Stephen F. Austin State University


Welcome to Stephen F. Austin State University! We hope you enjoy your visit to our beautiful campus.

How can I park on campus?

Visitors may obtain a one-day parking permit at the Information Booth located on Griffith Blvd open Monday - Friday from 7:00 am to 3:00 pm, except official University holidays, or at the Parking Services office, located on the first floor of the Wilson Parking Garage from 7:00 am - 5:00 pm, Monday - Friday, except official University holidays. After 5:00 pm or weekends and University holidays University Police Department is able to provide a one-day permit.

Who is a visitor?

A visitor is defined as anyone who is not enrolled in classes or is not employed by the university or a contractor or vendor providing goods or services to the University, who is not affiliated with the university in any way. SFA faculty, staff and students are not considered visitors and therefore not eligible for visitor permits or for parking in visitor spaces at any time.

SFA Sites of Interest

Old Stone Fort: The campus of Stephen F. Austin State University is home to a fort, and not just any fort. A fort that was a trading post, private home, church, jail, and saloon - but never a fort. A fort that was built three times, and a fort that was torn down by men to be re-erected by women.

Ruby M. Mize Azalea Garden: This eight-acre garden is the result of a partnership of Stephen F. Austin State University horticulture program and members of the Nacogdoches community, nurtured by several local families who believe beautiful gardens are an important part of the education process.

Piney Woods Native Center: a 42-acre garden on the north end of the Stephen F. Austin State University campus. It's a unique mixture of uplands, mesic mid-slopes and wet creek bottoms. The Tucker House serves as the central feature of the property, which is surrounded by native forest and gardens that celebrate the wonderful diversity of native plants in the region.