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Recreation and Wellness

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Meighan Pendergrass


Campus Recreation and Wellness is here to enhance the quality of life of our students, faculty, and staff by providing opportunities for participation in various recreation programs, services and facilities.

Our department includes the Recreation and Wellness Center (better known as the RAWC), intramural sports, fitness programs, club sports, climbing and bouldering walls, and outdoor programs.

UAFS students have access to our facilities and programs including:

  • A 15-foot bouldering wall 
  • Matrix strength and cardiovascular equipment
  • Two full-size basketball courts
  • Two studio rooms for group fitness and personal fitness use
  • A walking/jogging track
  • Group fitness classes
  • And much more!

Summer Hours

May 4-26

  • 6-9 a.m. and 4-7 p.m. Monday-Friday
  • 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturdays
  • 1-5 p.m. Sundays

May 27 - June 2

  • CLOSED for Memorial Day and planned maintenance

June 3 - Aug. 9

  • 6 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday-Thursday
  • 6-9 a.m. and 4-7 p.m. Fridays
  • 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturdays
  • 1-5 p.m. Sundays

July 4

  • CLOSED for Independence Day

Aug. 10-18

  • CLOSED for planned maintenance


  • Core Crunch:  4-4:30 p.m.
  • Indoor Cycling: 4:40-5:25 p.m.
  • Zumba!:  5:30-6:30 p.m.


  • Cardio Dance: noon to 12:45 p.m.
  • Lunch Yoga:  1-1:45 p.m.
  • Indoor Cycling: 4-4:45 p.m.
  • Yoga: 5-6 p.m.


  • HIIT: 4-4:30 p.m.
  • Core Crunch: 4:40-5:10 p.m.
  • Zumba!:  5:30-6:30 p.m.


  • Cardio Dance: Noon to 12:45 p.m.
  • Lunch Yoga: 1-1:45 p.m.

Questions? Contact our fitness coordinator, Cory Williams, at or 479-788-7604.

Access Here

The RAWC is excited to now offer UAFS alumni the opportunity to purchase memberships to access the RAWC.  For information contact Meighan Pendergrass at 479-788-7596 or

The Lion's Loop is open 24/7 and is a safe and ADA-accessible one-mile-long walking trail to promote outdoor activity within the UAFS and Fort Smith communities.  

The Lion's Loop is a product of the Residence Hall Association at UAFS, who worked with the student population to design the best possible route for a walking trail on campus.  

Lion's loop

Guest passes are available for purchase at the front desk of the RAWC.  Guests must be at least 18 years old and be accompanied by a current RAWC member.  Passes are $5 per day.