FAQs - Las Vegas Summer Session

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)


General

Do I have to go on the trip at all? Can I be exempted?
I have a special situation. Who can I talk to?

Getting to Las Vegas

What day should I book my departure from Singapore in June?
What day should I book my departure from Las Vegas in July?

Staying in Las Vegas

Do I have to stay in the dorms?
Where do I go to check in to the dorms?
Is it possible to have triple sharing rooms rather than twin sharing?
I heard that two rooms may share 1 toilet and shower. Is it possible for me to choose which room my roommate and I share the toilet and shower with?
Will there be wifi in the rooms?
When are the linen exchanges for dirty sheets and towels?
What am I responsible for in my room?
Is there a bank on campus?

Dining in Las Vegas

Are we required to have a meal plan? Do I have to eat all meals in the dining hall?
My dietary preference is halal. How can I use RebelCash to eat on and off campus?
I want to eat halal meals in the Dining Commons. How does this work?
When are the deadlines to sign up for halal meals in Dining Commons?
Can I pick my halal meals up in the evening during the fasting period? How does this work?
What are the opening hours of the Dining Commons during Summer Session?

Paying for the trip

What forms of payment do you accept? How can I pay the final payment?
Can we use EduSave/ Post Secondary Education account to pay for the trip?
Will I be able to take out a loan to pay for the program?

Classes

What classes am I taking?
When are my classes?
There is only one class on Thursday? Which class will I have that day?
What uniform items do I need for FAB 467?
Where can I buy shoes appropriate for FAB 467?
How can I book my weekend travel?
Is it required that I bring a laptop?

Visa Documents

What if I lost my childhood health booklet?
How do I know if I’ve received the immunizations?
What if I’m not a Singapore citizen or II’ve never received the shots?


Do I have to go on the trip at all? Can I be exempted?

The Summer Session in Vegas is a required part of your degree program. It includes the capstone course and is an experience not to be missed!

SIT students must complete an on-campus immersion programme at their own cost at the home university

I have a special situation. Who can I talk to?

If you have a question, comment, or personal issue you would like the Summer Session team to consider, please submit a written version of your special situation to your Student Government representatives.

The Student Government will then present the student concerns to the administration, which includes your Summer Session team. We will consider each item on an individual basis.

If you need the contact details of the Student Government, please email us at summersession@unlv.edu.sg.

GETTING TO VEGAS

What day should I book my departure from Singapore in June?

You need to choose a flight that arrives in Las Vegas on Saturday 6 June (Las Vegas time), regardless of what day that flight leaves Singapore. Check in to the dorms will only occur on 6 June from 9AM–6PM.

We would recommend choosing a flight that lands in Las Vegas before 3PM, Las Vegas time, at the latest.

What day should I book my departure from Las Vegas in July?

You will check out of the dorms on 9 July from 9AM–6PM. If you wish to stay in the U.S. past 9 July, you are responsible for your own accommodation.

We would recommend choosing a flight that leaves Las Vegas at 12 noon or after, Las Vegas time, at the earliest.

You must select a flight that allows you to return to Singapore in time to attend class on Monday 13 July.

STAYING IN VEGAS

Do I have to stay in the dorms?

All Summer Session students stay on campus in the dorms. Once you encounter the weather conditions and size of the campus, you will be even happier to stay so close to your classes.

Check in will be on Saturday 6 June, anytime between 9AM–6PM. Check out will be on Thursday 9 July, anytime between 9AM–6PM. After 9 July, you are free to do what you like until you are expected to attend class in Singapore on Monday 13 July.

Where do I go to check in to the dorms?

Tonopah Hall
1130 University Road
Check in between 9AM-6PM, Saturday 6 June

Is it possible to have triple sharing rooms rather than twin sharing?

All dorm rooms for Summer Session are twin sharing. You just need to pick one roommate! If you are a group of 3, find one more friend to make it 4 and split into two groups of two.

I heard that two rooms share 1 toilet and shower. Is it possible for me to choose which room my roommate and I share the toilet and shower with?

At the moment, we are not offering this type of room matching, however, if we will be able to cater to these requests, we will certainly let you know later on.

Will there be wifi in the rooms?

Yes, you can connect your laptop (required for classes) to the internet using wifi or Ethernet cord (which you will receive at check in).

NOTE: Wifi access will not be available between 12:00 midnight and 7:00am in the dorms, so be prepared to connect via Ethernet cord during this time or plan your schoolwork around this timing.

When are the linen exchanges for dirty sheets and towels?

