NevadaFIT

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What is NevadaFIT?

Short for "freshman intensive transition," NevadaFIT is a six-day academic program designed to increase success for incoming freshmen college students. The program offers a glimpse into the University's rigorous academic expectations and college life prior to the start of the semester. NevadaFIT is intended for all incoming freshmen students regardless of academic credentials. Let NevadaFIT help you gain the skills necessary to be successful in college! Click on "About NevadaFIT" to the right for more information.

NevadaFIT is a one-credit course and participants will be enrolled in a Freshman Experience Course for the week of NevadaFIT. This class will be part of the Fall 2017 enrollment and tuition and fees will apply.

Learn what to expect when participating in NevadaFIT.

Tentative Schedule for 2017 NevadaFIT

NevadaFIT 2017 Schedule

Who is eligible to join NevadaFIT?

NevadaFIT is a program for entering freshmen students who are admitted to the University of Nevada, Reno. The program is intended for all incoming freshmen of all majors regardless of academic credentials.

NevadaFIT Selection Process

Acceptance letters for NevadaFIT will be sent on or before July 1st. Students will receive an acceptance letter via email and MUST confirm their attendance. Students are asked to email the coordinator Felicia DeWald at fdwald@unr.edu, if they have applied and no longer wish to attend.

*NevadaFIT is available to ALL majors, see below for camps:


  • Business: (pre-business) (BizFIT)

  • Community Health Sciences: (HealthFIT)

  • Education (FIT2Care)

  • Engineering (EFIT)

  • Journalism (JFIT)

  • Liberal Arts (LiberalArtsFIT) 

  • CABNRFIT:

    *Students with declared majors under the College of Agriculture, Biotechnology & Natural Resources are REQUIRED to attend CABNRFIT and will be enrolled into ABNR 109 (S/U, 1 credit) as a part of the Advanced Registration process. Students in the College of Agriculture, Biotechnology & Natural Resources do NOT need to fill out the NevadaFIT Application.

  • ScienceFIT:

    *Students with decalred majors under the College of Science are REQUIRED to attend ScienceFIT and will be enrolled into SCI 109 (S/U, 1 credit) as a part of the Advanced Registration process. Students in the College of Science do NOT need to fill out the NevadaFIT Application.

    *Neuroscience and NV Teach students are also REQUIRED to attend ScienceFIT

In a nutshell:

  • Who: Incoming freshmen students
  • What: An intensive academic preparation camp
  • When: Aug. 19-24, 2017
  • Where: University of Nevada, Reno campus
  • Why: The transition to college can be overwhelming, even for the best high school students. This boot camp will give students a head start for success.
  • Cost: Freshman Experience course ($250)+ Housing ($158.75 if applicable) + 1 credit tuition (FAQ) *Financial assistance available for students with demonstrated financial need
  • Application Open: Students NOT in the College of Science or College of Agriculture, Biotechnology, and Natural Resources must submit a NevadaFIT application. Apply Now!

Contact Us

NevadaFIT (0005)

1664 N. Virginia Street

Reno, NV 89557


nevadafit@unr.edu

Phone (775) 784-1193

Clark Administration, 1664 N Virginia Street, Reno NV 89557