Fields and Facilities
Walkup Skydome (West Side)
NAU Intercollegiate Athletics offers exciting competition in 15 different sports programs for men and women at the NCAA Division I Level. The men participate in football (Championship Subdivision), basketball, tennis, cross country, and track and field (indoor and outdoor). The women compete in basketball, cross country, golf, soccer, swimming and diving, tennis, volleyball, and track and field (indoor and outdoor). Both the men and women are members of the Big Sky Conference (with the exception of swimming and diving--women's swimming and diving compete in the Western Athletic Conference). The NAU Department of Athletics' primary goal is to provide an outstanding student-athlete experience culminating in graduation.
There are over 50 home athletic events each year for you to attend. Combining your enthusiasm with the talent and determination of the Jacks, NAU will continue to develop programs in which you can take pride.
Tickets for Athletic Events
All regular season home sports events are free for NAU students (by presenting a valid NAU ID). Any other spectator may obtain tickets at the Central Ticket Office or the event site. For further information, call the Central Ticket Office Information line at 928-523-5661 or the Department of Athletics at 928-523-0639.
Northern Arizona University’s Rolle Activity Center and Walkup Skydome are reserved through Athletics. Any group or organization interested in using one of these areas must complete a field/facility reservation form. To reserve a field/facility for an organized event, please contact the Walkup Skydome.
Rob Morrison, Director of Athletic Facilities
NAU Walkup Skydome
PO Box 15096
Flagstaff, AZ 86011-5096
Rolle Activity Center
The Rolle Activity Center is designed for the college of Health Professions, NAU Athletics, and Intramural use. The Rolle Activity Center is located south of the du Bois Conference Center and features three basketball, four volleyball, and four racquetball courts.
Weather is rarely a factor for many of NAU's special events, thanks to the the J. Lawrence Walkup Skydome. This is the University's largest multi-purpose facility, and it houses a variety of events such as football, men's and women's basketball, and track and field. It also accommodates events and activities such as town events, concerts, jogging, weight lifting, intramural sports and commencement.
The duBois Center, Health and Learning Center, and University Union are reserved through Unions and Student Activities. Student organizations recognized by the Office of Student Life receive one meeting of 2 hours per week at no charge (space available) and highly discounted rates for event space. Student organizations wishing to reserve space should start at the Office of Student Life which approves all on-campus student organization events.
PO Box 5670
du Bois Center (building 64)
The duBois Center main floor features an information desk, six meeting rooms, mailroom, dining hall, and food court. A ballroom that seats 350 in a banquet style set-up and 700 in a theatre set-up with two breakout rooms is located on the second floor. The duBois Field (the "bowl") is also available to reserve.
Health and Learning Center (building 25)
The Rec Center, Health Promotions, Campus Health, and the pharmacy are all located on the main level. Disability Resources, three conference rooms, several private/group study rooms, and lounges designed for social gatherings are located on the second floor. Classrooms along with the Green Scene Cafe that offers healthy and sustainable meals are found on the third floor.
University Union (building 30)
The University Union offers a variety of food services, lounges, conference rooms, entertainment and recreational areas, information boards, and an art gallery. The Union is also home to the NAU Central Ticket Office, the Fieldhouse, the Hub game room and many student support offices including Student Life, Inclusion and Multicultural Services, Unions and Student Activities, JacksCard, Student Support Services, Student Learning Center, Military and Veterans Center, and NAU Dining Services.
Aquatic and Tennis Complex
The Aquatic and Tennis Complex on the NAU campus is a world-class facility for everyone from international Olympic teams to students looking for recreation and enjoyment. The best part is, access to the Aquatic and Tennis Complex is free with your Student ID! The 120,000-square foot aquatic facility joins an indoor tennis complex, outdoor tennis courts, and an outdoor multipurpose athletic field. The facility is also home to the Lumberjack swimming and diving teams. NAU Athletics and NAU Campus Recreation will share and operate the facility in conjunction with NAU Campus Recreation.
School of Music
NAU Art Museum
Old Main, 2nd Floor
620 S. Knoles Drive (parking available on the corner of Knoles and Tormey)
Hours: 12:00pm - 5:00pm, Tuesday - Saturday
Admission: Free - $2.00 suggested donation
As a teaching institution, the NAU Art Museum emphasizes the diversity of voices, media, themes, and creative impulses at work in today's art. The NAU Art Museum believes in the centrality of artistic expression in all communities and cultures and in the incalculable value of art as an educational experience. The Museum sustains its role as a leading cultural institution in Northern Arizona through its acquisition of challenging, contemporary art for permanent collection.