Bring your used sheets and towels to Tonopah (the check in point) on Mondays 8AM-9PM: June 16, June 23, June 30, July 7. You’ll be given a fresh set to use for the week.

NOTE: If you have a long break in the afternoon between classes, please use this time to exchange your linens. This way, you can avoid the busiest times in the evening.

What am I responsible for in my room?

You are responsible for the care and cleaning of your rented belongings in the room. You and your roommate share cleaning responsibilities inside the room. You and your roommate also share caretaking responsibilities for your microwave-fridge combination.

At the end of the Summer Session, before you move out, you must empty both the microwave and the fridge and unplug and defrost the fridge. Then you need to wipe clean the surfaces inside and outside of the microwave and the fridge. Don’t forget about the ceiling of the microwave!

If you don’t clean before you move out and your microwave and fridge has spilled food or splashes, you will be charged a cleaning fee of USD$35.00 by the microfridge vendor. This amount will be charged back to you and your roommate.

To avoid any cleaning charge at check out, just take care of your rented belongings.

Is there a bank on campus?

Yes, there is a branch of U.S. Bank on campus. It’s located in the Student Union. If you choose to open an account for your 5 weeks in the U.S. (not recommended, other plans are likely better), it is your own responsibility to inquire about, open, and maintain the account.

DINING IN VEGAS

Are we required to have a meal plan? Do I have to eat all meals in the dining hall?

A meal plan comes with your accommodation in the dorms. We have negotiated with the main campus to use RebelCash in place of a meal plan. RebelCash gives you the flexibility of eating in the Dining Commons, as well as in other dining outlets on and off campus. You can choose the cuisine you like, as well as the timing of the meal. You can use it to buy a drink at the mini-mart, as well as your breakfast, lunch, dinner, or simple groceries.

Each student will have credit equivalent to USD$150 RebelCash pre-loaded onto his/her main campus RebelCard. You may spend this as and when you wish. If you run out of RebelCash during your 5 weeks in Vegas, you can top up using your own money online or on campus.

Keep in mind that you’ll be eating in your Restaurant Management class, as well.

For a list of places that accept RebelCash on and off campus, please visit here: http://www.unlv.edu/rebelcard/rebelcash.

My dietary preference is halal. How can I use RebelCash to eat on and off campus?

You can use RebelCash to eat in the Dining Commons, where halal meals can be arranged. You may have to sign up a few days ahead of time. You can also choose make your own food-and-non-food purchases using RebelCash on and off campus. We plan to meet with halal students to discuss their options in Vegas. For now, you can see a list of halal restaurants in Vegas here: http://www.zabihah.com/c/Las-Vegas+26

I want to eat halal meals in the Dining Commons. How does this work?

To enjoy halal meals in the Dining Commons or arrange for takeaway meals from Dining Commons, you’ll need to sign up approximately 10 days ahead of the week you want to eat your meal(s). Coordinators Lindsey and Kristin will have a sign up sheet for you to select the date of your meal(s). You sign up for (and pay for, using your RebelCash) all the meals you will want for that week. Halal meals cost $9.75 each. For example:

You will sign up on June 13th for all the halal meals that you want for the week of June 23rd–June 29th. You pay for the meals when you sign up by writing your NSHE ID on the sign up sheet. Dining Commons will then manually charge your RebelCash account for the meal amounts. If you signed up for a meal to be ready for you on June 26th, you come to the Dining Commons on June 26th, go to the cashier/register and show your RebelCard and collect your meal.

You will sign up on June 20th for all the halal meals that you want for the week of June 30th–July 6th. You pay for the meals when you sign up by writing your NSHE ID on the sign up sheet. Dining Commons will then manually charge your RebelCash account for the meal amounts. If you signed up for a meal to be ready for you on July 5th, you come to the Dining Commons on July 5th, go to the cashier/register and show your RebelCard and collect your meal.

When are the deadlines to sign up for halal meals in Dining Commons?

Sign up with Lindsey to schedule and eat your halal meals from Dining Commons. You can pay for your meals ($9.75 per meal) when you sign up using Rebelcash.

Meals to be eaten June 16-June 22: Sign up by June 3
Meals to be eaten June 23-June 29: Sign up by June 12, 6PM
Meals to be eaten June 30- July 6: Sign up by June 19, 6PM
Meals to be eaten July 7-July 10: Sign up by June 26, 6PM

Can I pick my halal meals up in the evening during the fasting period? How does this work?

During the fasting period, you follow the same procedure to sign up for your halal meals approximately 10 days ahead of the week you want to eat your meal(s).Pricing remains the same at $9.75 per meal, payable by your RebelCash.

