Guide to spring events UNLV students should look forward to

Students gathering in the Pida Plaza for an event at night. Photo by Jimmy Romo

With Spring Semester at UNLV in full swing, there are a slew of new events taking place throughout the coming weeks to look forward to. Students can look ahead to the many opportunities to connect with fellow classmates in a variety of ways. 

On the Feb. 1st, President Whitfield’s will give a State of the University Address. This is the opportunity to celebrate the universities’ success the past year as well as setting the path for the year ahead. This SOTU will be taking place virtually at 2:30pm. The virtual meeting information will be provided prior to it. 

The Rebel Events Board will be hosting two events back to back. First, the first Open Mic Night will be on Feb. 2nd. Take this opportunity to showcase whatever you’d like during this event. Open to all performers, this first event will be taking place inside the Theatre inside the Student Union building from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.

The day after on Feb. 3rd from 8 p.m. until 11 p.m. will be the first Rebels After Dark. This event will be taking place inside the ballroom in the Student Union. Rebels After Dark will be 80’s themed and will offer free food and giveaways while you enjoy various activities with your fellow students. It is completely free to attend but you will need your Rebel ID to attend.

For First Generation students looking to connect to other first gen students and faculty, as well as get helpful resources and networking opportunities, Pathways and Journeys will be hosting their first event on Friday, Feb. 4th from 9 a.m. until 11 a.m. Members of the 1GC and The Intersection will be there for the First-Gen Friday Cereal Mixer to help others get connected with what’s happening on campus.  

This event will be taking place inside the Student Union building in Room 121/The Intersection. If you need more information on The Intersection and services they provide, you can contact them at 702-895-0458 or at

The Student Recreation and Wellness Center is hosting the first of many workshops and events on Feb. 8 from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the Rec Center. Rock Climbing Basics will guide you through learning basic climbing anchors, the materials and usage of bolts as well as one and two point anchors on our very own bouldering wall. 

This workshop is free for students. For more information on this or any future workshop, you can contact Outdoor Adventures at 702-777-7130 or at

A story full of swashbuckling comedy, Thorton Wilder and Ken Ludwig’s Adaptation of

The Beaux’ Stratagem by George Farquhar will be performed by the Nevada Conservatory Theatre on Feb. 11th at 7:30 p.m. at the Judy Bayley Theatre. 

Tickets can be bought online or at the box office for $25. Discounted tickets ($22.50) available for seniors, military members, the disabled, and UNLV faculty, staff, and alumni. Students may get one $10 ticket with identification.This play is for mature audiences so keep the kids at home. 

UNLV’s Symphony Orchestra returns with its first performance of the year. Conducted by Taras Krysa, the orchestra will be performing Don Quixote , a tone poem by Richard Strauss. This event will be taking place on Feb. 16th at 7:30 p.m. at the Artemus W. Ham Concert Hall. 

Tickets are $15. $10 discounted tickets for the in-person event are available to seniors, military members, and UNLV faculty and staff, and all students. All students may also receive one free ticket with a valid Student ID.
This is just a snapshot of the upcoming events this semester. For more information , check out UNLV’s official calendar at to get a more comprehensive list of events and going ons on campus.


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