Parent information

It is an exciting time for your child as they prepare to attend the University of Nevada, Reno. We highly recommend families attend Opening Ceremony, which will take place in the evening of Sunday, August 16, 2020 at Lawlor Events Center. Below, you will find additional information regarding your role during NevadaFIT.

View the Provost's presentation for NevadaFIT parents

NevadaFIT and new student orientation. Please be aware that your student still needs to attend a New Student Orientation session, as NevadaFIT does not cover the same information provided at New Student Orientation. Orientation is intended to orient students to the University in general, as well as the overall expectations of their program and degree. Students also get their Wolf Card during orientation, which is needed when they arrive and check into NevadaFIT.

Students requiring additional accommodations. Students requiring additional accommodations for a disability must self-disclose. Please contact the Disability Resource Center at (775) 784-6000 or submit a request online to arrange for services.

Check-in/move-in procedures. Students participating in NevadaFIT who have a housing contract with Residential Life to live on campus during the 2020-2021 academic year are scheduled to move in on Saturday, August 15, 2020 or on Sunday, August 16, 2020, and will register for a check-in time with Housing. Families are welcome to help their student move-in. Please note that there is no on-campus housing/lodging available for families, and on campus housing/lodging is not available to students prior to their assigned move-in day/time. If a student plans on arriving before their assigned move-in time, they will need to secure their own lodging.

Late Arrival to NevadaFIT. If a circumstance arises that may cause your student to be late arriving to NevadaFIT, please email as soon as possible so the appropriate program coordinator is aware of the late arrival and can arrange accommodations, if necessary.

Exemption policy/procedures. If a student has an unavoidable conflict, they must contact the NevadaFIT Office at to discuss an exemption or risk failing the course. Learn more about the NevadaFIT exemption policy.

Communicating with your student. Your student will be participating in a rigorous, intensive program during the week of NevadaFIT, aiding in the transition to the rigor and intensity students are expected to perform during their time at the University. During the week of NevadaFIT, students are scheduled for many activities during the duration of the day and may not be readily available. Although students will have breaks throughout the day, keep in mind they are participating in NevadaFIT from early in the morning until late in the evening. If you need to reach your student in an emergency and you have not been able to communicate, please email, or call the NevadaFIT Office at (775) 784-1193.

Saying goodbye. The Nevada FIT Check-in and Opening Ceremony will be a busy time. Students will be seated with their college/program during the Opening Ceremony, while families will be seated separately. Once the Kick-Off Ceremony commences, students will immediately join their program to begin NevadaFIT. We know it is important for families to have the time to say goodbye, so it is suggested that families take time before the Kick-Off Ceremony to say their goodbyes.

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