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

Announcements + Closures

  • Commit to Well is a perfect way to kick off your commitment to your health and wellness goals in 2020. Participants earn points for doing physical activity and completing a variety of wellness challenges. The fitness and wellness points earned will determine the prizes awarded at the completion of the event. The event runs from Saturday, February 1 - Saturday, March 14. Registration opens on Friday, Jan. 31st at https://fitevent.uark.edu

  • The Running of the Hogs 5k/10k race is on Saturday, March 7. Participants may register ahead of time online or the day of the race. Register by Feb. 20 to be guaranteed an official race t-shirt. 
  • Reduced Spring Break Hours will be in effect Friday, March 20 - Saturday, March 28.

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

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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