Are Olson Scholars required to live in the Olson Scholars Learning Community in Cowden Hall?

Yes, this is a very important part of our first year experience and you won’t want to miss out on all of the learning community activities.  Olson Scholars will have the opportunity to preference their Olson Scholar roommate while on campus at orientation in June.

Apply for your room in a freshman connections hall on the Housing and Residence Life (HRL) website.  Because the Olson Scholars Learning Community is not open to every student you will not find a specific Olson Scholar Learning Community in the list of choices.  We are reserving twenty spots for Olson Scholars and when those students are selected we will send the names to Housing and Residence Life and they will assign a space to you if they have received your application to live in a freshman connections residence hall.
Are Olson Scholars required to attend NAU Orientation?
We are going to get the Olson Scholars Learning Community together for the first time at NAU Orientation on  June 19-20, 2014 so you will definitely want to attend orientation.  We hope that your parents/guardians will be able to attend with you.  In addition to all of the important orientation and transition activities, you will have the chance to meet your new Olson Scholars peers and begin forming your community. Click here to sign up for orientation.

What is Student Support Services?
Click here to find out about Student Support Services (SSS), and the benefits this office offers first generation college students.  You will find a community to support you each step along the way and learn more about qualifying for the benefits of SSS.