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ScienceFIT is REQUIRED for all incoming College of Science freshmen
AUGUST 21-25, 2016 

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What is ScienceFIT?

ScienceFIT is a five-day, intensive academic program designed to increase success for incoming College of Science freshmen. The program offers a glimpse into the University's rigorous academic expectations and college life prior to the start of the semester.

What is ACE 110?

ALL College of Science freshmen will be enrolled into the ScienceFIT course,  ACE 110 (1 credit, S/U), for Fall 2016 as part of the Advanced Registration process. 

Housing for ScienceFIT

Participants who have been approved as residents in one of the University's residence halls for the academic year will be allowed to move into their assigned room for an additional $122.80 housing fee on August 21, 2016 (Sunday) at your designated check-in time. You will receive your housing assignment from the Housing Office and designate your check-in time in July.

NOTE: Students will have a limited amount of time to unload and drop off their belongings in their assigned room on the morning of August 21, 2016 - guests are not allowed in residence halls rooms without the student present.

WolfCards (University's photo ID card for students) are required to access the residence hall building and room after the initial check-in; the WolfCard office, located on the 2nd floor of the Joe Crowley Student Union, will be open starting at 7:30-10 am on August 21, 2016 to issue WolfCards to students. Make sure to bring a valid U.S. State or Federally issued photo ID or passport.

Please contact the Housing Office at (775) 784-1113 or email with any additional questions.

  • If you will be arriving before August 21, 2016, you will need to arrange for your own lodging. 
  • Participants who have an on-campus housing contract for academic year 2016-2017, but do not pay the $122.80 for the ScienceFIT early move-in by July 15, are responsible for arranging their own housing during ScienceFIT. 
  • Participants not planning to live in the residence halls during the academic year are responsible for arranging their own housing during ScienceFIT. 


  • If you will be parking on campus for the week of ScienceFIT, you will be required to have a parking pass. If you purchased a parking pass for the Fall semester, it will be valid during ScienceFIT in the West Stadium Parking Garage (4th level only). 
  • ScienceFIT students who have not purchased a Fall semester parking permit may download this free parking pass, good for parking on the 4th level of the West Stadium Parking Garage from August 21-25.
  • The free parking pass can be used for the ScienceFIT Opening Ceremony (8/21 from 11:00-11:30 am in the Davidson Mathematics & Science Center) along with the NevadaFIT BBQ (8/25 from 11 am-1 pm on the Main Quad) and ScienceFIT Closing Ceremony (8/25 from 1:30-2:30 pm in the Davidson Mathematics & Science Center).
  • Please make sure parking permits are hanging from the rearview mirror or placed on the dashboard of your car and are clearly visible at all times to avoid parking citations. Please adhere to all Parking Rules and Regulations during ScienceFIT.
  • The Campus Escort Service program will be available during ScienceFIT.

2016 ScienceFIT Program Schedule 

Take a look at our preliminary 2016 ScienceFIT Program Schedule - it is subject to change.

ScienceFIT program check-in (8/21, Sunday)

ScienceFIT program check-in is on 8/21 (Sunday) from 8-10 am on the 1st floor of the Davidson Mathematics & Science Center (DMSC) - NOTE: ScienceFIT check-in WILL NOT be at the Joe Crowley Student Union.

ScienceFIT Opening Ceremony (8/21, Sunday) & Closing Ceremony (8/25, Thursday)

ScienceFIT Opening Ceremony (August 21 at 11 am) and ScienceFIT Closing Ceremony (August 25 at 1:30 pm) will take place in the Davidson Mathematics & Science Center (DMSC).

NevadaFIT PARENT SESSION (8/21, Sunday) - Provost Kevin Carman will be hosting an information session for parents from 1-2 pm in the Joe Crowley Student Union Ballrooms, located on the 4th floor. The Provost will be talking about what students will experience in NevadaFIT programs and how parents can help their children be successful college students. There will be ample opportunity for questions.

ScienceFIT participants will:

  • Get a jump start on required course content
  • Attend lectures from the faculty who teach required first-year science courses
  • Visit research labs and learn about exciting research your faculty are engaged in 
  • Participate in review sessions, take exams, and  exam results discussions
  • Complete homework assignments
  • Learn about available campus resources for success
  • Become familiar with the University campus - where buildings are located, travel time, etc.
  • Become familiar with the University classroom setting 
  • Work and study in groups with your peers
  • Interact with faculty from your department, your academic advisors, and Pack Mentors (upperclassmen in your major)
  • Become familiar with using on-line course components, technology, and resources such as WebCampus 

What To Bring:

  • #2 Pencils
  • Laptop computer or tablet and accessories (see below)
    • Headphones or earbuds for your laptop
    • Power cord or back up battery for laptop
  • Scientific, non-programmable calculator (for example, a TI 30)


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