Welcome home, Jacks! What to know for NAU’s move-in week

Aug. 20, 2018

As NAU prepares to welcome back the Lumberjacks, including the class of 2022, there are a few things to know that will make navigating campus easier for faculty, staff, students and their parents during move-in week.


Northern Arizona University students living on campus are scheduled to move in 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 21, to Friday, Aug. 24, with most of the activity scheduled for Thursday and Friday.

During this time, a modified traffic plan will go into effect to accommodate the increase and unloading of vehicles. NAU employees should be aware of the following road closures: Beaver Street Transit Way (bus spine) southbound from McCreary Drive and University Drive will be closed to non-move-in traffic to facilitate residents moving into central campus halls. NAIPTA bus routes have been rerouted to accommodate these closures.

McConnell Drive and Pine Knoll Drive will be open for east-west travel.

Please allow extra time when commuting to and from campus these days. For real-time traffic and logistical updates, follow NAU on Twitter using #NAUmovein.

Directions and a map sent to parents to help them navigate campus can be found online.

Interstate construction

From Thursday, Aug. 16, through Friday, Aug.24, southbound Interstate 17 will close from 8 p.m. to 5 a.m. where the highway passes under Interstate 40. To head south out of Flagstaff, drivers will need to take I-40 west to the Flagstaff Ranch Road exit and then use I-40 eastbound to the exit for southbound I-17. Also, I-40 is narrowed to one lane in each direction through the interchange.

The closure is part of the project removing the I-40 bridge decks. Learn more about the project at the ADOT website.

For real-time highway conditions statewide, visit ADOT’s Traveler Information Website or follow ADOT on Twitter.

2018 move-in traffic map

Cheyenne Jarrette