Prospective students at the University of Arkansas - Fort Smith will get a preview of what it’s like to live on campus during The Lion’s Den 2013 spring open houses, which are set for 5:30-6:30 p.m. March 12 and 14, according to Beth Eppinger, director of housing and residential life.
The open houses consist of tours of the residence hall and student panels from 6:00-6:30 p.m., where panelists will answer the visitors’ questions. Panelists are Kristen McClure of Fort Smith, Ian Brecht and Hannah McGowan of Rogers, Sarah Reeves of Subiaco, and John Sturrock of Tyler, Texas.
The open houses are “drop by” events for students and parents that begin with tours of The Lion’s Den.
“We’ll have students who are residents of The Lion’s Den on the panel,” Eppinger said. “That way, incoming students will get a chance to receive answers from the perspective of students who actually live in the building, eat the food, use the laundry, study, go to class and participate in student life.”
Eppinger said UAFS sent invitations to high school students who have already applied for admission, however, the event is open to anyone considering UAFS.
“We thought an open house and panel discussion during the academic year would give students who are considering UAFS an accurate picture of what it’s like to be a Lion at UAFS,” she added.
Eppinger said she hopes parents and students alike come to the open house for a tour and the panel discussion.
The Lion’s Den, located at the corner of Kinkead Ave. and Waldron Rd., opened for students in August 2010.
"Students tell me that they really enjoy living in The Lion's Den for several reasons,” Eppinger said. “Besides being spacious and comfortable, it’s a great way to get to know people and feel connected to all the opportunities UAFS has to offer.”
For more information about the open house, contact Eppinger by email at email@example.com or by telephone at 479-788-7334 or contact The Lion’s Den resident director Kevin Gates, by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or by telephone at 479-788-7348.