NACOGDOCHES, Texas — Future college students will have the opportunity to experience a taste of campus life during a free, action-packed open house Saturday, Nov. 10, at Stephen F. Austin State University in Nacogdoches.
Prospective students can visit with university faculty and staff, tour the campus and residence halls, and preview academic programs during the SFA Showcase Saturday event.
"A Showcase Saturday is the perfect way to visit the beautiful SFA campus and experience firsthand what it's like to be a Lumberjack," said Erma Nieto Brecht, SFA executive director of enrollment management. "Guests will have the opportunity to visit with faculty members to learn more about our quality academic programs, and staff members will be available to answer questions about everything from admission requirements to financial aid to residence life.”
SFA is a comprehensive, residential university located in the heart of Texas Forest Country. Approximately 13,100 students attend SFA, which is within a few hours’ drive of Texas' major metropolitan areas.
Showcase Saturday event check-in will begin at 11 a.m. on the first floor of the Baker Pattillo Student Center. The opening programs begin at 1 p.m. and will provide an overview of the day's events.
Guests will then be able to visit with representatives from academic departments until 4 p.m. during the Academic Fair in the Student Recreation Center. A Student Services Fair will be held from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. on the first floor of the student center.
Campus and residence hall tours will begin at 1:30 p.m. and continue until 5 p.m. Campus tours will take students on a guided walk of the SFA campus while the self-guided residence hall tours will showcase several halls on both the north and south ends of campus.
Admissions counselors will be available to discuss admission procedures and requirements from 1:30 to 5 p.m. in the Rusk Building, Room 206, and during several freshman and transfer admissions sessions held throughout the day.
Several informational breakout sessions will take place simultaneously at 2, 3, and 4 p.m., including Residence Life sessions, financial aid sessions and freshman admissions sessions. Additional breakout sessions will take place on transfer admissions, orientation and VA/Hazlewood Act benefits.
In addition to receiving a high-energy Lumberjack experience, participating prospective students will receive a free SFA T-shirt after completing an evaluation form.
For more information about SFA's Showcase Saturday, contact the SFA Office of Admissions at (936) 468-2504, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.