special interest housing

Imagine living on a floor where other students share your same major or interests – consider a living-and-learning community. Beyond living with others who have something in common with you, there are many additional benefits. Residents in UNLV living-and-learning communities and special-interest housing generally maintain higher cumulative GPAs than both the general undergraduate population and other on-campus students not living in special-interest housing, and also report higher levels of satisfaction with their on-campus experience.

Housing & Residential Life will honor all living-and-learning community and special-interest housing requests first when making assignments. All requests and assignment decisions are contingent upon occupancy and space availability.

All Women
This community is available to any female student who chooses to live in a women-only living environment.

Location: Tonopah Community

Graduate / 23 and Older
This community is composed of students who are either at least 23 years of age or pursuing graduate degrees at UNLV. This floor is intended to be a study-intensive, upper-class environment that will assist in supporting the needs of a student population that maintains multiple life commitments and varying schedules, affording the opportunity to live with a cohort of students who share like interests in the pursuit of academic goals.

Location: Upper Class Complex

Healthy Living
The Healthy Living Floor is a community of students from freshmen to seniors who share a common interest in nutrition and overall health and wellness. In partnership with Campus Recreational Services at the UNLV Student Recreation and Wellness Center, students living on this floor participate in wellness-related programs led by professionals and peers with expertise in healthy living. Study groups, social events and other leadership programs both on and off campus are also provided.

Location: South Complex

Honors
Students from freshman through senior year who are enrolled in the Honors College at UNLV live in this community, building relationships with faculty and professionals in their area of interest. Study groups, social events and other leadership programs help explore studies outside of the classroom. This is a community of peers who have some of the same courses as you and can assist you in studying for courses they have already taken. Students on this floor have received advising from Honors College advisors and have had informal programs with Honors College faculty members.

Location: Dayton Community

Hospitality
This community is designed for hospitality majors wishing to live and work with others who are also enrolled in the William F. Harrah College of Hospitality. It is a community of peers who have some of the same courses or who assist each other in studying for courses they have previously taken. Participants interact with faculty members in the Hospitality College through programs that include mentoring opportunities, finding employment in the hospitality industry, internship opportunities, study groups, social events and other leadership programs.

Location: Dayton Community

Howell Town
Named after John Howell, the first African-American to own land in Clark County, Nevada, Howell Town aims to create an environment that focuses on the history, prosperity and enrichment of the African and Black Diaspora communities. Through the use of faculty, programming and campus resources, students will learn through personal and group discovery around issues of identity development, race, class, gender and social norms. Howell Town is open to students of all backgrounds and identities.

Location: South Complex

Lee Business School
This community prepares UNLV business students for success throughout their undergraduate period and beyond. Bridging the gap between academic learning and real-life learning, this community provides students with direct access to career and professional development programs, in-hall advising sessions, academic strategies and leadership seminars, along with opportunities to network with faculty and business professionals. Students in this community will also take the 3-credit BUS 103 – Business Connections (first year seminar) together, which is required for first-year pre-business students.

Location: Tonopah Community

Stonewall Suites
This community is designed to provide a safe, comfortable and educational living and learning environment for LGBTQ+ students and their allies, as well as a being an inclusive environment for students who identify as any gender. All suites in the Stonewall community are gender inclusive; students may choose to live with other students of any gender. Students living in this community will have opportunities to further develop their identity through ongoing programming and connections to faculty, staff and campus resources.

Location: South Complex

Study-Intensive
This community environment is a popular offering to many of our residents. Although study-intensive floors remain lively and fun places to live, residents who select these floors generally place a greater focus on their academics. Study-intensive floors are present to help you manage your environment in ways that help facilitate effective study habits. Residents on study-intensive floors have the liberty to choose their quiet hours like every other floor, but tend to choose more expanded quiet hours (and 24-hour courtesy hours) to create an environment conducive to studying.

Location: Tonopah Community