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The Backpack
The Backpack: Family Weekend Special Edition

Vol. 6 No. 8-A | September 30, 2009


by Dianna Van Sanford

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Family Weekend 2009 is here! I am so excited to welcome you back to campus! I hope to see you at the Family Reception on Friday, October 2 from 6–7:30 PM at the Applied Research and Development building to kick off the weekend together!

To make your weekend run smoothly, here are a few reminders…

Your entire family is welcome to join us. There are activities designed for children, youth, and young adults, so feel free to bring the whole clan!

Are your tickets in Will Call?

The NAU Central Ticket Office will be open in the University Union, Building 30, on Friday, October 2 from 10 AM to 9 PM. You can also pick up your Will Call tickets on Saturday, October 3, from 9 AM until half time during the football game at the Skydome Box Office (bldg. 73).

Your student can pick up your tickets for Family Weekend in advance at the Central Ticket Office in the University Union (bldg. 30) with their NAUCard if your last names are the same. If your last names are different, please contact the Central Ticket Office and have them file your tickets under your student's last name for pick up with identification.

If you have lost or forgotten your tickets at home you can pick them up at these locations for a $2 processing fee.


Parking is free during Family Weekend. However, citations will be issued for vehicles blocking another car, parked in a handicapped parking spot without a decal/placard, or parked in a fire lane.

Shuttle Busses

We encourage you to hop on our shuttle busses throughout Family Weekend! Shuttle busses will run on a special schedule for Family Weekend as follows:

  • Friday evening until 8:30 PM
  • Saturday from 8:30 AM to midnight
  • Sunday from 8:30 AM to 1 PM.


Flagstaff weather varies greatly! We recommend that you always have layered clothing with you as the weather changes very quickly. It may be warm, breezy, and sunny when you walk into the football game and quite chilly outside by the time we win the game! Go Jacks and check the weather before you leave home!

Your Photos

Please share your Family Weekend digital photos with us via e-mail after the event for both the Backpack newsletter and our website! We prefer photos in jpeg or gif format that are 640 × 480 pixels. Thank you, in advance, for your contributions to our family album!