LAS VEGAS, Nev. (FOX5) – On Tuesday, students at UNLV will return to campus for the first time since the December shooting.

University President Keith Whitfield released information today outlining what the spring semester will look like.

Students can expect to see an increase in security from both university police and a private security firm. There will also be mental health and counseling for staff and students, as well as group-based trauma therapy sessions.

The university has also extended the add-drop period for classes.

Beam Hall will be closed to the public for the spring semester.

A special tribal national healing ceremony will take place next week at UNLV as students head back to class. It’s planned for Tuesday from 1-2 p.m. at the Alumni Amphitheatre.

The ceremony will include a land acknowledgement by President Whitfield, an opening prayer from Chris Spotted Eagle and special words from tribal leaders. There will also be bird singing, a form of music traditionally sung by Native American tribes of the Southwest, the healing jingle dance and a purifying smudging/blessing.


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