The University of Massachusetts Amherst
University of Massachusetts Amherst

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Sports and Recreation


Whether you like to watch sports or participate in them, UMass Amherst is a great school for athletics. Our varsity athletes compete in Division I, (football is in Division 1A) the NCAA’s highest level of intercollegiate athletic competition, and in the prestigious Atlantic 10 Conference. In a typical year, about 200 varsity events are held on campus—and UMass Amherst students attend all home games free of charge.

If you are interested in competing as a student-athlete, visit UMass Amherst Athletics and choose your sport. Each page has a link for prospective student-athletes.

Campus Recreation has something for everyone, whether it's intramural or club sports, group fitness classes, yoga or drop-in recreation for pick-up basketball, walking on the track, swimming or running on the treadmill—a total recreation experience!