Sports & Recreation


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.

Meet Some of our Student-Athletes

Alexandra Wolf ’25
Alexandra Wolf ’25
BS in Biomedical Engineering

Alexandra combines her love of music with her career aspirations in the biomedical engineering industry. As a field hockey player, she appreciates the benefits of being part of a team, both on and off the field.  [...]

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Filippo Marcantoni ‘25
Filippo Marcantoni ‘25
BS, Robotics Engineering

Italian-born Filippo loves the flexibility of WPI’s academics while also being a part of the men’s soccer team. [...]

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Alexandria Sheehan ‘24
Alexandria Sheehan ‘24
BS, Economic Science, minor in Data Science

A varsity softball player, Alex loves getting involved with the WPI community and appreciates the opportunities of project-based learning[...]

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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. Visit the Varsity Athletics website.

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.

Physical Education Requirement

All students at WPI are required to take four 1/12 units in Physical Education and are encouraged to complete this graduation requirement in their first two years. Students may earn PE credits through participation in varsity athletics, club sports, general physical education, and healthy alternative physical education courses. Learn more.

Facts and Figures


of students participate in varsity athletics


NCAA Division III varsity sports

(10 Men's, 10 Women's)

club sports and intramural teams