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Resources for Family

While we continue to encourage safety, we also want to encourage you to pay your Lumberjack a visit! And with so many local opportunities for fun, it may be difficult to fit into just one trip, including:

  • attending an SFA sporting event 
  • painting your own pottery 
  • strolling through our downtown shops 
  • visiting the Saturday morning Nacogdoches Farmers Market 
  • relaxing at one of our two nearby lakes 
  • and so much more. 

In light of Family Weekend 2020 being postponed, we've partnered with the City of Nacogdoches to remind you that EVERY weekend can be Family Weekend. As an extension of the normal Family Weekend deals we’ve offered in the past, owners of local shops, restaurants and lodging have graciously agreed to offer special discounts to our Lumberjack families throughout the academic year. Visit for information on unique local discounts and spots around town.

On campus? Drop by the Baker Pattillo Student Center Information Desk for a parent goodie bag!

Parent/Family Member Guide

Deans' Messages to your student

These videos were first showcased during our 2020 Orientation sessions and provide an overview of what makes each of our academic colleges an exciting place to thrive!

Dr. Judy Abbott
Dean, Perkins College of Education

Dr. Timothy Bisping
Dean, Rusche College of Business

Dr. Kimberly Childs
Dean, College of Sciences and Mathematics

Dr. A.C. "Buddy" Himes
Dean, College of Fine Arts

Dr. Brian Murphy
Dean, College of Liberal and Applied Arts

Dr. Hans Williams
Dean, Arthur Temple College of Forestry and Agriculture


Orientation and Transition Programs

Physical Address:
Baker Pattillo Student Center, Room 3.300

Mailing Address:
PO Box 6074, SFA Station
Nacogdoches, Texas 75962

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