Indigi-Bridge to Success
What is Bridge?
The Indigi-Bridge to Success Program serves incoming self-identified Indigenous first-year students, including Alaska Native, First Nation, Native American, Native Hawaiian, and all people who identify as Indigenous. The goal is a successful college transition process, and Indigi-Bridge provides an overview of the university community from an Indigenous perspective. Participants connect with key staff, faculty, and support services while meeting other students and building skills for success. Indigi-Bridge begins with an early move-in to your residential hall before the fall term begins and continues throughout the academic year.
Benefits of the program include:
- Matched with a Peer Mentor & Pro Staff member for personalized mentoring
- Early move-in to fall residence hall (if choice is to reside on-campus)
- Start in a good way by becoming familiar with the campus community, class locations, and essential resources
- Opportunity to connect with Indigenous students at culturally-based social activities
- Attend a 1 unit, 8-week class (NAU 100 – Transition to College) with other Bridge students
Who should attend? Accordion Closed
New first-year Alaska Native, First Nation, Native American, Native Hawaiian, and all people who identify as Indigenous students who are enrolled in fall 2020 classes. Participation is on a first-come, first-served basis.
Program & class dates Accordion Closed
The program begins Saturday, August 15, 2020.
The first 8-week NAU 100 class is a required course for accepted Bridge students. More class information to be forthcoming.
Housing Accordion Closed
Participants will move in early into their fall housing assignments on the morning of Saturday, August 15th with the help of OISS peer mentors and staff, and stay there during the Indigi-Bridge to Success Program. It’s important to complete the on-campus housing application and pay the housing rent confirmation deposit ($175) by the May 15 priority deadline. The daily early move-in fees will be paid by the Indigi-Bridge program.
New students who plan to live off-campus will be asked to be prompt to attending the daily Indigi-Bridge activities and meetings. Off-campus students who plan to park on campus will need to purchase a parking permit or go to the various kiosks to pay a daily parking rate. For more info, contact University Transit Services.
Cost Accordion Closed
The Indigi-Bridge to Success Program will cover participant’s move-in fees (campus housing only), meals (mid-morning snacks, lunches, dinners), supplies, and transportation. Participants are responsible for other incidental expenses (transportation from home to /from the program, extra spending money, etc.).
Eligibility requirements Accordion Closed
- Alaska Native, First Nation, Native American, Native Hawaiian, and all people who identify as Indigenous
- First-year, full-time students
- Enrolled in classes on the NAU Flagstaff campus
- Must have accepted admissions offer and paid the enrollment deposit (enrollment deposit may be deferred if FAFSA determines a student to be Pell Grant-eligible. Contact Undergraduate Admissions, 928-523-9011.)
- If planning to reside on-campus, the NAU housing application must be completed and the $175 housing rent confirmation deposit paid by the May 15 priority deadline.
- If planning to live off-campus, check out Louie’s List for local housing options. Be sure to work with the apartment leasing office for all necessary arrangements for move-in.
- Out-of-state students who are enrolled members of an Arizona tribe are eligible for in-state tuition.
How do I enroll in the Indigi-Bridge Program?
Thank you for your interest and check your NAU email inbox for further information.
We look forward to supporting you as a new incoming #Indigi-Jack!