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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.

Lumberjack Orientation Guide

Be prepared

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

Lumberjack Orientation Checklist

2022 dates

  • June 9 and 10 (Session full)
  • June 16 and 17 (Session full)
  • June 23 and 24
  • July 21 and 22
  • July 28 and 29

Registration deadlines, changes and cancellations

Registration details

Registration for Lumberjack Orientation, Destination SFA and Parent/Family Member Orientation occurs through the Orientation tab on your mySFA account. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email through mySFA. Additional details regarding Orientation will be emailed throughout the summer, 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 two weeks prior to the session in which you've registered.

To cancel your registration, complete the online form.

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

  Deadline to
Change or Cancel
Session 1 May 26
Session 2 June 2
Session 3 June 9
Session 4 July 7
Session 5 July 14

Lumberjack Orientation Schedule Overview

2022 Lumberjack Orientation Schedule

Schedule Overview

Thursday

Pre-Orientation Elective Sessions

TSI Assessment Testing
8 a.m. in Rusk Building, room 328a, lobby area

First-Generation College Student Pre-Orientation Workshop
8:45 to 10 a.m. in Baker Pattillo Student Center, tiered classroom 2.201

Academic Excellence – School of Honors
9:30 to 10:30 a.m. and 11 a.m. to noon in Dugas Liberal Arts North, room 102

Tours of Campus
10 a.m. in Rusk Building, room 206

Student Services: Residence Life, Meal Plans, Post Office, Bookstore, ID Cards
10:30 to 11 a.m. in BPSC Theater, room 2.101

Barnes & Noble Bookstore Open House
11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in BPSC, first floor

Check-In
10 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. in BPSC, first-floor

Lumberjack Orientation Day 1

University Welcome
1 to 1:45 p.m. in BPSC Grand Ballroom

Meet Your Academic Dean and Academic Overview 1
2 to 3 p.m. in various campus locations

Meet Your Academic Dean and Academic Overview 2
3:15 to 4:15 p.m. in various locations

Breakout Session 1
4:30 to 4:45 p.m. in various campus locations

Breakout Session 2
4:50 to 5:05 p.m. in various campus locations

Student Affairs & Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Department Introduction
5:10 to 5:30 p.m. in BPSC Grand Ballroom

Lumberjack Life/Dinner with Orientation Leaders
5:30 to 6:50 p.m. in various campus locations

Spirit & Traditions
7 to 7:50 p.m. in BPSC Grand Ballroom

The Great Adventure
7:50 to 8:35 p.m. in BPSC Grand Ballroom

Entertainment
9 to 10:15 p.m. in Student Recreation Center

Lumberjack Life
10:15 to 11 p.m. in Steen Hall

Friday

Optional

Open Rec
6 to 7:45 a.m. in Student Recreation Center

Come and go continental breakfast
7 to 8 a.m. in BPSC Spirit Lounge, first-floor atrium

Lumberjack Orientation Day 2

Your Academic Vision
8:10 to 8:40 a.m. in BPSC Grand Ballroom

College Financial Preparation
8:40 to 9:05 a.m. in BPSC Grand Ballroom

Technical Support for students
9:05 to 9:15 a.m. in BPSC Grand Ballroom

Focused: How to see the future
9:25 to 10:10 a.m. and 10:15 to 11 a.m. in BPSC Grand Ballroom

Welcome Activity
9:25 to 10:10 a.m. and 10:15 to 11 a.m. in BPSC Grand Ballroom and Theater, room 2.101

Academic Advising
11:15 a.m. to 1 p.m. in various campus locations
*Pre-Advising & Course Registration is highly encouraged

Breakout Sessions
11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

  • Registration for courses
    • in Steen Library
  • Organization & Resource Fair
    • in BPSC Spirit Lounge, first-floor atrium
  • Lumberjack Spaces: Affinity Spaces
    • in various campus locations
  • T-Shirt Giveaway
    • in BPSC Spirit Lounge, first-floor atrium
  • Various Self-Guided Tours
    • in various campus locations
  • Residence Hall Check Out
    • in Steen Hall

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!

FAQ

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. Log into your mySFA account
  2. Select the Orientation tab
  3. Scroll to "Lumberjack Orientation Information"
  4. Select "eBill agreement for Freshman" link
  5. Follow instructions to complete and submit.

The office staff will reach out with additional steps, so check your student email regularly.

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 sfatesting@sfasu.edu.

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 tsi@sfasu.edu.

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

Email TSI scores or other TSI documentation to tsi@sfasu.edu. 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 mySFA account. Select the Advising tab and click on “View Test Scores.” Call 936.468.5803 to speak with the TSI coordinator.

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

  1. View holds on your mySFA account under the Registration tab.
  2. Click each specific hold for contact information, and contact the department for further instructions on how to remove the hold.

When can I register for classes?

First-Year Students

You can register for classes once you have been advised. Class registration will be available via mySFA once advised. Registering prior to attending Orientation is highly encouraged.

Transfer students

You can register for classes once you have met with your advisor via Zoom or phone to discuss which classes to take.

When do new students move in?

Visit Residence Life’s New Resident Information page and view their key dates for details on move-in.

How can I change my major?

  1. Log into your mySFA account
  2. Select the Orientation tab
  3. Scroll to New Student or Transfer Orientation
  4. Select "Major Change Form"
  5. Follow instructions to complete and submit

Contact

Orientation and Transition Programs
936.468.6641
orientation@sfasu.edu

Physical Address:
Baker Pattillo Student Center, Room 3.301

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