University College helps students engage in and take ownership of their own learning as they enter NAU.   Our programming results in a strong foundation for their success during their undergraduate educational experience and beyond. Providing students with opportunities to engage in their own learning inside and outside of the classroom encourages them to take ownership of their education and allows them to develop a passion for learning; we help them apply that learning for the benefit of themselves and their communities.  We believe that successful students strive to be self-directed, self-aware, and are able to make informed decisions. They are able to define meaningful career, academic, and life goals and to make progress towards those goals by navigating obstacles, managing transitions, and making the most of connections through curricular and co-curricular experiences.  Successful students understand their own strengths and values, as well as diverse perspectives, and are prepared to use those strengths in service to their communities, the nation and the world.


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Each of our programs aims to connect with students throughout their NAU journey; from priority enrollment--using personalized advising processes before arriving on campus--to providing engaged transition programs for first year and for those focusing on transition from community college to a four-year institution.  Integrated into these interactions are programs that teach success skills to first year students, small first and second year seminar experiences that connect integrative interdisciplinary curricula with applied action learning teams who participate in civic engagement in the community, and student success coaching for second year students.  Academic support programs help those struggling with traditionally challenging classes.  Internships, undergraduate research opportunities and an interdisciplinary degree completion program (Bachelor of University Studies) provide the students the opportunity to apply and further develop skills learned in the classroom tied to their aspirations and career goals. UC also facilitates a smooth transition from the undergraduate experience to the workforce or graduate school, and helps students develop the tools required to navigate their careers throughout their lifetimes. Through UCollege programs all students are supported throughout their undergraduate experience and introduced to the value of a liberal studies education and learning for life through curricular and co-curricular opportunities offered campus wide.  

  • Services

    Programs, Resources, and Support for Students

    Within the University College, we support the Liberal Studies, the Bachelor of University Studies, and First Year Seminar programs.  This page links to the Academic Programs and Resources and Support offered to students at all academic levels. 

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    Faculty and Staff Resources

    Information and links for faculty and staff including: calendars, collaborative opportunities, Comptroller policies, department resources, emergency procedures, Human Resources and payroll, new faculty information, and MORE!

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    Stay in touch with our University College events that happen throughout the year. 

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    About Us

    Learn about our: mission and goals, courses, staff, Faculty Fellows, Faculty Affiliates and University College Associates, as well as student successes.