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SUMMER WITH SFA

Registration is open:
From 4-week sessions to 12-week sessions,
our variety of summer parts of term create
more flexible options than ever!

 

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DID YOU KNOW?

  • 97%
    FIRST-TIME
    PASS RATE FOR
    NURSE LICENSING
  • ONLY
    EARLY CHILDHOOD
    RESEARCH CENTER

    OF ITS KIND IN TEXAS
  • 2019-2020 Colleges of Distinction Badge
  • #2
    ranked
    team debaters
    in the nation
  • $750,000+
    INVESTMENT
    PORTFOLIO
    MANAGED BY OUR
    STUDENTS
    Portfolio amount as of Jan. 2021
  • grammy
    & oscar

    Winners

     among our alumni
  • #1
    ranked
    ROTC Ranger Team
    in the state
  • One of the

    Top

    time-to-degree
    rates in Texas

EXPLORE ACADEMICS

Have a dream career or a major in mind? Still undecided? With more than 120 areas of interest at SFA,
you can find the path that’s best for you.

 

VISIT ACADEMICS

Explore your passions, meet our faculty

Select an area of interest and discover how we inspire success – one Lumberjack at a time.

Life At SFA

STEM

State-of-the-Art STEM Building

The Ed and Gwen Cole STEM Building helps SFA continue to produce top-ranking scholars within the STEM fields. The building houses a planetarium, research laboratories, collaborative classrooms and makerspaces — areas that allow students to collaborate and create prototypes.

Housing and Dining

Housing & Dining

Lumberjacks enjoy plenty of housing and dining options on and off campus.

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SFA NCAA Basketball Bracket Busters

Competitive Division I Sports and Spirit teams

From our 2019 NCAA National Champion women's bowling team to our nationally recognized spirit teams, SFA has a proud athletic tradition.

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SFA Clubs and Organizations

Clubs & Organizations

Follow your passion and make friends in our nearly 250 clubs and organizations.

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18 Beautiful Bodies of Water Nearby

18 Beautiful Bodies of Water Nearby

Outdoor enthusiasts can paddle along the Neches River or catch fish at one of many area lakes.

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SFA Traditions

The Axe Handle

SFA freshmen receive an axe handle to personalize with their own Lumberjack spirit. Students can be seen (and heard) banging axe handles on the bleachers at SFA football games.

 

Ole Cotton

Ole Cotton is an imposing 75mm cannon that fires a celebratory shot every time the SFA Lumberjack football team scores. The SFA ROTC cadets man Ole Cotton just beyond the south end zone at Homer Bryce Stadium. The powerful blast can be heard – and often felt – all over town.

 

The Homecoming Bonfire

SFA's traditional bonfire and pep rally are the centerpieces of homecoming. Usually held in October, homecoming is a series of traditions that bring Lumberjacks together to celebrate SFA. Other events include homecoming elections, Duck Dash, downtown parade, football games and much more.

Purple Haze

Press play to hear our rowdy Purple Haze student section in action. At SFA’s home football games, fans in the student section loudly bang their axe handles on a metal “Purple Haze” sign to show support for our beloved Lumberjacks (and to rattle the opposing team). Now that’s a home-field advantage!

  • Construction continues on Griffith Fine Arts Building on the SFA campus.

    Construction continues on Griffith Fine Arts Building on the SFA campus. The Fine Arts Expansion Initiative will extend the building along North Street. The renovated and expanded state-of-the-art building will also include two dance studios, two new theatres, recording studio, sound stage, audio and video editing rooms, an art gallery, multiple classrooms, rehearsal facilities, faculty offices and the offices of the College of Fine Arts dean. The facilities will house the CFA’s sound recording technology, filmmaking, theatre, dance and musical theatre programs.

  • Zachary Hutchens

    Zachary Hutchens, a student in Stephen F. Austin State University’s Department of Biology, was recently awarded the Student Field Natural History Award by the Southwestern Association of Naturalists for his work studying the Sabine shiner in the Lanana Creek watershed.

  • mural of Lassie with three children, one holding a cat

    NACOGDOCHES, Texas – Graphic design illustration students at Stephen F. Austin State University recently gained practical experience developing a project for a real-world client while contributing to a humanitarian nonprofit cause. Students of Peter Andrew, SFA School of Art graphic design professor, completed a 6-by-12 mural of Lassie, the collie of the famed 1950s television series, and potential pet owners for the Kurth Memorial Animal Shelter in Lufkin. Amber Whitcomb, administrative assistant for Lufkin Animal Services, contacted the School of Art seeking a collaboration between the shelter and art students. The design was created through a series of sketches, text and phone communications, deliberations, discussions and other collaborations, according to Andrew. Pictured with the mural are, from left, Natalie Rodriguez, animal care assistant and veterinarian in training, Whitcomb and Andrew. For additional information, contact the School of Art at (936) 468-4804.