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Homecoming 2018

Join us for Homecoming as we celebrate SFA!

10/26/2018 to 10/28/2018
When: Friday, October 26 - Sunday, October 28, 2018
Where: Nacogdoches, Texas 
United States
Contact: SFA Alumni Association

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The biggest event of the year!
Friday, October 26 – Sunday, October 28

Click here to visit the SFA Student Affairs Homecoming Page.


Homecoming Online Auction             GO TO AUCTION                            
Thursday, October 18, 6 p.m. – Sunday, October 28, 9 p.m.

Visit biddingforgood.com/sfahomecoming to bid on your favorite items and help raise money for SFA alumni programming!


Homecoming Storefront Decorating Competition


Who can enter?
Businesses in the City of Nacogdoches

1st Place - $300
2nd Place - $200
3rd Place - $100

Back to the Classics: SFA through the Decades / SFA Homecoming

Dates to Remember
*Register by Monday, October 15.
*Storefront needs to be complete by Monday, Oct. 22.
*Judging will take place the week of Oct. 22 - Oct. 28.
*Winners will be announced after Sunday, Oct. 28.

Window painting does qualify.

Hosted by the SFA Alumni Association and the Paint the Town Purple Coalition.



9th Annual SFA Homecoming 5K
Registration: 5 PM / Begins: 6 PM
Race Start: On the SFA campus near the new Ed and Gwen Cole STEM Building located off Clark Boulevard
Cost: $5 1-Miler (no-shirt); $15 students; $25 Faculty/staff/alumni/virtual; $35 community

Prepare yourself for Homecoming weekend with a run around the SFA campus and beautiful Nacogdoches! This event has been moved to Thursday evening to better engage the students and faculty/staff, but we encourage those who plan to attend Homecoming to come to town early and join in the 5K run/walk. You can also participate virtually for $25; tag @sfarec and add #SFA5K to your social media posts and photos from your run to show your SFA spirit. Participants registered by Oct. 12 are guaranteed a T-shirt! Prizes will be awarded to best overall male and female times and the top three male and females in each age group! Proceeds benefit the Dr. Raymond Lee Worsham Scholarship.
Register Online!

SFA Homecoming Golf Tournament
Registration:  9:30 AM
Start:  11 AM
Piney Woods Country Club, 3001 U.S. 59
Cost: $150 individual; $600 team

Four-player scramble. Players may enter as a single or recruit their own team. Entry fee includes tournament play, golf cart, refreshments, boxed lunch, and post-tournament hors d'oeuvres. Tee gifts to all contestants, great prizes for all gross and net winners and closest-to-hole also will be awarded.

Individual Registration

Team Registration

Hole Sponsor

Download Registration Brochure

"Back in Nac" Social
4 - 7 PM
Nine Flags Bar, The Fredonia Hotel, 200 N. Fredonia

To kick off the weekend, join fellow alumni for the happiest of all happy hours at the "Back in Nac" Social. Enjoy purple beer (for purchase), awesome appetizer specials, live music, photo booth and more! Be sure to go by after the bonfire festivities for late-night specials, too.

SFA Alumni Association Membership Meeting
Rusk Room, The Fredonia Hotel, 200 N. Fredonia St.
4:30 - 5 PM


Homecoming Jack Track Bus Shuttle

5:30 - 11 PM

Free shuttle service between the coliseum, bonfire, and The Fredonia Hotel.

SFA Circle of ODK 15th Anniversary Homecoming Reunion
6 PM
Twilight Ballroom, Baker Pattillo Student Center

Eat and socialize with the Stephen F. Austin State University Circle of Omicron Delta Kappa. Following the reunion, we will walk together to the Homecoming Bonfire!

If you have any pictures of your time with ODK, please send them to odk@sfasu.edu

Register at http://evite.me/6XJSKCtw7c or call 936-468-2870.

Alumni Member Night @ SFA Soccer
6 PM
SFA Soccer Field

Cheer the Ladyjacks on to vicotry against the Bearkats. FREE SFA swag and products from American Cookie* for alumni association members. Stop by the SFA Alumni Tent to receive your armband.
*promotion change.

Jack Madness
8 PM
William R. Johnson Coliseum

Get your first look at the SFA men and women basketball teams. They will host a small scrimmage, dunk contest, and give away lots of prizes!

Torchlight Parade and Bonfire

Torchlight Parade: 9 PM, SFA Ag Pond
Bonfire: 9:30 PM @ the Intramural Fields

Show your school spirit as SFA alumni, students, and the Nacogdoches community gather to cheer on the SFA football team, cheerleaders, dance team, and band! The Alumni Association will be on hand passing out FREE 3D fireworks glasses (while supplies last) so be sure to stop by our purple tartan tent. Fireworks and a special performance by Jesse McCartney will conclude the night's festivities! 


Homecoming Flap "Jack" Breakfast

8 - 10 AM
Banita Ballroom, Fredonia Hotel, 200 N. Fredonia St.
Cost: $10; FREE for Life Members (and one guest).

Enjoy breakfast like a Lumberjack with flap "jacks." Decorate your meal with purple goodies, grab a Lumberjack coloring sheet, take photos with the SFA Lumberjack, Ladyjack, and spirit teams (8-9 a.m.), and listen to live music.


Homecoming Parade

10 AM
Downtown Nacogdoches

Celebrate SFA and enjoy themed floats, music, and pageantry. The parade is FREE for all to attend. This year's theme is "Back to the Basics: SFA through the Decades."

Parade Route Map

Download Parade Registration Form


Coffee with Bob Sitton and Betty Ford
11 AM - 12:30 PM
Tracie D. Pearman Alumni Center, 300 Vista Dr.

Stop by and reminiscence about the good ol' days with Alumni Relations Executive Director Emeritus, Bob Sitton, and former Assistant to the Director, Betty Ford. Check out the online auction items while you are there!

Alumni Corner Tailgate
Noon - Kickoff
Alumni Corner, corner of Raguet and Hayter streets

Join the SFA Alumni Association for delicious decades-themed tailgate food, the Suddenlink Viewing lounge & WiFi powered by Altice, SFA swag, tailgate games, and live music.

Alumni Corner is FREE for Alumni Association members; $15 for non-members; $5 for children ages 6 - 10 (with adult); and FREE for children 5 and younger (with adult).

Special Guests: Perkins College of Education Alumni


Alumni Fall Fest

Noon - Kickoff
Alumni Corner, corner of Raguet and Hayter streets

Enjoy the family friendly fall fest with petting zoo, bounce houses, Kona premium tropical shaved ice, photo booth, balloon animals, games, candy and prizes. The event is FREE and fun for children of all ages. The first 100 children receive a FREE "Future Alum" t-shirt!

Homecoming Football Game

3 PM
Homer Bryce Stadium, SFA Campus

Cheer on the Lumberjacks as they face Lamar University! Visit www.sfajacks.com to purchase game tickets or call 936-468-JACK (5225).


Fredonia Fest

Noon – 10 PM
Fredonia Brewery

Join Fredonia Brewery for
live entertainment, German food from food trucks, and Märzen Fredonia F
est beer.

SFA African American Alumni Reception
6 - 8 PM
Multimedia Room 2.106, Baker Pattillo Student Center

Join the African American Alumni Network for a dessert bar and punch after the game.

Homecoming Brunch at The Fredonia Hotel
10 AM - 2 PM

1st City Cafe, The Fredonia Hotel, 200 N. Fredonia St.

We're looking forward to seeing you and your friends at the parade, tailgate, game and other events!

Be sure to wear purple all weekend long!




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