FAQ by NAU alumni
How do I become a member of the NAU Alumni Association? Accordion Closed
All Northern Arizona University graduates are automatically lifetime members of the Northern Arizona University Alumni Association. There is not a fee to join or maintain your membership.
I need a copy of my college transcript. Can you send me one? Accordion Closed
For official transcripts, please contact the Registrar’s Office enrollment and transcripts department at 928-523-5490, or visit the Registrar’s website and click on Forms and Policies to download the Transcript Request form.
For unofficial transcripts, you have three options:
- Visit any one of Northern Arizona University’s Community Campuses and present a photo ID.
- Fax a completed Unofficial Transcript Request form to the Office of the Registrar at (928) 523-1414 or mail to Northern Arizona University – Office of the Registrar, Box 4103 Flagstaff, AZ 86011.
- Visit the ITS Unofficial Transcript webpage and view the instructions for logging on to the Louie Student Center to view unofficial transcripts from your computer. If you do not know your login or password, contact the ITS help desk at 1-888-520-7215 for assistance.
I never got my diploma. Can you send it to me? Accordion Closed
Does the Office of Alumni Engagement verify enrollment? Accordion Closed
Our office does not. Contact the Registrar’s Office. Call 928-523-2108 (press 4), or visit the Registrar’s website and click on “Forms” to download the Verification of Enrollment Request form.
How do I create a lifetime NAU email address? Accordion Closed
This request form is only for Northern Arizona University Alumni who do not have an NAU Google Apps account already. Students who have attended NAU 2009 to the present will keep their NAU Google Apps account (and email account) forever. To receive an NAU Gmail account, please visit the email account request webpage.
I want to get in touch with a classmate. Can I have their address? Accordion Closed
Some alumni data is protected by the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA), and the Northern Arizona University Alumni Office prefers to honor the privacy of its constituency; therefore we do not give out any personal information. However, if we have a current address for your friend, we can either forward your mail or write a brief contact letter on your behalf.
How do I get course descriptions from courses I took at NAU? Accordion Closed
Students and alumni can request course descriptions from the Registrar’s Office, by calling 928-523-2108 or by e-mailing the office at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Is there a special financial break for children of alumni? Accordion Closed
Although there isn’t an alumni discount as such, the Alumni Association has a scholarship endowment that allows Northern Arizona University to present approximately 35 annual $1,000 Alumni Board scholarships, as selected by the university scholarship committee.
These scholarships are only given to children of alumni, and are more often awarded to students not receiving significant scholarship help from other sources. High school seniors in the top 20% of their class or an NAU student with a GPA of 3.0 or higher are eligible to apply.
The average GPA of a continuing university scholarship recipient is 3.72. Also, some other alumni have created their own private scholarship funds for students. To apply for these scholarships, contact the Office of Financial Aid at 928-523-4951, or visit the Financial Aid website and submit a Scholarship Interest form.
Can I still obtain my immunization records from NAU? Accordion Closed
Contact Campus Health Services Immunization Desk at 928-523-6359 or email email@example.com. They will have immunization information you provided when you enrolled.
What is the history of Northern Arizona University names? Accordion Closed
The university’s various identities mirror its growth from a tiny teacher’s college to today’s world-class university:
- Northern Arizona Normal School – March 11, 1899
- Northern Arizona State Teachers College – July 1, 1925
- Arizona State Teachers College at Flagstaff – July 1, 1929
- Arizona State College at Flagstaff – July 1, 1945
- Northern Arizona University – May 1, 1966
Can I access library resources over the web? Accordion Closed
At this time Cline Library does not provide remote access to library databases or paid electronic resources to alumni. The library continues to explore various options for providing access to alumni.
Are you selling my contact information to outside constituents? Accordion Closed
The Alumni Association does not “sell” its list, but like many other universities we have contracted a number of relationships with various service providers-so-called “affinity benefits partners” that we believe are of interest to our alumni. These companies are authorized to send mailings to our alums on our behalf. These are, of course, exclusive arrangements; it is illegal for any of these partners to sell our list or “mine” them for any purpose.
To opt out from receiving these offers, please contact the Office of Alumni Engagement 928-523-3757 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. Be sure to specify that you wish to be removed from the affinity partner mail and/or phone lists.
What’s the correct way to address a male, female, group, of alumni? Accordion Closed
The Latin word “alumni” is actually “alumnus, -a,-um,” meaning the masculine, feminine, and neuter singular forms. The plural is alumni (masculine) and alumnae (feminine).
According to the American Heritage Dictionary, “most commonly, alumni is used for graduates of both sexes.” Here at the Alumni Office, you’ll usually find us endeavoring a modicum of correctness, calling a male graduate “alumnus” and his two female buddies “alumnae.” The exception is when we follow the dictionary paradigm and refer to the general group as “alumni” rather than “alumni/ae.” And yes, sometimes we’ll cop out and designate everyone “alums.”
Have I seen more than one Lumberjack statue around the U.S.? Accordion Closed
According to one of our alums, Jud Ruhl, 1973, “The Lumberjack figures in the Skydome were the first of their kind, and were built for the Paul Bunyan Cafe, later the Lumberjack, and previously Granny’s Closet. The statues were created by a Bob Prewitt, who later sold the forms to Steve Dashew. He went on to use that basic form in various costumes for several oil company promotions and other commercial uses.”
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