2014 Freshman Orientation

Registration for August Orientation is now closed. For assistance, call (928) 523-0632.

Freshman Orientation

Once you arrive on campus signs will direct you to parking and check-in on the quad outside of Wilson Hall.

Check-in and continental breakfast begins at 7:30 a.m. on the first day, and the day concludes in the evening with social activities. The program includes a great deal of walking on campus so please plan accordingly. 

Freshman Orientation – What to Expect

For your convenience we have attached the Student Orientation Agenda (see below) for our May and June Orientation sessions. This agenda is subject to change but will give you a good idea of what students will be doing during their Orientation session. 

Students only have Day 1 of Orientation listed in the attached agenda; they will receive their Day 2 agenda when they meet with their True Blue Ambassador on Day 1. Students will receive their Academic Advising and Enrollment time when they check in on Day 1. Freshman academic advising and enrollment appointments are set on a rolling basis throughout Day 2 of Orientation between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. Academic Advising times are set and you will be unable to change your advising and enrollment time.

View Student Orientation Agenda here


Please contact our office at (928) 523-0632 at least one week of your scheduled Orientation session if special accommodations are required.

Parent and Family Orientation – What to Expect

For your convenience we have attached the Parent & Family Orientation Agenda (see below) for our May and June Orientation sessions. This agenda is subject to change but will give you a good idea of what parents and family members will be doing during their Orientation session.

View Parent & Family Agenda here

Sibling Program

We are happy to provide a program for siblings aged 9 and older during the first day of Orientation. Throughout the day siblings will have the opportunity to play games, learn about NAU, do a service project, and even create a special surprise for the family member who is going off to college. Siblings should be dropped off at the Sibling Table during Check-In between 8:45 a.m. and 9 a.m. on Day 1.The program will include lunch with the other siblings and staff members. They will rejoin their families for dinner and evening activities at 5pm prior to dinner. On Day 2, siblings will spend the day with their parents/guardians.

Sibling Track Schedule during Day 1 of Orientation
Outdoor Games
Service Project/Crafts
Indoor Games or NAU Presentation (geared towards older siblings)
Mini Campus Tour/Scavenger Hunt
Lunch with other siblings and staff
Create a special surprise for sibling
Outdoor Games
Dinner with families

Student and Guest Accommodations

Student Accommodations
During Freshman Orientation, students will stay in Wilson Hall. Students will be paired with another student (of their same gender), who is attending Orientation, to be their roommate for the night. To make your overnight stay more comfortable, please bring sheets and blankets or a sleeping bag and toiletries, a towel.

Students Traveling to Orientation Alone
Due to family scheduling some students need to attend Orientation on their own. If you would like suggestions from the Orientation staff about how to get to campus please contact us at (928) 523-0632 or at orientation@nau.edu.

Extended Stay in Wilson Hall
Due to travel schedules, some students may need to extend their stay with us. If you are traveling alone and need to come a day early or stay a day later because of your travel schedule, we can accommodate you. Contact Cassie Koldenhoven at cassie.koldenhoven@nau.edu at least one week prior to your Orientation session start date. 

Parent and Guest Accommodations
During Orientation parents and guests stay off campus in local hotels. Many hotels offer discounts to visitors staying overnight in Flagstaff for university events. Visit this website for more information.

Getting to Orientation

From Phoenix Sky Harbor Airport
Arizona Shuttle provides shuttle service from Phoenix Sky Harbor Airport to the NAU campus and drops off riders just outside of Wilson Hall.

Arizona Shuttle is providing discounted service for students attending Orientation in the months of May and June.

Please reserve your shuttle online at www.arizonashuttle.com/schedules/flagstaff-phoenix/.

When booking online, the code above is entered in at the bottom of the page when you are prompted to choose one way or roundtrip. Please enter the code before you choose that option. If you have any questions, please contact Arizona Shuttle at (800) 888-2749.

Please complete the following items prior to attending Orientation:

Priority Enrollment

You have the advantage of early class selection for your first semester through Priority Enrollment. Your advisor will enroll you in classes appropriate for your major and interests before you come for Summer Orientation.
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ALEKS Math Placement Test

The ALEKS Math Placement Test is for placement into mathematics and statistics courses. Math placement is required for Priority Enrollment.

Immunization Requirement

Send immunization records to Campus Health Services. For more information about immunization requirements and how to send your records visit nau.edu/immunization

Verify Your Citizenship

The state of Arizona requires documentation that each student receiving benefits from state—including in-state tuition and WUE scholarship students—is a legal citizen. If you have filed a FAFSA, you usually will not have to provide additional documentation.

If documentation is requested and not provided, tuition will be charged at the out-of-state rate and financial aid may be impacted. Visit nau.edu/verify for a list of acceptable documentation and methods of submission.

Send Photo for JacksCard (NAU Student ID Card)

Your NAU Student ID, the JacksCard, will be used starting Day One of Orientation. Submit your photograph online to print on your new JacksCard, and once your picture has been submitted and approved; your card will be available for you at Orientation check-in. Submissions must be received no later than three (3) days prior to your Orientation session to be ready for you at check-in, so don’t delay!

Please visit: https://jackscard.nau.edu/cardphotos for submission details and to begin the photo upload process.

Check LOUIE Account and NAU Email

Check your NAU email and your LOUIE account. All notifications of tuition and fee payment and your fall classes will be posted to your LOUIE account. Messages from your professors, information about campus activities, scholarships, and available jobs will come to your NAU email address. To access your NAU Email and LOUIE Account visit my.nau.edu.

If you have not already done so…Send Final Transcripts

After your high school graduation please request that your high school sends your final transcript to:

Office of Undergraduate Admissions and Orientation
NAU Box 4084
Flagstaff, AZ 86011-4084

Your final high school transcript must show your date of graduation.

2014 Fall Freshman Orientation Has Gone Mobile!Guidebook_logo

2014 Fall Freshman Orientation has gone mobile using Guidebook.

We strongly encourage you to download our mobile guide as a companion to the agenda you will receive when you check in at Orientation. The use of this guide will enhance your experience at 2014 Fall Freshman Orientation and give you access to more information about campus, Flagstaff, and your transition to the university.

The app is compatible with iPhones, iPads, iPod Touches and Android devices.

To get the guide, choose one of the methods below:

  • If your mobile device is an Apple or an Android, download “2014 NAU Orientation and Campus Events” from the Apple App Store or the Android Marketplace
  • Windows Phone 7 and Blackberry users can access the same information via our mobile site at http://m.guidebook.com from your mobile device, and search “2014 NAU Orientation and Campus Events”.
  • If you do not use a smartphone and still would like to access the guide please visit http://m.guidebook.com from your desktop and search “2014 NAU Orientation and Campus Events”.