Get a sense for university life and how to make meaningful connections
NAU’s commitment to Native students is felt long before they first arrive on campus. The university offers programs for middle school, high school, and summer pre-college students that provide them with a sense for university life, help them set academic goals, and make meaningful connections with others that will last throughout college and beyond.
NAU pre-college outreach programs
NAU Student-to-Student Connections Shadowing Program
- This program pairs Native American high school students with current NAU students to explore the university together.
- The following federally funded TRiO programs provide outreach and student services to help high school students from disadvantaged backgrounds prepare for college success.
- Experience life at the university while studying science, technology, engineering, and math during this on-campus summer program.
Educational Opportunity Centers
- These centers provide career and academic counseling, admissions, and financial aid application assistance for college-bound students.
Native American Recruitment Activities
- Look for us at tribal fairs, career days, Native American student panel presentations, and more!
Seven Generation Money Management Game
- An interactive financial literacy game targeting Native American youth that aims to increase their money management skills through such activities as opening a bank account, purchasing a car, renting an apartment, buying a house, and investing.
Native American Visit Day
- Discover how NAU honors Native cultures through academic and personal development with this full-day event.
Lumberjack Spirit Day
- Show your True Blue NAU spirit as our guest for a men’s basketball game, a campus tour, and information about Office of Indigenous Student Success.
If you can’t make it to campus in person, our online virtual tour is the next best thing.