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Intramural and Club Sports Activities

The activities which are planned for the 2010-2011 academic year are: Flag football, men and women, basketball, men and women, volleyball, aerobics, soccer, baseball, both indoor and outdoor, taekwondo, judo, self-defense, badminton, and golf. Plans are underway to launch a golf program. As a result of the many requests to start an Intramural softball program, steps have been taken to do a feasibility study for the program. Both softball and golf can be played by both men and women which makes them even more attractive to the intramural department.

Competitive Intramural Activities

Competitive Intramural and Club Sports are some of the most important activities on campus, and attract major participation. The activities are Flag Football, Women’s Flag Football, Indoor and outdoor Soccer, Basketball, and Baseball.


During the fall semester, Flag Football, Soccer, and Volleyball are the activities that draw the most attention. Volleyball, although not a league sport yet, is co-ed and draws a large number of female participants. The free play volleyball will turn into a league during the fall of 2010.

Soccer is a year round ongoing sport at Howard University. Fall soccer draws many spectators on Friday nights, as the players take to the floor at the lower Burr Gymnasium. The players enjoy the free play.

The biggest draw during the fall is always flag football.

Women’s Flag Football

The women’s Flag Football team is currently ranking number eight in the nation. They have competed in the National Intramural Championship successfully for the past five years. They won an automatic berth to the National Championship in November 2010 by winning the regional NIRSA collegiate championship in region 1.




Traditionally that basketball league has thirty-two (32) men teams and six to eight (6-8) women teams. The league games are conducted on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday nights. The first two teams in each division advance to the playoff bracket until the champion team is determined. The schedule may change from time to time depending on the number of teams participating in a particular league.
Champion teams are usually sponsored to compete in the Mid-Atlantic Regional Collegiate Intramural Tournaments by NIRSA and ACIS.

Indoor Soccer

Standing room is the only way to describe this league. This league is the most competitive league in all of intramurals. The fans always come out to cheer for their favorite team. There were eight to ten (8-10) teams in the league every year.


Club Baseball

With the cancellation of the baseball program, the Howard University Club Baseball Association formed. The club eventually joined the NCBA, National Club Baseball Association. This is a college level association that has teams from all over the country. The team game schedule includes University of Georgia, GWU, Loyola, NSCU, Georgetown, University of Virginia, James Madison, and University of Maryland.

Facilities that Intramurals Use

The facilities that are frequently used by the Intramural Program are located in the Burr Gymnasium, directly across from Green Stadium. Burr Gymnasium is used for Basketball, Green Stadium for Flag Football and Soccer, and Burr Pool for Swimming.

Policies and Rules Regarding Use of Facilities

  • Validated student ID is required at all times.
  • Athletic shoes and clothing must be worn at all times while using the facility.
  • Clients must bring a towel when participating in planned activities.
  • Boots and street shoes are not allowed in the weight room or on the gymnasium floor.
  • Clients must maintain the areas by removing all of their trash
  • Absolutely NO FIGHTING.


Frequently asked Questions

  • What are the gym hours?
  • Is there a fee to play in the league?
  • Who is eligible to play?
  • Do I need a Howard University ID to use the facility?

Intramural and Club Sports Schedule

Hours of Operation

The lower Burr gymnasium and weight room operates Monday-Friday from 5:00pm-9:00pm for activities that are under the direction of the intramural office. The Pulse 11 on the first floor is open daily from 7:00am-8:00pm.  Saturday hours vary. Those hours are normally 9:00am-2:00pm. The gymnasium is closed on Sunday.

Nightly activities that are scheduled throughout the course of the year are:

Basketball Free play: Monday-Thursday

 Volleyball: Tuesday-Thursday

Badminton: Monday & Wednesday

Soccer: Friday

Aerobics: Tuesday & Thursday

Taekwondo: Monday, Wednesday, & Friday

Self-Defense: Tuesday & Thursday

Golf: TBA

Coed Volleyball: January 28th

Indoor Soccer: January 29th

Basketball: January 25th

Women’s Basketball: January 25th

Coed Softball: February 27th

HBCU Region 1 Basketball Tournament: March 5th

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2397 6th St. NW

Washington, D.C. 20059

For further information or any assistance please contact us at 202-806-7228 or 7226

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