NevadaFIT information

Designed to introduce students to the rigors of coursework and develop critical thinking, planning and study skills necessary for future success, NevadaFIT is a rigorous, yet exciting program that exposes students to what it is really like to attend the University of Nevada, Reno.

Students attend one of eleven college-based camps and participate in a collaborative learning experience by pairing with an undergraduate mentor in their selected major and moving into a study group known as a "Pack." Students also meet and engage with faculty, staff and fellow students in their academic major.

Academic preparation is vital

In NevadaFIT, students gain real-world exposure to a college classroom, in a class they will take in the fall semester. Along with an understanding of daily coursework, students also take college-level examinations and receive feedback on how to improve their performance. With a focus on academic readiness, NevadaFIT walks students through experiential learning and research opportunities that can enhance their time at the University. In the end, students are equipped with the ability to manage their time and course loads, be active note-takers and have exam preparation skills that will benefit them over the next four years and beyond.

Benefits for NevadaFIT students

  • Experience rigor and pacing of a real college class taught by actual professors
  • Receive one college credit
  • Move into a permanent dorm room early
  • Become familiar with the university campus
  • Get an introduction to student resources, such as Canvas and the Writing and Speaking Center
  • Network with peers and faculty in major
  • Learn if your major selection is right for you, or narrow down your choices of major if you have not declared one yet

NevadaFIT schedule

All NevadaFIT students are required to be on campus no later than Saturday, August 20, 2022.

  • 8/18-21: Opening Weekend (families invited)
    • 8/18-8/20: Residence hall move-in assigned by day
    • 8/18-8/20: NevadaFIT check-in and iPad distribution
    • 8/19: First-Generation Student Center Orientation (for first-generation students participating in First-Generation Student Center programs)
    • 8/20: HonorsFIT (required for all Honors College students)
    • 8/20: Opening Ceremony at Mackay Stadium
    • 8/21: NevadaFIT camp welcomes, Pack meetings
  • 8/22-25: NevadaFIT full days. Approximately 7 a.m.-9 p.m.
  • 8/26: NevadaFIT half day

Prepare for NevadaFIT

NevadaFIT is August 20-26, 2022.

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