Athletics

Last updated Tuesday, October 13, 2020 at 9:30 a.m.

Note: The Freeman Athletic Center is open with restricted use for students only. Students can sign up through a scheduling system application. Learn more about facility hours and guidelines.

Intercollegiate athletics play an important role in the co-curricular experience of students at Wesleyan.  Our goal remains to provide the most robust athletic experience while maintaining the health, safety, and well-being of our student-athletes. In our current climate, public health recommendations and restrictions from the NCAA and State of Connecticut made it unrealistic for us to offer competitive intercollegiate contests for our fall teams.

On October 8, 2020, the NESCAC presidents decided unanimously to cancel NESCAC conference competition, including conference championships, for the winter season. Wesleyan remains closed to outside visitors, and so we are not planning any intercollegiate competitions. We will continue to evaluate the public health situation in this regard. Meanwhile, the faculty and staff of the Department of Athletics have done a great job of providing a robust on-campus experience for our student-athletes this fall. We are committed to continuing these programs with the start of winter practices on October 15. Our coaching faculty will provide challenging practices, intense strength and conditioning workouts, and in-depth video sessions designed to improve the skills and performance of our student-athletes. 

At this time, Wesleyan remains open to the possibility of resuming competition for winter sports during the spring semester as we monitor the course of the pandemic. The situation remains fluid, and we will continue to provide updates when more information becomes available. 

Depending on the availability of facilities and fields, as well as the ability to follow health and safety protocols, we will do our best to support club sports. Each club team will be required to have a faculty or staff member (or approved outside coach) attend and supervise each practice. As is the case for varsity sports, no visiting teams will be permitted to come to campus and club teams will not be able to travel to other schools for competition. 

Intramural sports have been cancelled for the 2020-21 academic year.

Our coaches will continue to recruit student-athletes for the class of 2025. Prospects who are interested in attending Wesleyan are encouraged to contact the head coach of the sport in which they are looking to participate.

If you are a student-athlete at Wesleyan and have specific questions about your sport, please contact your head coach directly.