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Orientation and Transition Programs

Transfer Students

Join us for virtual Orientation!

As an important part of our university community, we want transfer students to feel at home.

You are encouraged to take part in virtual Transfer Lumberjack Orientation as your first step to connecting to SFA! This Orientation is available for students transferring from another college or university. Dual-credit students must take the Incoming First-Year Orientation.

Attending Transfer Lumberjack Orientation allows you to:

  • become familiar with campus
  • meet your academic dean, academic advisor, faculty and administration
  • and create your fall class schedule.

Note: Transfer students who choose to not attend are responsible for contacting their respective academic departments for times and dates that academic advisors are available.

Transfer Lumberjack Orientation Dates

Reminder: These are virtual sessions through Zoom technology. On-campus Orientation is not available at this time.

Session 1: May 1
Session 2: July 10
Session 3: Aug. 7

Registration Details

Log in to mySFA and locate the registration details on the Orientation tab.After registering, you will received a confirmation email to your student email account with details of your Orientation reservation. Additional Transfer Lumberjack Orientation details will be emailed the week prior to your Orientation session, so check you student email regularly.

Cost: $35/student
Included: access to the Orientation Zoom link, publications and materials, and administrative costs

Reservations must be received no later than the Wednesday before the requested session date.

Deadline to Register:

May 1 session: April 29
July 10 session: July 8
Aug. 7 session: Aug. 5


Canceling your registration

To cancel your reservation, submit an Online Reservation Cancellation form no later than the Wednesday before the scheduled session date to receive a credit on the student's account. If you prefer a refund, contact the Business Office.

Deadline to Cancel:

May 1 session: April 29
July 10 session: July 8
Aug. 7 session: Aug. 5

Note: Students who do not notify the Orientation Programs office by the applicable cancellation date will forfeit their Orientation fees.


What if I cannot attend Jack Camp Orientation? (First-Year only)

Contact the orientation office at for more information.

Can family members to attend Jack Camp Orientation? (First-Year only)

Our team will have events for family and high-school-aged siblings Sunday, Aug. 16. The student fee covers attendance for up to two guests.

Can transfer students attend Jack Camp Orientation?


  • Transfer students interested in participating in Jack Camp Orientation should call the orientation office at 936.468.6641 to register.
  • The program costs $140 and includes housing, meals, publications and materials, programming, administrative costs and attendance for two guests at the parent/family member orientation program.
  • You can charge this fee to your SFA account if needed.

How do I charge my orientation fee to my SFA account?

Email the orientation office at and request the fee be placed on your SFA account. The office staff will reach out with additional steps.

If I already paid for orientation, what happens to the payment?

The fee will roll over to cover the costs of Jack Camp Orientation. If you paid for guests prior to the orientation schedule changes, a credit will be placed on your SFA account and reflected on your e-bill.

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 before you are 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 COVID-19 and 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 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.
  3. The orientation hold will be removed once you have registered for Jack Camp Orientation.

When can I register for classes?

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

What if I don’t know how to register?

A virtual course registration help desk is available for you to access from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. The link is located on your mySFA account under the Orientation tab.

When do new students move in?

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

When do classes start?

SFA classes begin Monday, Aug. 24.


Orientation and Transition Programs

Physical Address:
Baker Pattillo Student Center, Room 3.300

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

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