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


FITOBER OCT. 1- 31: Log your physical activity during the month of October. This challenge is open to all UARK students, faculty, and staff. A UREC membership is not required. Registration link goes live on October 1 at fitevent.uark.edu. Log over 600 minutes to get a Chartwell's gift card which can be redeemed at locations across campus. 

The UREC Sports Complex (outdoor fields) is now open for drop-in recreation. Participants must bring their own equipment and face coverings are required (unless actively participating). No scrimmaging allowed at this time. View hours of operation here


 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.

UREC Magazine

Take a look at UREC's departmental publication, which covers all program area information.


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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