UAFS to Celebrate Homecoming Feb. 18-23

The University of Arkansas – Fort Smith has scheduled a slate of festivities the week of Feb. 18 in celebration of its annual Homecoming. The theme this year is Lions of the Galaxy. 

 

“Homecoming is always an exciting week at UAFS,” said Stephanie London, director of student activities. “It’s a week of showing our lion pride through numerous events and competitions. We would love the community to join us, especially for our Saturday street fair and basketball games.”

 

Monday, Feb. 18: 

All day: Homecoming banner display in the Smith-Pendergraft Campus Center. 

 

All day: Homecoming King and Queen voting on NUMALink. 

 

11:30 a.m.-1 p.m.: Homecoming trivia competition and sweatshirt swap at the fireplace of the Smith-Pendergraft Campus Center. Students can bring in old sweatshirts or long-sleeved shirts and exchange them for a Homecoming sweatshirt while supplies last. Donated shirts will be given to a local charity. 

 

Tuesday, Feb. 19

All day: Homecoming King and Queen voting on NUMALink.

 

All day: Judging for the Office Decoration contest.  

 

6 p.m.: Yell Like Hell in the Stubblefield Center. Student groups create dances and cheers to be performed in front of a panel of judges. The first and second place winners will provide a repeat performance at the Homecoming game on Saturday.

 

Wednesday, Feb. 20

All day: Homecoming megaphone display in the Smith-Pendergraft Campus Center. Student organizations will showcase large cheerleading megaphones that they’ve decorated to the Homecoming theme. The megaphones will be judged, with winners announced on NUMALink Feb. 22. 

 

7-8:30 p.m.: Homecoming bonfire, pep rally and canned food drive west of the Echols Building on the UAFS campus. 

 

Thursday, Feb. 21

All day: Homecoming megaphone display in the Smith-Pendergraft Campus Center. 

 

5:30 p.m.: Lady Lions basketball game vs. Texas A&M International in the Stubblefield Center. 

 

7:30 p.m.: Lions basketball game vs. Texas A&M International in the Stubblefield Center. The Homecoming Court will be announced at halftime. 

 

Friday, Feb. 22

2 p.m.: Strong Lion Competition at the Recreation and Wellness Center. Four teams of five people will compete in five competitions: bench press, 3 on 3 basketball, soccer goal shootout, bubble ball sumo, and rock wall climb.  

 

7 p.m.: A reunion of alumni serving as staff for Cub Camp over the past 15 years, a first-year experience program at UAFS.

 

Saturday, Feb. 23

11 a.m.-1 p.m.: Homecoming street fair at Kinkead Ave., featuring tailgating, street painting, food trucks and live music. 

 

1 p.m.: Lady Lions basketball game against St. Mary’s at the Stubblefield Center. The Homecoming King and Queen will be named at halftime.

 

3 p.m.: Lions basketball game against St. Mary’s at the Stubblefield Center. Student organizations winning Homecoming competitions will be named at halftime. 

 

6 p.m.: An alumni reunion dinner in the Reynolds Room of the Smith-Pendergraft Campus Center. 

 

For more information, contact London at 479-788-7697 or stephanie.london@uafs.edu, or visithttps://campuslife.uafs.edu/student-activities/homecoming.


 

UAFS Students Cheer as the 2018 homecoming Court is announced

 

Credits: 
UAFS
Photo Credits: 
Rachel Rodemann Putman
Date Posted: 
Monday, January 21, 2019
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https://news.uafs.edu/0
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