Celebrate ‘Axe of Kindness’ at NAU Homecoming

Homecoming parade float view from above

The leaves have changed colors, there’s a chill in the air and flannel shirts have appeared. This can only mean one thing—NAU Homecoming is near.

This year you’ll have plenty of opportunities to share your Lumberjack pride during the “Axe of Kindness” themed festivities. From Tuesday’s Dedicatee Banquet to Thursday’s Traditions Day to Saturday’s parade and football game—there are a host of activities to celebrate NAU’s past, present and future.

A complete Homecoming schedule, including various college events and reunions, is available online.

Among the highlights:

Tuesday, Oct. 21
Homecoming Dedicatee Banquet
6 p.m. High Country Conference Center

Joseph Anderson, professor of business, was selected Homecoming Dedicatee by leaders of student organizations from across campus for his dedication to providing exceptional service to the university and students. The campus community is invited to a banquet in his honor, where the 2014 Homecoming king and queen will be announced. Tickets are $10 for students and $15 for non-students. Tickets may be purchased online or at the Central Ticket Office in the University Union.

Thursday, Oct. 23
Homecoming Traditions Day Activities
4-10 p.m. Central Quad

  • Carnival, 4-10 p.m. Free fun for students. Bring your NAU ID.
  • Tug-of-war contest, 4:30 p.m.
  • Chili Cookoff, 5-5:30 p.m.
  • Best Beard on Campus Award, 6:15 p.m.
  • Bonfire, 6:35 p.m.
  • Lumberjack Competition, 6:45 p.m.

Friday, Oct. 24
The Lumberjack: Celebrating 100 years of student journalism
2- 5 p.m., School of Communication 

Hear from NAU Communication alumni working in diverse media fields and follow student guides as they take you on a tour of the state-of-the-art facility.

Saturday, Oct. 25

  • Flannels and Flapjacks Breakfast,  7:30-9:30 a.m., North Quad
    Students will enjoy a free pancake buffet, barista station and lawn games.
  • Café au Louie, 9 a.m., Zane Grey Ballroom at the Hotel Weatherford
    Join NAU Alumni for a buffet-style breakfast. The outdoor balcony also offers a great view of the parade. $10 per attendee.
  • Homecoming Parade, 10 a.m., downtown Flagstaff
    The perennial favorite makes its way down Birch and Aspen streets.
Watch the parade from the perfect vantage point. Note: Several roads will be closed in the downtown area the morning of Sat. Oct. 25th.
  • Tailgating and Football Game, Skydome
    The Lumberjacks take on Eastern Washington in a Big Sky Conference matchup. Kick-off is at 12:40 p.m. Buy tickets online or contact NAU Central Ticket Office at (928) 523-5661..