Stephen F. Austin State University

Incoming First-Year Students

About Lumberjack Orientation

Lumberjack Orientation is the place for incoming first-year students to begin their transition to Stephen F. Austin State University. Orientation is required for all new first-year students graduating high school during the 2019-2020 academic year (regardless of early college, AP and/or Dual credit courses) in order to meet with an academic adviser and register for courses. Thousands of incoming students will attend Orientation throughout the summer, and this is your chance to be a part of the excitement!

Attending in Lumberjack Orientation allows you to:

2020 Lumberjack Orientation Reservations

Reservations for each of the five Lumberjack Orientation sessions are taken in the order that they are received. In order to process your reservation, you must include the orientation student fee of $140 and any applicable parent/family fees. These fees include lodging on Thursday night (for all students and parent/family members staying on campus), meals, publications and materials, and administrative costs.

The various costs for parents/family members attending Lumberjack Orientation are indicated below.

Reservations must be received no later than Tuesday before for the requested session, unless the session has reached maximum capacity. We will try to honor your session preference; but because of a limit on capacity, you may be assigned your second session choice.

*High school aged children are encouraged to attend Lumberjack Sibling Orientation. There is an additional $25 fee added to the $40 children fee for this component of Lumberjack Orientation. The additional $25 is not required for children (3-17) not participating in Lumberjack Sibling Orientation.

Bacterial Meningitis Requirement

If you are new to the campus, State law requires students to have a Meningitis shot at least 10 days prior to enrollment. Registration for classes (enrollment) takes place during orientation, so due to the state law, you will not be able to register for classes at orientation if your meningitis vaccination record is not on file with the university. In addition, your housing assignment for the fall will not be complete until we receive your meningitis vaccination record. For additional information, go to Bacterial Meningitis Information.

Texas Success Initiative (TSI)
You are required to submit all TSI exemption and/or TSI Assessment scores to the TSI office before attending Orientation. Any student who does not turn in the required documentation will not be allowed to register for any classes. For additional information go to .

Registration for Lumberjack Orientation sessions must be complete via mySFA.

Reservation Deadlines*

A $10 charge will be added to registration fee after the deadline dates.

*The reservation deadlines are the Tuesday prior to the Lumberjack Orientation are placed in to attend. Please remember that the date you are wishing to attend may fill to capacity before the deadline date. Make sure to sign up for the dates you want as soon as possible.