Enrollment for summer and fall is open!
Enrollment for summer and fall is open!
Vol. 17 Edition 14  |  April 13, 2021
An NAU student with their family wearing NAU gear during a past Family Weekend event.

Save the date for Fall 2021 Family Weekend

Dear Parent,
We are excited to invite your family to join us in celebrating Family Weekend. Fall is an excellent time to visit to see the leaves changing, experience Flagstaff’s vibrant downtown, and explore Northern Arizona.
NAU Family Weekend is a longstanding tradition where families visit their Lumberjacks while engaging in fun campus activities. We welcome you to join us on October 1–3, 2021 to connect with the Lumberjack family, explore the NAU campus, and see where your student has been thriving on campus! Details and more information about events and tickets will be available this summer on the Family Weekend website.
An NAU ASC tutor helping to prepare a student for finals.

Prep for finals with tutors at the Academic Success Centers!

Finals are around the corner, and it is common for students to feel overwhelmed and unmotivated, especially after such a stressful academic year. However, it is important to finish out the semester strong, as finals often make up a large portion of a student’s grade. Tutors at the Academic Success Centers can help students feel confident walking into their finals!
Tutors have taken the course before and can help students build a study guide, review difficult concepts, or even quiz them on various topics. If students have a cumulative final, tutors can review your student's past exams and strategize what content to emphasize in their study plans.
Tutors are available to meet online or in-person, depending on the preference of the student. Check out the ASC website to see the list of courses supported by tutoring, and encourage students to make an appointment today before appointments fill up!
The ASCs are also hiring tutors, peer academic coaches, SI leaders, and other positions for fall 2021! All positions are posted on Handshake.
Cline Library front facade of building and masked NAU students walking by on a sunny day.

NAU Cline Library: More than just a place to study

As the final weeks of the semester get closer, many students are putting in extra study hours and working hard to complete papers, presentations, and group projects. If your student is feeling a little stressed and crunched for time, the library can be their go-to destination for studying! Take a look at our website for detailed library information and specific resources.
Library staff and research assistance
If your student has a question or is looking for guidance with things like finding relevant resources or tips on conducting research, just reach out to us online or in-person at the front desk—either way, we have your student covered!
A study sanctuary
The Cline Library has a mix of both quiet and collaborative study spaces (including Zoom cubicles) with comfortable seating, high-speed internet, and resources such as laptops, chargers, and cables available for checkout. The library is the go-to place to meet, study, and prepare. All COVID-19 safety protocols are practiced in these spaces.
Individual and group study rooms
Individual and group study rooms are also available with large tables, screens, whiteboards, and other equipment to help make study sessions productive. Whether studying solo or going as a group together, a study room is the way to go!
Extended hours
Fitting time to study around work and other life commitments is often a challenge. To help students maximize study time, the library will be open 24 hours a day (closing at Midnight on Friday and Saturday) right up until April 29, when we will close at 10 p.m.
Don’t forget: students can still access our resources even when they are not actively on campus. We’re available through Library Chat for questions, and our digital collections are available 24 hours a day.
Good luck for reading week and finals!
Whether in-person or online, the library is the place for your student to study and get help. All they have to do is wear their comfy clothes, schedule their study breaks, plan the snacks, and hit the books!
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An introduction to Live Well NAU

Is your student trying to navigate some of the challenges of college living, but not sure how to find the support they need? Live Well NAU is a new holistic framework on campus aimed at connecting students to the available resources and events that will help them thrive as a student. The Live Well NAU website is based on the eight dimensions of wellness, and students will find support for things like counseling, medical services, academics, and finances. Some key features include:
  • A self-assessment tool to help identify opportunities for growth and change.
  • In-person and virtual resources across the eight dimensions of wellness.
  • A new podcast and newsletter with interviews and tips for managing wellbeing.
  • Relevant campus events and activities to help students foster social connections.
You can support your student by sharing the Live Well NAU webpage. Encourage your student to bookmark the webpage so they can quickly access the resources they need, or explore the website together to find more opportunities based on the challenges your student may be facing. If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to reach out to livewell@nau.edu for more information!
Ready, set, go! Now enrolling for summer and fall. Registration for Winter 2021 and Spring 2022 opens in April.

NAU’s summer term can help your student get ahead, stay on track, or try something new

Did you know that completing 30 units per academic year is recommended? Summer term offers your student a great opportunity to get ahead, stay on track, or try something new. Your student can choose from hundreds of summer term classes, with many online options that enable learning from anywhere.
Registration is now open for summer and fall classes, and registration for winter 2021 and spring 2022 courses opens on April 19. Remind your lumberjack to:
  • Meet with an advisor to confirm progress toward their degree
  • Select classes now to secure a plan for the upcoming terms
  • Review their Academic Requirements in their LOUIE Student Center
Planning ahead and enrolling in more than one term can help your student reserve their spot in high-demand courses and stay on track to succeed. Knowing their course schedule in advance can make it easier for students to plan around jobs, sports, hobbies, and other commitments. With the help of an academic advisor, your student can feel comfortable knowing the classes they register for are the ones they need to meet their Liberal Studies requirements and the requirements for their chosen major.
Has your student ever considered a minor?
Summer term can also offer opportunities for students to take courses toward a minor that complements their undergraduate degree.
NAU offers many minors through nearly all of its colleges. If your student is interested in learning more about minors, they can consult their academic advisor for guidance.
Not sure if summer term is right for your student? Encourage them to set an appointment with their Academic Advisor to discuss their options.
NAU is committed to the health and safety of students, faculty, and staff and follows CDC’s recommended guidelines on COVID-19. Not every photo in this e-newsletter will precisely represent these guidelines, as we aim to accurately present the NAU experience for you and balance that need with imagery that reflects the COVID-19 policies we have in place. Visit nau.edu/jacksareback for our current campus health safety guidelines.
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