Dear Graduate Faculty colleagues,

I’m reaching out during this unusual and difficult time to provide resources, information, and support to help you and your graduate students adapt to the new work environment in which we find ourselves. As you know from President Meana and EVP&P Heavey’s messaging, all face-to-face instruction will move online effective March 23, and will likely continue as such for the remainder of the semester, although the UNLV campus remains open and operational.

We realize that this poses some unique challenges for our graduate community. To help you navigate the uncertainty, we’ve prepared a webpage with information and guidance for prospective graduate students, current graduate students, GAs, and graduate faculty and staff. You can find our Temporary Accommodations for COVID-19 page here, and I encourage you to check back frequently as we will be updating it regularly to keep you informed during this fluid and evolving situation.

Additional targeted messaging from the Graduate College will be distributed via email to specific groups, so that everyone has easy access to specific information that they may need. Please also regularly visit the university’s coronavirus webpage to stay abreast of information and developments on campus.

Questions about special accommodations, issues, deadlines, or other matters related to Graduate College guidance in response to the COVID-19 situation should be directed to Using one email instead of directing messages to individual staff members will help us funnel inquiries to the right team and respond more quickly. You may also call us at 702.895.3320 or visit us in person during standard office hours, M-F from 8 am until 5pm on the 2nd floor of our new University Gateway building.

Though we do not know all the questions that will arise or have all the right answers yet, I want you to know that the North Star guiding our decisions is the well-being of our graduate students, faculty, and staff. We will continue to work hard to address challenges in ways that support student progression and completion, promote student success, and assist our faculty and staff colleagues.

We know that with patience, empathy, flexibility, and a calm approach, we will come through this challenge together as a stronger and more resilient graduate community.

Thank you for all you do! Please take care, be well, and stay healthy.

Kate & the Graduate College team
UNLV is an EEO/AA/Title VI/Title IX/Section 504 institution. All qualified applicants to the Graduate College, and admitted students, will receive equal consideration without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, pregnancy, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, disability, or covered US veteran status.

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