Welcome back, Jacks! (Photos and video)

Students move in

Aug. 23, 2019

With school starting Monday, the new class of Lumberjacks moved in this week, with some help from a few familiar faces. Student leaders, our Welcome Back Jacks and Louie the Lumberjack joined President Rita Cheng to pitch in as the Class of 2023 arrived on campus.

Welcome Week: Aug. 22-31

NAU Social is launching a biweekly podcast about all things NAU. Check out the first episode of LumberChats: Inside NAU–Welcome Week: Axeplained.

Jack Facts (as of now):

New freshmen: 5,346

New transfer students: 2,603

Total enrollment: 30,377

Graduate student enrollment has increased by 6 percent.

The highest number of graduate student increases can be found in:

  • 45 percent in the College of Engineering, Informatics, and Applied Sciences
  • 35 percent in Online, Statewide and Education Innovation
  • 28 percent in the College of Social and Behavioral Sciences

Undergraduate enrollment has increased in the College of Arts and Letters by 6 percent and the College of Social and Behavioral Sciences by 5 percent. 

Hispanic enrollment is up; Hispanic-identifying students now make up a little more than 24 percent of NAU’s statewide enrollment.

Native American enrollment is 2.8 percent.

69 percent of NAU students are Arizona residents.