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Intramurals and Recreation

St. John Fisher College offers a number of programs and activities dedicated to providing you with fitness, friendship, and fun.

Fisher recognizes the importance of balancing academics with healthy athletic competition, physical fitness, and year-round recreation. Whether you’re looking to compete, get fit, or just have fun, you’ll find plenty of programs and facilities that can help you fill your non-study hours at the College.

Intramurals

Take a break from studying and get some exercise by joining an intramural team, like this co-ed basketball league.

Take a break from studying and get some exercise by joining an intramural team, like this co-ed basketball league.

Intramural competition is available each semester. Fall activities include flag football, co-ed soccer, and co-ed volleyball. Spring semester activities include basketball (men's, women's, and co-ed), indoor soccer, co-ed volleyball, and floor hockey.

Participation in intramural athletics is open to current students not competing in the same sports at the varsity or junior varsity level.

SGA Fitness

In addition to club sports, the College’s Student Government Association sponsors free yoga and Zumba classes on campus. Sessions for each fitness class occur twice weekly, and are open to anyone of any ability.

Club Sports

Participating in club sports reinforces ideas of mutual respect for teammates, hard work, and leadership.

Participating in club sports reinforces ideas of mutual respect for teammates, hard work, and leadership.

Club sports at Fisher are supported by the Student Government Association. Each club team at the College is guided by principles designed to promote the character development of participants, enhance the integrity of higher education, and promote civility in society. Current, full-time undergraduate students are eligible to participate in the following:

  • Equestrian Club
  • Men's Rugby Club Team
  • Women's Rugby Club Team
  • Men’s Hockey Club Team

First-Class Facilities

The Ralph C. Wilson, Jr. Athletic Center is a hub of campus activity.  Housed within the complex is a 30,000-square-foot open-span, multipurpose field house that hosts all indoor intramural leagues, student recreational activities, and varsity team practices throughout the school year.

Also located in the center is a two-tier fitness room and a weight room, which are open to the entire campus community. The fitness room offers numerous cardio machines, a complete cable system circuit, and lightweight dumbbells. The weight room is focused on free weights and power lifting.

Growney Stadium allows for all-season and night-time play for intramural activities, in addition to the College’s intercollegiate teams.

Growney Stadium allows for all-season and night-time play for intramural activities, in addition to the College’s intercollegiate teams.

On the south campus lie a softball field and four regulation grass fields, which provide opportunities for intramural leagues and recreational sports. The all-weather, lighted, artificial-turf field at Growney Stadium allows for all-season and night-time play for intramural activities, in addition to the College’s intercollegiate teams.

The Campus Center serves as the hub and central gathering place of student activity on campus. The first floor of this two-story facility contains general student gathering spaces, which include a performance space, recreational area, offices for student clubs and organizations, and the College Store.

Intercollegiate Athletics at Fisher

St. John Fisher College competes in NCAA Division III as part of the Empire 8 Athletic Conference, the Eastern College Athletic Conference, and the Liberty League.

Student-athletes at Fisher are not only effective on the field, they are good students in the classroom and good citizens in the community.

Student-athletes at Fisher are not only effective on the field, they are good students in the classroom and good citizens in the community.

At the intercollegiate level, men compete in 11 varsity sports: basketball, baseball, golf, tennis, soccer, football, cross country, indoor track and field, outdoor track and field, rowing, and lacrosse. Coming in spring 2018, the men's volleyball team will start its inaugural season.

Women compete in 12 varsity sports: basketball, soccer, tennis, softball, volleyball, golf, cross country, indoor track and field, outdoor track and field, field hockey, rowing, and lacrosse.

Athletics Website