Orientation Information

As a new or returning international student, you are required to attend orientation sessions beginning one week prior to the start of every fall and spring semester. Your official orientation date is the same as your program start date listed on your sponsor document, I-20 or DS-2019. The first day of orientation is mandatory in order to check-in and receive your new student name badge and orientation guidebook. Please arrange your travel itinerary to arrive before the first day of orientation. To best prepare for orientation, we encourage all new students to submit a photo in advance for the NAU student identification card, JacksCard. A JacksCard is required of all NAU students and are processed during orientation. In order to have your card prepared in advance, you must log-in and complete the online requirements. 

 Fall 2015 

Check-in begins at 7:30am at the Dubois Center on south campus (building #64) on Monday, August 24. Parking is not available at this building and students should plan to walk, bike or use public transportation to attend the required sessions. Download the Fall 2015 Orientation Schedule to find your program schedule according to your admission type. 

Program in Intensive English students

Orientation is mandatory on Monday, August 24 and the English placement test will be on Tuesday, August, 25. Various other sessions, tours, and activities are offered August 26, 27and 28. Click for Schedule!

Undergraduate Degree-seeking students

Orientation is mandatory on Monday, August 24. Various other sessions, tours, and activities are offered August 25, 26, 27and 28. Click for Schedule!

Exchange students

Orientation is mandatory on Monday, August 24. Various other sessions, tours, and activities are offered August 25, 26, 27and 28. Click for Schedule!

Graduate students

 Orientation is mandatory on Monday, August 24. Various other sessions, tours, and activities are offered August 25, 26, 27and 28. Click for Schedule!

New student welcome trip: More details to be announced soon! 

Spring 2016 

The English placement exam will be on Tuesday, January 12, at the Beaver School (building #L10) for students admitted to the Program in Intensive English (PIE) and attendance is mandatory for PIE course registration. Check-in for orientation is mandatory for all international students on Wednesday, January 13 at 7:30am at the Dubois Center on south campus (building #64). Parking is not available at this building and students should plan to walk, bike or use public transportation to attend the required sessions.

New student welcome trip: More details to be announced soon!