Life At Sfa
Discover what to do for fun, our traditions, how to
get involved and other perks of life at SFA.
Discover Sfa Fun
Fishing & Hunting
All you outdoorsy types will love the fishing and hunting options that are just a short drive from campus.
From the shops in historic downtown Nacogdoches to nearby malls and retail stores, shopaholics will feel right at home.
We have quite a restaurant row just across North Street from campus, including popular chains. Or venture out into local favorites.
SFA boasts an on-campus movie theater and fine arts performances. Nacogdoches has a strong live music scene offering plenty of local entertainment, too.
Get your grub on at familiar chains like Chick-fil-A and Panda Express, or dig into the delicious fare at our dining halls.
If you want to sleep under the stars or snuggle up around a campfire, you’re coming to the right place. There are plenty of nearby campsites.
From flag football to softball to wiffle ball, stay involved with sports you love. Or discover new ones.
Lazy river? Check. On-site nutritionists and masseuses? Check and check. All the exercise equipment you could ever want? Check.
Sports clubs, ranging from baseball to ultimate Frisbee, bridge the gap between intramural activities and our varsity athletics.
Cheer on the Lumberjacks and Ladyjacks as they vie for championships in 15 Division I men’s and women’s sports.
Lakes and rivers and pools… oh my! Splash into fun and cool down at our rec center or any of the many surrounding bodies of water.
SFA has a climbing wall in the Rec Center and hosts clinics and trips for climbers of all experience levels.
Hike & Bike
We have miles and miles of hiking and biking trails on and near campus. So you’ll have plenty of places to explore!
traditions & spirit
axe ’em, Jacks!
When you attend an SFA sporting event, you’re sure to hear Lumberjack fans cheering, “Axe ’em, Jacks!” and flashing our hand sign. Find out how we became the Lumberjacks in the first place.learn more >
After more than 90 years, it should come as no surprise that we have a rich collection of athletic traditions, including our Purple Haze cheering section, Battle of the Piney Woods and our faithful cannon, Ole Cotton.learn more >
Lumberjack pride runs deep on campus and stays with SFA graduates long after they’ve moved on. Discover some of the interesting ways Lumberjacks show their school pride.learn more >
the axe handle
Every SFA freshman receives 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.learn more >
Want to get involved and make a difference? Want to develop leadership skills? Just looking to make new friends? With nearly 250 student clubs and organizations at SFA, you’ll have plenty of opportunities to network with Lumberjacks who share your interests. If you’re ready to search our clubs and organizations for the perfect fit, learn more.
At SFA, our students take pride in giving back to the community – it’s the Lumberjack way. See how you can get involved.Learn More >
Lumberjacks make great leaders! You’ll find exciting leadership opportunities from the first day you step onto the SFA campus.Learn More >
ready to join the fun?
Meet new people, make friends and get involved.