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
  • Defensive back Garrett Sharp '24 does an end-of-practice drill with his teammates at sunup in Harvard Stadium.

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.

Hemengway Gym.  Functional training space.

Harvard Athletics on Social Media

Follow Harvard Athletics on social media @HarvardCrimson. Click the button below to view all official team social media accounts.

student winning award for fencing

facts and figures

Facts & Figures


  • 151 National or NCAA championships

  • 58 Student-athletes honored as Rhodes Scholars

  • 42 Varsity teams

  • 439 Ivy League titles

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aerial image of Harvard athletic facilities