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 Splash N’Dash

The NAU TriJacks Sport Club 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 a free entry into 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!

Wednesday, October 22nd GroupX Power Hour

Experience maximum heart rate levels, booty shaking, and a cardio party atmosphere during the variety of classes offered from 6-8pm!  The rate of water consumption elevates participants’ exercise intoxication levels within a short period of time!  Join all formats for the two hours or participate in your favorite!  Donate $5 on site to participate in this once a year event!

Thursday, October 23rd Climbing Wall Competition

Climbing Wall competition stations will include top-rope routes, climbing wall twister, and a bouldering traverse.  Points are earned for each move on the wall and bonus points will be awarded to competitors wearing pink or Halloween costumes!  No climbing experience necessary.  Register as a Beginner or Advanced Climber at the Recreation Center front desk.  Donations of $5 accepted at the competition. 

Shadows Foundation Logo

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

February 22, 1950 is 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 celebrates this day with the Louie’s Rep Challenge, Cycle-and-a-Show, and Wellness Expo.  Follow the events nationwide using the hashtag #RecDay.  

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