Having your child graduate college is a proud moment in any parent's life! It's a time to celebrate and share this great accomplishment with them! Graduation is typically a hectic and chaotic weekend, so here are some tips to help plan the logistics and navigate the area.
When choosing a hotel to stay at during the NAU graduation festivities, consider your activities, what part of town they'll be taking place, and whether you'll want to just park you car once or deal with moving your car often (the struggle is real when it comes to parking in Flagstaff). Hotels in Flagstaff range from close to campus to away from all the hustle and bustle of the graduation scene. You can find a full list of hotels that fit your needs in our Where to Stay section or you can just go directly to hotels Near NAU. If you're coming with a lot of family, getting a Flagstaff vacation home might be your best bet.
Flagstaff is a wonderful place to spend quality time with your graduating student. A stroll through the downtown area will bring you past many fantastic restaurants and local hangouts. Check out Flagstaff restaurants. If an outdoor adventure is what you seek, there are wonderful hikes, mountain biking trails, stand up paddle boarding, fishing and so much more! From museums to adventure tours, you'll find something extraordinary to do on our things to do in Flagstaff section.
All commencement ceremonies take place in the J. Lawrence Walkup Skydome. This is the large white dome building on campus. An interactive map of Northern Arizona University is provided at below if you need further directions or would like to check out other buildings on campus. Also, note directions from popular areas include:
If you have ever been to NAU before you will already know how frustrating parking can get. The main parking lots on south campus include the Dome parking lot and South commuter. Either one of these parking lots are accessible by foot or bus to the ceremonies. South commuter is the farther of the two. For more information on traffic flow check out Graduation Traffic Map.
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