Celebrate the Lumberjack Family: NAU Homecoming 2022 

A Lumberjack fan and his young son with a balloon sword smile at the camera.

Homecoming connects NAU to the community as we welcome alumni to enjoy a week of campus events and activities. This year’s theme: Celebrate the Lumberjack Family.  

“Homecoming is an exciting time for the Flagstaff community,” said Callie Lowe, vice president of Blue Key Honor Society. “We have a unique opportunity to connect the past to the present: our current students with a longstanding tradition. This year’s Homecoming theme emphasizes the importance of everyone, both current students and alumni, coming together for this event!” 

NAU is celebrating 123 years as an institution, and Lumberjacks from near and far will return to their alma mater in Flagstaff for the festivities. With a variety of activities throughout the week, Lumberjacks of all ages are encouraged to participate. 

This year’s homecoming theme is Celebrating the Lumberjack Family. I cannot think of a better reason to come together as students, faculty, staff, alums, supporters and community members,” said Stephanie Smith, associate vice president of Alumni Engagement. “We sure do have a lot to celebrate this year! If this is your first year at NAU or your 20th year in Flagstaff, Homecoming is a fun time for all. I want to give a special shout-out to the Lumberjack students working creatively and thoughtfully to ensure we have the best Homecoming yet. And don’t forget to bring your roommate, friends, neighbors and family to the parade before cheering on the Jacks against Montana State!”

List of events: (Student-only events are indicated with an (*) and may require a student ID)  

Nov. 1, 6 p.m. 

Men’s Basketball vs. American Indian College 

Rolle Activity Center, free to all—no ticket required 

Nov. 1, 7 p.m. 

*Make It Blue & Gold

Union Point 

Nov. 2, 11:30 am 

Dedicatee Ceremony – Community and Alumni event 

Ashurst, RSVP required 

Nov. 3, 5 p.m. 

Traditions Day – Pep Rally, Bonfire and Chili Cook-off 

Central Quad 

Nov. 4, 4 p.m. to midnight 

*ASNAU Carnival

Union Pedway/P16 

Free to NAU Undergraduate students with NAU ID 

Nov. 4, 5 p.m.  

Honored Alumni Ceremony – Invite-only for in-person attendance 

High Country Conference Center, stream online 

Nov. 5, 8-9 a.m. 

*Flannels and Flapjacks

Union Point 

Free with NAU Student ID 

Nov. 5, 9-10 a.m. 

Café au Louie Breakfast – Community and Alumni Event 

1899 Bar & Grill, purchase tickets prior to the event 

Nov. 5, 10-11 a.m. 

Homecoming Parade 

Campus Perimeter 

Nov. 5, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. 


Skydome parking lot 

Nov. 5, 1 p.m.  

Homecoming football game vs. Montana State University 

Skydome, purchase tickets online  


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Melody Aguilera | NAU Communications

NAU Communications