Stephen F. Austin State University

Incoming Freshman

About Freshman Orientation

Orientation is the place for incoming students to experience what college life will be like at Stephen F. Austin State University. Thousands of incoming students will attend Orientation throughout the summer, and this is your chance to be a part of the excitement!

Participation in Orientation allows you to:

2014 Orientation Reservations

Information about Fall 2015 Orientation will be available in December 2014

Reservations for each of the five summer New Student Orientation sessions are taken in the order that they are received. In order to process your reservation, you must include the $140 fee and any applicable parent/family fees. These fees include lodging on Thursday night (for all students and parent/family members staying on campus), meals including dinner on Thursday and breakfast and lunch on Friday, publications, staff wages and administrative costs.

Reservations must be received no later than noon on the reservations deadline date (listed below) for the requested session. We will try to honor your session preference; but because of a limit on capacity, you may be assigned your second or third session choice. Please bring your Orientation confirmation email and/or Orientation session change form with you to check in.

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.

Reservation Deadlines*

A $10 charge will be added to registration fee after the deadline dates. Dates will be given in December 2014