UREC member exercises at UREC Fitness Center

Read University Recreation’s COVID-19 plan and FAQ’s


The mission of University Recreation is to empower students for success through recreation and wellness.

Announcements + Closures

For inclement weather closures at the UREC Sports Complex and/or emergency facility closures, please follow us on social media @urecarkansas


- UREC Bucket List Challenge: Challenge yourself this semester and win free stuff while doing it! Complete 8 activities to get a free t-shirt. Complete 15 to be entered into a drawing to win a $250 Amazon gift card! Get the list of activities and instructions here. 

-Registration is now live for spring intramural sports (block 1),  outdoors trips and clinics, group fitness classes, personal training sessions, and small group training classes! Register at urecmembers.uark.edu

-There will be adjusted open recreational hours for the HPER pool on Friday 1/22 - The pool will be open from 10am-12pm; 5pm-8pm, and closed 12pm-2pm for the UA Swim & Dive meet. 

-3v3 max half-court basketball, 4v4 max volleyball, 2v2 max badminton, and 1v1 max racquetball are activities now allowed within the HPER Building. Face coverings are required to be worn at all times while playing.

-Informal recreation equipment is available for check out in the Service Center (HPER 205A). A valid ID is required to check out equipment. All items will be properly disinfected between each use. 

-Showers are now open in the HPER Building Men's and Women's locker rooms. Towels are available in the HPER Service Center with active towel service.


 UREC is taking extra precautions to help keep our members and staff healthy and safe. This includes extensive cleaning protocols, enhanced operating procedures, and social distancing practices within our facilities.  

Due to capacity limitations, reservations are strongly encouraged in all spaces in order to guarantee a spot. UREC members can make a reservation through their member portal by visiting urecmembers.uark.edu. To assist you, we have created a Step-by-step tutorial video on how to make a reservation. Having trouble accessing the portal to make your reservation? For the best user experience, please use Google Chrome. If you are still having trouble, email Linda at lfricke@uark.edu

All UREC members will need to complete a Facility Access waiver prior to entry. This should be completed through the UREC Member Portal prior to coming to the facility, members will not be allowed entry without a completed waiver.  

To learn more about our current operations, please visit our COVID-19 website

Group Fitness Schedule

Group Fitness classes are designed to provide participants with a fun, motivating and well-rounded fitness experience.


The Wellness Initiative aims to highlight how current campus-wide programming supports all aspects of growth and well-being for individuals.

Sports Injury Clinic

The Sports Injury Clinic offers free injury evaluations, as well as opportunities for injury prevention, emergency care, and rehabilitation.

Bucket List Challenge


Challenge yourself this semester and win free stuff while doing it! Complete 8 activities to get a free t-shirt. Complete 15 to be entered into a drawing to win a $250 Amazon gift card! 


UREC develops its staff through professional growth, hands-on experience, education, and workmanship. University Recreation employs around 400 student employees in a variety of program areas.

Employment with UREC provides students an opportunity to gain valuable experience working within their area of interest, with the possibility for advancement within the department.

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