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The Office of Housing and Residential Life at the University of Arkansas – Fort Smith is committed to creating 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 that enhance 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 400+ beds in suites for residents to call theirs. The Lion's Den is located on the southeast corner of campus near the intramural field and Stubblefield Center. For our upperclassmen and married students, Sebastian Commons Apartments has 400+ beds in full-size apartments for residents to call theirs. Sebastian Commons is located on the west edge of campus near the Smith-Pendergraft Campus Center and 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; to learn about themselves, differences in people, ideas, cultures, and opinions; and to develop friendships that will last a lifetime.


Lion's Den

This website is intended to provide you with an overview of our department and is the source for some very important information. Whether you are a student, parent, faculty member, current staff member, or just curious about us, there is a section of this website designed specifically for you. Take some time and explore the world of Housing and Residential Life at UAFS.

If you don’t find what you’re looking for, feel free to contact us by calling 479-788-7340 or by emailing us at


Campus Housing Tours

Taking a tour of your potential future home is very important! Whether you are curious about the furniture, window dimensions, or the laundry room, we are happy to show you your future home. Please call the Admissions Office at 479-788-7120 to reserve a spot for a campus tour. Campus tours are Monday - Friday at 10am and 2pm.

To see just the living facility, during the summer you may receive a tour at 4pm Monday - Friday. No reservations are required. To tour an apartment at Sebastian Commons, please go to the Housing Office. To tour two different suite types at the Lion's Den, please go to the South Lion's Den front door.


High School Seniors

All first time freshmen who wish to live on campus are required to live in the Lion's Den Residence Hall.


Transfer Students

Students transferring to UAFS, and are at least sophomore standing, have the option to live in either Sebastian Commons student apartments or the Lion’s Den Residence Hall.


Married and Non-Traditional Students

Sebastian Commons provides accommodations for Married and Non-Traditional Students. Married residents must have one spouse that is currently enrolled at the university and must provide a valid marriage license before moving-in. In times of high occupancy, single students will be given priority placement before married students will be placed.


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