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Life At Sfa


Discover what to do for fun, our traditions, how to
get involved and other perks of life at SFA.

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traditions & spirit

axe ’em, Jacks!

When you attend an SFA sporting event, you’re sure to hear Lumberjack fans cheering, “Axe ’em, Jacks!” and flashing our hand sign. Find out how we became the Lumberjacks in the first place.

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Athletic traditions

For 100 years, we've built a rich collection of athletic traditions, including our Purple Haze cheering section, Battle of the Piney Woods and our faithful cannon, Ole Cotton.

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Lumberjack Pride

Lumberjack Pride

Lumberjack pride runs deep on campus and stays with SFA graduates long after they’ve moved on. Discover some of the interesting ways Lumberjacks show their school pride.

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Axe handle

Every SFA first-year student receives 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.

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Collection of Axe Handles

get involved

  • Clubs & Organizations
  • In addition to the opportunities through your academic department, SFA is home to more than 200 student clubs and organizations! You’ll have plenty of opportunities to network with Lumberjacks who share your interests. Learn more about our student organizations.

campus highlights

housing & dining

Residence Hall Room

Where to live

Some people call them dorms. We call them residence halls. Whatever you call them, living on campus is the best way to soak up the full university experience. Quickly make new friends in our residence halls, and take advantage of the support of our friendly residence life staff members.

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SFA Dining

Where to eat

On or off campus, you’ll never be far from delicious dining at SFA. From familiar national chains to local favorites, you’ll find plenty of places to grab a bite or a coffee. Students also enjoy on-campus meal plans with fun theme nights and options for special dietary needs.

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health & safety

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