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Recreation and Wellness

Questions? Contact Us.

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 31 through Aug. 5

Monday-Friday: 6-9 a.m, 4-7 p.m.

Saturday:  9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Sunday:  1-5 p.m.

CLOSED Saturday through Monday, July 2-4, for Independence Day


Aug. 6-12

Monday-Friday:  6 a.m. to 8 p.m. 

Saturday:  9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Sunday:  1-5 p.m.

CLOSED Aug. 13-21


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


  • Yoga: 5-6 p.m.


  • Total Body Fit: 4:30-5 p.m.
  • Zumba!: 5:30-6:30 p.m.

Questions? Contact our Fitness Coordinator, Cory Williams at or 479-788-7604.

The RAWC is excited to now offer UAFS alumni the opportunity to purchase memberships to access the RAWC. Click here for more information and to register for an alumni RAWC membership.

The Lion's Loop is open 24/7, and is a safe and ADA accessible 1-mile long walking trail to promote outdoor activity within the UAFS, and Fort Smith, community.  

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