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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.

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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.

Thursday, October 26:

  • Volleyball vs. Sacramento State | Rolle Activity Center | 7 p.m.

Friday, October 27:

  • Blue & Gold Reunion | Multiple Activities |  Time TBD

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.” Find additional reunion and RSVP information.

  • Alumna author book signing | NAU bookstore | 3-5 p.m.

Meet NAU alumna Lisa Schnebly Heidinger and father, Larry Schnebly, during an on-campus book signing engagement for Schnebly Heidinger’s tenth publication, The Journal of Sedona Schnebly. The journal-format book tells the story of Lisa’s great-grandmother Sedona, covering her life from her early teens to her last night on earth. Schnebly Heidinger will also share what she learned about Sedona Schnebly while she worked on this project.

  • Downtown Pep Rally | Heritage Square | 5-7 p.m.

Kick off Homecoming weekend with the Lumberjack march from City Hall to Heritage Square in Downtown Flagstaff. Join the NAU marching band, NAU Athletics, and Louie the Lumberjack to flood the streets with blue and gold. Meet at City Hall for the march by 4:45 p.m. The Pep Rally at Heritage Square will begin at 5 p.m.

Saturday, October 28:

  • Café Au Louie – Alumni Breakfast | 1899 Bar & Grill | 9-11 a.m.

Join classmates and friends at Café Au Louie for a buffet-style True Blue NAU breakfast. Following breakfast, the outdoor grandstands will offer a close-up view of the Homecoming parade. A $10 per person breakfast is provided and a cash bar will be available. RSVP to save your seat.

Line the parade route with Blue and Gold and take a front row seat to enjoy one of NAU’s longest standing Homecoming traditions. Students will showcase their club and organization floats and NAU and local high school bands will march to the beat. Wave to alumni award winners and Homecoming royalty and don’t miss the centerpiece of the parade, the logging wheels, pulled by the NAU Chain Gang. This free event is for every member of the family.

  • Volleyball vs. Portland State | Rolle Activity Center | Noon
  • MakerLab Open House | Cline Library | 1-3 p.m.

Cline Library will be hosting an open house for the MakerLab with an opportunity to see 3D printing and 3D printed items. Stop by and check out the expanded workshop space, electronic prototyping kits, and more.

  • Tailgate | Skydome Parking Lot | 1 p.m.
  • Sue Bennett Exhibit | Cline Library | 1–3 p.m.

The Cline Library Special Collections and Archives will be hosting the Sue Bennett exhibit, titled “Such a Sweet Fragile Journey We Make.” Sue was an NAU alumna (1975) and a renowned regional photographer who tragically died in an automobile accident 2003. The exhibit is a community based celebration that incorporates Sue’s photographs, studio materials, and oral histories that contextualize her impact on others. It is an intimately detailed look into her complex photographic process and personality.

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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 | Union Point | 7-9 p.m.

 

Tuesday, October 24

  • Dedicatee Banquet | Ashurst Hall | 6 p.m.

Advanced tickets required – $15 each

Wednesday, October 25

  • Coronation Dance* | Dubois Ballroom | 7 p.m. – midnight

 

Thursday, October 26

  • Carnival* | Union West Lawn |  4-10 p.m.
  • Traditions Day** | Union West Lawn | Activities Begin at 4 p.m.
  • Volleyball vs. Sacramento State | Rolle Activity Center | 7 p.m.

 

Friday, October 27

  • Downtown Pep Rally | Heritage Square | 5- 7 p.m.

Kick off Homecoming weekend with the Lumberjack march from City Hall to Heritage Square in Downtown Flagstaff. Join the NAU marching band, NAU Athletics, and Louie the Lumberjack to flood the streets with blue and gold. Meet at City Hall for the march by 4:45 p.m. The Pep Rally at Heritage Square will begin at 5 p.m.

  • Lumberjack Splash Bash | Wall Aquatic Center | 7-11 p.m.

 

Saturday, October 28

*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.

Thursday, October 26:

  • Volleyball vs. Sacramento State | Rolle Activity Center | 7 p.m.

Friday, October 27:

Alumna author book signing | NAU bookstore | 3-5 p.m.

Meet NAU alumna Lisa Schnebly Heidinger and father, Larry Schnebly, during an on-campus book signing engagement for Schnebly Heidinger’s tenth publication, The Journal of Sedona Schnebly. The journal-format book tells the story of Lisa’s great-grandmother Sedona, covering her life from her early teens to her last night on earth. Schnebly Heidinger will also share what she learned about Sedona Schnebly while she worked on this project.

Friday, October 27:

Downtown Pep Rally | Heritage Square | 5-7 p.m.

Kick off Homecoming weekend with the Lumberjack march from City Hall to Heritage Square in Downtown Flagstaff. Join the NAU marching band, NAU Athletics, and Louie the Lumberjack to flood the streets with blue and gold. Meet at City Hall for the march by 4:45 p.m. The Pep Rally at Heritage Square will begin at 5 p.m.

Saturday, October 28:

Parade | Campus Perimeter | 11 a.m.

Line the parade route with Blue and Gold and take a front row seat to enjoy one of NAU’s longest standing Homecoming traditions. Students will showcase their club and organization floats and NAU and local high school bands will march to the beat. Wave to alumni award winners and Homecoming royalty and don’t miss the centerpiece of the parade, the logging wheels, pulled by the NAU Chain Gang. This free event is for every member of the family.

Volleyball vs. Portland State | Rolle Activity Center | Noon

MakerLab Open House | Cline Library | 1-3 p.m.

Cline Library will be hosting an open house for the MakerLab with an opportunity to see 3D printing and 3D printed items. Stop by and check out the expanded workshop space, electronic prototyping kits, and more.

Sue Bennett Exhibit | Cline Library | 1–3 p.m.

The Cline Library Special Collections and Archives will be hosting the Sue Bennett exhibit, titled “Such a Sweet Fragile Journey We Make.” Sue was an NAU alumna (1975) and a renowned regional photographer who tragically died in an automobile accident 2003. The exhibit is a community based celebration that incorporates Sue’s photographs, studio materials, and oral histories that contextualize her impact on others. It is an intimately detailed look into her complex photographic process and personality.

Football Game | Skydome | 4 p.m.


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 11 a.m on Saturday, Oct. 28, with free parking and shuttle service.

Parade Route Map