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Be part of the excitement and join hundreds of incoming students attending Orientation!

Attending the required two-day Lumberjack Orientation allows you to:

  • become familiar with campus
  • learn more about your academic major and minor
  • meet your academic dean, academic advisor, faculty and administration
  • meet new and current students and learn from others' experiences
  • and be more prepared for your first day, first year and college experience.

Be prepared

Learn what you should do before attending your scheduled Lumberjack Orientation session.

Lumberjack Orientation Handbook

Lumberjack Orientation Checklist

2024 dates

Please note that session availability is fluid and as individuals change or cancel, spaces will open. Be sure to check the orientation page in mySFA for the most up-to-date session availability.

  • Spring 2024 Start
    • Nov. 10 virtual
    • Jan. 17 in-person
  • Jun. 13 and 14
  • Jun. 27 and 28
  • Jul. 18 and 19
  • Jul. 25 and 26
  • Aug. 1 and 2

Session schedule:

Pre-Orientation Elective Session Schedule

Lumberjack Orientation Schedule

Orientación Lumberjack Horario

Registration Details

Register through the orientation page in mySFA. After registering, you will receive a confirmation notice through your SFA email account. Additional details regarding Orientation will be emailed, so check your student email regularly.

Cost: $140/student
Included: overnight stay in a residence hall designated for Orientation students, meals, Lumberjack Orientation T-shirt, publications and materials, programming and administrative costs.

Guest registration

When your student registers for Lumberjack Orientation, they will be given the opportunity to complete your registration as well. This helps ensure a smooth registration process for the proper session.

Registering at a later date?

Visit our First-Year Lumberjack Orientation - Guest Registration page to check the availability for your student's session and reserve your spot. Session registration will close one week prior to the session or once the session reaches capacity, whichever occurs first.

Changing Your Session

Requests to change your orientation session must be received at least two weeks prior to the preferred session.

You will receive a confirmation email through mySFA once availability has been confirmed and your request has been granted.

To request a change in orientation session, complete the online form.

If you have any questions, contact the orientation office at 936.468.6641.

Canceling Your Registration

The deadline to cancel your registration is June 1. Forms received by this date will receive a credit to your eBill minus the cancellation fee of $20 per student and $10 per guest. Additional information regarding the credit will be sent via email once the form is completed.

To cancel your registration, complete the online form.

If you have any questions, contact the orientation office at 936.468.6641.

Lumberjack Orientation Packing List

  • Bedding – twin/twin XL (sheets, blanket, pillows or sleeping bag)
  • Toiletries (shampoo, deodorant, towel, soap, toothbrush and toothpaste, etc.)
  • Shower shoes/towels
  • Overnight bag
  • Comfortable walking shoes
  • Rain gear (umbrella, rain jacket, rain boots, etc.)
  • Backpack/drawstring bag (big enough to hold folders and papers)
  • Phone/computer charger
  • Snacks
  • Questions
  • Last-minute items to turn in (test scores, shot record, final transcripts, etc.) 

Orientation Parking Map

Not sure where to park when you arrive on campus? View our orientation parking map to locate the parking areas designated for Orientation.

Orientation programs for family members

Do you have siblings? We offer a unique Orientation event made just for them! We also host a parent/family member orientation to answer everyone's questions while you're attending Lumberjack Orientation.

Visit our Resources for Family page for more information!


How do I charge my orientation fee to my eBill?

Only the student orientation fee is eligible to be charged to your eBill. Destination SFA and Parent/Family Member orientation fees are not eligible.

  1. Visit the orientation page in mySFA and click on the "Additional Payment Info" link.
  2. Follow instructions to complete and submit.

You will receive a confirmation notice in your SFA email account once your registration is complete.

If I haven’t taken the TSI test, what should I do?

Contact the TSI coordinator in the Student Success Center to verify your TSI testing requirements. If you are required to take the TSI Assessment, you must submit scores prior to being eligible to register for classes. TSI testing is available online, and limited in-person testing is available on the SFA campus. Contact Testing Services for in-person testing availability at 936.468.3958 or

Go to the Student Success Center's TSI Testing page for more information.

If you have any questions about exemptions, online testing and/or coursework substitutions for TSI, call 936.468.5803 or email

I took the TSI. Where do I send my scores?

Email TSI scores or other TSI documentation to If you do not have access to your scores, call the Student Success Center.

If you have tested more than once, check that SFA has your highest scores on file. Scores may be viewed on your student records account with your mySFA credentials. 

Call 936.468.5803 to speak with the TSI coordinator.

How do I take care of the holds on my account?

Log in to the registration page in mySFA. Any holds will include the hold type and the contact information for the office you must contact to clear the hold. 

You cannot register if there are holds on your account. 

When can I register for classes?

You can register for classes through mySFA once you have been advised. Registering prior to attending Orientation is highly encouraged.

When do new students move in?

View the Residence Life calendar for details on move-in.

How can I change my major?

To change your major prior to Orientation, complete the online form using your mySFA credentials.


Orientation and Transition Programs

Physical Address:
Baker Pattillo Student Center, Room 3.301

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