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Family Weekend

Join your fellow Lions on Oct. 22-23 for UAFS's 2021 Family Weekend!

Family Weekend is a great way to experience your student and their life on campus. This year we have both in person and virtual programming opportunities from our annual Chili Cook-off to our Lion’s Virtual 5K – so there is something for everyone! Whether you participate virtually or in-person, we would love for you to share your photos and videos on social media with #UAFSFamilyWeekend.

Do you have an amazing family or support system? Nominate them for our first-ever UAFS Family of the Year Award. Created by the UAFS Student Government Association, the Family of the Year Award will be presented during the Chili Cook-off Tailgate on Saturday, Oct. 23.

Nominate your Family of the Year

Schedule of events:

  • Lady Lions Volleyball vs. St. Mary's University:  6 p.m. at Stubblefield Center
    • Grab your free tickets and cheer our Lady Lions on to victory! Visit the online UAFS Box Office and use promo code UAFSFamWeek21
  • Cultural Festival: 7-9 p.m. at the Lion's Den Courtyard 
    • Travel the world in one night with cultural booths, free food samples, and live entertainment. The first 100 people to visit all booths will receive a free t-shirt!

  • Support the Fort with Sigma Nu: 8 a.m. - 2 p.m. at The Fort Nutritionin Fort Smith
    • Grab a smoothie or juice while out on the town. Proceeds will benefit the Crisis Intervention Center. 
  • Chili Cook-off Tailgate: 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. in Stubblefield Center Parking Lot
    • Enjoy a live DJ and entertainment for the whole family before the game, while tasting chili samples and voting for your favorite!
  • Lady Lions Volleyball vs. St. Edward's University: 1 p.m. at the Stubblefield Center
    • Grab your free tickets and cheer our Lady Lions on to victory! Visit the online UAFS Box Office and use promo code UAFSFamWeek21. 

  • Lions Virtual 5K
    • Walk, run, hop, cycle, or skip your 5K Oct. 9-23.
  • Virtual Service Project: VocaliD
    • Give back this Family Weekend with a virtual family service project. VocaliD allows you to record your voice and submit it to a voice bank. Your voice is then paired with a recipient who relies on the use of a computer to speak. VocaliD allows recipients to express themselves by matching their personality to their preferred voice bank voice. You will need a quiet room to record your voice, access to a computer, a microphone, and headphones. Learn more about VocaliD or record your VocaliD.