Stephen F. Austin State University

"Destination Lumberjack" Sibling Orientation

About "Destination Lumberjack"

To assist our students and their families in the transition to college, we offer a sibling program that allows high-school-aged students/siblings an opportunity to learn more about SFA and its traditions, prepare for college, focus on career/major, and enjoy activities at our campus recreation center. If you are interested in learning more about this program which is scheduled concurrent with Freshman Orientation, please check the Sibling Orientation box on the Orientation reservation form. (Note: In order for a sibling to participate in Sibling Orientation, a parent must be staying in Nacogdoches throughout the duration of the Orientation session.)

Program Highlights

Tentative Schedule

*Complete detailed schedule will be given at Check-in on the day of the Orientation session.

Thursday
YOU MADE IT!
Check in with your family and receive your room assignment if you are staying on campus and orientation materials.
12:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Lumberjack Village
WELCOME TO LUMBERJACK LAND! AXE'EM JACKS!
Presenters: Orientation Leaders
Welcome to the land of the Purple and White! Home of the Stephen F. Austin Lumberjacks est. 1923. After announcement, follow Orientation Leader to meeting area after opening session!
2:40 p.m. - 3:40 p.m.
Baker Patillo Student Center Grand Ballroom (2nd Floor)
DESTINATION LUMBERJACK
Full of icebreakers and an introduction to Destination Lumberjack, you will get an overview of the fun activities you will be experiencing.
Orientation Leaders: Lindsey Tatum
3:45 p.m. - 3:50 p.m.
Baker Patillo Student Center Spirit Lounge (1st Floor)
AXES UP!
The Lumberjack Spirit Burns In My Soul!
Learn about the meaning behind SFA's axe tradition and make your very own axe handle!
3:55 p.m. - 4:40 p.m.
Free Speech Area
(Orientation Leader will walk you there)

LET'S KICK SOME AXE!
Involvement Advising ROCKS! Get a look into the true life of a college student and the experience of living like a lumberjack! Learn about involvement, student organizations, and the many opportunities to excel at SFA!

Orientation Leader: Alex Ranc

4:45 p.m. - 5:15 p.m.
Baker Pattillo Student Center Involvement Center
Rm. 1.204B
LUMBERJACK LIFE
Living like a lumberjack and ice breakers with your favorite OLs!
5:20 p.m. - 5:45 p.m.
Baker Patillo Student Center
Spirit Lounge
CAN YOU EAT LIKE A TRUE LUMBERJACK?
Dinner with Orientation Leaders
Meal card required; please wear new Orienation t-shirt.
Have dinner as a group in our cafeteria.
5:50 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
East College Cafeteria
I HEARD YOU WORE THAT PURPLE AND WHITE!
Spirit Rally, Jack Camp, Great Adventure and Student Services
Meet with your family and bring your Axe!
Meet with Orientation Leaders, university administrators, and your family for a spirit filled program on SFA traditions! This session promises to be serious and fun! It may not be suitable for young children.
7:10 p.m. - 9:55 p.m.
Baker Patillo
Student Center
Grand Ballroom
LET'S GET IT STARTED!
Entertainment with Freshmen
The Campus Recreation department and Orientation staff will be hosting games in the Student Recreation Center. Have your bathing suit and towel, be ready for the outdoor pool and lazy river! Also bring tennis shoes for basketball and other fun events!
9:15 p.m. - 10:45 p.m.
Campus Recreation Center
HOPE YOU HAD A BLAST!
Closing Wrap Up
Meet your family and head back to your room. Rest for tomorrow's fun filled activities.
10:50 p.m.
Baker Patillo Student Center
Spirit Lounge
Friday
GOOD MORNING FUTURE LUMBERJACKS!
Breakfast with your parents.
Nametag required.
6:30 a.m. - 7:45 a.m.
Baker Patillo
Student Center
Twilight Ballroom
Trail of Traditions
Presenters: Orientation Leaders
Meet at 8 a.m. in the Spirit Lounge!
We would like to invite you to come take a tour of our beautiful campus and listen in as we share some of our great traditions, information about legends, tour the Baker Pattillo Student Center, and more!
Be sure to wear your walking shoes.
8:00 a.m. - 8:45 a.m.
Baker Pattillo
Student Center
Spirit Lounge
CAREER EXPLORATION/ACADEMIC SUCCESS
Be a part of this interactive session where we discuss Career Exploration and Academic Success. It is never too early to start a career plan and make your dream a reality!
9:00 a.m. - 9:50 a.m.
Rusk Building
Rm. 333
BALANCING WORK AND FUN
Learn about balancing work and fun through time management tips and fun filled games!
9:50 a.m. - 10:50 a.m.
Baker Pattillo
Student Center
Axe Handle Café
LET THE GAMES BEGIN!
Lunch with Games
Pick up boxed lunch in Lumberjack Den cafeteria then move to Axe Café with your OL. Have lunch with your OL in front of the largest television in Nacogdoches!
10:50 a.m. - 11:50 a.m.
Baker Patillo
Student Center
Lumberjack Den/Axe Café
V.I.P Tour of SFA Athletic Training Facilities
Enjoy the view of campus as you tour the athletics facilities field house, press box, and go behind scenes of college athletes.
11:50 p.m. - 1:20 p.m.
SFA Athletic
Facilities
THAT'S ALL FOLKS!
As Destination Lumberjack comes to a close, participants will fill out evaluations, write letters to siblings, and have a chance to ask any final questions.

GOODBYE! SEE YOU AGAIN SOON!
Meet your parents at buses outside of Baker Pattillo Student Center Spirit Lounge for the tour of downtown.
1:20 p.m. - 1:45 p.m.
Baker Patillo
Student Center
Spirit Lounge