We are Lumberjacks
When you go to NAU, the Lumberjack spirit extends to all you do—from cheering on teams to striving to do your best.
As Lumberjacks, we show our pride in our university by wearing NAU gear on True Blue Fridays, helping others succeed, and waving “hello” to our mascot, Louie the Lumberjack.
The Lumberjack spirit is about keeping alive traditions that are over 120 years old and building new traditions for future Lumberjacks. For we want a victory tonight!
NAU celebrates homecoming and family weekend during the fall semester. has been observed since 1924 and has events for alumni, students, faculty, and staff. brings students and their families together for university activities.
Learning new traditions
Do you know what a Lumberjack tree cookie is? During football games, the NAU Logging Sports Club uses a chainsaw to saw a slice from a tree trunk every time NAU scores.
Know how to make an “L” and a “J” with your hands? You form the “L” with your right hand and the “J” with your left hand.
NAU fight song
Fight, fight, fight for NAU!
Take the ball and follow through.
Lead the blue and gold to fame,
As we win another game.
Cheer, cheer, cheer for NAU!
We want a victory!
So fight, fight, fight with all your might,
For we want a victory tonight!
*NAU is committed to the health and safety of students, faculty, and staff. As such, program and facility access is subject to change based on the CDC’s recommended guidelines for COVID-19.