Welcome Back Insert 8/29/11
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The Rebel Yell welcomes returning students and incoming freshman
The undergraduate student body is represented by the Consolidated Students of the University of Nevada (CSUN). CSUN’s budget is funded by a fee included in student tuition, so more than $1 million of student funds are distributed through the student government.
CSUN’s elected positions consist of an Executive Board, selected each spring, and a Senate. Each college is represented in the Senate and the senators are elected to one-year terms during the fall semester.
The Student Body President, the Student Body Vice President and the Senate president make up the elected positions of the Executive Board. There are also Vice President Pro-Tempore and Senate President Pro-Tempore positions that are appointed.
Other appointed positions are the directors and judicial council.
Located: Student Union, Room 316
Phone: (702) 895-3645
For you lofty graduate students who have already emerged victorious from the battlefields of the baccalaureate, you may want to find yourself in league with the Graduate & Professional Student Association.
This counsel of representatives, headed by President Michael Gordon and VP Thomas Bussey, provides grants and scholarships as well as maintaining a fully furnished office space that boasts everything from a fax machine to a small kitchen! This is one resource you won’t want to pass up on your journey through graduate life.
Located: Lied Library, Third Floor, Room 3251
Phone: (702) 895-2261
UNLV Homepage: Get current information about student events, special events, guest lecturers, and more by visiting UNLV’s homepage. The search option can also guide students to other more specific, helpful links and tools about the university.
Phone Number: (702) 895-3011
Graduate College: Get all your graduate-level questions answered and keep up with thesis and dissertation paperwork, course requirements, and graduate faculty projects.
Phone Number: (702) 895-3320
Campus Location: Flora Dungans Humanities Building (FDH), Rm 352
Financial Aid: Want to see what scholarships are being offered or check to see if your tuition payment went through? This site offers scholarship information, loan counseling and Or call to speak with a counselor about financial aid options.
Phone Number: (702) 895-3424
Campus Location: Student Services Complex (SSC), Rm 232
Office of Information Technology (OIT): Computer problems plague all students, but don’t feel like there’s nowhere to turn. This website can help with anything from resetting a password to setting up a Rebel Mail account to fixing a technical problem. It also provides a list of links to other online resources.
Phone Number: (702) 895-0777
Campus Location: Student Union 231, Carol C. Harter Classroom Building Complex (CBC) B133
My UNLV: Become familiar with UNLV’s personalized student resource center. Check class schedule and grades, register for classes, check financial aid status, make payments to an account, apply for graduation and more on this convenient website.
Rebel Mail: Before classes start, be sure to set up your Rebel Mail account. This account is the main email that professors use when communicating with their students.
Webcampus: Often times professors will post assignments, hold discussions and send class emails through Webcampus. This site allows students to check certain class grades, and interact with their professor and classmates online. Be sure and check with your professors to see if they use this helpful classroom tool.
Disabilities Resource Center: The DRC is designed to provide equal learning opportunities to students with disabilities. To learn more about classroom accommodations, support services, and activities, visit the DRC website.
Phone Number: (702) 895-0866
Campus Location: Student Services Complex A (SCC-A), Rm 143
Lied Library: Need to borrow a book, but not sure if it’s checked out? Check book availability, browse research databases, renew books and more at Lied’s homepage. This website also gives students access to other UNLV campus libraries, online catalogues, and the Illiad and Link+ programs, which allow students to order books from other university libraries across the nation and pick them up right on campus at Lied.
Phone: (702) 895-2286
Campus Location: Building next to the CBC and Marjorie Barrick Museum/Harry Reid Center (MSM/HRC)
Parking Services: After a long day of class, the last thing you want to find on your car is a parking ticket. Be sure to check the parking services site for enforcement hours, designated lots, and parking tips. This site also allows students to purchase parking passes and pay citations.
