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Campus Life Overview

The NAU Experience

Our campus is lively year round, which means you’ll have your pick of countless adventures. Four distinct, stunning seasons and a ton of options to live, play, and work on campus enrich your NAU experience and ensure these years will be some of the best of your life.

Live Here

Of course there are some details (like where to sleep and what to eat) that you should iron out before you arrive. We’re happy to help.


Play Here

This is where your time management skills will be tested. So get ready—we want you to make the most of every minute.


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Take It Outside

Step out and into some of the best places to reconnect with nature. If mountains, lakes, and miles of trails are your gym, then we have boundless experiences for you.

Outdoor Adventures | Recreation Opportunities

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The World is Here

You never have to look far for memorable experiences on campus—there’s always something happening at NAU.

SUN Entertainment | Calendar of Events

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Get Involved
It’s easy and rewarding to get involved on campus and in the local Flagstaff community. Whether you want to develop your leadership skills, engage in volunteer work, or compete with your peers, there’s a way to get involved at NAU.

Community Service | Student Clubs | Intramural Sports


Work Here

NAU is a place that’s all about getting things done. We can help you fund your way through college or find your way through challenges.

Federal Work-Study Jobs for Jacks


Be Safe Here

Safety is a top priority at Northern Arizona University, where a number of dedicated resources and services contribute to a safe learning environment.



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On-Campus Police Department

The NAU Police Department is a full-service law enforcement agency staffed by sworn police officers certified by the state of Arizona and accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies. Officers patrol campus 24 hours daily.

Learn more about NAUPD

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Emergency blue light phones on the NAU campus.

Emergency Blue Light Phones

Nearly 130 blue emergency phones are located across campus, at all main residence hall entrances, and in all elevators. In case of an emergency, users can simply push a button that rings directly to the NAUPD on-campus dispatch center.

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NAU Alert

This free service sends text messages to your cell phone in case of emergency, including weather-related closures. Additional phone numbers can be added so a friend or family member is notified of an emergency.

Learn more about NAU Alert

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Fall colors on the NAU campus.

Annual Security Report

NAU’s annual Clery Report covers NAU police authority, police response, how to make a police report or request police assistance, crime prevention, safety escort service, building access and security, weapons, drugs and alcohol policies, and crime statistics for the last three years.

Download the Annual Security Report