Athletics and Recreation
The mission of the Department of Athletics and Recreation is to support the aims of the institution by providing varsity sports programs, intramural and recreational programs, and wellness activities 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), and the Landmark Conference with the exception of football which is a member of the Centennial Conference. Men's varsity teams include football, soccer, cross country, basketball, baseball, lacrosse, track and field, tennis, and golf. Varsity team offerings for women include basketball, field hockey, tennis, track and field, softball, lacrosse, volleyball, cross-country, and soccer. The Athletics Department also supports the Moravian cheerleading squad.
The club sport program offers a variety of options based on student interest. Club sports are open to all full-time, undergraduate students and current offerings include men's rugby, equestrian, ice hockey, and eSports. Club sports are funded through United Student Government and new club sports can be added by following the new club application process established by USG.
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, Makuvek 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. Makuvek Field, located right in the center of the Main Street Campus, is the home for the field hockey, men’s and women’s soccer and lacrosse 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.