Things to do before you arrive on campus

Move In Day
Contact your roommates(s)

To find your roommate's contact information, log into the housing portal. Select your application and go to the "Application Status" step in the top right corner above the menu bar. Scroll down to the Occupancy information and select "View Details" next to your roommate. Your roommate's NAU e-mail address will be shown in that window along with their personal bio and answers to their roommate questionnaire. 

Send your roommate an e-mail to introduce yourself and start comparing notes on what you plan to bring.  If you are unsure of how to start that conversation, here are a few suggestions of what to include in your e-mail:

  • name, nickname and where you're from
  • what you are excited about or looking forward to at NAU
  • interests and what you like to do in your spare time
  • invitation to talk on the phone to get know each other and discuss what you are each bringing with you

Be sure to be checking your NAU e-mail on a regular basis as your roommate(s) may have already sent you a message.

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

Start to shop and pack
Consult our "What to Bring" list for ideas on what to bring and not to bring with you to campus.
Complete a personal property inventory form
Make a master list of everything you're bringing to campus while you are packing. You can use this form to inventory belongings and record details for future reference.
Consider renters insurance
Protect your personal property you bring with you to campus. Renters 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 renters insurance will cover them while living on campus. The answer is yes. Students living on campus are encouraged to obtain renters insurance and actually make up one of the largest groups that has this type of insurance.

College students should consider purchasing renters insurance to protect their personal property, such as a computer, bicycle or furniture, in the event that it is damaged, destroyed or stolen. Renters 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 renters insurance. If a student is a dependent under their parent’s insurance, the student’s personal property in some 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 student who is away at school.
Learn more about sustainable living at NAU
View our Guide to help you think about making some environmentally responsible choices while shopping for college and preparing to live in the residence hall. 
Read 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 four minutes. 
Check out the Welcome Week schedule of events

Attending events is a great way to connect and meet new friends.  Be sure to attend The Letters event on Sunday, August 27!  Meet in your residence hall lobby at 9 a.m. to walk over to the event with other residents and take the opportunity to meet people and make new friends!