Homecoming 2016

Alumni Events List

Below is a list of alumni events related to Homecoming. To view a list of all campus events, please visit the university page at: nau.edu/homecoming.


Class of 1976 Blue and Gold 40 Year Reunion
NAU campus - events throughout the weekend

Reconnect with fellow classmates from the Class of 1976 with a full series of events happening Friday and Saturday.  Register online at nau.edu/ClassOf76 by October 7th or contact Beth Martin at Beth.Martin@nau.edu.


Café au Louie Alumni Breakfast
1899 Bar and Grill – 9 a.m.

Join classmates and friends of NAU for a buffet-style breakfast at the 1899 Bar and Grill. Afterwards, the outdoor grandstands will offer a close-up view of the Homecoming parade. A $10 per person breakfast is provided and a cash bar will be available. RSVP online by October 12th at nau.edu/Breakfast16.

Homecoming Parade and community activities
NAU campus –  11 a.m.

The annual homecoming parade will be hosted on campus once again this year.  Observing locations will be staged across north and central campus. Alumni are invited to join us outside the 1899 Bar and Grill to view the festivities.  

Campus Walking Tours
1899 Lawn  12  1 p.m.

Following the parade, NAU True Blue Ambassadors will offer walking tours of campus beginning at 1899 and ending at the Skydome. Shuttle service to the Skydome also will be available at the NAU Bookstore along the way.

Lumberjack Family Fan Fest and Alumni Tailgating
Skydome parking lot  1-4 p.m.

President Rita Hartung Cheng invites NAU alumni and friends to join her in the new tailgate area for hosted food, fun and drinks from 1 – 4pm on Saturday, October 15.   The new President’s Tailgate is located just south of The Ponderosa (FanFest) area and is open to all ages.

Football vs. Idaho State
Skydome  4 p.m. Kickoff

Don your blue and gold attire and come cheer on the Lumberjacks as they take on the Idaho State Bengals. During halftime, there will be a special recognition of the NAU Alumni Association Award Winners as well as the Blue and Gold class of 1976 for their 40 year reunion.   

Spirit Songs

  • Fight Song

    Listen (Instrumental) 


    Fight, Fight, Fight for NAU,
    Take the ball and follow through,
    Lead the Blue and Gold to fame,
    As we win another game.
    Cheer, Cheer, Cheer for NAU,
    We want a victory,
    So fight, fight, fight,
    With all your might,
    For we want a victory tonight.

  • Timber



    Timber, Timber,
    Everybody's calling for Timber,
    Swing your ax
    You Lumberjacks
    Timber's got to go down the river today.
    Timber, Timber,
    Everybody's waiting on Timber
    Swing your ax
    You Lumberjacks
    Timber's got to go down the river today.
    Ax man fell that tree,
    Cut out a ship for to sail the sea,
    Cut out a cabin for me and mine,
    Out of the whispering pine.
    Timber, Timber,
    Soon we'll have a cradle of timber,
    Swing your ax
    You Lumberjacks
    Timber's got to go down the river today.

  • Alma Mater



    Hail Alma Mater,
    Hail NAU
    Thy name forever
    A guiding light so true
    Strong as the pine trees,
    Our love will never fail,
    To Thee, Alma Mater,
    Hail! Hail! Hail!