Stephen F. Austin State University

Special Events

Fall 2015 Special Events


Date Concert Location Time
Tuesday, October 13 Wind Ensemble Turner 7:30 p.m.
Tuesday, October 20 Wind Symphony & Symphonic Band Turner 7:30 p.m.
Tuesday, October 27 Choral Union and Women's Choir Cole 7:30 p.m.
Thursday, October 29 A Cappella Choir Cole 7:30 p.m.
Wednesday, November 4 Percussion Ensemble Cole 7:30 p.m.
Monday, November 23 Wind Ensemble Turner 7:30 p.m.
Tuesday, December 1 Wind Symphony & Symphonic Band Turner 7:30 p.m.
Wednesday, December 2 Percussion in the Pines Cole 7:30 p.m.


The Arabian Nights by Mary Zimmerman, 7:30 pm on Monday, October 5, 2015 in W. M. Turner Auditorium.

In the world-famous story of "1,001 Nights," Scheherazade spins many of the world's favorite tales, brimming with magic, music, movement and color, transporting us to a world of long ago and far away.

Observatory & Planetarium

You can only sign up for one event at a time. However, if the observatory event is canceled due to bad weather, then you can sign up for the planetarium event.

The Fall Observatory Tour will be offered for the evening of Monday, November 9, 2015. The times offered are 7:00 p.m., 8:00 p.m., and 9:00 p.m.

You must ride the bus to the observatory. Use of personal vehicles is not allowed. There will be 3 buses for each of the time periods shown above. On the evening of your observatory tour, meet at the BUS STOP a few minutes before the scheduled time. The bus will provide transportation to and from the SFA Observatory. The bus will leave promptly at the scheduled time, so don't be late!


The Fall SFA 101 Planetarium Show will be offered Wednesday, November 11, 2015. The times offered are 7:00 p.m., 8:00 p.m., and 9:00 p.m.

The planetarium is located in room 100 of the Math building. That's building 50 near the library on this Campus Map. Planetarium shows are not canceled due to bad weather.

Register for the Observatory or Planetarium using the link below:

Frequently Asked Questions:

1. What does the observatory tour status column mean?

-Waiting - This means that the SFA101 office has not yet determined if the weather will allow us to have an observatory tour. If the status still says "Waiting" one hour before your tour then go to the bus stop for further instructions.

-Go - Go to the bus stop for the obseratory tour.

-Gone - The observatory tour was completed for this night.

-Canceled - The observatory tour was canceled for this night. You do not need to go to the bus stop this night.

2. What night did I sign up for? Can I change that?

-Click on the dates in the table above to verify that you are on the class list for the night. You can sign up for only one observatory tour at a time. To remove your name from the list simply select another night or select "Remove me from the list" using the pull-down menu on the left above.

3. What if the weather is bad?

-Bad weather may lead to cancellation. So you may have to sign up more than once. You can check the status during the hours before the tour. When in doubt go to the bus stop to meet the SFA101 representative.

4. Why are you asked for an email address?

-A confirmation of your tour date will be sent to the email address that you provide. So entering an email address is optional. You can use your hotmail, AOL, yahoo, etc. account. You can also use your campus email address.

We hope to see you at one of our exciting events!!

Tunnel of Oppression

Fall 2015 SFA 101 presentation of the Tunnel of Oppression will be Monday, November 2 from 6p.m. - 10p.m. in the BPSC Theater. Door will close at 9 p.m. for the final tour.

The Lumberjack Cultural Association (LCA) and the Office of Multicultural Affairs (OMA) present the Tunnel of Oppression. The Tunnel of Oppression is an interactive museum which spotlights different types of oppression through interactive theatre and multimedia presentations. In the past the event has shed light on issues ranging from human trafficking, genocide and suicide to name a few. The Tunnel of Oppression is a very enlightening and eye-opening experience that should not be missed.

Student Affairs Programs 2015


See the attached PDF for Student Affairs Programs YOU are invited to! We hope to see you there! Axe 'Em Jacks!