Frequently Asked Questions

What is RAVE?

Rebel Announcements Via email (RAVE) is an online application designed to collect news and generate a weekly e-newsletter for students.

Who receives RAVE messages?

Students who have been enrolled at UNLV in the past three semesters are automatically subscribed. The messages are sent to students’ Rebelmail addresses ( Once logged in to RAVE, faculty and staff may target groups of students by class: freshmen, sophomores, juniors, seniors, graduates (master's and doctoral students), professionals (law and dental school students) or all of the above.

Who can submit messages to RAVE?

Faculty and staff with ACE accounts may submit messages on behalf of their units or students.

Why was it created?

RAVE was created to deliver campus information to students in a reliable, efficient, consistent format. The e-newsletter also minimizes the number of email messages delivered to students.

Is RAVE different than UNLV Today and Official?

RAVE goes to students whereas UNLV Today and Official messages go to UNLV employees.

How is RAVE different than SEND?

SEND (Student email Newsletter from Departments) is an e-newsletter system for colleges and departments. If you want to get news to students in a particular department, like all freshmen anthropology majors, use SEND instead of RAVE.

Do you have to be subscribed to read messages?

No, you do not need to subscribe to RAVE. The announcements are delivered to the appropriate student groups automatically.

What kind of messages can I submit?

RAVE welcomes information related to UNLV that may be of interest to students. Read content guidelines and policies for more information.

How long will I be able to view messages?

Messages are available for 30 days.

Why is there a limit to how long the message can be?

In order to keep the attention of the reader, it is important to keep messages brief and easy-to-read. The content of the messages cannot exceed 3,000 characters, including HTML formatting.

Who do I contact if I have questions?

For technical questions, contact the IT Help Desk at 702-895-0777.

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