HPER Building

The Health, Physical Education and Recreation (HPER) Building houses many facilities that you can reserve for meetings, special events, birthday parties, practices and more. A wide variety of equipment rental items are also available. 

UREC Facilities Calendar

Prior to making a reservation request, please view the UREC Facilities Calendar for up-to-date information that shows reserved and available areas for a particular day, week or month. View the UREC Facilities Calendar. 

Facility reservation requests must be submitted using the online form below.

Facility Information

Location Level Seating Capacity Amenities
HPER 103 1 72 2 white boards, 2 projectors with screens, PixiePro controller, Dell computer w/ pen based monitor, 23" Monitor, document camera, speaker system, VGA laptop capable, HDMI input, Echo 360 Appliances (records video, audio, and anything displayed on the projectors)
HPER 311 3 76 1 Projector, 1 roll down screen, 1 black board, 1 white board, PixiePro controller, Dell computer w/ pen based monitor, 23" Monitor, document camera, speaker system, VGA laptop capable, HDMI input, Echo 360 Podium Capture- records audio & screen capture (from computer only)
HPER 315 3 18

1 Projector, 1 roll down screen, 1 black board, Extron Controller, Dell computer w/ pen based monitor, document camera, speaker system, VGA laptop capable, Echo 360 Podium Capture- records audio & screen capture (from computer only)

HPER 316 3 61

1 Projector, 1 roll down screen, 1 black board, 2 white boards, PixiePro controller, Dell computer w/ pen based monitor, 23" Monitor, document camera, speaker system, VGA laptop capable, HDMI input, Echo 360 Podium Capture- records audio & screen capture (from computer only)

HPER 318 3 33

1 Projector, 1 roll down screen, 1 black board, 2 white boards, PixiePro controller, Dell computer w/ pen based monitor, 23" Monitor, document camera, speaker system, VGA laptop capable, HDMI input, Echo 360 Podium Capture- records audio & screen capture (from computer only)

HPER 319 3 33

1 Projector, 1 roll down screen, 1 black board, 2 white boards, PixiePro controller, Dell computer w/ pen based monitor, 23" Monitor, document camera, speaker system, VGA laptop capable, HDMI input, Echo 360 Podium Capture- records audio & screen capture (from computer only)

Location Level Seating Capacity Amenities
UREC Conference Room 240 2 14 Conference table with fourteen executive chairs, TV, 1 white board, 1 projector, conference calling available
Location Level Seating Capacity Amenities
Dance Studio 216 2 171 Small dance studio for practices, mirrors, ballet bars, audio system
Dance Studio 220 2 256 Large dance studio, mirrors, bleacher seating, audio & lighting systems, ballet bars, Marley flooring on half
Location Level Amenities
Gym 1- (222) 2- North Half College regulation basketball court, contains equipment and space for various sport activities (can accommodate up to 2 volleyball nets, full court basketball), scoreboard available
Gym 1- (222) 2- South Half The 35 ft. wall features multiple top rope anchors including access to lead climbing options.  The wall also boasts a vertical crack, a roof section, and a belay ledge.  A total of 13 belay stations keeps climbers of all levels challenged and entertained.
Gym 2 (305) 3- South Gym Can accommodate up to 4 badminton nets, 1 volleyball net north/south, scoreboard available
Gym 3 (305C) 3- Middle Gym Can accommodate up to 4 badminton nets, 3 volleyball nets east/west, scoreboard available
Gym 4 (305F) 3- North Gym Can accommodate 1 volleyball net- north/south, indoor tennis, Futsal (indoor soccer) set up, scoreboard available
Location Level Seating Capacity Amenities
Student Lounge (310) 3 38 Four tables with space for individual or group work, two couches with a TV for lounging. 
Location Level Seating Capacity Amenities
Deep End- East (208) 2

50 meter, Olympic size pool;

750,000 gallon tank;

Total seating capacity- 1,237;

UREC keeps a 1:25 ratio of patrons to lifeguards,

Maximum bather load with six lifeguards on duty- 150;

Features two movable bulkheads; wireless audio and lighting systems; 

Seating capacity in balcony section- 259

Tredding section/ Small group training (starts at 14 ft. deep)
Deep End- West (208) 2 Diving section- Two 1-meter & Two 3-meter springboards; One 5-meter platform & One 10- meter platform on diving tower (deepest part of pool at 17 ft. deep)
Shallow Section- Middle (208) 2 Birthday parties- water volleyball net & water basketball available; Instructional platform for swim lessons (4-5 ft. deep); lift equipment available
Lap Lanes (208) 2 25 meter, 8 lanes available (6-7 ft. deep)
Balcony (307B) 3 Ample balcony seating for competition swim and dive meets.
Location Level Amenities
Court 1 (111) 1 Accessible Door Entrance; 20' x 40'
Court 4 (114) 1 20' x 40'
Court 5 (115) 1 20' x 40'
Court 6 (116) 1 20' x 40'
Court 7 (117) 1 20' x 40' 
Court 8 (118) 1 20' x 40' 
Court 9 (119) 1 Marked for Wallyball; 20' x 40'
Court 10 (120) 1 Marked for Wallyball/
Accessible Door Entrance; 20' x 40'
Racquetball Foyer/
Table Tennis (110)
1 Three table tennis tables available for informal use, events, and competition.
Location Level Amenities
Track (401) 4 Synthetic surface jogging track (three lanes); 
1 mile = 8 laps on outside lane


Some classrooms are equipped with Wacom tablet monitors (monitors with pens); None of the classrooms are equipped with Smart Boards (electronic white boards).

Wi-Fi is available in the HPER Building and UREC Fitness Center. Several computer stations are also available for members and guests.

