Join us for Transfer Lumberjack Orientation!
As an important part of our university community, we want transfer students to feel at home. You are encouraged to take part in Transfer Lumberjack Orientation as your first step to connecting to SFA!
This Orientation is available for students transferring from another college or university, and is not intended for dual-credit students. Dual-credit students must take the Incoming First-Year Orientation.
Attending Transfer Lumberjack Orientation allows you to:
- become familiar with campus
- meet your academic dean, academic advisor, faculty and administration
- and create your fall class schedule.
Note: Transfer students who choose to not attend are responsible for contacting their respective academic departments for times and dates that academic advisors are available.
2020-21 dates and session format
- Nov. 13 virtual
- April 30 virtual
- May 14 in-person
- June 25 virtual
- July 16 in-person
- Aug. 6 in-person
- Virtual format
- In-person format (schedule coming soon)
Registration for Transfer Lumberjack Orientation and Transfer Parent/Family Member Orientation occurs through the Orientation tab on your mySFA account. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email through mySFA. Additional details regarding Orientation will be emailed, so check your student email regularly.
Virtual session cost: $25/student
Included: access to the Orientation Zoom link, publications and materials, and administrative costs.
In-person session cost: $35/student
Included: lunch, T-shirt, publications and materials, and administrative costs.
Registration deadlines, changes and cancellations
Log in to mySFA and locate the Orientation tab. After registering, you will received a confirmation email to your student email account with details of your Orientation reservation. Additional Transfer Lumberjack Orientation details will be emailed, so check your student email regularly.
To change your session:
Requests to change your orientation session must be received at least two weeks prior to the preferred session.
You will receive a confirmation email through mySFA once availability has been confirmed and your request has been granted.
To request a change in orientation session, complete the online form.
To cancel your registration:
Submit an Online Reservation Cancellation form no later than one week prior to the scheduled session to receive a credit on the student's account. Note: Students who do not notify the Orientation Programs office by the applicable cancellation date will forfeit their Orientation fees.
Register or Cancel
|Session 1||Nov. 6|
|Session 2||April 23|
|Session 3||May 7|
|Session 4||June 18|
|Session 5||July 9|
|Session 6||July 30|
Orientation programs for family members
Available to parents and family members of incoming transfer students attending our in-person sessions, this one-day Orientation takes place in tandem with Transfer Orientation dates. This program allows us a wonderful opportunity to be sure all your questions are answered; we highly encourage you to join us!
Topics to be discussed include:
- coaching your student to success
- college financial preparation
- University Police Department and campus safety
- getting involved at SFA
- and many more!
- May 14
- July 16
- Aug. 6
- Ages 18 and up: $25
- Ages 6 to 17: $15
- Ages 0 to 5: Free
Included: lunch, publications and materials, programming and administrative costs