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Tour Stephen F. Austin State University

How to schedule a tour

Weekdays are the best days to experience our university. We offer daily tours at 10:00 a.m., noon and 2:00 p.m. We are happy to accept walk-ins, but if you plan on visiting, please call or email us so we can make sure you have a great tour experience.

Reserve your tour by calling the admissions office at 936.468.2504, or by sending an email to admissions@sfasu.edu. In the body of the email please include the following information:

  • Student’s name
  • Major of interest (if known)
  • Preferred tour date and time
  • Total number of guests
  • Contact phone number

For weekend tours and large group campus tours, reservations are firmly required and are scheduled differently from weekday tours. See our Tour Types page for more details.

What to expect on your visit

Our student Jack Walkers — or “J-Walkers” as we call them — can’t wait to show you the Lumberjack experience.

Campus tours give you the opportunity to see the campus in action and get a feel for day-to-day Lumberjack life.While you’re here, you can see one of our residence halls, check out our student organizations and speak with representatives from admissions and financial aid. You can even make an appointment to meet faculty members from a variety of academic departments.

Availability restrictions

Weekday and weekend tours are not available during holidays (including Good Friday), exams, commencement activities or special events such as and Homecoming and Battle of the Piney Woods.

Large group tours should be scheduled at least three weeks in advance. Contact the Office of Admissions for reservations and more information at 936.468.2504 or admissions@sfasu.edu.


Office of Admissions
Fax: 936.468.3149

Physical Address:
Rusk Building
Room 206

Mailing Address:
P.O. Box 13051, SFA Station
Nacogdoches, Texas 75962

Saturdays @ Sam

Saturday, April 7th, 2018 at 9:00 AM-1:00 PM

Check In: Newton Gresham Library

We understand that choosing a college is an important decision and you probably have several questions. Saturdays@SAM are designed to supply answers to all of your questions and provide you with a sample of what Sam Houston has to offer. While on campus you will be able to……

  • Tour the campus
  • Browse Student Organization booths
  • Preview the academic program(s) in which you are interested
  • Visit with faculty
  • Speak with representatives from Admissions, Financial Aid, and Residence Life

Registration is now open! Please register on the following link:

Saturday@Sam- Biannual Campus Preview Day Registration

Texas Preview

Monday, February 19, 2018 at 09:00 AM until 01:00 PM

Texas Union
Guadalupe Street & W 24th St, Austin, TX 78712
Austin, TX 78712
United States

Texas Preview offers an opportunity for prospective freshmen and their families to learn more about The University of Texas at Austin and the admissions process. Attendees can choose among campus tours and presentations on our academic colleges and schools, financial aid and housing.

Registration is now FULL!

If you’d like to still visit campus, please see the following link for our other opportunities:

For more information and registration, please see the following link:
Texas Preview Registration

UNT Preview

Get a sneak peak of campus life at UNT Preview by seeing what it’s like to be part of the Mean Green family! Explore and learn about the multiple opportunities that await you with campus and residence halls tours, visits to your academic department, information sessions with the offices of Admissions, Student Financial Aid and Scholarships, and Housing, as well as the opportunity to experience Game Day at UNT as the Mean Green Men’s Basketball takes on UTEP for the final game of the season.

University of North Texas

Saturday, March 3,2018



We are bringing UNT to McAllen! Come and explore what UNT has to offer with a variety of sessions discussing the admission process, housing, Financial Aid & Scholarships. You will also have the opportunity to mingle with representatives from different departments who can answer any questions you might have regarding your transition to UNT.

Casa De Palmas Renaissance McAllen 101 N. Main St. McAllen, TX 78501

Sunday, February 26, 2017 – 6:15pm

Register Now:

UTSA Day – April 14th

UTSA Day is one of the best ways to get introduced to UTSA because we turn the whole university into a giant open house! At UTSA Day, you can attend talks from our academic colleges, explore the campus and housing spaces, and connect with UTSA faculty, staff and students.




Experience it for Yourself

The best way to learn what UTSA has to offer is to experience it for yourself. Come to our Fall Open House and see all that UTSA has to offer.


Learn about how and what it means to be a Roadrunner. We’ll have multiple presentations at any given hour about our academic programs, admission requirements, financial aid and much more.


To help you experience life as a Roadrunner, we’re offering several types of tours including on-campus housing options and our Campus Recreation.


We’ll have UTSA staff on hand in one of our Library computer labs to help complete your FAFSA, apply for admission through Apply Texas and answer any questions you may have.


REGISTER ONLINE AT http://future.utsa.edu/visit/utsa-day/

Discover UTRGV

Brownsville Campus: February 10, 2018
Edinburg Campus: February 24, 2018


To make your college career a successful stop on the road to your future, UTRGV invites you and your family to our annual preview day to explore our campus, departments, programs, and offices.

Come and learn about the multiple opportunities that await you.

Join us for activities, food, educational sessions, and door prizes throughout the day. Also, sign up for our scholarship raffle!

Reserve your seat at

Bobcat Day

Join us for the large-scale excitement of Texas State’s premier open house event on February 17th and April 7th, 2018.

Come let us show you what makes Texas State so special! At Bobcat Day, you’ll be able to explore our beautiful campus, as well as receive information about academics, financial aid, housing and more. There will also be opportunities to mingle with faculty, staff and student representatives from across campus for an inside look on what being a Bobcat is all about.

Opportunities for you to get to know Texas State include:

  • Structured information sessions about our academic majors and programs
  • Academic Majors & Student Services Fair, where you can talk one-on-one with our knowledgeable faculty, staff and student representatives from a wide variety of programs and services including academics, financial aid and scholarships and housing
  • Guided campus walks and on-your-own visits to all of our residence halls

Register Here

SFASU Showcase Saturday

Showcase Saturday dates for the 2018-19 academic year:

  • November 10, 2018 (noon to 5 p.m.)
  • February 23, 2019 (noon to 5 p.m.)
  • March 30, 2019 (noon to 5 p.m.)

Please note that Showcase Saturday is designed for individuals or small family groups. If you’re interested in arranging a tour for a large group of prospective students, please call 936.468.2504 to reserve a group tour.

Attending Showcase Saturday

It’s easy to attend Showcase Saturday! You don’t need reservations, and you don’t even need to register or RSVP but high recommended (online registration coming soon). All you have to do is choose which Showcase Saturday you’d like to attend, and meet us at the Baker Pattillo Student Center.

We can’t wait to show you around! We think you’ll like SFA as much as we do. Axe ’em, Jacks!

Experience the best of SFA

There’s a reason we don’t call it an “open house.” Showcase Saturday isn’t your typical college visit. Sure, you’ll get to see the SFA campus and take a tour of our residence halls. But depending on the time of year you attend Showcase Saturday, you’ll get to do much more than that. Check out SFA’s performing arts scene or cheer on the Lumberjacks or Ladyjacks at one of our many sporting events, from football games in the fall to basketball in the spring.

Showcase Saturday itinerary (subject to change)


Getting here is half the fun!

SFA is located in Nacogdoches, which is right in the heart of the East Texas Piney Woods and a few hours away from several major cities in Texas and Louisiana.

Get driving directions.