he UNLV College of Fine Arts, the Marjorie Barrick Museum of Art, and the Donna Beam Fine Art Gallery invited the City of Las Vegas to an evening of spectacular celebration marking the 60th anniversary of UNLV and the 50th anniversary of the Barrick Museum. The occasion honored the Las Vegas Arts Community for its dedicated support of the arts and culture in Southern Nevada as the Barrick opens its Fall exhibitions, Preservation and liminal. Organized by renowned Los Angeles curator Aurora Tang, Preservation explores themes of survival and renewal in a group exhibition that introduces Las Vegas to numerous artists of international stature including Max Hooper Schneider, Candice Lin, and German sound artist Moritz Fehr. A walking tour through the campus grounds brought guests face to face with every unit of the College of Fine Arts. More information about our Fall art exhibitions can be found here: https://www.unlv.edu/news-story/announcing-fall-2017-exhibitions

  • A Tribute to UNLV\'s 60th Anniversary

    A tribute to UNLV’s 60th anniversary, featuring several of the Foundation Board Trustees talking about their memories of UNLV and their hopes for the future. Video from 2017 UNLV Foundation Annual Dinner. More from the 2017 Annual Dinner: https://www.unlv.edu/news/article/unlv-foundation-dinner-2017

  • UNLV in Focus: Back to School (August/September 2017 Recap)

    A recap of our #UNLVWelcome activities for fall 2017.

  • Premier UNLV - 2016

    The Rebel Events Board helped UNLV receive a Guinness World Record for the most LED lights lit simultaneously during the University 2016 Premier Annual Event! Music: "This Girl" - Kings & Cookie' On 3 Burners (we do not own the audio copyrights to the song used in the film)

  • Commencement Recap: Winter 2016

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

  • Tough Mudder LA 2016 | UNLV Honors Rebellion

    I captured the UNLV Honors Rebellion completing a Tough Mudder last October and was inspired enough to run alongside them in LA. I definitely couldn't have asked for a better first Tough Mudder experience. This footage is comprised of 3 members of our group (including myself) and showcases the extreme camaraderie this group has for each other. Special thanks to Connor and Erica! Watch the Honors Rebellion's last Tough Mudder: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6qxNUcawVoc

  • 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.

  • UNLV Creates: Dr.  Ernesto Abel-Santos

    Dr. Abel-Santos discusses the importance of research (and Pokémon Go) at the fourth annual UNLV Creates.

  • UNLV Creates 2016 Speaker Ramona Denby-Brinson, School of Social Work

    The fourth annual UNLV Creates occurred at the Thomas & Mack Center during Welcome Day on Aug. 26, 2016. UNLV Creates is the annual academic welcoming ceremony which provides for new students and their families a formal and engaging event that welcomes them to the university, educates them about the transformative opportunities of a college degree, and highlights faculty creativity, inspiration, and discovery. Jacob Thompson was the 2016’s Keynote Speaker. He is Director of the Sanford I. Berman Debate Forum & Associate Professor-in-Residence in the department of communication studies in the UNLV Greenspun College of Urban Affairs. Among the speakers included: Ramona Denby-Brinson, Professor in the UNLV School of Social Work at the Greenspun College of Urban Affairs; Ernesto Abel-Santos, Professor of Biochemistry and Anjala S. Krishen, Professor of Marketing. Video courtesy of UNLV-TV, which is housed in the Hank Greenspun School of Journalism and Media Studies. Learn more about the speakers: http://www.unlv.edu/news/article/what-i-most-want-freshman-know About Ramona Denby-Brinson: Ramona Denby-Brinson is the senior resident scholar of social services with The Lincy Institute and professor in the Greenspun College of Urban Affairs School of Social Work. She is an expert in child welfare, children’s mental health, juvenile justice, and culturally specific delivery of social services. A staunch community advocate, Denby-Brinson has used her research to inspire change and as outreach to build capacity in community programs and services for vulnerable populations. She is the recipient of multiple research and outreach grants and has been awarded the prestigious Harry Reid Silver State Research Award in 2014 and the Clark County Child Welfare Advocate of the Year in 2015. About UNLV Greenspun College of Urban Affairs: The Greenspun College of Urban Affairs offers undergraduate and graduate programs in a variety of fields, all focused in some way on applying theory to the solving of real-world problems. The Greenspun College of Urban Affairs houses the following departments and schools: - Communication Studies - Criminal Justice - School of Public Policy and Leadership - Hank Greenspun School of Journalism and Media Studies - Marriage and Family Therapy - School of Social Work The Greenspun College of Urban Affairs’ Mission and Goals: The Greenspun College of Urban Affairs (GCUA) is dedicated to the personal and academic development of its students. Undergraduate study in the college emphasizes improvement of the quality of urban life through preparing students for professional practice in each of its disciplines. This is accomplished by participating in a dynamic partnership of interdisciplinary learning, service, and scholarship that is founded on active collaboration among students, faculty, professionals, and community members. The graduate programs emphasize the application of theory in professional practice to address the issues and problems of urban life. The GCUA faculty seeks to advance the theoretical and applied body of knowledge of its disciplines, and the improvement of public policy and professional practices.

  • Jacob Thompson, Keynote Speaker UNLV Creates 2016

    The fourth annual UNLV Creates took place at the Thomas & Mack Center during Welcome Day on Aug. 26, 2016. UNLV Creates is the annual academic welcoming ceremony which provides for new students and their families a formal and engaging event that welcomes them to the university, educates them about the transformative opportunities of a college degree, and highlights faculty creativity, inspiration, and discovery. 2016’s Keynote Speaker was Jacob Thompson, Director, Sanford I. Berman Debate Forum & Associate Professor-in-Residence, Communication Studies in the UNLV Greenspun College of Urban Affairs. Also appearing on stage was Ramona Denby-Brinson, Professor, Greenspun College of Urban Affairs School of Social Work, Ernesto Abel-Santos, Professor of Biochemistry and Anjala S. Krishen, Professor of Marketing. Video courtesy of UNLV-TV, which is housed in the Hank Greenspun School of Journalism and Media Studies. Learn more about the speakers: http://www.unlv.edu/news/article/what-i-most-want-freshman-know About Jacob Thompson: Jacob Thompson is the coach and director of UNLV's nationally recognized, award-winning debate team and an associate professor in residence in the department of communication studies. Under his leadership, UNLV's debate team has risen rapidly since its rebirth in 2007 and has been ranked among the best teams in the nation for several years. Thompson's research and teaching focuses on political and presidential debates, argumentation theory and practice, persuasion, and the rhetoric of American foreign policy. About UNLV Greenspun College of Urban Affairs: The Greenspun College of Urban Affairs offers undergraduate and graduate programs in a variety of fields, all focused in some way on applying theory to the solving of real-world problems. The Greenspun College of Urban Affairs houses the following departments and schools: - Communication Studies - Criminal Justice - School of Public Policy and Leadership - Hank Greenspun School of Journalism and Media Studies - Marriage and Family Therapy - School of Social Work The Greenspun College of Urban Affairs’ Mission and Goals: The Greenspun College of Urban Affairs (GCUA) is dedicated to the personal and academic development of its students. Undergraduate study in the college emphasizes improvement of the quality of urban life through preparing students for professional practice in each of its disciplines. This is accomplished by participating in a dynamic partnership of interdisciplinary learning, service, and scholarship that is founded on active collaboration among students, faculty, professionals, and community members. The graduate programs emphasize the application of theory in professional practice to address the issues and problems of urban life. The GCUA faculty seeks to advance the theoretical and applied body of knowledge of its disciplines, and the improvement of public policy and professional practices.