NSHE Institutions to Continue Remote Instruction over the Summer

LAS VEGAS – Nevada System of Higher Education (NSHE) Chancellor Thom Reilly has issued a directive that Nevada’s public higher education institutions continue remote instruction through the summer term.

“As the situation continues to evolve with the COVID-19 pandemic, I am asking all institutions to plan for continuation of remote instruction through at least June 30, 2020,” Riley said in a memorandum to NSHE’s eight institution presidents. “Institutions that have summer terms (first or second terms) that extend beyond June 30th, should continue remote instruction through the end of the term for the sake of continuity in instruction.”

The Chancellor explained this does not mean campuses will remain inaccessible through June 30, however, remote instruction will remain in place to ensure students can continue with their studies seamlessly.

“We will reopen physical access to our campuses and facilities as soon as the Governor declares it safe to do so,” Reilly said. “I want to make clear that this is an ever-changing situation and as such institutions must remain prepared to change course based on directives from the Governor’s Office.”

The NSHE System Administration and the Board of Regents will continue to work collaboratively with the Office of Governor Sisolak and all county, state, and federal health officials regarding COVID-19. The health and wellbeing of Nevada’s public higher education community continues to be NSHE’s utmost priority in this developing situation.


The Nevada System of Higher Education, comprised of two doctoral-granting universities, a state college, four comprehensive community colleges and one environmental research institute, serves the educational and job training needs of Nevada. NSHE provides educational opportunities to more than 100,000 students and is governed by the Board of Regents.