The biggest event of the year

Homecoming Group

Schedule of Events

Alumni Relations Events

Friday, October 24

Blue & Gold Class of '74 Reunion
It’s been 40 years since the Class of 1974 became NAU alumni. This reunion is a chance to reconnect and recollect on past and present, as well as rediscover what it means to be a Lumberjack. (Events throughout the weekend) 
(Events throughout the weekend)
Itinerary & RSVP Link

Saturday, Oct. 25

9 a.m. - Café Au Louie
Join classmates and friends of NAU for a buffet-style breakfast on the third floor of the Weatherford Hotel. The outdoor balcony also offers a great view of the parade. $10/person.  

10 a.m. Homecoming Parade 
Held on the streets of downtown  Flagstaff, this year's theme is "Axe of Kindness". Homemade floats, student clubs and the NAU marching and alumni bands will make this a celebration worth attending.

10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. - Alumni Pizza Party Tailgate
We will provide pizza (while supplies last) for alumni prior to the Homecoming football game. Look for the Alumni Tailgate sign in the Skydome parking lot to grab a slice to eat and catch up with fellow Lumberjacks before NAU takes on Eastern Washington at 12:40 pm. If you can’t make the game, be sure to listen live on ROOT SPORTS. 

Homecoming Game Halftime
The 2014 NAU Alumni Association Award Winners and Blue & Gold Class of 1974 will be honored in the end zone during a special halftime ceremony.

4:30 - 6:30 p.m. - Alumni Recognition Dinner
Come to the High Country Conference Center on north campus after the football game for a dinner to further recognize our Alumni Association Award Winners and the Blue & Gold Class of 1974. The fall-themed meal will be served family-style, with beer and wine included. $25/person. Please RSVP by October 17.

Campus and Community Events

Thursday, October 23
7 p.m. - The Associated Press/Robert R. Eunson Award Ceremony
Join the School of Communication's annual ceremony and presentation honoring Robert Eunson, '36, an illustrious journalism graduate who spent his career working at The Associated Press. Hear about the future of journalism from a sharp-eyed observer of the profession, and honor one of NAU’s successful (and award-winning) journalism alumni. Event is located in the School of Communication. For more information and to RSVP, visit:
Friday, October 24
(12, 3 & 6 pm) - Lumberjack TimberSport Show
Join SUN Entertainment for a Professional Lumberjack Competition, open to NAU students, faculty, staff, alumni and the Flagstaff community for this free event, which will occur at 12, 3 and 6 pm on the central quad. For more information, visit: or contact SUN Entertainment: / (928) 523-5638.
2 - 4 p.m. - The Lumberjack: Celebrating 100 Years of Student Journalism at NAU - Panel Discussion and Speed Mentoring
Hear from a group of NAU Communication alumni working in diverse media fields. Learn about the innovations in entrepreneurship, technology, and the professional world that will shape the future’s jobs. Event is located in the School of Communication and open to all students, alumni, faculty and staff. For more information and to RSVP, visit:
4 - 5 p.m. - The Lumberjack: Celebrating 100 Years of Student Journalism at NAU - School of Communication Tour 
Follow student guides as they take you on a tour of the School's state-of-the-art facility. This includes classrooms, exhibit space and the dynamic Student Media Center: Home of the Lumberjack, NAZ Today, KJACK radio and UTV-62. We will also be presenting our plans for expansion. Event is located in the School of Communication and open to all students, alumni, faculty and staff.. For more information and to RSVP, visit:
5:30 p.m. - College of Social and Behavioral Sciences Hall of Fame 
In 2009, the SBS Advancement Council created a Hall of Fame to recognize the achievements of our outstanding alumni. On an annual basis, current and former Hall of Fame members join faculty and staff to welcome and honor new inductees. This year we will be awarding Ethan Braunstein, Tracye Hutchins, Les Kodlick, Lisa Olson, Adam Rogers, Claudio Sanchez, & Rebecca Shannonhouse. Event is located in the School of Communication and open to all students, alumni, faculty and staff.. For more information and to RSVP, visit:
6 - 8 p.m. - Native American Alumni Homecoming Reception
Join the NAU community at the Native American Cultural Center for conversations and refreshments. There is no cost to attend. For more information and to RSVP by October 17, please contact

Saturday, October 25 

9:15 a.m. - 12:45 p.m. - Recycling at Homecoming Tailgate
The NAU Office of Sustainability invites volunteers to pass out recycling bags to tailgaters to help raise awareness for effective disposal of trash on campus. Experience has shown that we are most successful in getting landfill waste and recycling into the right trash cans when we have knowledgeable and friendly volunteers present to pass out recycling bags and educate and encourage correct behaviors.  There are two shifts between 9:15 a.m. - 12:45 p.m. at the Skydomeparking lot for volunteers to chose from. Please contact or call 928-523-5063 for more information. 

10 a.m. - Homecoming Tailgate Party
Celebrate with fellow NAU football fans outside the Skydome before the big game.  

10 am. -12:45 p.m.- College of Health and Human Services Tailgate and BBQ Faculty and staff welcome CHHS students and alumni to enjoy food and beverages before the Homecoming football game. They will be located in the Skydome Parking Lot (spaces 350, 351, 352, and 353). No RSVP is required for this free event. For more information, please contact or call 928-523-7417.  

12:40 p.m. - Homecoming Football Game
Join the Jacks in the Skydome as they take on Eastern Washington. The game will be televised on ROOT SPORTS. To purchase game tickets, visit:

Spirit Songs

  • Fight Song

    Listen (Instrumental) 


    Fight, Fight, Fight for NAU,
    Take the ball and follow through,
    Lead the Blue and Gold to fame,
    As we win another game.
    Cheer, Cheer, Cheer for NAU,
    We want a victory,
    So fight, fight, fight,
    With all your might,
    For we want a victory tonight.

  • Timber



    Timber, Timber,
    Everybody's calling for Timber,
    Swing your ax
    You Lumberjacks
    Timber's got to go down the river today.
    Timber, Timber,
    Everybody's waiting on Timber
    Swing your ax
    You Lumberjacks
    Timber's got to go down the river today.
    Ax man fell that tree,
    Cut out a ship for to sail the sea,
    Cut out a cabin for me and mine,
    Out of the whispering pine.
    Timber, Timber,
    Soon we'll have a cradle of timber,
    Swing your ax
    You Lumberjacks
    Timber's got to go down the river today.

  • Alma Mater



    Hail Alma Mater,
    Hail NAU
    Thy name forever
    A guiding light so true
    Strong as the pine trees,
    Our love will never fail,
    To Thee, Alma Mater,
    Hail! Hail! Hail!