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Welcome, Family and Friends

We’re excited to have you in Lumberjack country for Commencement. You’ll find all you need to be prepared for Commencement here, including how to get to NAU, ceremony times, photo purchases, and more.

Celebrating this Milestone

Doors to the Skydome open 90 minutes prior to each commencement ceremony, and parking will be available at multiple locations across campus with free shuttle service to and from designated parking lots. Early arrival is key to finding good parking and seating. Seating for your graduate will be “east seating” or “west seating.” Please talk with your student to find out where he or she will be seated in order to sit on the same side for best viewing. Please note you may not bring air horns, balloons or large signs to the Skydome that may disturb or block others who are viewing the ceremony.

Skydome Visitor’s Map

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NAU is near the intersection of Interstates 17 and 40. Driving directions and parking information will help you get to campus easily.

Directions and Parking

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Find your way around and note parking lot locations throughout campus. Free shuttle busses will get you to and from the Skydome from designated parking lots on campus.

Campus Map

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Campus police will redirect traffic flow both prior to and after Commencement ceremonies. Please note: some one-way streets will be reversed directionally. The link to the map below will help you find the best routes.

Commencement Traffic Flow Map

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Guests do not need to call ahead for accessible seating accommodations. The Skydome has accessible seating with companion seating for individuals in wheelchairs and scooters, as well as limited, first come first served designated seating for those who have trouble negotiating stairs. Golf cart shuttles will be in the Walkup Skydome parking lot (P66) to assist you from your vehicle to the Skydome. We recommend that individuals who need assistance or accessible seating arrive at least an hour before the ceremony (doors open 90 minutes before the ceremony). Please contact the Equity and Access Office as early as possible at 928-523-3312 or, if you have questions about access or other accommodation needs.

Commencement Accessibility Information

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For a list of hotels in Flagstaff, contact the Flagstaff Visitors Center or call 1-800-842-7293.

Flagstaff has a variety of weather conditions. Check the forecast and take precautions when you travel.


Additional Details

Find the information you need to attend celebrations across campus, purchase photos and videos of the ceremonies, and access ceremony live streams.

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