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SFA’s annual Homecoming is one of the university’s most popular and spirited traditions! AXEperience, a student-run group that promotes SFA’s history and traditions, works closely with the SFA Alumni Association to plan a weeklong celebration for all students and alumni. Activities include a concert, bonfire, fireworks, downtown parade, 5K race, Homecoming Court elections, football game, tailgating and much more.

Along with these traditional Homecoming events and activities, students also take part in Spirit Service Week, collecting donations for the Lumberjack Food Pantry, hosting a blood drive and participating in other service-based initiatives across campus.

Friday, Oct. 28 Events Canceled

Updated: Oct. 26, 2022

We regret to announce that, due to increasing chances of inclement weather, all Homecoming events planned for the evening of Friday, Oct. 28, on SFA’s Intramural Fields have been canceled. These include the pep rally, concert and drone show.

SFA’s emergency management team and Office of Student Engagement have been closely monitoring weather conditions and National Weather Service reports. The decision to cancel was made as the chance of heavy rain continued to increase and is currently projected to be 85% Friday night.

While we are disappointed in the changes we have had to make this year due to unforeseen circumstances, we’re still committed to igniting Lumberjack pride through our other Homecoming events, including Saturday’s 10 a.m. parade and the 2 p.m. football game against Utah Tech University.

We continue to monitor the weather and will make any further announcements as needed. We are still hoping, however, for a clear and dry Saturday to celebrate the Lumberjacks. Keep an eye on our Homecoming webpage for any potential changes to the scheduled parade.

We appreciate our Lumberjacks’ resiliency, and we hope you are as excited to make the most out of this year’s Homecoming adventure as we are. We also are looking forward to focusing our attention on celebrating SFA's 100th year next Homecoming with a huge bang!

For all Homecoming event details including the remaining campus events this week, visit and

Pep Rally and Concert Information

The annual SFA Homecoming pep rally and concert will begin at 9 p.m. Friday, Oct. 28 on the Intramural Fields, located at the corner of Starr Avenue and Wilson Drive. “Gates” open at 8 p.m. with performances by DJ Berio.
The event that kicks off Homecoming weekend will feature performances by the Lumberjack Cheer and Dance teams, Lumberjack Marching Band and Twirl-O-Jacks. This year’s concert will feature a performance by TikTok star @CharlieonnaFriday!

Traffic and Parking

The south entrance to Wilson Drive from Starr Avenue will be closed the night of the Homecoming concert and drone show. Attendees should instead use East College Street to find parking throughout campus. Please refer to our campus parking and other maps on our Parking Services website.

Bonfire and Fireworks Show Changes

After much discussion, we have made the tough decision to cancel this year’s Homecoming bonfire and subsequent fireworks show as a result of the city and county of Nacogdoches’ ongoing burn ban. The lack of significant rainfall has made the threat of an uncontrolled fire incredibly high, and we can’t risk endangering the campus or local communities.
This decision was not made lightly as the Homecoming bonfire is among the most beloved SFA traditions. We still plan, however, on holding the Homecoming concert, and in place of the firework show, we will hold a very exciting 100-piece drone show made possible by Sky Elements.

Parade Info

Join us in downtown Nacogdoches for the annual Homecoming parade! This will begin at 10 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 29, and will make its way west down Hospital Street then east up Main Street.

Homecoming Schedule of Events

Monday, Oct. 24    
5 p.m. Homecoming court online voting closes  
6 p.m. Homecoming kickoff Surfin' Steve
Tuesday, Oct. 25    
11 a.m. - 2 p.m. Homecoming court in-person voting Surfin' Steve
5:45 p.m. Homecoming 5K
hosted by Campus Recreation
7 p.m. Game On trivia
hosted by AXEperience
BPSC Lumberyard
Wednesday, Oct. 26    
11 a.m. - 2 p.m. Homecoming court in-person voting Surfin' Steve
7 p.m. Greek Step Show
hosted by Greek life and OMA
wristbands for entry are $5
BPSC Grand Ballroom
Thursday, Oct. 27    
11 a.m. - 2 p.m. Homecoming court in-person voting Surfin' Steve
11 a.m. - 6 p.m. Homecoming blood drive BPSC Regents' Suite B
5 p.m. Game On DJ battle and costume contest BPSC Grand Ballroom
7 p.m. SFA Soccer vs. Tarleton State University Soccer Field
Friday, Oct. 28    
9 p.m. Homecoming pep rally and concert Intramural Fields
Saturday, Oct. 29    
8 a.m. WAC cross-country championships Pecan Park
10 a.m. Homecoming parade Downtown Nacogdoches
11 a.m. SFA Volleyball vs. New Mexico State University Shelton Gym
2 p.m. Homecoming football game Homer Bryce Stadium



Office of Student Engagement

Physical Address:
222 Vista Drive
Baker Pattillo Student Center
Suite 3.105 (Third floor)

Mailing Address:
P.O. Box 13021, SFA Station
Nacogdoches, Texas 75962