UMBC is known for having lively basketball games. Pictured here is a group of cheerleaders dancing in front of a large audience.

Athletics and Recreation

Combine your passion for sports with your commitment to education.

UMBC’s Athletic teams are proud to have earned several America East Championship Titles in swimming and diving, basketball, and soccer.
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A basketball game is about to start at UMBC's new event center, and a large crowd of fans wearing black and gold are raising their arms and cheering.

Join the action.

Our newly-opened Chesapeake Employers Insurance Arena hosts basketball and volleyball games, comes equipped with a practice gymnasium, strength and conditioning centers, a sports medicine suite, and more.

Five elegant dancers wearing leotards are posing in a dance studio with glass windows looking over the UMBC campus.

Fun fitness offerings for people of all skill and interest levels.

Workout classes are offered daily, and there are several seasonal intramural, club sports, and even e-sport tournaments throughout the year!

Intramural Sports are a great way to stay active with friends.

Intramural Sports offer team, individual, and special events throughout the academic year for all members of the UMBC community. All full-time students, faculty, and staff are eligible to participate.

UMBC is well-known for its men's lacrosse teams. Pictured here is a group of young men in their lacrosse uniforms, after a game. One young man wearing jersey number 33 has his arms up in celebration, while others around him are in motion, all moving toward the goal.

Club Sports are an exciting competitive and learning opportunity.

Open to all UMBC students and encouraging new members, including those with little or no experience–join to engage with others and learn from experienced coaches in settings far removed from the classroom.

Check out our newly remodeled RAC!

UMBC’s Retriever Activities Center (RAC) provides access to our fitness studio, weight room, cardio balcony, arena track, an aquatics center, and more–including Kids’ Summer Camps. Learn more about scheduling and facility rules.

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