Dear Grad Rebels,

We hope this note finds you and yours well, and that you are taking good care of both your emotional and physical health during these challenging times. We are here to support you.

In light of last night’s announcement by Governor Sisolak, and directives from NSHE Chancellor Thom Reilly and UNLV President Marta Meana, the campus is closing all but essential operations. This means that our Graduate College Gateway building offices and our Professional Development Academy Commons will be closing immediately. We are sorry for the inconvenience, but we know that this is in the best interest of our students, faculty, and staff.

We have been planning for this possible scenario and are prepared to transition to remote operations. Our whole team is set up, ready, and working remotely immediately. Rest assured that we will continue to operate, as per usual, and provide all of our services, despite the building shut-down. We are 100% committed to your continued success and degree progression.

You can still reach us for information, assistance, or guidance from 8 a.m. until 5 p.m., Mondays through Fridays via email; phone; or WebEx, an online meeting tool.
  • Our team’s email addresses and phone numbers can be found on our staff directory.
  • To request a WebEx appointment, please contact the person who you’d like to meet with and they will send you an invitation to join a scheduled WebEx meeting. Once you get the scheduled meeting information, you may simply dial in to WebEx for a phone conversation, you may opt to do a WebEx chat conversation, or you may use your video to have an online meeting with a member of our Graduate College team.
We realize that you probably have some questions about services, processes, deadlines, and what to expect for the remainder of the semester. To help you navigate, we’ve prepared a webpage with information and guidance. You can find our Temporary Accommodations for COVID-19 page here, and I encourage you to check back often. The webpage helps to answer questions about services, processes, deadlines, and what to expect for the remainder of the closure. For example, it contains important information regarding:
  • Teaching GAs and continuation of their work online
  • Research GAs and continuity of their work in labs and remote locations
  • Online thesis and dissertation defenses
  • Extended deadlines for spring graduation
  • We will be posting important additions to this webpage later today, and frequently thereafter, to keep you informed during this fluid and evolving situation.
Finally, while the university remains open to serve our students and faculty, many personnel are working remotely so entry doors have been locked for health, safety and security reasons. Students, GAs, and employees may continue to access UNLV facilities if needed.
  • If you have been issued a building access card, please use the card for entry.
  • If you have NOT been issued a building access card, and need to use a facility, please contact your department/school, GA supervisor, faculty advisor, chair, or graduate coordinator for assistance and guidance should you need to retrieve items to be able to work remotely, use essential onsite facilities, continue your lab work, do animal care, etc.
  • Please see the Research webpage with COVID-19 updates for more guidance and information about lab research protocols, IRB, and other guidance to support the continuation of faculty and graduate student research.
  • For emergencies on campus, please contact University Police Services at 311 (from a campus phone) or 702-895-3668.
Please don’t hesitate to reach out about any Graduate College business or any continuity of operations issues related to graduate students, GAs, and faculty/staff. We’re here to help! And until we see you again, face-to-face, please take care, be well, and stay healthy.

Best wishes,
Dean Korgan & 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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