The Office of Housing and Residential Life at the University of Arkansas - Fort Smith
is committed to fun and engaging environments in the residence halls and student apartments.
We know that the residence hall is a student’s home away from home. We strive to provide
residents with valuable support and resources as well as activities and programs that
serve to develop a sense of community and provide opportunities for learning. Our
hope is to create inclusive communities and support each student’s college experience.
UAFS has two living options on campus. For all students, especially our first-year
students, the silver LEED-certified Lion’s Den Residence Hall has more than 400 beds in suites for residents to call their own. The Lion’s Den is
located on the southeast corner of the campus near the intramural field and Stubblefield
For our upper-class and married students, Sebastian Commons Apartments has more than
400 beds in full-size apartments. Sebastian Commons is located on the west edge of
the campus near the Smith-Pendergraft Campus Center and the Math-Science Building.
All Residential Life staff members have been carefully selected and trained to work
with students to create and support living environments that are conducive to academic,
personal, and social endeavors. Residents have opportunities to learn how to be good
neighbors and to learn about themselves. They will learn about the differences in
people, ideas, cultures, and opinions and develop friendships that will last a lifetime.
Housing and Residential Life Mission Statement:
The Office of Housing and Residential Life at UAFS is committed to providing safe,
well-maintained, quality on-campus residential opportunities. The department promotes
a spirit of community, develops programs that support student retention and success,
and extends student learning beyond the classroom.