The department of University Recreation (UREC) is a major-campus wide service unit of the College of Education and Health Professions. UREC serves the university community by providing a diverse selection of recreational opportunities and facilities, which are designed to enhance the quality of life for each participant.
A UREC membership grants access to the Health, Physical Education and Recreation (HPER) building, as well as the UREC Fitness Center located on the second floor of the Arkansas Union. A UREC membership is included in student tuition. For details regarding faculty, staff, alumni or family membership, please click on the UREC Memberships tab or call 479-575-4646.
The HPER building offers a wide array of recreational facilities including an Olympic size pool, ten racquetball courts, three ping pong tables, an indoor jogging track, bouldering and climbing walls, the Donna Axum Fitness Center, and four gymnasiums. The UREC Fitness Center in the Arkansas Union has 6,000 sq. ft. of fitness floor space, a 1,500 sq. ft group fitness studio, men's and women's locker and shower facilities and over 120 total workout pieces. Free amenities include day lockers, Wi-Fi and kiosk computers.
In addition to operating these facilities, University Recreation provides recreational opportunities through intramural sports, club sports, inclusive recreation, non-credit instruction programs, group fitness classes, fitness/wellness opportunities and the Outdoor Connection Center, located in HPER 102.