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Fall 2020 FAQ

What is the move-in process for fall 2020?

Residents will sign up for a two-hour move-in time slot. To do so, they will sign into their mySFA account and select a move-in time through the “Schedule Move In” link in the Campus Life tab. Students will then receive a confirmation email. Residents may bring up to two people to assist them. Emergency contact information (two contact names and numbers) will be required before move-in.

What measures will be in place to protect students?

For information on residence hall safety measures, read the Incoming Students COVID-19 FAQ.

For information on campus safety measures, visit the Guide to Fall 2020 page.

General FAQ

If I cancel my housing application, will I get my deposit back?

Yes, if you cancel your housing application through your mySFA account before the semester cancellation deadline. Your residence hall deposit will be credited to your account four to six weeks after cancellation or at the end of the semester.

What if I don’t plan to live at SFA next year?

If you’re not going to attend SFA, or if you’re approved for an off-campus permit, you can cancel your housing application on the Residence Life Services page of mySFA.

What is the Summer Housing Rebate?

Qualifying students can receive a rebate up to the full cost of their summer housing. This rebate will be applied as a credit on the student's succeeding fall housing account. To qualify for the Summer Housing Rebate, students must:

  • submit the request before the deadline
  • live in a residence hall during the preceding semester
  • complete nine or more hours during a combination of any summer terms, including Maymester
  • and live on campus during the subsequent fall semester.

For more information, visit the Summer Housing page.

Do I have to live on campus?

Visit our Off-Campus Living page for details on the requirements for receiving a permit to live off campus.

Which residence halls do first-year students live in?

First-year students can live in:

Steen Hall

Hall 14

Kerr Hall

Lumberjack Landing

Lumberjack Village #2

Wisely Hall (honors students)

Do I have to purchase a meal plan?

Yes. You’ll be required to buy a residential meal plan unless you live in Lumberjack Village building 3 (upper-class only).

Where can I view the housing contract?

When do students select their residence hall / room?

You will be eligible to select your room after you’ve been admitted to the university. We’ll send instructions on room selection to your SFA email account.

What if I didn’t get a room in my first-choice building?

If your first choice is full, you’ll need to select a different room on campus.

If you change your mind about the room you requested, you can select a different room through the “Select-a-Space” option on mySFA (click the Residence Life Services link.)

What should I bring when I move in?

Linens: twin, twin XL or full XL (check your hall)

Electronics: computer, stereo, television, lamps, surge protector

Laundry: hangers, iron, ironing board, detergent

Supplies: toiletries, cleaning supplies, tools, flashlight

What should I leave at home?

String lights and decorative lighted signs

Electronics: extension cords, splitters/wall adapters, neon signs

Other: candles, incense, oil lamps, plug-in air fresheners, halogen lamps

Appliances: portable heater or A/C, electric cooking appliances, crock pot, hot plate

Pets, fireworks, alcohol, illegal drugs, firearms*

*Prohibited unless authorized by campus carry policy

Are refrigerators provided in all residence halls?

We provide refrigerators in all of our residence halls. Lumberjack Lodge and Lumberjack Village have full-size refrigerators, the other buildings have mini fridges. You are welcome to bring one additional mini fridge (under 1.8 amps and 5.0 cubic feet) in buildings without a full-sized refrigerator.

Are lofts allowed in the residence halls?

All beds, except the loft beds in Steen and Hall 20, are able to be bunked. Our staff will be happy to help with bunking, unbunking or adjusting the height of the loft beds. Ask for help at the front desk. But first, make sure you’ve considered the following:

  • Both residents must be moved in and in agreement before submitting a request.
  • The beds must be free of all personal items (including linens), and the floor must be clear.
  • Specify how high or low you want the beds raised or lowered (count the notches).
  • Residents must be present when beds are being bunked or unbunked.

What are the dimensions of the rooms?

Room sizes vary.

Please see each hall descriptions for the room dimensions.

How do I connect my computer to the Internet?

Wireless Internet service is provided in all residence halls.

Learn more about how to connect your computer.

Are cable channels available on campus?

Yes. You’ll find the channel lineup here SFA Channel Guide.

Are pets allowed?

Pets are not allowed, except small birds in cages and fish in aquariums no larger than 10 gallons. Emotional Support Animals must be approved through the special accommodation process.

Can I bring my vehicle and/or bicycle?


Yes, but you’ll need to buy a parking permit.


Yes, but you’ll want to register it with the University Police Department for identification purposes. There is no charge for this service.

What is the best way to get letters and packages?

Students who live on campus rent a post office box at the SFA Post Office in the student center.

The post office at SFA is open 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. All mail should be addressed to be sent to the student's post office box and should include the university street address (1936 North St). For example:

Jane Doe
1936 North St.
SFA Station P.O. Box #####
Nacogdoches TX 75962

Students can find their post office box information on the Campus Life tab within mySFA. Contact the SFA Post Office at 936.468.2307 for more information.

What if I don’t get along with my roommate?

We understand that living together in close quarters can be a challenge for anyone, even friends. If you and your roommate are having a conflict, we encourage you and your roommate to talk about it, attempt to define the problem and work together to develop solutions you both agree on. You can also try talking to your Community Assistant (CA.) Chances are they’ve dealt with similar concerns in the past.

If you’ve tried everything and can’t resolve the problem, your CA can help you with a room change. Transfers to different buildings occur on facility transfer days. Information regarding these days and instructions are sent to your mySFA email account.

What if I need to stay over a holiday break?

We don’t blame you for wanting to stay – just make the request through mySFA by clicking on the Break Housing Request link (posted one to two weeks prior to semester holidays). Spaces are offered in designated buildings, based on availability. Once your request is confirmed, the additional charges will be posted to your student account.

What happens if I lose my key?

You will need to put in a work order to have the room lock changed. The charge for the core replacement will be placed on your student account. If you lose your ID and can’t get into your building or your room, you will need to have another ID made in the ID office in the student center.

Who can I go to with questions during the school year?

If you need help you can speak to your residence hall’s Community Assistant (CA) or Hall Director.

Are jobs with Residence Life available for students?

Yes! Check out the available positions, as we hire many students each year.


Residence Life Department
Fax: 936.468.2074
Staff Directory

Office Hours: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday to Friday

Physical Address:
Austin Building
Room 131

Mailing Address: 
P.O. Box 13054, SFA Station 
Nacogdoches, Texas 75962

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