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.  

If you do not yet have a room assignment or roommate listed, check back again in later in August. 

Plan your arrival time to campus

Opening Day for the residence halls is Thursday, August 25 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.  

Allen, Cowden, Tinsley and Wilson Halls
9a.m.-11a.m., 3rd floor residents
11a.m.-1p.m., 2nd floor residents
1p.m.-3p.m., 1st floor resident

Calderón Hall 
9a.m.-11a.m., 3rd floor residents
11a.m.-1p.m., 2nd floor residents
1p.m.-3p.m., 1st floor residents

Campbell, Morton and Taylor Halls
9a.m.-11a.m., 2nd floor residents
11a.m.-1p.m., 1st floor residents
1p.m.-3p.m., basement resident

Gabaldon Hall
9a.m.-11a.m., B1, C1, A2, B2, C2 (1st & 2nd floors)
11a.m.-1p.m., A3, B3, C3 (3rd floor)
1p.m.-3p.m., A4, C4, A5 (4th & 5th floors)

McConnell Hall  
9a.m.-11a.m., 4th floor residents
11a.m.-1p.m., 3rd floor residents
1p.m.-3p.m., 1st and 2nd floor residents

Reilly Hall
9a.m.-11a.m., 6th and 7th  floor residents
11a.m.-1p.m., 4th and 5th  floor residents
1p.m.-3p.m., 1st – 3rd floor residents
Sechrist Hall
9a.m.-11a.m., 6th, 7th, and 8th floor residents
11a.m.-1p.m., 3rd, 4th, and 5th floor residents
1p.m.-3p.m., 1st and 2nd 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. 

Become familiar with the campus shuttle service
Review the Campus Shuttle Service Quick Reference Map to locate convenient bus stops. During peak hours, shuttles leave every 3 minutes. 
Check out the Welcome Week Schedule of Events
Attending events is a great way to connect and meet new friends.