A consortium of private companies has taken over management of on-campus housing at UNLV. AVS Housing Group began overseeing the university’s six-building residence hall system, with 1,450 beds, on Jan. 1. The group, initially hired almost two years ago to help boost occupancy in the dorms, now also manages room assignments, resident contracts, vendors and other aspects of the buildings' day-to-day operations. Under its 3 1/2-year management contract, AVS will earn about $28,000 per month through June. In the coming school years, its fixed monthly fee could change depending on the dorms' occupancy rate, UNLV Controller Chris Viton said. UNLV still owns the residence halls, and its Office of Housing and Residential Life will continue to offer recreational activities and other services.