As a freshman, you’ll live in a Residential College which is aligned with your academic college at NAU. Living with others who share similar majors or career interests provides an engaging opportunity to establish valuable connections and friendships. Residential Colleges feature programs, events, amenities and academic resources tailored to your college and major. Benefits of living in a Residential College include:
- Supportive and engaging community making it easy to meet other students and new friends
- Convenient proximity to classes, dining and campus resources
- Residential staff focused on your transition and helping you to build a strong foundation for the next four years
- Faculty connections, in-hall academic support, and access to 24/7 computer labs and study areas
- Higher rates of continuing on to your sophomore year and graduation
Explore your residential college housing options
Specific residence halls are associated with each Residential College, as noted in the chart below. You have the opportunity to search for roommates and select your room within your Residential College.
Download the Residential College Housing Options Chart
Please note: Each residence hall houses at least two Residential Colleges. Rooms within the hall are clustered by Residential College, and space is limited for students in different residential colleges to live together. While having the option to request specific roommates, forming a roommate group is not a guarantee of living together as it depends on space availability in those halls at the time of room selection.
College of Arts and Letters Accordion Closed
Join a tight-knit community that feels like a small liberal arts college with all the perks of a globally connected university. Set in a culturally vibrant mountain town, our campus and creative programs will launch you on a career path you’ll love to live—in the arts, business, education, languages, or public service.
College of Engineering, Forestry and Natural Sciences Accordion Closed
Partner with esteemed faculty to meet today’s challenges and uncover tomorrow’s solutions. Surrounded by one of the most ecologically diverse natural labs in the world, you can perform revolutionary research in 30 high-tech labs and institutes and develop an entrepreneurial approach to discovery.
College of Education Accordion Closed
In the only nationally accredited teacher education program in Arizona, you’ll engage in demanding, hands-on coursework, performance assessments, and innovative teaching methods. Mentored by expert faculty, you’ll graduate as a competent professional, prepared to lead in the classroom and bring out the best in your students.
W.A. Franke College of Business Accordion Closed
Our students connect with global business leaders, manage financial portfolios, and present business plans to venture capitalists. Dedicated, approachable faculty inspire you to lead an ethical business, thrive in a competitive market, and succeed as an entrepreneur.
College of Health and Human Services Accordion Closed
Practice in state-of-the-art simulation environments and clinics statewide. You’ll develop skills to improve the health of those in your own community—and beyond. In evidence-based programs, you’ll collaborate with faculty through research that sparks healthcare innovation and encourages compassionate service.
College of Social and Behavioral Sciences Accordion Closed
Tackle contemporary issues and conduct boundary-crossing research focusing on the scientific study of human behavior, justice, and culture. From archaeological digs to virtual reality creations, you’ll join with faculty and peers to build resilient, sustainable communities.
Undergraduate studies (exploratory students) Accordion Closed
If you are unsure of your major and exploring your options, your academic advisor will help guide and support you in course selection, determining a major and charting a path toward graduation. Resources, events and programs geared toward Exploratory students help students find their passion in a supportive, positive, student-centered learning environment.