About NevadaFIT


The application for NevadaFIT 2019 will be live on this website January 2019. Students in the College of Science, the College of Agriculture, Biotechnology, and Natural Resources, the College of Education, the College of Engineering, and the College of Business are required to attend and will be automatically enrolled in the course.

The University of Nevada, Reno is committed to creating a culture of student success and completion. NevadaFIT is part of this commitment. Short for "Freshman Intensive Transition," NevadaFIT is a one-credit academic program that takes place the week before school starts.

The primary goal of NevadaFIT is to help students transition successfully from high school to college. NevadaFIT provides a realistic orientation to the style, pace, intensity and rigor of college courses. After completing NevadaFIT, students are better prepared for their first semester of college.

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.

NevadaFIT works

Average first semester GPA increase
Average one-year retention rate increase

NevadaFIT Dates: August 17-22, 2019

NevadaFIT 2018 Week-of Information

If you have been accepted to the 2018 NevadaFIT program, be sure to read the Week-of Information to learn about check-in times and locations, housing, the Kick-off Ceremony, what to bring, parking, food, payment, and cancellation deadlines.

2018 Week-of Information

NevadaFIT Camps

All incoming freshmen from all majors are welcome to attend. The College of Science, the College of Agriculture, Biotechnology, and Natural Resources, the College of Education, the College of Engineering, and the College of Business have made the program mandatory for all incoming students for NevadaFIT 2019. All students with a declared major in these five colleges will be auto-enrolled in NevadaFIT, no need to apply. All other majors must apply. Camps have capacities, and students must officially be accepted into the program to attend. NevadaFIT is intended for all incoming freshmen, regardless of academic credentials. In 2018, NevadaFIT had 1,620 participants, and we expect to have almost 2,600 in 2019. Each college on campus runs its own bootcamp, and there are eight total camps:

  • ScienceFIT (College of Science)
  • CABNRFIT (College of Agriculture, Biotechnology, and Natural Resources)
  • LiberalArtsFIT (College of Liberal Arts)
  • FIT2Care (College of Education)
  • HealthFIT (Division of Health Science)
  • E-FIT (College of Engineering)
  • BizFIT (College of Business)
  • J-FIT (School of Journalism)

"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

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Contact Us

Contact NevadaFIT (0005)

1664 N. Virginia Street

Reno, NV 89557


Phone (775) 784-1193

Clark Administration, 1664 N Virginia Street, Reno NV 89557