Homecoming promises fun for all

Students wear gold in parade, show pride

Homecoming week is in full swing and more excitement is in store. From the Family Fun Zone to the parade and football game, Homecoming Day offers something for everyone in the family.

Click here for parking and traffic restrictions on campus Saturday, Oct. 24. Events marked with * are for students only.

Saturday, Oct. 24
Homecoming Day

  • Flannels and Flapjacks Breakfast*, 8:30 a.m. to 10 a.m., Central Quad
    Start the day off right with a free pancake buffet while supplies last. Event is open to students only with NAU ID.
  • Family Fun Zone, 8:30 a.m. to noon, Field north of Gateway
    Enjoy games and activities for all ages including the Radical Run course, climbing wall, inflatable basketball hoop and more.
  • Student Fun Zone*, 8:30 a.m. to noon, Central Quad
    Participate in a series of activities before the parade begins including the Euro Bungee, Wild One obstacle course and the Wrecking Ball. Event is open to students only with NAU ID.
  • Café au Louie, 9 a.m. to 11 a.m., 1899 Bar & Grill
    Join NAU Alumni for breakfast and meet this year’s 2015 Alumni Award winners. Cost is $10 per person. Homecoming shirts also will be available for purchase for $10.
  • Alumni Photo Booth Contest, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., NAU Bookstore
    Stop by the NAU Bookstore and take your photo for a chance to win a $25 gift card. The winner will be the participant whose photo has the most likes on the NAU Bookstore Facebook page at 4 p.m. Monday, Oct. 26. Contest is open to NAU alumni only. For information, call (928) 523–4041.
  • Homecoming Parade, 11 a.m., NAU campus
    Line the parade route on NAU’s campus to see student-built floats, local high school bands and more during the annual Homecoming parade. Parking is available in the San Francisco Parking Garage and in lot P13 behind Cline Library. For a parade route and parking map, click here.
  • Tailgating and Lumberjack Family Fan Fest, 1 p.m. to 4 p.m., Walkup Skydome parking lot
    Enjoy tailgating during the Lumberjack Family Fan Fest featuring food, games, giveaways and fun for the whole family. Shuttle service will be available to the Skydome parking lot from the San Francisco Parking Garage following the parade.
  • Football Game, 4 p.m., Walkup Skydome
    Cheer on the Lumberjacks as they take on Weber State in a Big Sky Conference matchup. The gold-out game kicks off at 4 p.m. The first 2,500 fans will receive a gold NAU T-shirt. Buy tickets online or contact NAU Central Ticket Office at (928) 523-5661. Faculty and staff can take advantage of discounted tickets by stopping by Arizona State Credit Union before 6 p.m. Friday, Oct. 23. Details here.