Services for Graduate Students
The Graduate College offers services to support graduate students in many different areas. In cooperation with various offices at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, Graduate Student Services seeks to provide information and programs aimed at the unique needs of graduate students.
Orientation. Every semester, prior to the beginning of classes, the Graduate College conducts an orientation for new graduate students and graduate assistants. Each department and/or program offering a graduate degree provides additional orientation and advising for new students.
Recruitment. UNLV is committed to growing selectively, serving the region, and achieving distinction. In recognition of this commitment, the Graduate College works with academic departments who seek to develop, implement, coordinate, and monitor their recruitment programs and outcomes. The UNLV Graduate College also proudly participates in the McNair Scholars Program, which helps to identify and prepare under represented and minority students for graduate school.
Thesis and Dissertation Support. For many programs, the thesis or dissertation represents the culmination of the graduate experience. These students’ final theses and dissertations must conform to the formatting guidelines established by the Graduate College, and students must submit a single hard copy of the final document, as well as an electronic copy, before conferral of their graduate degree. The Graduate College provides guidance, oversight and direction to graduate students and faculty concerning the policies and procedures for final submission of the thesis or dissertation.
Professional Development Programs. The Graduate College works with other campus units to provide a formal, value-added experience for graduate students that will enhance their career development in the areas of teaching, research, and other scholarly skills.
Student Advising Services. The Graduate College advising services provide informal and student-centered issue-resolution services, and general non-academic advising advice, to graduate students and prospective graduate students. The office offers guidance, information, and assistance when regular channels have failed to provide graduate students with the information that they need to solve problems or make informed decisions.
Note: The office does not provide academic advising; students must consult with the graduate coordinator or their designated faculty advisor in their own graduate program, or program of interest, for academic guidance.