NACOGDOCHES, Texas - The annual Stephen F. Austin State University Homecoming kickoff party will be from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 9, at Jack Backers College Bookstore, 315
E. College St. Appetizers and purple beverages will help kick off the month of Homecoming activities, which will culminate in Homecoming weekend Oct. 24 and 25.

The third annual online auction will run Thursday, Oct. 9, through Sunday, Oct. 26. Please visit to view and bid on your favorite auction items. Featured items include sports memorabilia signed by Nacogdoches soccer legend Clint Dempsey, a football signed by Houston Texan J.J. Watt, a custom SFA Yeti Cooler, destination getaways and travel packages, artwork, jewelry, gift cards, specialty SFA items, sports tickets and much more.

The SFA Alumni Association would like to thank the following Homecoming sponsors:

  • Alumni Corner Partners: Liberty Mutual, Jack Backers College Bookstore, Perry-Ellis Kia, Tutor Doctor, University Rental, Suddenlink,, America's Self Storage and Mail Center, Austin Bank, Law Office of Tim James and Sean Hightower, and Citizens 1st Bank;
  • Lumberjack Spirit Level: Nacogdoches Pediatric Dentistry;
  • Purple Haze Level: Kiwanis Club of Nacogdoches, R&K Distributors and Urgent Doc;
  • Timber Level: Liquor Mart and Simpson Real Estate - Olivia Kling, realtor;
  • Axe Level: City of Nacogdoches Main Street, The Donut Palace, Nacogdoches Area United Way, PineyWoods Media Works and St. Mary's Catholic Campus Ministry; and
  • Homecoming Partner Level: Party 'N Things, Piney Woods Country Club and SFA Campus Rec.

For more information about Homecoming events, contact the SFA Alumni Association at (936) 468-3407 or visit