family weekend

The University of Arkansas – Fort Smith will hold its first-ever Family Weekend Oct. 21-22 to provide an opportunity for university students and their families to enjoy a weekend of events on campus.  


The slate of events, which begin Friday afternoon and run throughout Saturday, are free to UAFS students and their families. Events include a chili cook-off tailgate, a Greek lip sync battle, and two performances of an original theatre program, among other events.


The event will supplant Homecoming as the university’s premier fall event after the Student Government Association passed a resolution moving Homecoming to the spring semester.


Stephanie London, director of student activities, said the event would be fun for the whole family.


“Family Weekend is a great opportunity for UAFS students to invite their family to campus and introduce them to their new Lion family, see what they are doing in and outside of the classroom, and get a taste of campus life, all while spending time with their families,” London said.


The full schedule of events are:


Oct. 21: Lady Lions Volleyball Game, 6 p.m., Stubblefield Center.


Oct. 21: “CORRIGENDA”: 10-year anniversary celebration presented by Theatre @ UAFS, 7:30 p.m., Breedlove Auditorium.


Oct. 21: Family Movie Night with “Ghostbusters,” 8:30 p.m., Campus Green.


Oct. 22: Chili Cook-off Tailgate, 10 a.m.-noon, parking lot south of Windgate Art & Design.


Oct. 22: Lady Lions Volleyball Game, noon, Stubblefield Center.


Oct. 22: Family Time at the Recreation and Wellness Center, 2-4 p.m. Attendees must be 18 years or older.


Oct. 22: Greek Lip Sync Battle, 6 p.m., Reynolds Room in the Smith-Pendergraft Campus Center.


Oct. 22: “CORRIGENDA”: 10-year anniversary celebration presented by Theatre @ UAFS, 7:30 p.m., Breedlove Auditorium.


Additionally, families will be able to dine at select restaurants in downtown Fort Smith the night of Oct. 22 and receive 10-15 percent off their meal.


For more information, or to register, please visit Registrations should be received by Oct. 14. 

Article by John Post, Director of Public Information
Date Posted: 
Wednesday, September 28, 2016
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