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    Express yourself. Inspire others.

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    Help others. Challenge yourself.

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Life At SFA


State-of-the-Art STEM Building

The Ed and Gwen Cole STEM Building helps SFA continue to produce top-ranking scholars within the STEM fields. The building houses a planetarium, research laboratories, collaborative classrooms and makerspaces — areas that allow students to collaborate and create prototypes.

Housing and Dining

Housing & Dining

Lumberjacks enjoy plenty of housing and dining options on and off campus.

SFA NCAA Basketball Bracket Busters

17 Division I Sports

From our nationally recognized men’s basketball team to our 2016 NCAA National Champion bowling team, SFA has a proud athletic tradition.

SFA Clubs and Organizations

Clubs & Organizations

Follow your passion and make friends in our nearly 250 clubs and organizations.

18 Beautiful Bodies of Water Nearby

18 Beautiful Bodies of Water Nearby

Outdoor enthusiasts can paddle along the Neches River or catch fish at one of many area lakes.


SFA Traditions

The Axe Handle

SFA freshmen receive an axe handle to personalize with their own Lumberjack spirit. Students can be seen (and heard) banging axe handles on the bleachers at SFA football games.


Ole Cotton

Ole Cotton is an imposing 75mm cannon that fires a celebratory shot every time the SFA Lumberjack football team scores. The SFA ROTC cadets man Ole Cotton just beyond the south end zone at Homer Bryce Stadium. The powerful blast can be heard – and often felt – all over town.


The Homecoming Bonfire

SFA's traditional bonfire and pep rally are the centerpieces of homecoming. Usually held in October, homecoming is a series of traditions that bring Lumberjacks together to celebrate SFA. Other events include homecoming elections, Duck Dash, downtown parade, football games and much more.

Purple Haze

Press play to hear our rowdy Purple Haze student section in action. At SFA’s home football games, fans in the student section loudly bang their axe handles on a metal “Purple Haze” sign to show support for our beloved Lumberjacks (and to rattle the opposing team). Now that’s a home-field advantage!

  • The Isaacs

    Give the gift of Isaacs’ concert tickets this Christmas and send family and friends to the special Encore Event performance of the Grammy-nominated family of gospel singers at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Jan. 24, in W.M. Turner Auditorium on the SFA campus.

  • Carrie Charley

    Carrie Charley joined SFA as the new director of Auxiliary Services in August. The former Baker Pattillo Student Center director position was retitled to reflect its management of Residence Life and Auxiliary Services, including the student center; Testing Services, a new addition to this position; the Graphics Shop; ID Card Services; the SFA Post Office; University Printing Services; and contract services for banking, Accent Foods vending, Aramark Dining Services and the Barnes & Noble Bookstore.

  • a scene from PerSeverance Productions' "A Christmas Carol"

    NACOGDOCHES, Texas – Tickets are still available for PerSeverance Productions’ touring production of Charles Dickens’ “A Christmas Carol” at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 10, in W.M. Turner Auditorium on the Stephen F. Austin State University campus. This College of Fine Arts University Series holiday show is a musical spectacle for the entire family featuring 26 beloved yuletide songs. Ticket prices are $30 for adults, $24 for seniors and $12 for non-SFA students/youth. Tickets for SFA students are $3. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit, stop by the Box Office in Room 211 of the Griffith Fine Arts Building, or call (936) 468-6407 or (888) 240-ARTS. “A Christmas Carol” is sponsored in part by Nacogdoches Medical Center.

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