CABNRFIT

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

CABNRFIT is REQUIRED for students with the following majors:

  • Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

  • Biotechnology B.S./M.S.

  • Nutritional Sciences (Dietetics or Nutritional Science)

  • Ecohydrology

  • Environmental Science

  • Forest Management & Ecology

  • Wildlife Ecology & Conservation

  • Agricultural Science

  • Veterinary Science

  • Rangeland Ecology & Management

What is CABNRFIT?

CABNRFIT is a college immersion program that is designed to give you the tools to succeed as an incoming freshman student majoring in the College of Agriculture, Biotechnology, and Natural Sciences (CABNR). We will blend classroom, hands-on laboratory experiences, and research laboratory tours to put a "real-world" context to your education.  This intensive, six day bootcamp experience will prepare you for your freshman year and beyond. You will interact with student mentors, professors, advisors and researchers who will push you to apply your knowledge of math, chemistry, and biology to get a glimpse of the academic expectations and research experiences that await you as an incoming student. 

What is ABNR 109?

ALL incoming freshmen in the College of Agriculture, Biotechnology & Natural Resources will be enrolled into the ABNR course,  ABNR 109 (1 credit, S/U), for Fall 2017 as part of the Advanced Registration process. 

Housing for CABNRFIT:

  • If you have submitted a housing application and secured a Residence Hall contract for Fall 2017, you may move in to your permanent assigned housing on August 19, 2017 for an additional fee of $158.75.
  • The payment for housing is due no later than July 17, 2017. To make a housing payment, please visit MyNevada at https://my.nevada.unr.edu.
  • We will notify housing of your enrollment in NevadaFIT after you confirm your attendance. All eligible students will receive a housing assignment by the beginning of August. When you receive your housing assignment email, you will be directed to a page that will allow you to sign-up for a check-in time.
  • You will need to sign up for a move-in slot between the hours of 9:00am and 4:00pm on August 19, 2017. Please contact the Housing Office at (775) 784-1113 with any questions.
  • If you will be arriving before August 19th, you will need to arrange for your own lodging accommodations, as Residence Hall move-in for those who have secured on-campus housing will not occur until August 19, 2017.
  • If you have not secured on-campus housing for Fall 2017, you are responsible for securing housing accommodations for the duration of NevadaFIT. Please note that all of your meals during NevadaFIT will be provided at no additional cost, regardless of whether you live in a residence hall


NOTE: Guests (family members, friends, etc) are not allowed in residence halls rooms without the student present.WolfCards (University's photo ID card for students) are required to access the residence hall building and room after the initial check-in; the WolfCard office is located on the 2nd floor of the Joe Crowley Student Union. Make sure to bring a valid U.S. State or Federally issued photo ID or passport.  This is something you can accomplish at Summer Orientation.

Please contact the Housing Office at (775) 784-1113 or email housing@unr.edu with any additional questions.

More information on Housing and Parking to come.

NevadaFIT Math:

  • For NevadaFIT, you will participate in the math course in which you have been placed for the fall semester based on either your SAT or ACT scores or Advanced Placement Test Scores. If you would like to place into a higher math course, please take the Accuplacer test and submit the results to the University of Nevada, Reno no later than August 1, 2017. Visit the University of Nevada, Reno Accuplacer page for more information. Math course placement in NevadaFIT will no longer be subject to change after August 10, 2017. 

Parents and Guardians: 

  • Parents and guardians are invited to a special Parent and Guardian Information Session and Kick-Off Ceremony with Executive Vice President and Provost Kevin Carman scheduled for August 19, 2017. The Information Session is scheduled from 4:30 to 5:30pm, and the Kick-Off Ceremony is from 6:00-7:00pm. Parents and guardians are encouraged to attend. The Provost will talk about what students will experience in NevadaFIT and how parents & guardians can help their children be successful college students. There will be ample opportunity for questions. We hope to see parents and guardians there!

2017 CABNRFIT Program Schedule

*Please note last year we had three different camps however for 2017 we will ONLY have one, CABNRFIT

View the 2017 CABNRFIT schedule.

CABNRFIT participants will:

  • Get a jump start on required course content
  • Participate in review sessions, take exams, and exam results discussions
  • Complete homework assignments
  • Be taught study and life skills that will put you on a path to early academic success.
  • Be teamed with student mentors who will help you through your camp experience and beyond.
  • Get to know the professors who actually teach your courses.
  • Learn to efficiently navigate campus.
  • Be introduced to the various academic resources and student services available to you.
  • Learn about career opportunities in your chosen field of study.
  • Be introduced to faculty and student research projects.
  • Learn about the various extracurricular activities available in CABNR and the University.
  • Become familiar with the University classroom setting 
  • Work and study in groups with your peers
  • Interact with faculty from your department, your academic advisors, and Pack Mentors (upperclassmen in your major)
  • Become familiar with using on-line course components, technology, and resources such as WebCampus 

What To Bring:

  • School Supplies (pen, pencil, notebook, etc.)
  • Comfortable Clothing and Shoes