The ROAR First Year Advising Center advisors and staff are excited that you are either considering or have made the decision to attend the University of Arkansas Fort Smith.  It is our goal to help entering freshman start a successful educational career at UAFS, and we look forward to working with you during your MANE Event New Student Orientation and during your first year!


Our center plans and executes a robust MANE Event New Student Orientation.  You will be notified when it is time to register for your event.   We will also serve as your advisors for the first year or through 24 hours of earned course work.  What this means is that we will meet with you in the summer(or December depending upon when you start) to help you declare your major and register for your first semester.  We will then meet with you in the fall and spring to register for future semesters.  We can’t wait to meet YOU!



The ROAR advocates for and serves students and their supporters by building a holistic foundation, creating opportunities, and preparing them to be successful with the UAFS and professional communities.


The R.O.A.R. will be a catalyst for fostering critical thinking, student success, and individual independence.


What if I am undecided on a major?

A ROAR advisor can assist you in discovering a career field that may be a good fit for you by using a combination of self-assessment tools. Visit the Career Services website to begin the Focus2, an online self-assessment tool that can help you discover your interests, values and skills that match our majors. You will also want to schedule an appointment with an advisor to review the tools and discuss your results.


Who is my advisor?

The advisor assigned to you when you schedule your first advising appointment will be your advisor for your first year.  To meet your advisor check out our staff page.

  • Login to My.UAFS
  • Select Students Tab
  • Select View My Student Services and Financial Aid (BSS) from the Left-Hand Menu
  • Select Student Records
  • Select Display Advisor Contact Information

You may schedule an appointment with your advisor through Navigate.

Who do I contact if I don’t know who my advisor is or for more information?


ROAR First Year Advising Center Hours

(except for designated holidays):
8 A.M. to 6 P.M.  Monday - Thursday 
9 A.M. to 5 P.M.  Friday 


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