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If you are a Undergraduate CS student and need a password reset please click here. If you are a graduate student, please contact for password reset

General information

  • is the homepage for the UNLV CS instructional lab
  • Use the general purpose login new server, for remote logins.
  • You would need UNLV VPN to access the remote server. For VPN access please visit, and request for service.
  • Your Student home directory (Y Drive) is mounted on You can access this drive from any Windows machine on campus.
  • and can also be used for remote logins with previous CS accounts; network & OS programmers must use cardiac
  • Please use the Y drive and/or cloud storage to back up your Linux and Windows files.
  • To access your Y drive from a browser, please visit

UNLV CS lab and server information

  • If you are using a VSCode extension to connect to a CS server please follow these instructions
  • To use the computers in TBE B-361 you can use your ACE account
  • To reset your password you would have to contact the OIT helpdesk.

Computing policies and rules

UNLV CS student resources

  • Syllabus information
  • Linux Guide - A helpful guide containing information on how to use Linux
  • Submit script - frequently used for submitting assignments to instructors on UNLV CS servers
  • VirtualBox - Download, installation, and resources for VirtualBox/ Virtual Machines. Includes the UNLV Ubuntu image.
  • C++ syntax
  • C++ Style (Google) - A guide on formatting when writing in C++.
  • Testing and debugging - tips for developing test cases and debugging programs
  • Linux commands - reference and tutorials for useful Linux shell commands
  • Compilers - reference and tutorials for g++ and other compilers on the CS servers
  • Text editors - reference and tutorials for using common Linux text editors (vim, nano, emacs)
  • Academic misconduct - information about UNLV's Student Academic Misconduct Policy with a focus on how it relates to computer programming
  • Prospective student information - information regarding our program and lower level courses for current high school students, AP Computer Science students, transfer students, non-major students, returning students, and current students between semesters
  • Opportunities for students - work, research, and service opportunities and details about student organizations
  • Online judges - details and links to online systems used for programming contests and practice
  • Microsoft OnTheHub/Azure Dev Tools for Teaching (formerly Imagine / DreamSpark / MSDN Academic Alliance) - free software design and development tools from Microsoft, only available for UNLV CS students. Includes various versions of Windows operating system, Visual Studio for Windows and Mac, VMware, SQL Server, Access, Project, Visio, and Azure.
  • Academic Success Center - free tutoring, coaching, and seminars
  • Disability Resource Center - accommodations for students who experience disabilities
  • Programmer traits (PDF)
  • CentOS wiki - Wiki for the CentOS Operating System
  • UNLV WEB HOSTING - UNLV has free web hosting available. You need to Sign in with your ACE account to access it.

UNLV CS wiki instructor user pages

Useful links

Useful software

  • Putty - SSH client for Windows. You can use this to connect to the UNLV servers. Can also be installed on Mac with a Homebrew. For instructions on using and installing Putty, see: Putty.
  • MobaXterm - Another SSH for Windows. Supports multiple sessions.
  • Termius - An SSH client for Mac.
  • WinSCP - A FTP client for Windows. Allows you to transfer files between your computer and the school servers. For instructions on installation and usage, see WinSCP.
  • FileZilla - A FTP client for Windows, Mac, and Linux. For instructions on installation and usage, see FileZilla.
  • VirtualBox - Virtual machine software for Windows, macOS, or Linux. Use this to run other operating systems on your native OS. For instructions on installation and usage, see VirtualBox.
  • VMware - Another virtual machine software for Windows and Linux.
  • Visual Studio - A powerful IDE for developing software. Useful for large software projects.

For instructors