Welcome to NevadaFIT

The University of Nevada, Reno is committed to creating a culture of student success and completion.


August 15-20, 2021


August 14-15, 2021

NevadaFIT is modeled after "BIOS" -- a program that was established at Louisiana State University in 2005 to help freshmen biology majors successfully transition into college. It is appropriately referred to as a "boot camp" because it provides an intense and transformative introduction to what a college class is really like. BIOS has received national acclaim from organizations such as the American Association for the Advancement of Science and the Howard Hughes Medical Institute. It has been replicated at over 30 universities nationwide.

The University of Nevada, Reno is the first university to translate the academic boot camp to majors beyond the sciences.

Learn more about NevadaFIT

Student information

Learn more about the NevadaFIT student experience for first year students.

TransferFIT information

Learn more about the TransferFIT student experience for transfer students, and apply to be part of the program

Mentor information

Learn about our Pack Mentor program, mentor responsibilities and how to apply to become a Pack Mentor for NevadaFIT.

NevadaFIT works

Average one-year retention rate increase


"Doing NevadaFIT was the best thing I could've done to prepare me for freshman year. Not only did I get a sneak peek at what a rigorous college class is like, but I also made friends that I still talk to today. It was a great way to familiarize myself with the campus and different teachers, it's an opportunity everyone should take advantage of."

Fit2Care participant

Program awards and recognition

Logo for the Association of Public and Land-Grant Universities (APLU)
Finalist (2018). APLU Degree Completion Award
Logo for the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities
Winner (2019). NWCCU Beacon Award for Excellence in Student Achievement and Success
Logo for the Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education
Winner (2021). WICHE Colleague’s Choice Award