News for Students

Upgrade to Google Drive File Stream by May 12

Google Drive Desktop Sync for Mac/PC will be retired on May 12, 2018. You will need to install its replacement, Google Drive File Stream, if you wish to continue to sync your Google Drive files with your PC or Mac.

You can download and install Google Drive File Stream now by going to the Drive File Stream download page.

Google Drive File Stream lets you:

UNLV wireless services unavailable 3 - 6 a.m. on Sunday

The Office of Information Technology will perform campus wireless maintenance from 3 - 6 a.m. on Sunday.

During this time, campus wireless services, including eduroam and UNLV-Secure, will be unavailable.

If you experience connectivity issues following the change, please contact the IT Help Desk.

Can’t use campus Wi-Fi? Contact the IT Help Desk

If you are unable to connect to campus Wi-Fi, webpages do not load when you are connected, or see that Wi-Fi is connected but has no Internet, your device may have been blocked from the wireless network.

OIT has identified some software, most commonly Avast antivirus, that is causing wireless interruptions. To protect campus network resources, OIT removed wireless access for certain devices.

Until the conflicting software is removed from your device and you have contacted the IT Help Desk, you will be unable to use UNLV Wi-Fi.

RebelCash Deposit Bonus and Chance to Win $50 RebelCash

Don't miss out on this limited time offer! From now until April 20, you will receive a $10 bonus for every $100 added to your RebelCash Account. All on-campus food purchases made with RebelCash are tax free, making it a great way to shop at UNLV.

You can also enter to win monthly $50 RebelCash drawings by using RebelCash at an off-campus merchant and bringing your receipt to the RebelCard office.

Our off-campus RebelCash merchants include:

Hangouts Chat Team Messaging Now Available

We are excited to announce Google Hangouts Chat, a new messaging platform built for teams, is now available for Rebelmail.

What can you do with Hangouts Chat?

You can use Hangouts Chat to start a direct message with a classmate or create a 'room' to communicate with your entire team at once. Chat makes it easy for you to share files or start a video meeting with your team.

Hangouts Chat benefits:

Select Whole Foods, CVS, and Restaurants Now Accept RebelCash

The RebelCard program allows you to use RebelCash, loaded to your RebelCard, to pay for food and merchandise. We are pleased to announce five new merchants who now accept RebelCash. They are:

Saturday RebelCard Hours for Spring 2018

CORRECTION: Due to President's Day weekend, the RebelCard office will be closed on Saturday, February 17. 

In addition to our normal hours, the RebelCard office will be open from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. on the third Saturday of each month. Visit us on March 17 and April 21 to pick up or replace your RebelCard and deposit RebelCash.

If you have any questions, please contact the RebelCard office at 702-895-2351.


Security Alert: Beware 2018 PyeongChang Winter Olympics Websites

The 2018 Olympics in PyeongChang, South Korea started last Friday. Special events like these create an opportunity for malicious actors to prey on people looking to find more information.
Be mindful of possible attacks and protect yourself:

New Google Calendar for UNLVMail and Rebelmail becomes permanent Feb. 19

On Monday, February 19, the new Calendar interface will become permanent for UNLVMail and Rebelmail.

The new Google Calendar features include:

  • New user interface: The user interface has been updated with modern color palette and a cleaner design.

  • Rich formatting and links: You can add rich text formatting, like numbered list and underlined texts, as well as hyperlinks to web pages and Google Docs.

Beware of phishing scams and protect your account with 2-Step Verification

As the spring semester and tax season begin, remember to be mindful about phishing attempts and other scams that may steal your private information. These attempts can appear to come from anywhere, even people you know, and often contain official-looking signatures.

We recommend taking the following steps to help protect yourself from phishing scams:

  • Enable 2-Step Verification to require both your password and your phone to verify your identity when you sign in

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