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Vol. 10 No. 37 | May 13, 2014

Parent to Parent

by Shannon Clark, Parent and Family Services Coordinator

The spring semester is over! Many students have packed their things and left town, and we have said "congratulations" and "goodbye" to our graduating seniors. Perhaps you are welcoming your student home for the summer. Give yourself and your student plenty of time to adjust to living at home. Remember that your student may have spent the last nine months staying up very late, hanging out with friends, and having all their meals prepared for them.

Talk to your student, be patient, work out the details, and remember he or she is still growing into adulthood.

The Backpack will not be published over the summer, but I'll still be here in the Office of Student Life. I love to hear your comments and feedback. If you have article ideas for next year's Backpack--something you'd like to learn more about--let me know! You can reach me on Facebook or via e-mail. Watch for our first Backpack edition of the 2014-15 academic year in August.

Enjoy your summer and we are looking forward to seeing your student next fall.

Summer Hours

The university began summer hours on May 12, which run from 7:30 AM to 4:30 PM. Normal business hours (8 AM to 5 PM) resume the week before fall classes begin, Monday August 18. We will be here all summer to serve our prospective students, summer students and answer your questions.

Summer Jobs

by Michael Goldman Career Services

Is your student looking for a summer job or looking to get a job for the next school year? If you answered YES, then they should check out Jobs for Jacks. Jobs for Jacks is updated daily with new opportunities and summer is an excellent time for first year students to create an account and begin searching. We also post featured jobs of the day to our Facebook and Twitter accounts. Students can use the Career Services website for resume tips or to schedule a phone appointment. See you soon!

Summer Intramurals and Outdoor Recreation

by Gabriella Yates, Campus Recreation Services

The school year has come to a close and the relaxing summer months are finally here. If your student will be spending the summer in Flagstaff, there are many opportunities available for them to be involved with campus happenings. Some of our upcoming activities include:

  • Summer Intramurals is proud to present their summer indoor soccer and basketball registration. The first season of sports runs from June 1 to July 3. The second season runs from July 13 to August 14. Sign up as a free agent and get picked up by an existing team or create your own team to compete. Registration is $10 per player.

  • SOLO Wilderness First Responder provides students the opportunity to learn medical training for guides, trip leaders, and outdoor professionals. This course provides students with the knowledge and skills needed to respond to backcountry medical and trauma situations. With successful completion of the course students will receive a WFR completion card, valid for 3 years, provided by SOLO. The event runs from May 11 to 20. Register in person at Outdoor Adventures, located in the Health and Learning Center, or register by phone: 928-523-3229.


Enterprise CarShare Coming Fall 2014!

Join Enterprise CarShare at Northern Arizona University for $10 and Receive $35 Driving Credits!

Enterprise CarShare is a membership-based car sharing program from Enterprise Rent-A-Car, with vehicles parked on campus. Enterprise CarShare provides an alternate method of transportation for students to go where they want, when they want. Plus, you only have to be 18 years or older to rent!

We have an exclusive offer for students who join now. Simply put promo code CAMPUS2014 in the application's promo field. You'll pay $10 but Enterprise will waive your first-year's annual membership fee, application fee, and give you $35 in driving credits. That's a savings of 70%.

Once you become a member, using Enterprise CarShare is as simple as:

  • Reserve: Log in at Choose the vehicle you want and the time you need it - for an hour, a day, or even overnight.
  • Unlock and Go: Your membership card allows you access to the vehicle. The keys are inside. And you're off!
  • Return: Bring the vehicle back to the dedicated parking spot where you found it. Your rental is complete.

Membership includes:

  • Access to vehicles in convenient, designated parking spots
  • Online access to vehicle reservations
  • Low rates for hourly, daily, or overnight usage
  • Vehicles available 24-hours a day, 7 days a week

See more about How it Works

Event Highlights

See a complete listing of university events on the official university calendar website. More Flagstaff event highlights can be seen at Flagstaff 365.