Beasley Art Gallery
School of Art (building 37), Second Floor
The Beasley Gallery exhibits artwork from students, faculty and artists from outside the NAU community.We are pleased to show the exciting artwork created by the students in the Art Department. Twice a year the graduating students have the opportunity to exhibit their artwork which leads to the completion of their BFA degree. We encourage the community to visit the gallery. Please look at the Beasley Gallery website to see gallery hours during exhibitions.
Department of Theatre
Performing and Fine Arts (Building 37)
Wind Symphony is NAU’s premiere wind ensemble and is recognized nationally for high performance standards of outstanding literature. The ensemble’s primary conductor, Dr. Daniel Schmidt, Director of Bands, selects diverse and contemporary repertoire to challenge students and bring out their highest level of performance. This ensemble has commissioned and premiered many pieces by composers of international fame. The Wind Symphony has performed at national and regional conferences of the College Band Directors National Association and the Arizona Music Educators Conference, frequently records CD’s for Carl Fischer Music of New York and Daehn Publications, and traveled to Europe in May 2007. Performers in this ensemble are placed by audition only, taking place prior to the beginning of each semester. Contact the Instrumental Office for further information at 928-523-3413.
Symphonic Band performs a variety of literature that is considered to be the core repertoire of the wind medium. Works performed by this ensemble are considered to be essential knowledge for music performance majors and music education majors. This band is conducted primarily by Mr. Elliott Tackitt, Associate Director of Bands. Performers in this ensemble are placed by audition only, taking place prior to the beginning of each semester. Contact the Instrumental office for further information at 928-523-3413.
Collegiate Band (Spring only) is conducted by NAU’s graduate wind conducting assistants along with Dr. Daniel Schmidt. These conductors strive to provide an enriching and educational musical experience for wind and percussion performers. No audition is required, and non-major participation is strongly encouraged.
The Lumberjack Marching Band (Fall only) provides an opportunity for NAU students of all majors, from accounting to zoology, to participate in an exciting musical experience. The solid sound and visual performance of the Lumberjack Marching Band builds energy and enthusiasm at NAU’s home football games, as well as representing NAU at select performances in the region, including the Arizona State University game in Tempe and host/exhibition band performances at NAU Band Day. No audition is required, and non-major participation is strongly encouraged.
Performing and Fine Arts (Building 37), Room 127
Shrine of the Ages Choir is a large, advanced, mixed ensemble of sophomore through graduate singers chosen by select audition. The ensemble is dedicated to the study and performance of outstanding choral repertoire. The Shrine of the Ages Choir, under the direction of Dr. Edith Copley, has been featured at national and regional conventions of the American Choral Directors Association and National Association of Music Education. Shrine tours the Southwest each year and internationally every three years, including concert tours to the People’s Republic of China (1998), Western Europe (2000 & 2004), Australia and New Zealand (2007), South Africa (2010), and Bulgaria and Turkey (2014). Shrine also has produced several CD recordings. Auditions for Shrine are held at the end of spring semester for the following academic year. Final placement auditions for Shrine are held the Thursday evening before classes begin in the fall. For more information, please contact the conductor, Dr. Edith A. Copley.
Women’s Chorale is open to undergraduate and graduate music majors and non-music majors from all disciplines across the University by audition. The ensemble performs a wide variety of distinctive and challenging repertoire for treble voices. Women's Chorale performs on and off campus each semester, including the annual Songfest Women's Festival in Phoenix. Auditions are held at the beginning of each semester. For more information regarding auditions, please contact the conductor, Dr. Ryan Holder.
Men’s Chorale enjoys widespread popularity with its thrilling sonorities unique to the male chorus. The ensemble is open to undergraduate and graduate music majors and non-music majors from all university disciplines. The Men’s Chorale performs two formal concerts each semester as well as performances at campus sporting events. Choral interviews with the director are held at the beginning of each semester. For more information, please contact the Choral Studies Office at 928-523-2642.
University Singers is a large mixed chorus of primarily undergraduate students who love to sing and represents various majors throughout the University. The choir meets one night each week (Wednesday) and performs two concerts each semester that feature a wide variety of choral literature. Choral interviews with the director are held at the beginning of each semester. For more information, please call the Choral Studies Office at 928-523-2642.
