Competition for everyone! All on campus!
Looking for something fun to do with friends during the week? Want to relive high school glory days? Sign up to play intramurals!

Intramural activities provide opportunities for the campus community to participate in scheduled sports and events at all levels, in a fun and safe environment. There are intramural activities offered to fit everyone’s needs and abilities. Men’s, women’s, and co-rec, leagues are available. Organize your own team with friends, floormates, clubs, or even strangers. If you don’t have a team, sign up as a free agent and we will help you find one. 

Intramurals and Club Sports: What's the Difference?

The primary focus of intramural activities is short-term participation with and against other individuals or teams of students from Illinois. Club Sports are student-run and usually meet and practice over the course of the entire academic year. Some Club Sports compete at a high level and are members of conferences or leagues, with opportunities to travel, while others are focused on skill development and progression.


Component Intramurals Club Sports
Competition As laid-back or competitive as you make it! Compete at a higher level or focus on skill development.
Teams Create a team with friends or be matched with a team. Join an existing sports team or start your own.
Opponents Teams of fellow Illini. Clubs from other universities.
Time Short-term (leagues, tournaments, and special events) Long-term (meet and practice for the entire academic year)
Tryouts No Club dependent
Travel All games are on campus! Possible travel to compete!
Management Campus Rec staff Led by elected student officials

Community members who have an Illinois i-card, an Intramural Membership, Campus Rec Membership, and are…

  • Full-Time Illinois Students
  • Part-Time Illinois Students
  • Faculty/Staff
  • Spouses
  • Illinois Affiliates

In an effort to maintain a level of playing field, there are some restrictions for these groups:

  • Sport Club Athletes: 2 club players are limited to a team for the same sport
  • Varsity Athletes: athletes are only allowed to participate in the offseason of their sport. Athletes must take a gap year to be eligible to play in their sport as well. This applies to all scholarship players, walk-ons, and squad members.
  • Professional Athletes: athletes need two full calendar years to have passed since they have been released or retired.

Guest pass holders cannot participate in Intramural Activities.

Additional Activities

Team sports not your thing? Check out our esports and special event offerings!

Become an Intramural Sports Official

  • Part-time employment with a paid training program, promotional opportunities, and flexible work hours
  • Officiate multiple sports in a fun, fast-paced atmosphere
FREE Intramural Membership with Employment!