For many high school seniors, deciding which college to attend can be a painstakingly difficult decision. But the University of Arkansas - Fort Smith is making that process easier for prospective college students by hosting Senior Den Day on Nov. 5.

Check-in will be from 8:30-9:30 a.m. at the Stubblefield Center, and the event continues until 12:30 p.m.

Current UAFS students will share their experiences of what it’s like to be a college student, and the prospective students will have a chance to learn about living on campus, their degree program of interest, financial aid and scholarships. Free food and T-shirts will be given away at the event.

Todd Koch of Greenwood, UAFS admissions officer, said Senior Den Day "gives prospective students the opportunity to ask University representatives the questions that really matter to the average student."

"It’s an event that brings local seniors in high school on our campus to get a feel for a college atmosphere while gaining insight into the decision-making process of how to pick the ‘right’ university," he said.

Koch said that parents are also able to receive information about UAFS, information that might not have been available through their student’s high school counselor.

"They are able to come directly to the source and ask the tough questions about financial aid, housing, campus safety, and anything else they want to know," Koch said.

The admissions office is expecting approximately 1,100 seniors to attend, according to Koch.

Students can register online at For more information, call toll free at 888-512-LION.