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The mission of the Department of Physical Education, Athletics, and Recreation is to support the aims of the institution by providing physical and sports programs, facilities, and equipment for the various levels of interest and skill in the College community. Moravian supports a broad range of physical activities intended for participation by the entire community, from the highly skilled, experienced athlete to the interested novice or casual spectator. The program offers opportunities in intercollegiate, intramural, and recreational competition. Schedules and information are available in Johnston Hall.
Intercollegiate athletics programs are offered for those students interested in organized competition at the varsity level. Moravian is a Division III (non-scholarship) member of the National Collegiate Athletic Association, the Landmark Conference, the Centennial Conference for football, the Empire 8 Conference for golf, and the Eastern Collegiate Athletic Conference. Admission to athletic events is free to students with Moravian ID cards. Varsity competition is offered in football, soccer, cross country, basketball, baseball, track and field, tennis, and golf for men; and basketball, field hockey, tennis, track and field, softball, volleyball, cross-country, soccer, and cheerleading for women. Lacrosse for men and women with begin in 2015-2016.
The intramural sports program provides competition among members of campus organizations, residence halls, and student groups. Intramural sports include volleyball, soccer, touch football, indoor soccer, bowling, floor hockey, softball, beach volleyball, table tennis, and basketball. Tournaments are held for tennis, golf, and horseshoes.
Johnston Hall, Breidegam Field House, and the Steel Field gym are facilities for indoor athletics. Recreation time is set aside for the exclusive use of students, faculty, and staff. Breidegam Field House features an indoor track and a fitness center, as well as a dance and aerobics studio. Johnston Hall features a power weight room, a movement room, a conference room, and a classroom. Student admission to all athletics and recreation facilities requires a student ID card.
The Steel Field Complex includes the football/track stadium: Rocco Calvo Field, Timothy Breidegam Track, Gillespie Baseball Field, Greyhound Softball Diamond, Hoffman Tennis Courts, a field house, and the gym.