Campus Tour Highlights
On our beautiful 350-acre main campus, there are more than 100 buildings and points of interest. Here are some notable sights you won’t want to miss during your visit. Interested in taking a guided tour? Visit unlv.edu/admissions/visits or stop by the Office of Admissions to learn about tour availability.
Lee Pascal Memorial Rose Garden
Local businesswoman and philanthropist, Elaine Wynn, founded this garden in honor of her mother, Lee Pascal. The garden showcases “Show Biz” roses and contributes to our beautiful campus, which is designated as an arboretum by the state — a unique distinction that fewer than 10 percent of national college campuses hold.
The landmark Flashlight sculpture was constructed by internationally known husband and wife artists Claes Oldenburg and Coosje van Bruggen. It is a favorite meeting place in the Performing Arts Center plaza between Judy Bayley Theatre and Artemus W. Ham Concert Hall. The design references the flashlights that ushers use to guide individuals to their seats during performances.
Student Recreation & Wellness Center
With more than 184,000 square feet of space, the Student Recreation & Wellness Center offers something for everyone. The facility boasts cardio equipment, circuit training machines, and free weights; a 6 lane pool, vortex pool, and spa; basketball and racquetball courts; and an indoor track overlooking campus and the Las Vegas Strip. This facility is also home to the Student Health Center & Pharmacy, Counseling & Psychological Services, and a School of Dental Medicine clinic.
The Veterans Memorial — sponsored by the UNLV Student Veterans Organization — honors Las Vegas and UNLV service members from all wars and conflicts. UNLV has been named as a Military Friendly School for the eighth consecutive year by G.I. Jobs Magazine.
Constructed as a memorial to a late Rebel, Valerie Pida, Pida Plaza serves as a central location for students to gather and socialize outside of the Student Union.
Dayton Complex is reserved for first-year students, offering double and triple room configurations. Like all campus housing, Dayton features wireless internet, premium cable TV, social and game lounges, a computer lab, a conference room, and in-building laundry. Optional special interest floors at Dayton include academic support, hospitality students, exploration majors, and study-intensive.
Hey Reb! Statue
Created in 2007 to celebrate the university’s 50th anniversary, the Hey Reb! bronze statue stands in front of the Richard Tam Alumni Center. In addition to being one of the most popular photo ops for campus visitors, it is a student tradition to rub the sculpture’s mustache before a test for good luck!
UNLV Pioneer Wall
The UNLV Pioneer Wall was built around a fragment of Maude Frazier Hall, UNLV’s first building, which opened in 1957. It serves as a legacy to the “pioneers” who helped establish the university.