NAU welcomes new and returning Lumberjacks

With classes starting Monday, Aug. 29, Northern Arizona University’s Flagstaff campus is abuzz as new and returning students arrive in Lumberjack Country.

“Each fall semester brings energy, anticipation and promise,” NAU President Rita Cheng said. “You can’t help but feel the excitement from our Lumberjacks as you walk around campus.”

NAU’s incoming students facts:

  • Enrollment for the fall semester is expected to exceed 30,000 total students online and at all campuses across the state.
  • There are nearly 8,000 new students to NAU statewide and online, which includes approximately 5,550 new freshmen, 1,500 transfer students and 700 new graduate students.
  • 400+ Welcome Jacks, including students from fraternity and sorority life and other organizations, assist new students with move-in.
  • With 90 percent of freshmen currently living on campus, NAU is in the top 1 percent in the nation for total on-campus housing capacity–with more new student housing on the horizon. SkyView, NAU’s newest residence hall, is expected to open in fall 2017 and add 626 beds and 700 parking spaces.
  • Incoming freshmen are coming from counties across the state including Apache, Cochise, Coconino, Gila, Graham, Greenlee, La Paz, Maricopa, Mohave, Navajo, Pima, Pinal, Santa Cruz, Yavapai and Yuma.
  • Three percent of freshmen are international students from countries such as Bolivia, India, Kuwait, Mexico, Myanmar, Nepal, Norway, Pakistan, Poland, Saudi Arabia, Sweden, Taiwan/China, Uganda and the United Arab Emirates.