Dear Grad Rebel,
How are you? I hope that this note finds you and your loved ones safe and healthy. Whatever challenges you may be facing during this difficult time, I hope that you are getting the support you need. On the UNLV side, please review the information, resources, and accommodations related to COVID-19 on our special Graduate College coronavirus webpage
. We update the information on this page regularly as we continue to make accommodations to support student success. Please note new information about graduate student incomplete grades: Incompletes from Spring 2019 would be due by the end of this spring semester to avoid them defaulting to an “F” grade. Given the current circumstances, the "I" grade change deadline has been extended to July 10, 2020. If an “I” from Spring 2019 isn't replaced with a grade change by July 10, then it will still default to an “F.”
In the midst of all of this, have you touched base with your faculty mentor, advisor, and/or graduate coordinator? If you haven’t, please consider reaching out so that we know how you’re doing and can address any questions. Of course, you can turn to us here in the Graduate College, too, if you need anything or if we can help. We are a Rebel family, and the faculty and staff at UNLV care about you.
Please remember that the following resources are available to help during this challenging time:
Emergency Retention Awards
Graduate students experiencing financial hardship due to the COVID-19 outbreak can apply for an Emergency Retention Award
through the Graduate College. Our emergency fund is intended to provide student support when other financial resources have been exhausted and students have a documented need. Emergency retention awards can be used for anything that helps you stay enrolled and progress in your program. Please note that COVID-19-related requests will not count against the standard Emergency Retention Award policy of only one request per graduate student over the course of your graduate career.
Supporting Our Students Emergency Relief Fund
The College of Education’s Supporting Our Students Emergency Student Relief Fund
provides all UNLV undergraduate and graduate students funding when assistance is needed with unexpected emergency situations as well as sustained financial coaching to develop budgetary literacy skills.
Connecting You to Student Support Services
UNLV has established a webform to help connect you with the university’s many student support resources. Complete the form
to have someone contact you regarding your issue or concern.
Finally, thank you to Joseph Curran, editor of the Department of Anthropology’s newsletter, for compiling the following list of community resources. Please also visit the UNLV community resources webpage
Other School Resources
Health/Mental Health Resources
As always, please reach out
with any questions or concerns.
Please stay safe, take care, and be well!