University of Arkansas - Fort SmithHomecoming
Lions, Camera, Action!
Homecoming | February 13 - February 18
We're excited to welcome our Lion Pride home for a week full of familiar friends, exciting events, and new memories! Whether you're from near or far, join us in celebrating everything UAFS. On this page, you'll find our full slate of events, your registration link, and FAQs.
Current students, for information regarding Registered Student Organization competitions and voting, please refer to NumaLink.
Mark your calendars and don't hesitate to reach out if you have any questions or concerns!
Homecoming Week Begins
While homecoming is full of student competitions, the fun doesn't stop just because you're an alumni!
We have one convenient registration form for the entire week. It will give you the option to select specific events, designate guests, and will send you a confirmation upon completion. If you have any questions, please reach out using the contact tab above.
School of Education Reunion
Friday, February 17 | 6:00pm-8:00pm
Center for Economic Development at the Bakery District
We’re celebrating all School of Education graduates! Join us for a night of fun with your favorite faculty and fellow grads.
Alumni Reunion Brunch
Saturday, February 18 | 10:00am - 12:30pm
UAFS - Reynolds Room
Join us for brunch as we roll out the red carpet and celebrate not just Homecoming, but our Alumni award nominees! Registration closes Friday, February 10th.
Lady Lions Basketball Game
Saturday, February 18 | 1:00pm
Gayle Kaundart Arena at the Stubblefield Center
Put on your game face and come cheer on our Lady Lions as they face the Eastern New Mexico University Greyhounds! Registered Student Organizations who placed in this year's Homecoming competition will be announced at halftime.
Lions Basketball Game
Saturday, February 18 | 3:00pm
Gayle Kaundart Arena at the Stubblefield Center
Rally behind our Lions as they face the Eastern New Mexico University Greyhounds! Our new Homecoming king and queen will be announced at halftime.
While homecoming is still in production, we're already busy behind the scenes making sure that this year's celebration is an Oscar worthy affair! Let this mark as an official save the date: homecoming is slated from February 13-18, 2023. A full schedule of events will be posted soon!
Until then, please use the links below to nominate alumni, faculty and staff, and friends of UAFS who are making a difference in their communities and professions.
Nominations are due by January 6, 2023. These awards will be presented at our alumni brunch on Saturday, February 18th.
Young Alumni Award
The Young Alumni Award is awarded to two alumni younger than 40 who are strong leaders within their career fields and have distinguished themselves through service to the university, community, state, or nation.
Spirit of Numa Award
This distinguished service award is bestowed by the Alumni Advisory Council to friends and other supporters in the community who champion the mission of UAFS through outstanding volunteer and/or philanthropic service. This award is given as recognition of a generous commitment to the UAFS community and its students. Just like all students feel a strong connection to our beloved mascot, Numa, award recipients are honored for their strong connection to UAFS. Non-alumni, businesses, and groups are eligible to be nominated for this award.
Outstanding Faculty/Staff Award
This award is presented to a current or former University of Arkansas – Fort Smith faculty or staff member who consistently and profoundly went above and beyond to set their students up for success – as students, young professionals, and as people.
Distinguished Alumni Award
In 1928, the first graduating class of Fort Smith Junior College coined the phrase — “Through diligence to victory.” Inspired by their motto, this award is the highest alumni honor bestowed by the University of Arkansas - Fort Smith. Recipients are alumni who exemplify this sentiment – having historically distinguished themselves through outstanding leadership in their professional lives, or through service to the university, community, state, or nation.
I don't see any of the Homecoming competition events on the registration. What do I do?
If you're a current student looking for one of the Registered Student Organization competitions, please check NumaLink for more info and registration.
In the past, I know that the alumni dinner was a little dressier. Given the event changes, what should I wear to this years' events?
I need to add/remove a guest from my registration. How do I do that?
When is the homecoming registration deadline?
Questions? Contact Us.Feel free to contact the UAFS Alumni Office by phone, mail, or email.
- Alumni Office
- Monday-Friday, 8am-5pm
- Corner of Waldron Road and Grand Avenue in Fort Smith