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Visit SFA

Choosing a college is an important decision, so make the right choice with a visit to campus. Wander through our gardens, tour a residence hall, stop by our library's Makerspace area — there's so much to see, and we can't wait to show you around!

Showcase Saturday

Showcase Saturday is the perfect opportunity to bring your family and friends with you to experience our beautiful campus in the pineywoods of Nacogdoches. These events are full of high energy, friendly faces and lots of people immersing themselves in life as a Lumberjack.

Visit with our college deans, browse our academic fair representing over 120 areas of study, enjoy a campus tour with our Jack Walkers, engage with clubs and organizations, view residence halls and much more!

Our next Showcase Saturday:
Looking ahead:
  • Fall 2024 dates will be posted as they are scheduled
Showcase SFA


If you can't make it to a Showcase Saturday, that's okay! Explore the tour opportunities below to find a visit that fits your needs.

Campus tours

Student leading a tour

Rain or shine, tour the SFA campus with one of our Jack Walkers! Tours are available Monday through Friday and select Saturdays. Be sure to wear comfortable shoes!

Tour highlights include the Baker Pattillo Student Center, one of our residence halls, Steen Library, Student Recreation Center and academic buildings.

View calendar & schedule your tour

Group tours for high schools

We offer group visits to high schools at 11 a.m. on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays during the fall and spring terms. Tour capacity is 100 students.

Schedule a group tour!

student leading a tour

Jack Chats: Virtual Info Sessions

Can't visit in person? Jack Chats are virtual info sessions that focus on various topics, including: financial aid, campus living, benefits to applying early and more.

View Jack Chat Schedule


SFA's breathtaking campus is located in the heart of East Texas in historic Nacogdoches. Did you know that if you live in the Houston or Dallas areas, Nacogdoches may actually be closer than Austin? It's true!

What to do while you're here

Make the most of your visit

Here are a few people you should talk to and departments you should visit while you're here:


You can meet with a representative from the Office of Admissions before or after every tour to learn more about how to apply to SFA, from submitting test scores and completing an application to setting up a mySFA account. Admissions representatives are available most weekdays.

For more information or to schedule an appointment with an admissions representative, call 936.468.2504 or email

Academic units

Interested in a specific major or area of study? Meet with a faculty member from your academic department of choice and learn more about coursework, curriculum and career opportunities.

To schedule an appointment with a faculty member, you will need to contact the specific academic department.

Financial aid

Concerned about the cost of a college education? We can help. Visit our financial aid department to learn how to apply for financial aid and get details about the different types of financial aid available to SFA students, from grants to Federal Work-study programs to student loans.

To meet with a financial aid representative, just visit their office. If you want to meet with your assigned aid counselor, you'll want to make an appointment in advance.

Student services

While you’re here, make sure to drop by the Baker Pattillo Student Center to learn more about the variety of services available to Lumberjacks, from dining and entertainment options to mail and printing. And if you get hungry, you don’t have to go far – the student center is home to several popular favorites like Starbucks, Chick-fil-A and more.

Residence halls

Living on campus is a great way to get the full "college experience." And whether you're looking for quiet, low-key surroundings or larger-than-life fun, you’ll find a perfect match in one of our many residence halls.

Arts and athletics

Don't forget to leave some time for fun while you're here!

On-campus movie theater

The Student Activities Association Cinema, located in the Baker Pattillo Student Center, presents great movies at a great price.

Performing and visual arts

Many talented performers grace our stages, from touring acts to student-directed plays and performances by our Lumberjack musicians. There's almost always an art exhibit on display, showcasing works from our School of Art faculty and students.

To view upcoming events and purchase tickets, visit the Fine Arts Box Office.

Sporting Events

SFA is home to both competitive Division I sports teams and cheer and dance teams. For more information on each team, schedules, tickets and gear, visit our official athletics website at Don't forget to wear purple when you cheer on the Lumberjacks and Ladyjacks!

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