Recreational Sports

Intramurals and sports clubs provide a great way to explore an interest, make friends, and stay active. Explore this page to learn more about offerings within intramurals and sports clubs.


Love to compete but don’t have the time to commit to varsity athletics or a sport club? Intramurals are for you! Johns Hopkins offers intramural leagues and tournaments in a variety of sports. Intramurals are also a great way to make friends and get involved outside of academics. All participants must have a valid O’Connor Recreation Center membership in order to participate in intramurals. Alumni, guests and spouses are not allowed to participate.

Leagues & Tournaments

League configurations include co-ed, women’s, men’s, dorm, fraternity, competitive and recreation. Leagues are managed using the imleagues.

Explore our seasonal leagues and tournaments:

Spring Sports


5-on-5 BasketballRules (PDF)Additional Information
WallyballRules (PDF)Additional Information
Outdoor SoccerRules (PDF)Additional Information
Inner Tube Water PoloRules (PDF)Additional Information


Stay tuned for information on spring tournaments.

Summer Sports

The Graduate Representative Organization offers summer leagues in:

  • Basketball
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Volleyball

For more information, contact the Recreation Office at 410-516-5229.

Forfeit Fees

  • Forfeit fees have been instituted in order to cut down on forfeited games/matches throughout the year.
  • In order to enter a team/league, individual sport, or tournament a forfeit fee of $20 per team/league must be paid in advance.
  • The fee is refundable if the team does not forfeit any games/matches during the regular season or playoffs.
  • Fees will be refunded two (2) weeks after the final game/match of the leagues playoffs has been completed.
  • Fees must be picked up by the end of the spring semester (May). Forfeit fees do not carry over year to year.

Safety & Liability

  • Participation in intramurals is completely voluntary.
  • Participants play with the understanding that intramurals do involve some contact.
  • It is strongly recommended that participants have satisfactory health status and coverage.
  • Johns Hopkins University and the Recreation Center Office are not responsible for injuries incurred during intramural play.

Sports Clubs

Sports clubs provide a great opportunity to learn and develop a new interest or sport, or continue to participate in a sport or interest in which you already have experience. Don’t have the time to commit to varsity athletics, the level of commitment required for sports clubs is lower than varsity athletics, so they’re perfect for more casual participants. Sports clubs are also a great way to make friends and get involved outside of academics.

Current sports clubs include:

BadmintonBaseballM. Basketball
W. Basketball
Brazilian JujitsuCricket
CyclingDragon BoatEquestrianField HockeyFigure Skating
GolfIce HockeyKrav MagaM. Lacrosse
W. Lacrosse
Lifestyle Fitness
QuidditchMarksmanshipOutdoorsRacquetball Rock Climbing
M. Rugby
W. Rugby
RunningSoftballM. Soccer
W. Soccer
M. Squash
W. Squash
SwimmingTable TennisSport Taekwondo
M. Ultimate Frisbee
W. Ultimate Frisbee
M. Volleyball
W. Volleyball
Water Polo