It is easy to make athletics and physical fitness a regular part of your Harvard undergraduate experience. Nearly 80 percent of Harvard students are involved in some kind of athletics—and nearly everyone puts their Crimson pride to work cheering on friends and classmates.
Fall 2020 Athletics
On July 8 the Ivy League made the decision to cancel all varsity athletics competition during the fall semester for Harvard and all other Ivy schools. While we know this is disappointing, we support this decision, as we know it was made with the health and well-being of our student athletes and broader community in mind. On our Athletic Department website you will find detailed information regarding eligibility, club sports, intramurals and much more. This information will be updated regularly.
Intramural sports provide students the opportunity to play with a team in a fun, relaxed environment. Teams are organized by entryway and by House. First-years compete for the Yard Cup, and upperclassmen chase the Straus Cup.
There are many club sports that Harvard students can join—or you can start your own. Less formal than varsity competitions, club sports are a great way to meet new friends and compete in a relaxed, welcoming environment.
There is a wide selection of recreational facilities on campus where you can practice, play, and participate when it works for you. We provide space and equipment for independent exercise, group activities, and recreational classes.
There are so many classes to choose from, such as step, pilates, muscle conditioning, aqua aerobics, kickboxing, and yoga.
facts and figures
Facts & Figures
146 National or NCAA championships
57 Student-athletes honored as Rhodes Scholars
42 Varsity teams
365 Ivy League titles