Stephen F. Austin State University

Orientation Dates

Lumberjack Orientation 2020

Lumberjack Orientation is for all incoming first-year students who will be enrolled during the Fall 2020 semester. Please refer to the Incoming First-Year Students page on this site for further details. All sessions are Thursday through Friday.

Session 1: June 11-12
Session 2: June 18-19
Session 3: June 25-26
Session 4: July 23-24
Session 5: July 30-31

Transfer Lumberjack Orientation 2020

Transfer Lumberjack Orientation is for students transferring from another college or university, and will enroll for classes during either the summer or fall 2020 semesters. Please refer to the Incoming Transfer page on this site for further details.

Session 1: November 15, 2019 (for transfer students beginning classes in spring 2020) **SESSION CLOSED**
Session 2: May 1, 2020
Session 3: July 10, 2020
Session 4: August 7, 2020

Transfer Lumberjack Orientation sessions last only one day. These dates are for transfer students ONLY. All students graduating from high school during the 2019-2020 school year should attend a Lumberjack Orientation for first-year students.

Summer I & II Orientation 2020

Summer Semester Orientation sessions are for students who are planning to enroll in summer school courses at SFA during the summer I and/or summer II semesters. The registration fee is $10, which covers students' Purple Haze t-shirt and check-in materials. The $10 registration fee will be charged to your SFA E-bill. Student attending will be advised and register for summer classes only.

Please note: If you are a first-time first-year student (graduating high school during the 2019-2020 academic year) attending a summer semester session will not take the place of a Lumberjack Orientation in order to register for Fall 2020 classes.

Summer I session - May 28, Baker Pattillo Student Center second floor, check-in is at 12:30 p.m., Orientation will begin at 1 p.m.

Summer II Orientation: If you are a Jacks PASS student who did not attend a June Lumberjack Orientation session, you must register for Summer II Orientation.

Summer II session - July 6, Baker Pattillo Student Center second floor, check-in is at 12:30 p.m., Orientation will begin at 1 p.m.

Spring Lumberjack Orientation 2020

Spring Lumberjack Orientation will be offered on Tuesday, January 14 for first-year and transfer students who will enter SFA for the first time during the spring 2020 semester.

The student registration fee for Spring Lumberjack Orientation is $20, which covers your Purple Haze t-shirt, Lumberjack student handbook and other materials. The registration fee for each parent/family member attending is $10. After completing the online reservation form, a confirmation email will be sent to the email address indicated on the reservation form.

Check-in will be from 9-9:30 a.m. Location details will be emailed to the email address included on your registration form the week prior to the session.

Please call the Orientation Programs at 936.468.6641 or email with questions pertaining to Spring Lumberjack Orientation.