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.
Earlier this spring, the Ivy League Council of Presidents announced in a joint statement the intention for all Ivy League schools to resume a full schedule of varsity athletics competition beginning in the fall of 2021. Further details on schedule and health and safety protocols will be announced over the summer.
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
149 National or NCAA championships
58 Student-athletes honored as Rhodes Scholars
42 Varsity teams
435 Ivy League titles
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