Updates for 2020 Lumberjack Orientation:
Incoming first-year students will attend a required two-part Orientation – virtual Orientation and Jack Camp Orientation. Virtual Orientation consists of academic advising, course registration and academic success videos. Jack Camp Orientation is a four-day, on-campus program developed specifically as an adjustment to COVID-19. Be part of the excitement and join thousands of incoming students attending Orientation!
Attending Jack Camp 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.
Log in to mySFA and locate the registration details on the Orientation tab. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email through mySFA. Additional details regarding Jack Camp Orientation will be emailed throughout the summer, so check your student email regularly.
Included: attendance for up to two guests, Jack Camp Orientation T-shirt, publications and materials, programming and administrative costs
Move-in and Schedule
- 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday through Saturday, Aug. 13 - 15
- 8 a.m. to Noon Sunday, Aug. 16
To choose the date and time of your move-in:
- Log in to mySFA.
- Select the "Campus Life" tab.
- Locate the "Residence Life" block.
- Select the "Schedule Move In" link.
View the Jack Camp Orientation 2020 schedule.
Student Athletes, view the one-day schedule.
Destination SFA: Sibling Orientation
Destination SFA, our unique Orientation event for siblings of incoming freshmen, will take place from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 16, both virtually and in person. Through this program, we want to answer questions young siblings may have about college and what it can do for them while also highlighting all SFA has to offer. We welcome siblings going into middle school (age 11-13) and high school (age 14-17). Destination SFA is going to be AXE-cellent!
Included: T-shirt, axe handle and lunch.
Note: Siblings attending virtually will receive the T-shirt by mail, but the axe handle must be picked up on campus by the SFA student related to them.
Registration for Destination SFA has passed. If you have any questions, contact the orientation office at 936.468.6641.
View the Destination SFA schedule.
Orientation for Parent/Family Member
Our unique Parent/Family Member Orientation will take place from 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 16, both virtually and in person. During this program, we want to be sure all your family members’ questions are answered. Topics to be discussed include:
- coaching your student to success
- college financial preparation
- University Police Department and campus safety
- getting involved at SFA
- and many more!
Registration for Parent/Family Member Orienation has passed. If you have any questions, contact the orientation office at 936.468.6641.
View the Parent/Family Member Orienation schedule.
Removing registration holds
Once you are registered for Jack Camp Orientation 2020, the Orientation hold will be removed. Check your student account for any other holds that you may have and get those taken care of before registering for courses.
Academic advising and course registration will take place throughout the summer. You will hear from your advisor no later than June 1 to make an advising appointment for fall 2020 courses. Once advised, you will be able to register for your classes.
A course registration help desk will be available to students via Zoom that will assist you in registering for fall 2020 courses. You can access this resource through mySFA under the Orientation tab.