Athletics

Varsity Sports

Harvard is home to 42 nation-leading Division I intercollegiate sports teams. Our outstanding varsity athletes excel in competition, fuel Crimson pride across campus, and carry on the rich legacy of Harvard Athletics.
  • student on boat
  • track student next to sign with her race time
  • students with dr edwards and james brown

Intramural Sports

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.

students rowing in Charles River

Club Sports

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.

curling team

 

Recreational Fitness

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.

students watching a teacher during a dance class

Harvard Athletics on Social Media

View the official channels of Harvard Athletics

student winning award for fencing

facts and figures

Facts & Figures

Statistics

  • 146 National or NCAA championships

  • 57 Student-athletes honored as Rhodes Scholars

  • 42 Varsity teams

  • 365 Ivy League titles