Athletics and Recreation
The mission of the Department of Athletics and Recreation and the Department of Physical Education is to support the aims of the institution by providing varsity sports programs, intramural and recreational activities, and physical education classes for the various levels of interest and skill of the students within 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 or on the College athletics website, www.moraviansports.com.
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 (NCAA), the Eastern Collegiate Athletic Conference, and the Landmark Conference (for most of our sports). Football is a member of the Centennial Conference, while the men’s golf team participates in the Empire 8 Conference. Men's varsity teams include football, soccer, cross country, basketball, baseball, track and field, tennis, and golf. Varsity team offerings for women include basketball, field hockey, tennis, track and field, softball, volleyball, cross-country, and soccer. The Athletics Department also supports the Moravian cheerleading squad and the Moravian College Dancers.
The intramural sports program provides competition among members of campus organizations, residence halls, and student groups. Intramural activities include volleyball, soccer, touch football, indoor soccer, floor hockey, softball, beach volleyball, dodge ball, and basketball. Other special programs are added to the schedule when a demonstrated interest exists.
Facilities for varsity athletics, intramural activities, and recreational activities include Johnston Hall gym, Timothy Breidegam Field House (the ARC), Betty Prince Field, and the Steel Field Athletics Complex.
Johnston Hall gym and Breidegam Field House are the main venues for indoor athletics. Hours of availability for general student use will be posted on the website and/or in the entrance to the ARC. Breidegam Field House features an indoor track and four regulation basketball courts as well as a state-of-the-art, 10,000 square foot Fitness Center.Breidegam also features a dance studio.
Outdoor facilities are spread out on various parts of campus. Betty Prince Field is the home of the field hockey team. The Quad Field, located right in the center of the Main Street Campus, is the home for the men’s and women’s soccer teams. The Steel Field Athletics Complex, two blocks from the Main Street Campus, features Rocco Calvo Field (Sportex Turf field for football); Breidegam Track (eight-lane Mondo surface); Blue & Grey Field for softball; the Hoffman tennis courts; and Gillespie Field, home of the baseball team.