Student Life Services

Emergency housing after the Argenta Hall explosion: Ongoing updates

In response to the explosion that occurred Friday, July 5 that damaged Argenta and Nye Halls, we are relocating summer housing to Peavine Hall, until further notice. Any Argenta Hall summer residents can report to Peavine Hall. Housing assignments for Fall 2019 are delayed at this time. Student Services is continuing to work diligently on getting these assignments completed as soon as possible.

A list of frequently asked questions about the event can be found on Nevada Today. Check back for regular updates.

Frequently asked questions

Led by Associate Vice President Romando A. Nash, Student Life Services supports the student and campus experience through programs ranging from residential life to cultural diversity and is committed to developing and maintaining a healthy learning environment for all students at the University. The Office of the Associate Vice President for Student Life Services assists with emergency situations involving students, and assists in maintaining compliance with the Jeanne Clery Act.

To reach Student Life Services please call (775) 784-1471 or email

About the Associate Vice President

Photo of Romando A. Nash

Romando A. Nash, J.D., was appointed Associate Vice President for Student Life Services in June 2019. As the AVP for Student Life Services he provides leadership for the Student Life Services portfolio which includes the following functional areas: Dean of Students, Student Conduct, Fraternity and Sorority Life, New Student Initiatives, Career Studio, Residential Life, Housing & Food Services, Joe Crowley Student Union, Student Persistence Research, Associated Students of the University of Nevada, ASUN Nevada Wolf Shop Store, Center for Student Engagement, Fitness and Recreational Sports, Counseling Services, and The Center. Every Student. Every Story.

Prior to his position at the University, Nash served as the Associate Vice President for Student Services at San Jose State University; Associate Dean of Student Affairs/Executive Director for Residential Education at the University of Southern California; and held Senior Housing Officer and multicultural affairs positions at Loyola University Chicago, Seattle University, and Santa Clara University.

Romando stays active and holds leadership positions in several professional associations and has taught undergraduate and graduate level courses on Legal Issues in Higher Education. His involvement within NASPA and other professional organizations has been extensive with him having served in various capacities at both the regional and national level. Of particular note is his service on the NASPA NUFP Advisory Board, NASPA AVP Steering Committee, ACUHO-I Levels of Engagement Taskforce, and as a member of the inaugural cohort of the NASPA SERVE Academy. He has presented numerous keynotes and workshops. His ongoing research focuses on organizational change, organizational structure and congruence, multi-culturally competent leadership, training and development, first generation college students' mentorship and retention. Nash received his J.D. from Santa Clara University, his master's degree at Santa Clara University in Counseling and his B.A. degree from Notre Dame de Namur University in Political Science and History.

Student Life Services Units

Fully Accessible Organizational Chart

Alcohol Request Form and Policy

Alcohol Request Form
Alcohol Policy

Henry Albert Senior Public Service Award

The committee for the Henry Albert Senior Public Service Award (HASPSA) is currently accepting applications from graduating seniors for the academic year (August 2019-May 2020) whose collegiate record shows good scholarship, good character and worthy service. Up to four recipients of the award will receive a minimum of $3,000 to be awarded at the Honor the Best Ceremony in May 2020. Please see the below links to the announcement and guidelines for submission, the required resume format for submission, and the submission link.

Announcement and Submission Guidelines
Required Resume Format
Submission Link