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Homecoming 2017

Home is Where the Lumberjacks Are

An NAU tradition since 1924, Homecoming is your chance to unite with students, alumni, and community members in celebrating NAU! Join us for Homecoming 2017, featuring a week of events leading up to the gold-out game on Saturday, October 28, vs. Sacramento State.

Celebrating Lumberjack Spirit

Homecoming connects NAU to the community as we welcome returning alumni to enjoy a week of campus events and activities.


Homecoming Events


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We’re excited to welcome you back home! Reconnect with your friends and classmates and share your Lumberjack pride during the “Home is Where the Lumberjacks Are” Homecoming celebration. Be sure to tag your photos with #NAU throughout the week.

Revisit your alma mater, connect with your classmates and join the Homecoming fun with the Class of 1977. The Blue & Gold Reunion honors and celebrates the 40th anniversary of graduation. Activities will take place in conjunction with the 2017 Homecoming in Flagstaff Saturday, October 28 with this year’s theme, “Home is Where the Lumberjacks Are.” Additional reunion and RSVP information can be found online: http://nau.edu/Alumni/Events/Reunions/

Friday, October 27:

  • Blue & Gold Reunion | Multiple Activities |  Time TBD
  • Downtown Pep Rally | Heritage Square | Time TBD

Saturday, October 28:

  • Café Au Louie – Alumni Breakfast | 1899 Bar & Grill | 9-11 a.m.
  • Parade | Campus Perimeter | Time TBD
  • Tailgate | Skydome Parking Lot | Time TBD
  • Football Game | Skydome | Time TBD

Student Events To activate the Student Events tab, press your spacebar.

Celebrate with your fellow Lumberjacks during Homecoming week, the most spirited time of the year! Be sure to tag your Homecoming photos with #NAU throughout the week.

Monday, October 23 | Make It Monday | Location TBD | Time TBD

Tuesday, October 24 | Dedicatee Banquet | Ashurst Hall | 6 p.m.

Wednesday, October 25 | Coronation Dance* | Dubois Ballroom | Time TBD

Thursday, October 26 | Carnival* | Parking Lot P16A |  4-10 p.m.

Thursday, October 26 | Traditions Day** | Central Quad | Activities Begin at 5 p.m.

Friday, October 27 | Downtown Pep Rally | Heritage Square | Time TBD

Friday, October 27 | Lumberjack Splash Bash | Wall Aquatic Center | Time TBD

Saturday, October 28 | Flannels & Flapjacks* | Central Quad | 8-10 a.m.

Saturday, October 28 | Parade | Campus Perimeter | Time TBD

Saturday, October 28 | Tailgate | Skydome Parking Lot | Time TBD

Saturday, October 28 | Football Game | Skydome | Time TBD

*Open only to students with ID
**Traditions Day includes: Chili Cook-Off, Beard Contest, Pep Rally, Bonfire, Mr. Lumberjack

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Join us on campus for a variety of family-friendly events open to the public during the week-long Homecoming celebration. On Saturday, parking and shuttle service will be free on campus, and NAIPTA is offering free bus service to the public on Routes 10 and 10A all day. Riders can take Route 10 to the stop in front of the College of Social and Behavioral Sciences and walk to the Skydome or catch the shuttle in parking lot P62.

Friday, October 27:

Downtown Pep Rally | Heritage Square | Time TBD

Saturday, October 28:

Parade | Campus Perimeter | Time TBD

Football Game | Skydome | Time TBD


An aerial photograph of N A U showing Gillenwater Hall in the foreground and spanning northward toward the San Francisco peaks during a partly cloudy day.

Campus Parade Route

The annual Homecoming Day parade will take place on NAU’s campus (time TBD) on Saturday, Oct. 28, with free parking and shuttle service. Coming soon – a full map of the campus parade route.