Be a Good Neighbor

Community Welcome

The Community Welcome annual event helps foster a sense of community between students and long-term Flagstaff residents. Volunteers made up of NAU students and staff, city employees, and Flagstaff and NAU police go door-to-door visiting homes in neighborhoods close to campus. The teams distribute valuable educational materials on good neighboring, and city ordinances, and spend time getting to know and hearing from the neighbors.

For more information or to volunteer, email Valeria Chase, Off-Campus Life and Neighborhood Liaison. View the Good Neighboring Brochure.

Neighborhood Partnership Coalition

The Neighborhood Partnership Coalition (NPC) is comprised of Southside and La Plaza Vieja residents, students, business owners, community leaders, city staff, and University administrators whose mission is to improve the relationships among local and student residents.

The NPC is committed to improving communication in an effort to proactively address issues that are of mutual concern to the groups represented on the coalition.

Hello Flagstaff Neighbors!

Northern Arizona University and the City of Flagstaff welcome you!

Whether you've lived here for decades or are new in town, we want to ensure that living in Flagstaff is a positive experience for you and your neighbors. Thank you for being a part of this amazing community!

Neighborhoods are the backbone of every community - where people live, play, go to school, interact with their neighbors, and work. Flagstaff's diversity and vitality are all rooted in its neighborhoods, some historical and some new. When citizens become active members of their neighborhood, or a neighborhood association forms and neighbors work together - many great things can happen! Learn about neighborhood resources in Flagstaff.

  1. Good Neighboring 101
  2. Know your Neighbors
  3. Hosting Social Events
  • Get off on the right foot: you don't get a second chance to make a first impression.
  • Introduce yourself and exchange phone numbers as soon as possible.
  • Keep in mind your neighbor's lifestyle and schedule might differ from yours.
  • If a problem arises, address it in a timely manner.

NAU Students

The Off-Campus Life website is available to assist you with information and resources.

NAU/City of Flagstaff Neighborhood Liaison

In Fall 2016, a joint position between NAU and the City of Flagstaff was created for a staff member to be dedicated to fostering positive relationships between long-term residents and students within the communities that surround campus. Please email Valeria Chase with any concerns or recommendations that could build a sense of community within your neighborhood.