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Northern Arizona University Announces Fully In-Person Fall 2021 Semester

Northern Arizona University is currently planning its fall semester to be fully in-person.

NAU becomes the second of Arizona’s state schools to announce plans for an in-person semester. Arizona State University made a similar announcement last month.

NAU President Rita Cheng says the university will continue working with public health officials and change plans if needed. In 2020, ASU announced a fully in-person plan for the fall semester before changing to a hybrid model.

NAU also announced a virtual graduation ceremony for the spring 2021.

Vaughan Jones is the weekend reporter for KJZZ, and a graduate of ASU’s Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communications. He graduated with a bachelor’s degree in sports journalism, with a minor in music. As a Phoenix native, Jones’s dream is to serve his community by covering important stories in the metropolitan area.He spent two years as music director at Blaze Radio, ASU’s student-run radio station. His passion for radio stems from joining Blaze his freshman year as a DJ.When he is not working, Jones can be found writing music with his band, playing video games with his friends, or watching his favorite Phoenix-area sports teams.