Dear graduate students,
I hope you had an enjoyable spring break! As you get back into the swing of the spring semester, we wanted to share some important information:
COVID-19 Vaccine Registration Open to All UNLV Faculty, Staff, Students, and Their Families
Gov. Steve Sisolak held a press conference on March 17 to announce timing for the remainder of Nevadans to receive their COVID-19 vaccines. The governor announced that:
- Only retail pharmacies will begin offering vaccinations to those 16 years old and older with underlying medical conditions beginning Monday, March 22.
- All Nevadans will be eligible at all vaccination sites beginning Monday, April 5.
All students, faculty, staff, and their family members can register for appointments at the UNLV site.
Free Rapid COVID Antigen Testing Extended to June 21
The UNLV Student Health Center (SHC) and Faculty and Staff Treatment (FAST) Center recently announced that free rapid COVID antigen testing for students, faculty, staff and dependents (age 12 years and older) has been extended to June 21, 2021. Rapid COVID antigen testing is available to those with and without symptoms to determine if an individual is currently infected with COVID-19. Test results are usually available in approximately one hour.
Those without symptoms may call the SHC/FAST Center Laboratory at 702-895-0280 to schedule an appointment. Those experiencing COVID symptoms are encouraged to call the SHC (for students) at 702-895-3370 or the FAST Center (for faculty, staff and dependents) at 702-895-0630 to schedule an appointment with a health care provider for assessment and lab testing.
COVID-19 HEERF Funding Available for Students
UNLV will receive additional federal funding to help students who are negatively impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic as part of the Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund. Students can complete a couple of steps to assist the Office of Financial Aid and Scholarships in assessing their eligibility and distributing awards to eligible students. Learn more
.Call for Proposals: Graduate College Mural Project
As a reminder, the Graduate College is accepting proposals from UNLV students, faculty, and staff for a large-scale mural on one of two interior walls in the University Gateway Building
. Artists, designers, and creatives may propose to do an original, hand-painted mural or an original graphic design that the Graduate College will have printed as a large-scale wall wrap and installed.
Reasonable mural painting supplies will be funded based on approved budgets and then purchased through the Graduate College following UNLV purchasing practices. In addition, selected muralists will receive honoraria ($1,500) after completion of the work.
Mural proposals are due March 29, 2021. The project must be completed by July 31, 2021.
Please find additional details in the call for proposals
. Proposals must be submitted through the Graduate College mural application
. Please email email@example.com
with any questions.
Virtual Student Events and Expanded Ethnicity/Tribal Affiliation Survey
Students received an email to their Rebelmail address from Involvement UNLV on Tuesday, March 16 regarding a Virtual Student Events and Expanded Ethnicity/Tribal Affiliation Survey. The first 200 students to respond to this survey will receive $20 RebelCash deposited directly to their RebelCards, and all students completing the survey will be entered to win one of six $500 RebelCash prizes.
Results of the survey will be used to assess virtual student events and online involvement opportunities during the pandemic. This survey is also collecting a disaggregated or expanded list of ethnicity and tribal affiliation at UNLV.
Questions about the project should be directed to Sunny Gittens
or Judd Harbin
in the Division of Student Affairs.
Office of Information Technology Resources
As students continue to study from home, UNLV's Office of Information Technology continues to offer the following resources:
¡Lánzate!/Take Off! Travel Program
- The UNLV technology loan program allows students to borrow technology, like laptops, for remote learning for the duration of the semester.
- RebelApps allows students to access 40+ software titles that they may need for class on any device, anytime, anywhere.
- At the Lied Library circulation desk, students can borrow laptops with Microsoft Office and Respondus LockDown Browser to use for up to four hours for online exams.
- In partnership with Cox Communications, students in need of internet access for remote learning may be eligible to receive discounted internet service through the Cox Cares program. Internet service, after the subsidy, can cost as little as $15/month.
The Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities (HACU) and Southwest Airlines are accepting applications through April 30 for the 17th Annual ¡Lánzate!/Take Off! Travel Program
. Through this national initiative, HACU and Southwest Airlines will award roundtrip flights to students across the country who travel at least 200 miles from home to pursue a higher education and meet the eligibility criteria, including the submission of a required essay. Selected students receive tickets for use to travel between home and college or university.
I wish you a successful, smooth, and healthy rest of the semester. Please reach out
if the Graduate College team can assist in any way.