HPER Center

New Student Orientation and Waiver for the HPER Center
All NEW students must receive an orientation and sign a waiver prior to entering the HPER Center. This can be done electronically or in person. Below are the instructions for the electronic orientation and waiver.
1. Read the Campus Recreation Orientation (2020).
2. Read the Notice to all Persons Participating Waiver.
3. Log In the Fusion Portal, in the upper right corner, with your MyUCA login information.
4. Scroll down to the signature box and select the box. A touch pad device is needed. Sign and select SIGN NOW.
5. Close out the portal.


The HPER Center will close Monday – Friday, 2 pm – 3 pm, for sanitizing

Wednesday, August 12th – Saturday, August 15th
All Campus Recreation Facilities and Services are
for cleaning, moving equipment, and student staff training

Welcome Week
Hours of Operation


Sunday, August 16th
HPER Center: 3 pm – 9 pm
Swimming Pool: 3 pm – 8 pm

Monday, August 17th
HPER Center: 6 am – 9 pm
Swimming Pool: 6 am – 8 am / 11 am – 8 pm
Campus Outdoors (COPA): 11 am – 3 pm

Tuesday, August 18th
HPER Center: 6 am – 9 pm
Swimming Pool: 6 am – 8 am / 11 am – 8 pm

Wednesday, August 19th
HPER Center: 6 am – 9 pm
Swimming Pool: 6 am – 8 am / 11 am – 8 pm
Campus Outdoors (COPA): 11 am – 3 pm

Thursday, August 20th
Normal fall semester hours of operation


Face coverings are REQUIRED for entry

Arkansas Department of Health (ADH) Directive

Directive for Gym, Fitness Center, Athletic Club and Weight Room Reopening Phase II

High Risk Criteria



Services Available
Weight Room, Cardio Room, Swimming Pool, Walk/Jog Track, Game Area, Group Exercise, COPA, and Tennis Courts

The UCA Varsity Track and Nature Reserve trails are still open for use

Employment Opportunities
Guest Pass Information
General Policies
Inclement Weather Policy

Campus Recreation Mission Statement 

The mission of Campus Recreation is to provide students, faculty, and staff with programs that offer competitive, non-competitive, health promotion, and physical activity conducive to their personal development and overall wellness within safe facilities and fun-filled environments. The department also provides leadership development opportunities for students and participants. The department personnel recognizes the value of developing the total person and feel that recreational and intramural sports are an essential component of the educational experience at the University of Central Arkansas.

The HPER originally opened November 27th, 2000 as a 72,000 square foot recreation center located on the corner of Student Lane and Farris on the southwest corner of the UCA Campus.  In 2012 the process for an extensive expansion and renovation project began.

In addition to the three pre-existing, re-finished full-sized basketball courts, the expansion and renovation include an approximate 10,000 sq ft. weight room, an approximate 6,000 sq ft. cardio room, and three group exercise studios including one dedicated to spinning classes.  Windows have been placed around the pre-existing Mondo X indoor track to allow exercisers to look out to the nature reserve and provides an open feel that coincides with the architectural style of the new portion of the HPER.  Also added to the HPER is the natatorium, featuring a 6 lane, 25-yard lap pool.  Other additions include lounge areas, recreational game space, three racquetball courts, and an outdoor recreation center, where the campus community can check-out kayaks, canoes, camping equipment and even get basic bicycle services and repairs done.

It is our hope that the now completed expansion and renovation, will allow campus recreation to continue to fulfill its mission and continue making the UCA campus a healthier place as individuals and as a whole.