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Whether in the lab or on the field, WPI is a community of doers. We understand the importance of a proper work-life balance for healthy living, which is why we offer a wide variety of clubs, teams, and fitness classes to help you stay in shape, relieve stress, make friends, and most importantly, have fun.

From participating in a lunchtime yoga class held in our dance studios to taking over the pool for a game of underwater hockey, there’s something for everyone—students, faculty, and staff alike—to participate in at the Rec Center, or at one of our state-of-the-art fields, courts, or studios.

Fall 2020 Updates

WPI has made the difficult decision to not compete in athletic competitions (varsity, club or intramurals) this fall and through Dec. 31. While we acknowledge how disappointing this news is, the health and safety of our entire WPI community remains our top priority. The decision to participate in athletic competitions after Jan. 1, 2021, will be made at an appropriate time and will be informed by an evaluation of the state of the COVID-19 pandemic. 

The Sports and Recreation Center will be open by reservation to students only, in order to provide students with greater access. Learn more here.

Varsity Sports

WPI has 20 varsity teams classified within the NCAA Division III. We enjoy membership in the ECAC, NEWMAC, FFC and the NECAC. WPI athletics has a long proud history and we have enjoyed our share of intercollegiate success in tournament, conference and national championships. We are equally proud of the accolades and awards bestowed each year on our student-athletes, including Scholar All-America, All-America, All-Region, All-New England and All-Conference honors.

Club Sports

Taking place during the traditional academic year (August-May), club sports give students the opportunity to join over 30 different sports teams ranging from ultimate Frisbee and rugby to ballroom dancing and pep band. Students are in charge of each team, thereby allowing students to develop and refine their leadership and organizational skills while working out, meeting new people, and having fun. Check out Club Sports on CampusLabs for a full list of teams, contact information, and forms.


Open to all members of the WPI community, the Intramural Sports program aims to provide safe, fair, and enjoyable competitive opportunities. Intramurals include such sporting activities as flag football, basketball, indoor soccer, and volleyball, as well as recreation programming activities like 3-point shootouts and spikeball.

Facts and Figures


Best Athletic Facilities

The Princeton Review (2018)

of students participate in varsity athletics


NCAA Division III varsity sports

(10 Men's, 10 Women's)

club sports and intramural teams


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