Signature Events

Campus Recreation Signature Events are collaboratively designed to highlight our most popular CR activities, as well as introduce innovative and progressive activities, across campus. These annual events encourage participation from the NAU community. Our goal is to deliver a refreshing and inclusive recreational experience to participants; ultimately fostering fun, connectivity and healthy lifestyles.



Campus Recreation hosts a series of events in October which helps raise money for the local non-profit Shadows Foundation. Our PINK Week occurs October 18-24 and features a Dodgeball Tournament, Splash N' Dash Race, raffle drawings, and other unique events designed to raise money for the foundation. 

Saturday, October 18th Community Dodgeball Tournament

Gather your co-workers for a chance to participate in the most popular tourney at NAU! The tournament will last from 10 AM - 1 PM. Teams are encouraged to wear pink or white uniforms.

Sunday, October 19th Splash N’Dash

The NAU Women's Water Polo Club Team organizes the 500 meter swim in the Wall Aquatic Center pool followed by a 5k run around the NAU campus.   Reserve your spot today!

Monday, October 20th – Friday, October 24th
Intramural Sports Dodgeball Tournament

Gather your friends for the most popular dodgball tourney at NAU! This is a weeklong tournament and the format will be dependent upon the number of entries. Teams are encouraged to wear pink or white uniforms. Winning teams will receive custom high quality champion shirts, which may also be purchased while supplies last. There will also be event sponsors and a raffle. If you can dodge a wrench… 

Register your team today!

Tuesday, October 21st Indoor Adventure Course 

Rope up and venture on the Indoor Challenge Course. Everyone is encouraged to wear pink. 

Wednesday, October 22nd Zumba Party In Pink 

Lose yourself in the music and find yourself supporting the SHADOWS Foundation. Wear your pink attire and come dance with us! 

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Wall Aquatic Center Dive-In Movies

Bring your suit, towel and a friend to any of the Dive-In Movies throughout the year!  Catch the next event on March 28th from 7:30-10pm: Sharknado. You can watch pool side or float inside an inner tube. #wacattack and receive free swag!

Family Weekend 5k Partner Run, 2mi walk

Get your family up here for Family Weekend and take part in the tradition of the 5k Partner Run & 2 mi Walk on Saturday, September 27, 2014!  The Partner Run puts family members together (ex: Father/Daughter, Mother/Son, etc.). The run and walk are free!  Register online by September 27th. On site registrations accepted.  The run and walk will start inside Lumberjack Stadium (next to the Health and Learning Center).

NIRSA Recreational Sports & Fitness Day 

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February 22, 1950 is the National Intramural Recreational Sports Association's founding date. In 1999, members voted to proclaim this a day to celebrate and share the positive benefits of recreational sports, fitness, and wellness. NAU Campus Rec is celebrating this day in conjunction with NAU's Family Winter Weekend and hosting a variety of events for everyone in the family! Follow the tradition and our events nationwide using the hashtag #RecDay
Louie's Rep Challenge has been rescheduled to Wednesday, February 25th from 3-5pm.

Outdoor Adventures Service Project


Join the NAU Outdoor Adventures Staff on a service project to clean and restore our regional environment. This spring, in a partnership with the Sierra Club Water Sentinals program, Outdoor Adventures is helping clean up Fossil Creek on Sunday, March 30, 2014!  Students will enjoy the picturesque scenery of an Arizona oasis, while also doing their part in keeping the stunning stream and surrounding area clean in preparation for the spring and summer season.  Save your spot today and email