Short for "Freshman Intensive Transition," CABNRFIT is a one-credit academic program that takes place the week before school starts.

The goal of CABNRFIT is to assist incoming freshman transition successfully from high school to college. CABNRFIT provides a realistic orientation to the style, pace, intensity and rigor of college courses. After completing CABNRFIT, students are better prepared for their first semester of college. CABNRFIT, a subset of the University of Nevada, Reno's NevadaFIT, is a requirement for all incoming freshmen.

At CABNRFIT you will:

  • Learn study skills and life skills that will put you on a path to early academic success.
  • Become familiar with the University and classroom setting.
  • Explore the various academic resources and student services available to you on campus.
  • Learn about career opportunities in your chosen field of study.
  • Learn tips and tricks for managing your time.
  • Interact with faculty in your major discipline.

What to bring:

  • Sun hat, sunscreen & sunglasses
  • Snacks (non-perishable items)
  • Closed-toe walking shoes that can get dirty and or wearing in the lab
  • Comfortable walking shoes (lots of walking)
  • Water bottle
  • Notebook & daypack
  • Pens or pencils for taking notes
  • Laptop or tablet (required for math homework and study time)
  • Allergy medicine for those with hay fever or EpiPen® if you have other severe allergies or other necessary medicine.
  • If your major is Agricultural Science, Veterinary Science or Rangeland Ecology & Management please bring boots/footwear suitable for visiting a farm. Scrubs will be provided.
  • If your major is Ecohydrology, Environmental Science, Forest Management & Ecology and Wildlife Ecology and Conservation please come prepared for outdoor activities.