Welcome New and Returning Student-Athletes!

UNLV offers a host of events to welcome new and returning Rebels to campus each fall, including a new student BBQ, the annual Premier event, the home football opener and the president’s State of the University speech. 

Before classes begin Aug. 25, new students will kick-off their college career during the Rebel Welcome Day event Aug. 22. 

Media interested in attending the events are asked to coordinate with the UNLV Office of Media Relations.

For a complete listing of events visit the UNLV calendar. Visit the campus map page for additional location details. 

Residence Hall Move-In

Close to 1,700 students are moving to campus and into the residence halls. Freshmen move in Aug. 20 and returning students move in Aug. 22. All dorms are expected to be full.

When: 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., on Wed., Aug. 20, and Fri., Aug. 22

Where: Dayton Complex Residence Hall, South Complex, Upper Class Complex and Tonopah Hall

Media: Enter at Tropicana Boulevard and Thomas & Mack Center. RSVP with UNLV Media Relations before you plan to come by.

Rebel Welcome Day/UNLV Creates

Rebel Welcome Day includes the second annual “UNLV Creates,” a program for new students to network with each other, advisors and faculty in their respective college majors. It includes an academic convocation program to get students energized about their college career and a pledge to graduate from UNLV. UNLV faculty members will provide motivational speeches on academic and research opportunities available at UNLV. More info on the UNLV Creates page.

When: 9 a.m. to 10:25 a.m., Fri., Aug. 22

Where: Thomas & Mack Center at UNLV


Kenneth Sufka, keynote speaker and author of “The A Game: Nine Steps to Better Grades.”
Brian Hedlund, associate professor of life sciences, “How my Microscope Allowed me to See the World.” 
Janet Dufek, associate professor of biomechanics, “Find Your Passion-Live your Dreams.” 
Andreas Stefik, associate professor of computer science, “Re-imagining Inventing: A Journey From Blind Children to the Foundation of All Modern Technology.” 
Eric Weber, assistant professor of architecture and principal investigator for UNLV’s winning team in the Solar Decathlon 2013, “Design and Build your Future at UNLV.”

Media: Park in front of UNLV’s Thomas & Mack Center off Tropicana Avenue.

President’s BBQ for new students

UNLV President Donald Snyder will host a BBQ for new students and their families.

When: 11:45 a.m. to 1 p.m., Fri., Aug. 22

Where: Alumni Amphitheater near UNLV Student Union Courtyard.

Media: Park in front of UNLV Student Union off Maryland Parkway and Frazier Way.

UNLV Rebel Women's Soccer Home Opener vs. Northern Arizona

Join UNLV head women's soccer coach Chris Shaw and the Rebel women's soccer team for the first home game of the season.

When: 7:00 p.m., Fri., Aug. 22

Where: Johann Field

UNLV Fall Semester Begins

Throughout the day, UNLV staff will run “ask me” booths to answer student questions. The booths will be located at the Student Union, Pida Plaza, the Student Recreation and Wellness Center, and Lied Library.

When: 8 a.m., Mon., Aug. 25

“Premier UNLV”

An annual tradition featuring fireworks and the formation of a giant illuminated “UNLV” created by hundreds of UNLV students and alumni with flashlights.

When: 5 to 9 p.m., Thurs., Aug. 28

Where: North Field (east of the UNLV Student Union, near the Lied Library)

Media: Coordinate with UNLV Media Relations at (702) 895-3102.

UNLV Rebel Women's Volleyball Home Opener vs. Cal State Northridge

Join UNLV head women's volleyball coach Cindy Fredrick and the Rebel women's volleyball team for the first home game of the season.

When: 11:00 a.m., Fri., Aug. 29

Where: Cox Pavilion

Student-Athlete Welcome Back Celebration

An annual celebration held exclusively for student-athletes and Athletics Department staff members featuring a message from the President.

When: 4 p.m., Tues., Sep. 2

Where: Contact your coach for further details.

Involvement Fair

Students can learn about and meet representatives from 250 student organizations.

When: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Wed., Sept. 3

Where: Pida Plaza (outside of UNLV Student Union)

UNLV Rebel Men's Soccer Home Opener vs. IPFW

Join UNLV head men's soccer coach Rich Ryerson and the Rebel men's soccer team for the first home game of the season.

When: 7:00 p.m., Fri., Sept. 5

Where: Johann Field

UNLV Rebel Football Home Opener vs. Northern Colorado

Join UNLV head football coach Bobby Hauck and the Rebel football team for the first home game of the season.

When: 7:30 p.m., Sat., Sept. 6

Where: Sam Boyd Stadium

UNLV State of the University Speech

UNLV President Donald Snyder will provide an annual update on the university and where it's headed in 2014 and beyond. Free and open to the public.

When: 2:30 p.m. to 4 p.m., Thurs., Sept. 18

Where: UNLV Judy Bayley Theatre

Media: Coordinate with UNLV Media Relations at (702) 895-3102.



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Katelyne Herrington

The newest recipient of Student-Athlete of the Month belongs to Katelyne Herrington, UNLV's most recent All-American performer! To conclude her senior season, Katelyne earned her second Honorable Mention All-American recognition, stemming from an excellent performance in the consolation heat of the 100 fly. Her athletic success is remarkable, but Katelyne is just as deserving for her hard work in the classroom. Katelyne is expected to graduate after the Fall 2014 semester with a bachelor's degree in Hotel Administration with a  concentration in Meetings and Event Management. She posts an excellent cumulative GPA of 3.43, and has been named to the Dean's Honor List three times during her tenure at UNLV. Katelyne is an ideal student-athlete and we are proud to name her this month's Student-Athlete of the Month. 


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