You can pick your meals up in the evening in a to-go box, which will allow you to reheat them in your room later in the evening or early the next morning.

What are the opening hours of the Dining Commons during Summer Session?

Mondays through Fridays, the following timing applies:

Breakfast: 7:00AM – 8:30AM
Lunch: 11:00AM – 2:00PM
Dinner: 5:00PM – 7:00PM (closes at 6:30PM on Fridays only)

Saturdays and Sundays, the following timing applies:

Brunch: 10:30AM – 2:00PM
Dinner: 5:00PM – 6:30PM

NOTE: Remember, if you want to eat any time other than the timings indicated above, you can purchase food anywhere Rebelcash is accepted.

PAYING FOR THE TRIP

What forms of payment do you accept? How can I pay the final payment?

The trip payment, which is due in May 2015, can be paid by cheque to our reception office, or by bank transfer. Please make your cheques out to ”UNLV Singapore Limited.“ For bank transfer details, please see the payment methods info on this page or contact us at summersession@unlv.edu.sg or check your RebelMail for more info.

Can we use EduSave/ Post Secondary Education account to pay for the trip?

Yes, you can. For more information, as well as the terms and conditions of use for this trip, please check the MOE website or contact SIT or MOE with any particular questions.

Will I be able to take out a loan to pay for the program?

A loan is available through SIT. Details will come in a separate info session. See here for more info on the loan available from SIT.

View SIT Financial Aid Briefing slides

CLASSES

What classes am I taking?

You will be taking HMD 320 Working with Diversity and FAB 467 Restaurant Management and Operations. You can view a sample syllabus for HMD 320 and sample syllabus and schedule for FAB467 online now to see what’s in store for you in Vegas.

When are my classes?

Login to MyUNLV to find your individual schedule. Everyone will have one class on Thursday and Fridays off, except for the first Friday.

The last day of class will be 8 July, which is the day for final exams. After the exams and banquet, you’re free to enjoy your remaining time in Vegas.

The last day of class will be 8 July, which is the day for final exams. After the exams, you’re free to enjoy your remaining time in Vegas.

Schedule 1:
HMD 320 : 8:30-11:30
FAB 467: 3:00-8:30

Schedule 2:
FAB 467: 8:30-2:00
HMD 320: 3:00-6:00

There is only one class on Thursday? Which class will I have that day?

It’s FAB 467.

What uniform items do I need for FAB 467?

You will be given a UNLV Chef Coat and a UNLV polo shirt for your back of house and front of house work. You will also be given a uniform set.

Provided by the school:

  • White skull cap (covers hair fully)
  • Black chef pants
  • UNLV Chef Coat
  • Black Apron
  • UNLV polo shirt

You will need to provide on your own (so bring to Vegas or buy in Vegas):

  • Solid black, slip resistant, oil–resistant, non–porous shoes
  • Black dress‐pants or skirt, pressed
  • Black socks

Appearance:

  • Tidy hair
  • Clean shaven or well groomed
  • Clean, pressed clothing
  • Personal hygiene maintained well
  • No excessive makeup or jewelry
Where can I buy shoes appropriate for FAB 467?

The instructors recommend the website shoesforcrews.com. This company also has an outlet a few blocks from campus in Las Vegas, if you prefer to buy shoes once you arrive in the U.S.

How can I book my weekend travel?

We can put you in touch with a Las Vegas-based travel agent associated with UNLV who can help you book your weekend trips. Email us for the agent’s contact details.

Is it required that I bring a laptop?

Yes, a laptop is required for your classes. Bring yours from Singapore to Vegas.

VISA DOCUMENTS

What if I lost my childhood health booklet?

If you’ve lost the booklet, you may be able to print the required proof from here: http://www.nir.hpb.gov.sg/nir/eservices/eservice.jsp or check with your family doctor or local clinic for advice.

How do I know if I’ve received the immunizations?

Because the vaccinations are fairly common, it’s most likely that you’ve received them when you were a child and just don’t remember. Check your record and talk to your parents or family doctor. If you need more help interpreting your immunization record, feel free to see us in the office.

What if I’m not a Singapore citizen or I’ve never received the shots?

Then you’ll need to get them from your local clinic or travel health clinic. These are common immunizations that should be no hassle to receive. From whichever provider you choose to have the immunizations, we need proof of immunization in the form of a printed or written record of the shots, date of receipt, and the doctor’s stamp, signature, or both. If you need a request letter or have any questions about immunizations, please email us at summersession@unlv.edu.sg.

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