Spring into 2017


Winter break has officially ended — our Jacks are back in Flagstaff, sharpening their pencils for the new semester, and working on their New Years resolutions.

If 2016 was a year of realizing things, then 2017 is sure to be the year of making things happen 👍 #gogetter

This year, challenge yourself to break out of your comfort zone and really go for it — whatever “it” may be.

And don’t worry — you’ll have help every step of the way. Being a Lumberjack means having access to friends, family, and resources that can help you reach the pinnacle of your success 🌄

Whether your goal is to ace your organic chemistry class, make new friends in your residence hall, or land that coveted summer internship.


Make your dreams a reality by planning small, realistic steps and actually completing them.

Don’t be afraid to reach out, use your connections and ask for help when you need that extra push. When you fall, we’ll be there to pick you up. It’s #TheLumberjackWay ✌🏻

To get you started on the right foot, here’s 5 resolutions you can stick to. Trust us — they’ll make your semester a lot easier 😉

1. Start your work — and studying — a little earlier

Try to knock out at least part of an assignment the day its assigned while its fresh in your head. Start studying for an exam at least a week ahead of time. Turning in assignments at least a day ahead of the due date is a pretty good idea as well so you aren’t rushed and pulling all-nighters.

2. Make those connections

This semester is a chance to actually attend your professors’ office hours, and get to know your classmates. Attending office hours allows your professor to know your face and can really help your grade!

Connections don’t stop there though, friends made in class = study groups who will help you understand the material, retain information and help you prep for the big assignments and tests.

3. Focus on YOU!

Improving grades and enhancing your study techniques are great, but don’t forget to make time for yourself.

Take time to relax, decompress and clear your head.

Attend a yoga class at the HLC or take a walk around campus and enjoy the scenery. You can’t be “on” all the time!

#LumberjackTip — Take advantage of NAU Stressbuster’s free back rubs

4. Join a club and find your “group”

NAU has over 350 student-run clubs that basically cover all major interest areas. If you are passionate about something, chances are someone on campus is too! Lifelong friends are found in NAU clubs, so check out the current clubs here. Don’t see a club that sparks your interest? Start your own!

5. Sleep is not overrated

Most students get about 6 hours a sleep, when the average young adult needs between 7–8 to function at the optimum level. This semester, shoot for getting a full 8 hours and wake-up refreshed and ready to take on your day!

Here’s to another #KickAxe semester, Jacks!
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