New Employee Information

We are excited you are joining University Recreation as a new staff member. The following New Employee Onboarding requirements must be completed within 40 days of hire.

UREC Employee Orientation

UREC student employees are responsible for registering themselves online at Log on using your UARK user name and password. Select 'Programs' then select the appropriate semester and click on 'UREC New Employee Orientation' to register for a class.

You may also register at the UREC Main Office in HPER 225, or by calling 479-575-4646. Participants who need to cancel their registration are asked to do so as soon as they are aware of a conflict, so that the space is available for others to register.

UREC student-employees who fail to show up to a class for which they are registered will be subject to the UREC student employee discipline policy guidelines.

Log into Blackboard and select University Recreation under the Organizations tab to review and complete the following:

  • Read the 2019-2020 UREC Part-Time Employee Manual
  • Review the UREC Part-Time Employee Training PowerPoint
  • Complete the New Employee Blackboard Quiz

If you have questions regarding New Employee Orientation, email

Student Employee CPR Classes

University Recreation provides employees a free class for First Aid, CPR, and AED certifications.  If you already have a certification, you will need to send a copy of your certification to If you do not have a certification, or yours is about to expire, UREC provides classes specifically for employees throughout the semester.

There will not be any challenge courses offered during the 2019-2020 academic year.

Send a copy of your certification to

UREC student employees are responsible for registering themselves online at  

Due to the courses being Blended Learning, registration closes ONE WEEK before the class date. This will allow ample time to complete the required online portion. 

Offering dates are as follows: 

  • January 26
  • February 16
  • March 15
  • April 19
  • April 26

Most courses are on Sundays and run from 3:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. in HPER classroom 103.

You can also stop by the UREC Main Office in HPER 225 or register over the phone by calling 479-575-4646. Please specify that you are a UREC employee when you register.

If you have questions regarding your CPR certifications, contact Laura Hudson at or 479-575-3927.

Additional Employment Requirements

All University Recreation employees must complete the following modules within 40 days of hire.  These courses fulfill University of Arkansas and University Recreation requirements. 

Review the "GHS Hazard Communication" content and complete the quiz in blackboard.

Two items must be sent to UREC HR:  signed policy acknowledgement form and online Mandated Reporter completion certificate.

This is required only of positions that may process credit cards: Fitness Center Attendants working at the UREC Fitness Center in the Union, Office Assistants, Service Center Attendants, and UREC Outdoors employees.

Please visit and login with your UARK username and password to sign up for Data Security Basics training.  Following the training, proof of completion must be provided to

This is required only for Outdoors Supervisors, IMCS Supervisors, Facility Supervisors, and Student Managers.

Complete the online training at Environmental Health and Safety. Access by logging in with UARK credentials, click on "Safety Training," scroll down to locate "Fire Extinguishers - Fire Safety," view presentation, and take quiz.

Submit a screenshot of successful completion to

If you have questions regarding new employee requirements, contact UREC HR at or 479-575-7043. 

All Staff Training

Tentatively the Sunday prior to the start of Fall 2020 classes.

University Recreation holds All Staff Training prior to the start of the Fall semester.  Topics covered in training vary from year to year, but will provide risk management training, introduce new policies or procedures, and an update on what to expect from University Recreation for the upcoming year.  

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