Athletics & Recreation

Being a Cornellian is a whole-body experience. Staying involved in the recreational activities you love—or trying out some new ones—is an important part of living, learning, and keeping everything in balance.

Individual Pursuits

Decisions, decisions.

The hardest part about staying active at Cornell is deciding which activities to take part in. From ropes courses to caving and everything in the world between, Cornell Outdoor Education sees 37,000 participant days every year. More interested in swimming or shooting pool, martial arts or massage? We've got you covered with more than 100 physical education classes, in addition to four fitness centers, a bowling center, and two recreational centers.

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Team Sports

Go Big Red!

Looking for a more competitive element in your activities? Cornell hosts more than 30 intramural leagues each school year. Still not enough? Cornell has an NCAA Division I athletics program in 37 varsity sports. Go Big Red!

six hockey players in a mad dash for the puck, a crowd cheering, the ref turned away
Cornell men's ice hockey plays Boston University, a biennial opponent at the annual Red Hot Hockey Game at Madison Square Garden in NYC.