Welcome to Northern Arizona University
I would like to take a moment to
welcome you to Northern Arizona University. Whether you are simply passing
through our web pages, planning a visit or catching up on news about the
university, your interest is important to us.
As someone who is still new to
NAU, I continue to marvel at the vibrancy of this beautiful campus and the
energy flowing from our students, faculty and staff. A strong sense of
community weaves together our diverse population at NAU. We are immersed in the
local culture of Flagstaff while experiencing an infusion of global
perspectives from international students. Most of us quickly understand why
it’s easy to call this place home.
Everything we do at NAU is
oriented to student success. A comprehensive network of advisers, peers and
coaches, through a variety of programs, complement our talented and dedicated
faculty in supporting students of all backgrounds. Our commitment to
inclusiveness and a supportive academic community has made it a preferred
destination for non-traditional and underrepresented students who are taking
the big step of pursuing a university education.
Another role of a major
university is to engage in wide-ranging research. NAU faculty contribute to
biomedical advances, answer important questions in earth sciences and investigate
asteroids—of course, those are merely a few examples. And even in research we
open doors to undergraduates, who contribute in labs across campus, as well as
in the field.
Involvement is a theme found
throughout the NAU experience. In the arts and theater, athletics and student
activities, there is always something happening and opportunities abound to participate
actively or as a spectator.
Thank you for spending some time
with us. We like to say “Only at NAU” because that is such a common response of
visitors and students, and I hope you will feel the same way.
Rita Hartung Cheng