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. To learn about our guided campus tours, spotlight visits, and events, visit unlv.edu/admissions/visits.
Lee Pascal Memorial Rose Garden
The garden, which showcases “Show Biz” roses, was founded by local businesswoman and philanthropist, Elaine Wynn, in honor of her mother, Lee Pascal. It adds to the beauty of our campus which has been designated as an arboretum by the state of Nevada. This unique distinction is held by fewer than 10 percent of national college campuses.
The landmark Flashlight sculpture is a favorite meeting place in the Performing Arts Center plaza between Judy Bayley Theatre and Artemus W. Ham Concert Hall. It was constructed by internationally known artists Claes Oldenburg and Coosje van Bruggen and represents the flashlights used by ushers to guide patrons to their seats during performances.
Student Recreation & Wellness Center
This facility offers something for everyone. With more than 184,000 square feet of space, it easily accommodates cardio equipment, circuit training machines, and free weights; a six-lane pool, vortex pool, and spa; basketball and racquetball courts; and an indoor track overlooking campus and the Las Vegas Strip. Inside the building, there are also important student resources such as the Student Health Center & Pharmacy, Counseling & Psychological Services, and a School of Dental Medicine clinic.
Sponsored by the UNLV Student Veterans Organization, the Veterans Memorial honors Las Vegas and UNLV service members from all wars and conflicts. UNLV has been consecutively named a Military Friendly School by G.I. Jobs Magazine.
Located outside of the Student Union, this plaza was constructed as a memorial to late Rebel, Valerie Pida. It serves as a central location for students to gather together to enjoy outdoor events and activities.
Reserved exclusively for first-year students, Dayton Complex offers double and triple room configurations. This complex, like all campus housing, features wireless internet, premium cable TV, social and game lounges, in-building laundry, and much more. Optional special interest floors at Dayton include the hospitality floor and honors floor.
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’s a tradition to rub the sculpture’s mustache before an exam for good luck!
Dedicated in 2009, the Pioneer Wall serves as a legacy to the “pioneers” who helped establish the university. The wall was built with a portion of Maude Frazier Hall, the first building constructed on campus, which opened in 1957.