Vocal Chamber Ensemble is a small, select ensemble of undergraduate and graduate singers that performs challenging repertoire for the lecture recitals and performances given by graduate choral conducting students each spring semester. Auditions are typically held during the fall semester in October for the spring term. For more information, please contact the Director of Choral Studies, Dr. Edith A. Copley.
High Altitude is a select vocal jazz ensemble that offers an opportunity for advanced, in-depth study of vocal jazz in a variety of styles. Undergraduate and graduate students with strong vocal jazz experience are encouraged to audition at the end of the spring semester. Final selection for the ensemble is the weekend before classes start in the fall. High Altitude performs frequently on campus and in the southwest. The ensemble appeared at the 2008 Arizona Music Educators Conference, 2010 ACDA Western Division Conference in Tucson, and the Jazz Educators National Conference in Louisville in 2012. For more information, please contact the Associate Director of Choral Studies, Dr. Ryan Holder.
Northern Voices is an auditioned vocal jazz ensemble that offers interested students an opportunity for study in the vocal jazz idiom including vocal improvisation, extended jazz harmonies, and jazz solo singing. Undergraduate students are encouraged to audition the weekend before classes begin in the fall. Northern Voices performs frequently on and off campus and tours frequently in Arizona. For more information, please contact the Associate Director of Choral Studies, Dr. Ryan Holder.
Harter Memorial Handbell Choir was founded in 1988 with a generous donation of a five-octave handbell set by the Harold M. Harter farmily. The ensemble performs challenging handbell literature on six-octaves of handbells and choral chimes and is open to all students by audition at the beginning of each semester. For more information, please contact the Choral Studies Office at (928) 523-2642.
All the ensembles in the choral area perform on campus each semester, including the annual Holiday Dinner. For more information about choral singing opportunities at NAU, please contact the Choral Studies Office.
Performing and Fine Arts, CAL (Building 37, Room 139), (928) 523-3779
Jazz Ensemble One (MUP 375) and Jazz Ensemble Two (MUP 376) are big bands open to all students by audition. The jazz ensembles perform several concerts during the year, included appearances at the annual NAU Jazz Festival, often with today’s leading solo artists. For more information, please contact Prof. Joel DiBartolo, Director of Jazz Studies, at (928) 523-3779.
Performing and Fine Arts, CAL (Building 37A, Room 148), (928) 523-6749
The goal of Lyric Theater is to provide singers with the skills necessary to perform on the operatic stage with confidence and to prepare them for further study in the field of opera. Under the direction of Eric Gibson, and with the hands-on participation of Artist voice teachers, students are involved in a wide variety of productions. Fully-staged opera productions with orchestra and opera scenes programs are performed in the original language. Foreign language coaching is provided by faculty in the College of Arts and Letters.
Performing Arts (Building 37A)
Symphony Orchestra is dedicated to providing the finest musical and educational opportunities for qualified individuals from the NAU student body interested in the study and performance of orchestral music. Students in this 75-member ensemble perform 4-6 concerts per year, and will develop a thorough working knowledge relevant to the performance practice of standard orchestral repertoire ranging from music of the baroque through the twentieth century, as well as contemporary music of our time. In past years, performances have included major works by Tchaikovsky, Brahms, Shostakovich, Sibelius, Beethoven, Ravel, Smetana, Wagner, and others. The Symphony Orchestra is thoroughly committed to preparing students for professional careers in the field of music in today’s complex society of ever-changing cultural and musical tastes. The Symphony Orchestra also strives to educate and develop new audiences for the unique experience of live symphonic music, in addition to supporting the life and work of Northern Arizona University and the surrounding Flagstaff community. Membership in the NAU Symphony Orchestra is open to all NAU students by audition. Auditions take place in the first week of classes in the fall and spring semesters. Audition information and repertoire is available on the NAU Orchestras website.
Chamber Orchestra is dedicated to the performance of repertoire of an intimate character. The select members of the ensemble are afforded the opportunity to perform in a true chamber setting where the emphasis is on active collaboration and shared leadership. Each semester there are numerous readings focusing on chamber music from all time periods with specific emphasis on the stylistic performance practice of the period. The orchestra performs 1-2 concerts per semester, often combining with a small wind and percussion section to explore the vast quantity of chamber ensemble literature. Membership in the NAU Chamber Orchestra is open to all NAU students by audition. Auditions take place in the first week of classes in the fall and spring semesters. Audition information and repertoire is available on the NAU Orchestras website.