Equipment Item Daily Rate
Badminton Set- (includes 2 racquets and 1 shuttlecock) $5.00/ set
Basketballs $5.00/ ball
Chairs- metal, folding; 215 available $1.00/ chair
Coolers $5.00/ cooler
Flip Scoreboard $10.00
Floor Covers- standard charge when serving food/ beverage in special purpose spaces; 295 available $5.00/ piece
Futsal (Indoor Soccer) Balls $5.00/ ball
Inner Tubes $2.00/ tube
Kickboards $2.00/ board
Natatorium Sound System $50.00
Pipe and Drape (comes in 10 ft. sections, 8 sections available) $10.00/ section of crossbar
Portable Bleachers $25.00/ section
Portable LCD TV (Hitachi 55" w/ Mac Mini)- (includes UARK WiFi, Bluetooth, Keyboard & Mouse)
(comes on a rolling cart)
$25.00
Projector $25.00/ unit
Projector Screen $25.00/ unit
Projector Screen (Blow up screen)- 20' x 12' projector; 16' x 9' screen size $100.00
Racquetball Set- (includes 2 racquets and 1 racquetball) $10.00/ set
Scoreboard Controller $25.00/ court
Sound System (includes 2 speakers, 2 stands, 1 wireless mic, power cords, & extension cords) $30.00/ set
Sport Equipment Set Up Fee (i.e. badminton, volleyball, wallyball, pickleball, etc.) $20.00/ sport court
Stage (8' x 4' x 1.4') $20.00/ stage
Stanchions $15.00/ cart
Storage Fee $10.00
Table Covers (red/white) $2.00/ cover
Table Tennis Set- (includes 2 paddles and 1 table tennis ball $5.00/ set
Tables- metal, folding (6' rectangular- 30 available, 5' round- 15 available, & 36" cocktail- 8 available) $5.00/ table
Tumbling Mats $25.00/ roll
Volleyballs $5.00/ ball
Wallyballs $2.00/ ball
Water Volleyball Set (includes net & ball) $12.00/ set


Additional special event equipment rental is also available through the Facilities Management Department on campus.

Charges are based on use per day regardless if the event's duration is less than a day.

UREC has 210 folding chairs, 30 rectangular tables, 15 round tables, and 8 cocktail tables available for rental purposes.

  • Requests are reviewed in the order in which they are received. 

  • UREC follows the academic semester calendar, so facility requests cannot be confirmed until an academic semester schedule has been set. 

  • Two weeks is the standard lead time for requesting UREC facilities as event locations.  It is expected that major events will be scheduled as far in advance of the activity date as possible.

  • A $25.00 administrative fee will be added to the final invoice for all request changes (times, locations, equipment, supervision, etc.) made with less than a 48 business hours advanced notice from the date/time of the event.

  • If the request is approved and confirmed in the calendar, an e-mail confirmation will be sent to the requester within two business days from the time the request is submitted.  If a request is submitted Friday - Sunday, UREC staff will follow up by the next business day.

  • If additional information is needed or requested, you will be contacted by a UREC staff member.  If you need to reserve equipment, please indicate the items & quantities on the request. 

Submit a facility reservation request.


Facility University Organizations/ Affiliates Non-University Organizations
Classrooms $5.00 $30.00
Dance Studios $30.00 $60.00
Gymnasiums $35.00 $70.00
Natatorium $40.00 $80.00
Racquetball Courts $10.00 $30.00
Student Lounge $20.00 $50.00
Table Tennis $10.00 $30.00
Track $10.00 $30.00
UREC Conference Room $10.00 $30.00
Wallyball Courts $15.00 $30.00


All rates are per hour and not pro-rated. Reservations must be made for at least one hour. 

All rates are for each individual space such as per room/ court/ gym/ table/ etc.  

All summer camps are billed at the non-university rates listed above.

Additional fees may apply, including but not limited to: supervision, added chemicals, equipment rentals, UAPD security, etc.

View our Rental Policies to learn more.

  • This form of payment is applicable to any single day event hosted by Registered Student Organizations (not billing to a CCN), birthday parties, external organizations and general use (students, faculty, staff, UREC members) reservations.

  • Payments for these events are due on or before the event date at the HPER Service Center (HPER 205A), located on level 2 of the HPER Building.

  • Payment must be made in person by means of cash, check, or a major credit card.

  • Payment over the phone is not accepted.

  • If payment is not made in advance, access to the facility will not be granted.
  • University departments must provide a CCN prior to confirming the event.

  • The final invoice will be billed after the last event date to the CCN provided.

    • Registered Student Organizations (RSO) billing to a CCN:
      • A confirmation e-mail with the total amount to be billed will be sent to the requestor, officers, advisors and the appropriate accounting personnel.
      • If charges exceed the approved amount, the requestor is responsible for the balance of the payment. (See Time of Service Billing for instructions)

    • Registered Student Organizations (RSO) events funded by ASG fee money:
      • A confirmation e-mail with the total amount to be billed will be sent to the requestor, officers, advisors and Jody Preece.
      • If charges exceed the approved amount, the requestor is responsible for the balance of the payment. (See Time of Service Billing for instructions)
  • The Accounts Receivable System (ARS) is used to create and track external customer invoices and apply receipts to those invoices.

  • External customers are businesses, corporations, other universities, or individuals that purchase goods and services from the University of Arkansas departments.

  • This form of payment is applicable to multi-day events such as summer camps or external events being billed to a physical address.

  • The ARS application does not include student billing or internal invoices.

  • All summer camps are billed at the non-university rates to a physical address.

  • Summer camps will not be billed to university cost center numbers.