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Rebel Guide: 10 Tips for a Great Semester

Rebel Guide: 10 Tips for a Great Semester

New and returning students — make the most out of your college experience with our guide to campus resources.

Campus News | Aug 26, 2014 | By Afsha Bawany
  • Stay on Top of the Workload: Is that math class daunting? Don’t know which classes will keep you on track to graduate? The Academic Success Center helps students make it to graduation through tutoring, advising, and other support resources.

  • Get Involved: There’s something on campus for everyone—from video games and epicurean clubs to volunteer programs and Rebel games. Visit the Get Involved website or stop by the fall involvement fair Sep. 3 at the union to discover our many student organizations.

  • Manage your wallet: Check out the financial aid website for a scholarship database and application information. Becoming familiar with the basics will save you the wait in line or on the phone.

  • Jump-Start Your Career: Start networking now for internships and jobs after you graduate. Career services can help link you to future employers and offer resume makeovers and interview tips. Then make a stop at the career fair Oct. 15 in the Student Union Ballroom.

  • The Student Recreation and Wellness Center offers multiple fitness and wellness programs. Meditate during a yoga class, break a sweat during spin, learn judo, or just relax in one of the SRWC’s massage chairs. Your student health fee covers gym membership and health clinic visits.

  • Take A Load Off Feeling anxious about the school year? Friends tired of listening to your relationship woes? Students can benefit from therapy provided by CAPS, The Practice, or The Center for Individual, Couple, and Family Counseling.

  • Travel, Explore, Learn: Want to hike the Great Wall? Learn flamenco in Madrid? Surf in Melbourne? Study abroad! Have fun exploring the world while earning academic credit? Visit the International Programs office to get more information.

  • Catch Some Culture: Find out what's coming up on the UNLV’s UNLV Calendar. Watch up-and-coming stars in a student play, find out about campus festivals, and don't miss important deadlines.

  • Safety First: Visit the Police Services website to learn about theft prevention, late-night campus safety programs, and other services to keep the campus safe. And be sure to sign up for the emergency notification system.

  • Stay Connected:Follow UNLV on Facebook and Twitter, download the UNLV iPhone app, and visit UNLV News Center to stay up to date on campus news and events.

There’s a lot to do on campus – so much that UNLV can become your second home. Here’s your guide to navigating the campus and enhancing your college experience through UNLV's academic, professional, wellness, and technology resources.  Start making the most of your college career today. —Afsha Bawany. Photos by UNLV Photo Services