Family Weekend Schedule

Friday, October 27

Family Weekend Check-in and College Reception
5:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.
Windgate Building Lobby
Check-in for Family Weekend and get your event name badge, take a family photo with NUMA, and visit with UAFS Colleges Deans and faculty.


Family Weekend Welcome Event

Hosted by the Student Government Association
6:30 p.m. -8:30 p.m.
Campus Recreation and Wellness Center
Enjoy dinner and a welcome address from UAFS Chancellor, Paul B. Beran, PhD. Hypnotist, Keith Karkut will follow with an interactive show.


Saturday, October 28

Visit the Fort Smith Farmer’s Market
7 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Corner of N. 2nd and Garrison Avenue
Shop local at the Fort Smith Farmer’s Market and visit West End Park, right across the street, to enjoy a view of Fort Smith atop a Ferris Wheel.

Family Weekend Check-in and Chili Cook-off Tailgate
11 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Windgate Building Parking Lot
You be the judge at our second annual chili cook-off where student organizations will compete for the prize. Taste chili and enjoy free entertainment at this family-friendly event. Miss check-in on Friday? That’s okay, visit the check-in booth at this event to get your Family Weekend goodies.

Lady Lions Volleyball Game
1 p.m.
Stubblefield Center
Cheer on the Lady Lions as they take on Dallas Baptist! For free tickets, be sure to register by October 16.

Explore Fort Smith!
Enjoy your afternoon by visiting Downtown Fort Smith. Take a walking tour of the Unexpected Arts Festival Murals, dine at a local restaurant with your Family Weekend discount, or book an escape room experience at Cluemasters with your Family Weekend coupon code (emailed to guests upon registration).

Haunted Union
6 p.m. - 10 p.m.
Campus Center
Check out this regional award-winning program and bring the entire family to experience a free haunted house, children’s maze, carnival games, trunk or treat, and more.