Things to do before you arrive on campus

Contact your roommates(s)

To find your roommate's contact information, log into the housing portal. Go to the "Application Status" step and click on "View Details" next to your roommate. Your roommate's NAU e-mail address will be shown in that window. Send your roommate an e-mail to introduce yourself and start comparing notes on what you plan to bring. It's also a great time to start reviewing the Pre-Roommate Agreement Worksheet.    

If you do not yet have a room assignment or roommate listed, check back again in late July/early August. 

Plan your arrival time to campus

Opening Day for the residence halls is Thursday, August 21 at 9 a.m. To best manage traffic flow and a smooth check-in experience, we have established a staggered check-in schedule. Please note your check-in time below and plan your arrival accordingly. 

McConnell Hall
9am-11am      4th floor residents
11am-1pm     3rd floor residents
1pm-3pm       1st and 2nd floor residents

Sechrist Hall
9am-11am      6th, 7th, and 8th floor residents
11am-1pm      3rd, 4th, and 5th floor residents
1pm-3pm        1st and 2nd floor residents

Reilly Hall
9am-11am      6th and 7th floor residents
11am-1pm      4th and 5th floor residents
1pm-3pm        1st – 3rd floor residents

Tinsley, Allen, Cowden, and Wilson Halls
9am-11am       3rd floor residents
11am-1pm       2nd floor residents
1pm-3pm        1st floor residents

If you have a need to check in early, please view our early check-in schedule and information here.

Sustainable Living at NAU
View our Guide to help you think about making some environmentally responsible choices while shopping for college. 
Complete a Personal Property Inventory Form
Use this form to inventory your personal items while you are packing.
Consider renter's insurance
Protect your personal property you bring with you to campus. Renter’s insurance protects your personal property against damage or loss, and insures you in case someone is injured while in your place of residence. Many people wonder about the residence halls and are curious if renter’s insurance will cover them while living on campus. The answer is yes - students living on campus are encouraged to obtain renter's insurance and actually make up one of the largest groups that has this type of insurance.

College students should consider purchasing renter’s insurance to protect their personal property, such as a computer, television, stereo, bicycle or furniture, in the event that it is damaged, destroyed or stolen. Renter’s insurance can also protect your belongings in case of disaster. It is important to be aware of what is specifically covered in the policy, confirming first with your insurance agent that the items in your place of residence are covered by renter’s insurance. If a student is a dependent under his or her parent’s insurance, the student’s personal property, in many cases, is not covered if the student lives on campus. However, parents should check their policy or contact their insurance agent for further information on coverage for their son or daughter who is away at school.
Read and become familiar with the Standards of Residence

These are the policies and guidelines established for all students living in the residence halls, and are important to understand before arriving to campus. 

Purchase your parking permit online through Manage My Parking
Need to purchase your parking permit? Not bringing a car to campus? Review the Campus Shuttle Service Quick Reference Map to locate convenient bus stops. During peak hours, shuttles leave every 5 minutes on the new express route.
Check out the Welcome Week Schedule of Events
Attending events is a great way to connect and meet new friends.