Phone: (702) 895-1300
Campus Location: Claude I. Howard Public Safety Building (PSB)
UNLV Sports: Big sports fan? Check online for game schedules, ticketing information, player interviews, and the latest info about your favorite UNLV team. Go Rebels!
Phone Number: (702) 895-1633
Ticketing Information: (702) 739-FANS
The Rebel Yell: Stay up to date on the latest Rebel happenings with the official campus newspaper. The two weekly issues feature breaking news, and student government, campus event and sporting news coverage. Forgot to pick up a hard copy of the paper? Just follow us on our official site, or on Facebook (The Rebel Yell, The Rebel Yell Sports Section) and Twitter (@TheRebelYell, @rebelyellsports).
Phone: (702) 895-1515
Campus Location: Student Union (SU), Rm 301
Major Fall Events & Dates
1. Premier UNLV: Sept. 1, 2011, at 5 p.m.
2. CSUN 10th Anniversary of 9/11 Remembrance Display: Sept. 8, all day
3. UNLV Alumni Football Tailgate Party and home opener (vs. Hawaii): Sept. 17, 5-7 p.m.
4. President Smatresk’s State of the University Address: Sept 22, 10-11:30 a.m.
5. CSUN Senate Elections: Oct. 5, all day
6. UNLV vs. UNR rally: Oct. 6, all day (game is in Reno)
7. Final Day to Apply for Fall 2011 Graduation: Oct. 20, all day
8. Built Ford Tough PBR World Finals 2011 begins: Oct. 26, 6-8:30 p.m.
9. Homecoming Week begins: Oct. 31, all day
10. First men’s basketball game – UNLV vs. Washburn (Exhibition): Nov. 1, 7-9 p.m.
11. Family Weekend begins: Nov. 4, 8-10 a.m.
12. Homecoming Parade and Rally: Nov. 4, 7 p.m.
13. First regular season men’s basketball game- UNLV vs. Grand Canyon: Nov. 11, 7 p.m.
14. Thanksgiving Recess: Nov. 24-25
15. Fall Semester ends: Dec.17
BUILDINGS YOU SHOULD KNOW
1. Student Union
The Student Union is the hub of campus life. Inside, students can get food from a number of establishments including Panda Express, Subway and Taco Bell. A small grocery store and smoothie shop provide extra sources of nourishment, and there are two microwaves to use. There is also a recreation room with pool tables and video games, a computer lab, study areas and a ballroom and theatre where various events will be held throughout the year. A service desk on the first floor provides general information for students.
The Student Recreation and Wellness Center can take care of all your health needs. Here a variety of workout equipment can be found, along with a lap pool, spa, leisure pool, courts and equipment for basketball, volleyball, badminton, racquetball and soccer. Counseling and psychological services are offered here, and the Rebel Wellness Zone provides massage chairs and relaxation rooms. There is also a pharmacy and a clinic that provides basic medical services.
3. Lied Library
Lied Library is the place to go for research. There are plenty of books, of course, along with newspapers, magazines, movies, and government documents. A large number of computers are available for student use, including a media lab for video and photo editing. There are group study rooms, quiet rooms specifically for studying, and an in-house coffee shop is there to help keep you going.
The Classroom Building Complex (CBC) is a place to familiarize yourself with, as you will have at least one class there almost every semester. It is comprised of three separate buildings, so it’s a good idea to find your class ahead of time. The A building has auditoriums, there is a general use computer lab in building B, and building C has computer teaching labs.
5. UNLV Bookstore
For textbooks, the official UNLV bookstore is located on campus right next to the Student Union. On the other side of Maryland Parkway in the University Gardens shopping center you can find two other bookstores: Rebelbooks and Beat the Bookstore.
Parking on most of campus requires a permit purchased from Parking and Transportation Services. The Thomas & Mack has the largest amount of available parking, including a four-story garage. A second garage can be found on the north end of campus off of Cottage Grove Ave. Metered parking can be found in front of Lied Library and in the Student Union parking lot. The only free lot is on the corner of Harmon and Swenson.