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3 College Senior

Campus Housing: I've never been around the housing but I've seen that many students prefer it over living in apartments

3 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: It's average. Feels like I'm in a hotel.

3 College Junior

Campus Housing: I don't think OCC has campus hiusing.

4 College Senior

Campus Housing: The dorms are a great bridge experience from living with your family to living on your own. It's a supervised, safe setting for young adults to experience diversity and have the college experience. They offer ample space study and/or socialize, the convenience to classes, dining facilities, and the local nightclub scene makes it a great starter home for young adults. I will say the dorms are not the best because they lack community, so students naturally form cliques and the shyer students easily get left in their dorm throughout the academic year.

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3 College Junior

Campus Housing: I hear it depends on the building, but they do not easily allow students to switch roommates.

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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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On-Campus Housing Available?
Campus Housing Capacity
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Freshmen Required to Live on Campus?
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Number of Dormitories
Number of Campus-Owned Apartments
Best Dorms
Upper Class Complex
Worst Dorms
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.
Available for Rent
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DormitoriesWhat's This?

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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