Playing on an Intramural Sports team is a great way to be active and make new friends. Learn more about the program through our Frequently Asked Questions listed below.

Want to learn more about Intramural Sports? Check out our comprehensive list of frequently asked questions below.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the difference between sport clubs and intramural sports?

Intramural Sports is a department within Campus Recreation that provides the structure for competitive and non-competitive sport play. When you play an Intramural Sport you play other on-campus teams. Intramural Sports trains officials, provides facility space, equipment, and league scheduling. Sport Clubs are run by student members. A Sport Club is responsible for scheduling their own practices and meetings, recruiting members, requesting funding, arranging travel and maintaining club equipment. Most clubs practice 2-4 times a week and compete against other universities.

I don't know how to play that sport. Can I still participate?

No experience is necessary, and there is no limit to the amount of Intramural Sports you can participate in. However, beginners to a sport are encouraged to participate in the recreational league.

Can I be a member of a sport club and play intramural sports?

Yes, however restrictions are in place. Reference the Intramural Sports Captains Manual for more information. In addition, club members who are participating in their “like” sport must always participate in the competitive league.

Can I play for more than one team?

Each participant can play on ONE open or women’s team, AND ONE corec team. Participants cannot play for multiple teams within the same league. Once an individual participates for a team, they are ineligible to switch teams.

Are there practices?

The Intramural Sports program does not organize formal practices. However, teams are able to “practice” during regularly scheduled open recreation times.

Who do you play?

Intramural Sports teams are made up of Towson University students, faculty, staff, and alumni. Each team plays other teams made up of a similar group of participants. For example, a team made up of students that live on the same floor may play a team made up of students that are in the same student organization.

Who can participate?
  • Undergraduate fee paying students
  • Graduate fee paying students
  • Faculty and staff with a valid Campus Recreation membership 
  • Alumni who have purchased a Campus Recreation alumni membership
  • NOTE: A signed liability waiver and valid TU OneCard must be presented to be eligible for participation in all Intramural Sports activities.
Do I have to have my own equipment to participate?

The Intramural Sports program provides all equipment needed to participate in every activity.

Do I have to try out?

There is no formal try out process for Intramural Sports. Anyone who is eligible to participate is welcome to create or join a team.

Are there fees to join?

Each individual participant is required to purchase an Intramural Sports Pass in order to be eligible to participate in seasons and tournaments. An Intramural Sports Pass is not required for participation in free events. Pass options are below, and can be purchased at recreation.towson.edu.

  • Academic Year: $35
  • Semester: $20
  • Single Team: $10
What are the benefits of participating in Intramural Sports?

There are many benefits to being involved including improved fitness, meeting new people, being part of a community, and reducing stress. Intramural Sports is a great way to continue to play the sports that you love, or to get out of your comfort zone and try something new.

What is the difference between competitive and recreational leagues?

Competitive leagues are designed for participants who are looking for more challenging gameplay and are “in it to win it”. Recreational leagues are designed for participants who are looking to participate with a “just for fun” mentality.

How does my team make the playoffs?

Most seasons will feature a four week regular season, followed by a single elimination playoff. Teams who finish in the top half of their division, have not forfeited once or defaulted twice, and maintain at least a 3.0 sportsmanship rating are eligible for the playoffs.

Intramural sports pass frequently asked questions

What is a Play Pass?

A Play Pass grants each pass holder all-access to Intramural Sports activities, events and programs. Individuals that wish to play on multiple teams in a given year are encouraged to purchase a Play Pass.

What if I only want to play on one team?

Individuals can purchase a $10 Single Team Pass for each team they would like to compete on. This pass is ideal for individuals only interested in playing on a single team per semester. One Single Team Pass required per person, per team.

What is an Intramural Sports Pass required for?

An Intramural Sports Pass is required for participation in all seasons and tournaments.

Who is required to purchase an Intramural Sports Pass?

Each individual participant is required to purchase an Intramural Sports Pass.

What are free events?

This series of activities is designed to offer a less structured environment for participants who are interested in being active and having fun. Participants are encouraged to meet new friends, and potentially meet individuals to form a team with, all while participating in a fun social atmosphere. Activities include: Welcome to TU, Labor Stay, Learn, Meet & Play Events, and Adaptive Recreation.

An Intramural Sports Pass is not required for participation in free events.