FAQS for parents and family members of freshman students

1. May family members/guests attend orientation with their student? 

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Family members are welcome to attend Orientation. There is no additional charge for guests to participate in Parent and Family Orientation. Family members have a separate agenda where staff will share information more specific to being a parent, grandparent, guardian, or spouse of a student.

Family members should make arrangements to stay locally for Orientation as housing in the residence hall is only provided for students during Orientation (for students attending Orientation in May and June). 

2. What should I bring to my student’s freshman orientation? 

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Please plan to wear comfortable clothing. Walking shoes are highly recommended as Orientation requires quite a bit of walking. You should also come equipped with any questions you may have regarding the university, academic information, financial aid, etc.

3. What is the weather like during orientation? 

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Flagstaff has four seasons. December and January tend to be cold and possibly snowy. Summers tend to be sunny and warm during the day and cool in the mornings and at night. During the summer rain is a possibility in the afternoons. Find more specific information on Flagstaff weather

4. Can you accommodate special needs? 

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If you or your student have special needs or accommodations please notify the Office of Undergraduate Admissions and Orientation by email at orientation@nau.edu or by calling 928-523-0632 at least two weeks prior to your student’s Orientation date so that we can plan accordingly.