College-bound students and their families are invited to Stephen F. Austin State University’s Showcase Preview and Virtual Showcase, both scheduled for this month.

The in-person Showcase Preview is scheduled on the SFA campus from 9:30 a.m. to noon on Oct. 11, which is a student holiday at Nacogdoches ISD and other county districts.

By attending a weekday event, prospective students and families will see the campus in action, said Emily Jefferson, SFA director of undergraduate recruitment.

After a 9:30 a.m. welcome session, breakout sessions cover topics such as first year and transfer admission and financial aid. Jack Walkers, who are current students who serve as tour guides, will be on hand and offer tours.

“Showcase was the event that truly opened my heart to SFA,” said Iris Rios, a senior marketing major and Jack Walker. “Attendees can meet so many other future Lumberjacks and get a genuine feel for the campus.”

The Virtual Showcase will be offered via Zoom from 9 a.m. to noon on Oct. 22.

“Our Showcase events are the best way to not only get plugged into the SFA community, but also to meet other first-year students who are headed to college at the same time as you,” said Kaci Foster, a senior business management major and Jack Walker. “Our Virtual Showcase offers a chance to meet our admissions team and receive guidance to make sure you’re set and ready for college.”

SFA’s Virtual Showcase also begins with a welcome session. Academic breakout sessions by college will then take place, followed by other breakouts covering a range of topics, including first-year and transfer admissions, as well as student services overviews.

“Our Showcase guests will get an exclusive look at all aspects of campus life and have a chance to speak with Lumberjacks from every corner of SFA,” said Thomas Martin, senior political science major and Jack Walker.

Virtual Showcase will end with optional sessions, including personalized admission counseling and a virtual campus tour.

To register for a Showcase SFA event or for more information, visit

Christine Broussard is the marketing communications coordinator at Stephen F. Austin State University.

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