Sports & Recreation

Exercising Every Opportunity

Walk across Grounds at any time of day and you’ll find our community actively engaged in friendly competition. Whether it is a casual game of pick-up basketball or a championship match of intramural ultimate Frisbee, our students and faculty have made sports and recreation an integral part of the UVA experience.

On Grounds, you’ll find more than 14 courts, fields and recreation centers available to our community. These include artificial turf surfaces for team sports, state-of-the-art gym and weight facilities, two pools and a climbing wall. Through our Club Sports and Intramural Leagues, students and faculty have the opportunity to participate in many team and individual competitive sports including basketball, flag football, laser tag, badminton, softball, dodgeball, inner-tube water polo and more. Whatever your passion may be, here you can exercise every opportunity to pursue it with vigor.

Bringing The Ruckus

Think you’ve witnessed school spirit? Think again. Through our love of the ‘Hoos, we have reinvented fandom. Visit any varsity home game and you’ll witness the sheer awesomeness of the ‘Hoo Crew, our student fan section who has been nationally recognized with the Naismith Student Section of the Year Award. Made up of some of the most dedicated ‘Hoos from across the University, this orange force of nature kicks the energy into high gear.

By the Numbers

Committed to Excellence

Of course, mustering up school spirit isn’t hard when you’ve got a phenomenal athletic program. Across 25 NCAA Division I sports, the Virginia Cavaliers have captured 76 Atlantic Coast Conference championships since 2002, more than any other ACC school. Since the fall of 2012, UVA has won six NCAA championships and 24 ACC titles. The Cavaliers also placed 1st in the 2015 Men’s Capital One Cup, honoring the nation’s top Division I athletic programs. During the 2016-17 academic year, 323 UVA student-athletes were named to the Atlantic Coast Conference Academic Honor Roll.