NACOGDOCHES, Texas — Future college students will have the opportunity to experience a taste of campus life during a free, action-packed open house Saturday, Feb. 22, 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 SFA’s Showcase Saturday event.

Showcase visitors can utilize the Guidebook app to stay up-to-date on the full day’s schedule. The app will show the time and on-campus location of each breakout session and special program.

“There is no better way to get to know SFA than the university’s Showcase Saturday event,” said Erma Nieto Brecht, SFA executive director of enrollment management. “We pack the day full of informational sessions and tours so prospective students and their families can learn not only about our quality academic programs but also everything from admission requirements to financial aid and residence life.”

SFA is a comprehensive, residential university located in the heart of Texas Forest Country. Approximately 13,000 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. A Student Services Fair will be held from 11:15 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. in the student center Spirit Lounge, located on the first floor.

Guided campus tours will be offered at 11:15 a.m. and 4 p.m. Self-guided residence hall tours also will be offered from 11:15 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. and again from 1:30 to 4 p.m.

Opening programs begin at 1 p.m. and will provide an overview of each of SFA’s six colleges. Guests will then be able to visit with representatives from academic departments until 3:30 p.m. during the Academic Fair in the Student Recreation Center.

Thirty-minute informational breakout sessions will take place throughout the afternoon and will cover topics such as financial aid, freshman admissions, residence life, transfer admissions, orientation, VA/Hazlewood Act benefits and admitted students’ next steps.

In addition to receiving a high-energy Lumberjack experience, participating prospective students will receive a free SFA T-shirt after completing an evaluation form through the Guidebook app.

For more information about SFA's Showcase Saturday, contact the Office of Admissions at (936) 468-2504, or email