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3 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: Overall living on campus at UNLV is alright, but I see one glaring flaw: 3 out of the 4 residential halls do not have kitchens. Additionally, residents are not permitted to cook aside from the only school-approved microwave model outside of these exclusive kitchens (located in the UCC complex). Because of this inability for most students to cook, we are forced to eat unhealthy food almost consistently with our only options consisting of fast food, frozen microwaveable food, or unsafe food from the Hazel M. Wilson Dining Commons. At the "DC", as we call it, the food is known for causing food poisoning as well as sometimes containing bugs. The food is additionally poor in flavor and quality and the DC is not very cleanly.

3 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: It looks alright and its relatively centralized on campus.

3 College Junior

Campus Housing: I would not suggest living on campus.

3 College Senior

Campus Housing: When I lived in the dorms my first two years of attending UNLV it had it's fair share of ups and downs. It was very convenient in the sense of I just had to walk to class so finding parking was never hard for me. It also was right next to the strip and the gym was located right across from my building. The downfall was it was always loud, people had no respect for neighbors. You had to pay for laundry, which didn't seem fair because they charge and arm and a leg to stay there in the first place. It was also extremely small, I didn't have a roommate and knowing my room was the same size as people who did made me feel bad for the people who had to share that small space.

3 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: It's get loud sometimes at night.


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Campus housing at UNLV has its high and low points. The many buildings and special floors all have their own atmosphere as well as varying degrees of newness. While Tonopah is known for being one of the oldest and largest housing buildings, it is also conveniently located in the middle of campus and is always occupied by a spirited bunch of students, though that spirit can also translate to some late and loud nights. In comparison, the Dayton complex holds the newest campus dorms available; however, it’s on the very edge of the 337-acre campus.

Some high points of dorm living at UNLV are the variety of special floors offered and the convenience. With a wide range of choices, the special floors allow students a chance to surround themselves with others who share the same interests and majors. Even though the majority of UNLV students don’t live on campus, all admit to the benefits it offers. If you live on campus, you’re surrounded with the activities and clubs for students and are more likely to participate. And well, you can hit the snooze button a few more times and not be late to class.

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Upper Class Complex
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Tonopah Living, Learning, and Scholarship Complex
What You Get
  • Closet or wardrobe
  • Desk and chair
  • Dresser
  • Twin-sized bed
  • Vanity with sink
Also Available
  • All-Women Floor (South Complex): Living with other women often helps female students develop a strong identity and friendships.
  • Coed Floor/Wing (All Complexes): Men and women work together to celebrate diversity and find common bonds while living on the same floor.
  • Global House (Upper Class Complex): Students from the U.S. and around the globe live and work together to appreciate and promote diversity through activities like discussions, language workshops, and special cultural events.
  • Special Academic Floors: Special areas for special majors. Live with other students sharing your academic experience. Build relationships with faculty and professionals in your field. Study groups, social events, and other leadership programs help you explore your studies outside the classroom.
  • Study-Intensive/Quiet Floor (All Complexes): Looking for peace and quiet so you can focus on your studies? Living on these coed floors means you agree to keep noise contained in your room at all times. You and your guests must be sure that your noise does not disturb other residents in their rooms.
  • Substance-Free Floor (Tonopah, Dayton Complex): This floor is reserved for students who choose to live a substance-free lifestyle. All members of this community agree to hold each other accountable for not using alcohol, tobacco, and/or other drugs, both on and off campus. (Note: to be assigned to a substance-free floor, you must request assignment to the floor and indicate no alcohol use on the roommate preference section of the contract.)
  • Wellness Community (Dayton Complex): Taking a step beyond the Substance-Free floor, Wellness Community residents focus on optimal physical, intellectual, emotional, spiritual, occupational, and community wellness through special retreats, trips, and programs.
  • Women in Learning & Leadership Floor (Dayton Complex): Taking the All-Women concept to a new level, residents will participate in mentoring and leadership programs to explore women's issues with a focus on personal growth and success.
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Dayton Complex
Floors: South wing has 3, north wing has 4
Number of Occupants: 475
Bathrooms: Shared between two rooms
Coed: Yes
Residents: Freshmen, upperclassmen
Room Types: Doubles
Special Features: Laundry room, computer lab, conference room, fitness center, recreation area, snack vending area, Women in Learning and Leadership (WILL), Honors House, Wellness Community
South Complex
Floors: 3-5 per building
Number of Occupants: 500
Bathrooms: Shared between two rooms
Coed: Yes
Residents: Freshmen
Room Types: Doubles
Special Features: Laundry room, computer lab, study lounge, TV lounge, recreation area, snack vending area
Tonopah Living, Learning, and Scholarship Complex
Floors: 6
Number of Occupants: 640
Bathrooms: Shared between two rooms
Coed: Yes
Residents: Freshmen, upperclassmen
Room Types: Doubles
Special Features: Computer lab, conference room, study lounge, TV lounge, laundry room, fitness center, recreation area, snack vending area, Nursing House, Engineering House, Education House
Upper Class Complex
Floors: 3 per building
Number of Occupants: 400
Bathrooms: Shared between two rooms
Coed: Yes
Residents: Upperclassmen
Room Types: Doubles
Special Features: Laundry room, study lounge, TV/social lounge, recreation area, snack vending area, study intensive/quiet floor, Hotel Administration House, Global House, Nursing House

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