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What does Lumberjack Orientation look like?

Transfer Students

Orientation is optional but highly encouraged. Orientation and Transition Programs staff members, along with other campus departments, will host virtual and in-person Lumberjack Transfer Orientation sessions.

We encourage departments and academic advisors to recommend our Lumberjack Transfer Orientation to your students. We need to engage and connect our accepted students to our campus, faculty, staff and traditions. Summer melt can be avoided by engaging these students, and our team is here to help!

First-Year Students

This applies to all incoming, first-year students regardless of dual credit or advanced placement coursework.

Lumberjack Orientation is required to remove students’ Orientation registration hold. These sessions are two days on campus and will help students connect with faculty, staff, campus resources and other students.

What is the event's purpose?

Mentorship: Participants are assigned to small groups led by upperclassmen who guide participants through the program and serve as peer mentors throughout their college journey.

Community: Small groups will be determined by students’ academic major. The personal connections they make in these groups remain with students into future semesters as they continue engaging with others in their program.

Academic Engagement: Participants will interact with faculty members and college leadership in new and innovative ways with the intention that students engage with their academic programs on deeper levels.

Social Integration: We know a big part of college is connecting with your peers, so we will take this time to facilitate connections among students during small group breakouts.

What are the academic components of Lumberjack Orientation?

We have incorporated many academic components, including meet the deans, workshops, career readiness and Academic Resource Fair, among others. We will provide a detailed schedule as the event gets closer.

What involvement will faculty and staff have with this year’s Lumberjack Orientation?

As much or as little as you would like. As far as the schedule, it is recommended that faculty members attend:

  • meet the deans and academic overviews
  • and the Academic Resource Fair.

Do you have a question that was not answered?

Contact Brittany Beck, Orientation and Transitions Program director, at


Orientation and Transition Programs

Physical Address:
Baker Pattillo Student Center, Room 3.301

Mailing Address:
PO Box 6074, SFA Station
Nacogdoches, Texas 75962