Speech and Debate
Performing Arts (Building 37), Room 120
The Department of Theatre produces four mainstage productions, and numerous second stage (student) productions each year. In addition, a summer theatre season offers two productions each summer. All NAU students are encouraged to become involved with NAU Theatre as a member of the cast or crew. Both faculty and student directed productions are open to all students regardless of major or experience. Opportunities to perform, or work backstage are available each semester. Auditions and crew assignments take place the first week of classes at the beginning of each semester.
Speech and Debate (Competitive Forensics)
School of Communication (Building 16), Room 301
Intercollegiate forensic competition includes participation in team and individual debate, platform speaking such as persuasive speaking, limited preparation events such as impromptu, and oral interpretation. The NAU forensic team travels extensively in the western United States and participates in end-of-year national tournaments. Participation credit may be earned by taking CST 116 or CST 316 (forensic practicums). For additional information, inquire at the School of Communication office.
(928) 523-1732, http://www.nau.edu/naurec
The NAU Recreation Center open to the NAU community featuring fitness, wellness, and lifestyle classes, industry-quality equipment, rental services, and a multi-purpose facilities including squash, racquetball, wallyball, basketball/volleyball courts, a weight room, a group exercise room, and full service locker rooms. Comprehensive fitness programs includes classes such as, but are not limited to Zumba, yoga, kickboxing, pilates, step, dance and martial arts, and are free to our students. Massage therapy; personal training and preparatory class work for Fitness Instructor Training are also popular services among our members as are the First Aid, CPR, and AED certification programs.
The facility is open daily during the academic sessions with a valid NAU ID card and family memberships are also available. Visit us at www.nau.edu/naurec for program details and fees, as well as schedules, hours, and employment opportunities.
Recreation Center (Building 25), (928) 523-3111, http://www.nau.edu/imsports
Build your community of friends and become a sport legend through Intramural Sports. Our programs generate a buzz for recreational fun and feeds your thirst for competitive spirited action. The sports calendar is designed for individual, dual and team rivalry for men, women, and co-rec league play through a variety of traditional and emerging sport activity. League divisions includes residence halls, Greek Life and independent associations that battle for the championship title, bragging rights and awards. All students, faculty, and staff are welcome and encouraged to participate relative to their personal interests, time, and abilities. For a current sports schedule, fees or employment information visit us at www.nau.edu/imsports and begin creating memories that will last a lifetime.
Outdoor Recreation Programs
Outdoor Adventures is ranked among Outside magazine’s top 10 schools in the nation for outdoor adventure. Outdoors Adventures introduces students, faculty, staff, and community members to the best that the West has to offer. We use first-hand adventure programming to help individuals grow and develop character and life skills. Whether you are a novice or veteran outdoorsman, our program can provide you the means for a quality adventure experience, through guided programming, equipment rental, or access to our resource center. Check out our current schedule online and plan your next adventure with us!
The Climbing Wall has over 550 square feet of surface area and features 6 top-rope belay anchors. Quality routes are set and regularly changed by gym staff and one-on-one instruction is a primary focus of the program. Open House events and competitions are hosted each semester and open climb times, can be found on our website.
NAU Challenge Course program coordinates an organized and exciting experiential education based opportunity for groups, clubs, and organizations to develop team work, leadership, and confidence and communication skills among peers in a dynamic outdoor or indoor classroom. Contact us for more information or to begin planning your group's next outing for result-focused customized programming.
is Northern Arizona University's entertainment promotion and production department. Since 1982 SUN Entertainment has been committed to providing social, recreational and cultural activities to the Northern Arizona University community. In addition to presenting major concerts and comedians, SUN Entertainment provides various student programs including Prochnow Movies, Noon Time Activities, Special Events, and the popular Friday night AfterHours program. The student employees of SUN Entertainment are responsible for all phases of operations including booking, advertising, promoting, staffing, and managing all events. Please visit our website
and social media to see upcoming campus events.
Students, faculty, or staff members of the University may not contractually bind the University without written authorization of the Arizona Board of Regents, the President of the University, or their designee. All entertainment/performance related contracts must be issued by the Office of Unions and Student Activities (University Union Bldg. 30, Room 111, 523-4313) to an appropriate faculty or staff member. Requests for contracts must be submitted to the Unions and Student Activities office no less than six weeks prior to the event date.