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Celebrating 60 Years

We've come a long way in our 60 years — from a dusty outpost on the south edge of town to a thriving urban research institution. Join us as we celebrate our innovative frontier spirit.

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Explore Our History

Thanks to its innovative frontier spirit, UNLV has kept pace with one of the country's fastest-growing and most enterprising cities. Our History

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Jerry Vallen
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School Spirit

We may be young, but we are mighty, and we have established many traditions in our short history. Whether kicking off the school year with Premier UNLV, fighting for the right to paint the Fremont Cannon, or celebrating our diverse cultures, our Rebel pride shines through.

Learn About Our Traditions and School Spirit

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60th Anniversary Graphic

The 60th anniversary graphic can be added to other materials such as brochures and web pages. We've also integrated it into an easy-to-use PowerPoint slide that you can add to any presentation, and an email signature generator for you to use.

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