Join us for HonorsFIT: an Honors debut!

The Honors College is excited to welcome our newest students with our HonorsFIT event to be held on Saturday, August 20, 2022 in person, on the University campus.

HonorsFIT will be held on Saturday, August 20th from 8 AM to 4 PM in the Davidson Math and Science Center.

There is parking directly behind DMSC that will be free and easy to access.

If you will be living on campus, you can move in either Thursday August 18th or Friday August 19th, 9 AM to 3 PM

1. You will park in the West Stadium Parking Garage.
 2. Students will do the centralized check-in at the Mathewson-IGT Knowledge Center in the heart of campus.
 3. From there, you will receive your room keys, your iPad, Apple Keyboard Folio, and apple Pencil and will get checked in.
 4. Part of the check-in is to receive a parking pass and map to get close to your building.
 5. From there you will unload and move your car from the area.

View detailed information about move-in day times and logistics

If you have questions or would like to participate in the Honors College Living and Learning Community please contact Jody Lykes, Ph.D. at

Our goals for the day include giving you important information about how to successfully participate in the Honors College, introduce you to the people of the Honors College, and allow you opportunities to meet your classmates. We will do our best to keep it moving, not waste your time, and welcome you to the Honors College energetically.


an Honors debut

Date: Saturday, August 20, 2022

Time: 8 a.m.-4 p.m.

Location: Davidson Math and Science Center

All students attending HonorsFIT should bring a laptop or tablet. Please  bring water to our event, if desired, as current forecasts are predicting a hot day and there will be time spent outside.  Attendees are encouraged to wear sunscreen and/or hats, as well as comfortable walking shoes and warm-weather clothing. 

HonorsFIT: Saturday Schedule

  • 8-8:50 a.m.: LLC Welcome Breakfast Argenta Pack Place (sponsored by Residential Life and Phi Kappa Phi)
  • 8-9 a.m.:  Check-in at DMSC for non-LLC
  • 9-9:40 a.m.: Welcome/Introductions
  • 9:45-10:45 a.m.: Team-builders led by Honors College Student Council
  • 11-11:30 a.m.: Introduction to the Honors Record, DMSC 110
  • 11:30 a.m.-Noon: MyNEVADA, DMSC 110

Group photo before the end of session

  • 12:10-1:00 p.m.:  Lunch by Sponsored Phi Kappa Phi, DMSC
  • 1-1:45 p.m.: Team-builders led by Peer Coaches and Mentees
  • 2-3 p.m.: Infosessions (students pick 1):
    1. Mental health opportunities and resources in the Honors College, DMSC 102
    2. Student leadership opportunities, DMSC 103
    3. Docusign forms: co-curriculars and honors contracts, DMSC 104
    4. Benefits and features of HC membership, DMSC 105
  • 3:10-4 p.m : Honors Ambassadors Social Media Scavenger Hunt, DMSC 110


  • 8-8:50 a.m.: LLC Welcome Breakfast Argenta Pack Place (sponsored by Residential Life and Phi Kappa Phi)
  • 8-9 a.m.: Check-in at DMSC for non-LLC (free parking behind Davidson Math and Science Center)
  • 9-9:40 a.m.: Welcome/Introductions
  • 10-10:45 a.m.: Dean Means, Honors College Parent Club, and Community Advisory Board Leadership, Jot Travis Building 100
  • 12-1 p.m.: Lunch by Sponsored Phi Kappa Phi, DMSC
  • 4 p.m.: Rejoin your student in DMSC 110

There will be a campus resource fair from 11a.m.-2 p.m. in the DMSC Hallway you are welcome to attend.

After the parent session you are free to check out local attractions.

Check out Midtown in Reno

Great coffee shops in Reno:

  1. CoffeeBar Roastery
  2. Homage 
  3. The Hub
  4. Café con Papi
  5. Old World