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International student orientation
Becoming an NAU student
We’re so excited you are planning to join us at Northern Arizona University! International student orientation is the first step on your NAU adventure and will take place August 16-20, 2021. More information about the mandatory date of arrival will be shared at a later date. We can’t wait to welcome you to the NAU community.
Specifics for student groups
Programs in Intensive English students Tab Open
Exchange students Tab Closed
Transfer students Tab Closed
1st year students Tab Closed
Graduate students Tab Closed
Programs in Intensive English students Accordion Open
- Programs in Intensive English (PIE) students may submit updated proof of English proficiency scores to email@example.com prior to their arrival on campus.
- More information about the mandatory date of arrival for PIE students will be shared at a later date.
Exchange students Accordion Closed
- Exchange students should follow the steps on the International Exchange Student Enrollment Guide to get enrolled in NAU classes as soon as possible.
- More information about the mandatory date of arrival for exchange students will be shared at a later date.
- Exchange students can contact the Inbound Exchange Coordinator with any questions at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Transfer students Accordion Closed
- Transfer students should submit their official transcripts including course descriptions and syllabi from their previous university to email@example.com.
- Transfer students should complete priority enrollment after submitting their transcripts to get enrolled in NAU classes as soon as possible.
- More information about the mandatory date of arrival for transfer students will be shared at a later date.
1st year students Accordion Closed
- 1st year students should complete priority enrollment to get enrolled in NAU classes as soon as possible.
- More information about the mandatory date of arrival for 1st year students will be shared at a later date.
Frequently asked questions
When can I move into my NAU residence hall? Accordion Closed
More information about move-in dates for NAU dormitories will be available at a later date.
Move in can take place at any time of the day or night. However, you must schedule your move-in appointment in the housing portal after receiving your room assignment.
Questions about your NAU housing application or room assignment should be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Do I need my JacksCard to move into my NAU residence hall? Accordion Closed
International students can move into their NAU residence hall with their passports, and do not need their JacksCard for initial arrival. Your JacksCard will be available for pick up at the International Pavilion during orientation.
Are bed linens provided by NAU residence halls? Accordion Closed
Bedding is not provided by NAU residence halls. International students may choose to bring these items with them or purchase them shortly after arrival. Students may also pre-order and ship bedding to the address below so that these items are available upon arrival:
523 Knoles Dr.
Will I be required to quarantine or isolate after international travel to NAU? Accordion Closed
Students living in NAU dormitories may be required to move into on-campus temporary quarantine dormitories for COVID-19 testing after international travel. Final decisions have not been made and more information about mandatory quarantine or testing requirements will be available at a later date.
Travel to Flagstaff
Do I have to get a COVID-19 test before flying to the United States? Accordion Closed
On January 12, 2021, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announced an Order requiring all air passengers arriving to the U.S. from a foreign country to get tested for COVID-19 no more than 3 days before their flight departure. Travelers are required to present the negative test result or documentation of having recovered from COVID-19 to the airline before boarding their flight. More information about this public health requirement is available from the Centers for Disease Control. All travelers should check with their airlines directly about any additional requirements.
Can I fly directly to Flagstaff? Accordion Closed
Yes! The most convenient way to arrive at NAU is to fly directly to Flagstaff Pulliam Airport. There are daily non-stop flights to Flagstaff from Denver (DEN), Dallas (DFS), and Phoenix through American Airlines and United Airlines.
Can you pick me up from the airport? Accordion Closed
Yes! The Center for International Education will be offering a free airport shuttle to the NAU campus dormitories for all arriving flights at Flagstaff Pulliam Airport. The exact dates for this free service will be shared at a later date. Please email us at email@example.com with a screenshot of your flight reservation to signup for this free service. NAU staff will meet you up at baggage claim area and provide transportation directly to you NAU dormitory. We are unable to provide transportation from the Phoenix Sky Harbor Airport.
How can I travel from Phoenix Sky Harbor Airport to Flagstaff? Accordion Closed
Students with flights ending at Phoenix Sky Harbor Airport have a few options available to them for final travel to Flagstaff.
- It is recommended that you book an additional flight to Flagstaff Pulliam Airport from Phoenix Sky Harbor Airport to complete your travel. Multiple flights are available each day on American Airlines.
- Groome Transportation provides daily shuttle service from the Phoenix Sky Harbor Airport to Flagstaff with a drop-off location at the NAU Health & Learning Center.
- FlixBus is another shuttle company, but the service to Flagstaff does not operate every day of the week.
- Ride-share services such as Uber or Lyft are not recommended due to the long distance and high cost.
Is there an emergency contact number available to me? Accordion Closed
Yes. Please use the numbers below to be connected directly to the Center for International Education if you experience an emergency during your travel to NAU for international student orientation.
NAU Center for International Education: 1-928-523-2409 (Available Monday-Friday between 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.)
Medical Emergency When Located Inside the United States: Dial 911
Non-Medical Emergency When Located Inside the United States: Dial 1-800-285-3943
Emergency When Located Outside the United States: Dial 1-602-234-9105