It’s All About the Shirt

There are many activities to be involved with on campus, but probably the most popular is to play an intramural sport (IM). Before this semester, I really hadn’t played in too many IM games. Growing up, I had always enjoyed watching sports, but really never played. But now, I’m on an ultimate frisbee team and having the time of my life – just wishing I would have joined a team before senior year.

All that being said, I thought it would be fun to share with y’all about the different intramural sports and teams that you can play on while you’re at Hope. Basically, if there’s a sport you want to play, Hope most like has a IM team for that sport. Here’s a picture that shows all the different sports:

Hope College Intramural Sports

Intramural games are played twice a week – either on M/W or T/R. Games can be anywhere from 6:30 PM to 11:00 PM. You might think that you would be too busy with other things to play a sport, but it’s really nice to be able to take an hour study break, run around, and hang out with friends.

If you’re nervous because you aren’t great at sports or super competitive, don’t worry! The intramural staff understands that everyone wants to compete at a different level. For some people, they’ve played sports their entire life and want to be extremely competitive. For others, they just want to run around and have a good time. So, to allow everyone to play how they want, you can sign up for different leagues: “More Competitive” and “Less Competitive” (and for some sports Competitive).

The best part about playing in IM games is the prize if you win the final game in the playoffs: The Intramural T-Shirt. If you say that it’s just a shirt, you probably haven’t won one yet. I haven’t won a shirt yet, but I know that I don’t want to leave Hope College until I have a shirt.

So when you get to Hope, make sure to check out the different intramural sports. It’s a great way to relax and have tons of fun with your friends! {make sure to keep checking back for updates on if I win a t-shirt before graduation}

Published by Chelsea Barfield

Hello! My name is Chelsea Barfield and I am from Dallas, Texas. I am a fifth year senior at Hope studying Accounting, Management, and Leadership. While at Hope, I have been involved in several different activities and groups including: Relay for Life, Dance Marathon, Student Orientation, Business Club, Student Consulting, Hope College Admissions, and Campus Ministries. In my spare time, I enjoy photography, reading, coffee dates, spending time with friends, and playing tennis. I look forward to sharing my Hope College experience with you! Go Hope!

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