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Rec Sports and Intramurals

Rec Sports and Intramurals

Notice for 2020-21 Academic Year: modifications in light of COVID-19

EMU will offer modified recreational sport and game room options for the 2020-21 academic year, including enhanced disinfection of equipment, participation in smaller groups, and a requirement to wear face coverings by all times for participants and staff.  For additional detail, see below.

What opportunities are available?

Rec sports, or intramurals, are a HUGE part of life on campus at EMU. Our recreation sports director is dedicated to providing a program of sports for students, faculty and staff, and participants enjoy positive recreational activities that appeal to a wide variety of people.

Recreational Sports staff will work to develop and present creative ways for the EMU student body to engage in physical activity and sports for the 2020-21 academic year that are responsive to and reflective of best practice given real time restrictions and health guidance. 

Rec sports allow students an opportunity to both relax, have fun and build community.

Come join us in the Game Room, on an intramural sports team, working out or taking a class in the Fitness Center.

COVID-19 Operational Guidelines

Traditional intramural sports will not take place. Instead, sports equipment and spaces will be made available to both on campus and off campus household groups to schedule for use. 

Face-to-face sports and recreation will mostly be limited to on campus and off campus household groups composed of EMU students, and played with limited numbers. They will be played outdoors, and face coverings will be required even when competition is between members of the same household group.  Commuters will have the opportunity to participate in a number of individual events and competitions throughout the school year.

INTER-Household Groups: 2020-21 Possible Rec Sport Activities

Tennis (singles or doubles)
Basketball (3v3 maximum)
Soccer (3v3 maximum)
Spike ball (2v2 game)
Sand volleyball (4 per side)
Floor hockey (3v3)

INTRA-Household + Commuter Student Groups: 2020-21 Possible Rec Sport Activities

Table Tennis (outdoors)
Laser Tag (CAC coordinated event)
Ultimate Frisbee
Climbing Wall 
Disc golf

Additional sports events may be offered occasionally, focusing on individual sports skills and prioritizing physical distance and sanitation.  For example:
Football event- kicking
Throwing skills competitions
Soccer passing-only activities 
Household relays
Basketball event: free throws, three pointers, etc.

IM Leagues

All intramural registration, schedules, standings, etc. are kept up to date on, in which participants will create a personal account:

  1. Go to and click 'Create Account' 
  2. Enter your information, use your school email ( and submit
  3. You will be sent an activation email, click the link in the email to login and activate your IMLeagues account
  4. You should be automatically joined to EMU – If not you can search schools by clicking the “Schools” link.

Contact info

Rec Sports 

Call the Rec Sports director at 540-432-4644 or email

Fitness Center & Game Room

Call the front desk at 540-432-4341 or contact the Fitness Center manager at 540-432-4331.

The game room is closed during the summer, except for special events.


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