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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 2021 Guide

Be prepared

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

Lumberjack Orientation Checklist

2022 dates

  • June 9 and 10
  • June 16 and 17
  • 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.

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.

Lumberjack Orientation Schedule

Coming soon.

If you're attending our virtual orientation session, see the virtual orientation schedule.

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!


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

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

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.

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


Orientation and Transition Programs

Physical Address:
Baker Pattillo Student Center, Room 3.300

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