West Hartford, CT
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3 College Freshman

Athletics: no one goes to games, my high school basketball games had better pep rallies

3 College Sophomore

Athletics: No one really cares about the sports at this school--very little school spirit, which stinks sometimes. The athletic facilities have been getting updates but it's pretty small and can get relatively crowded at night which is a hassle.

3 College Senior

Athletics: Athletics is truly what you make of it here on campus. We are a Division I with 18 sports, 9 for men and 9 for women. Basketball gets the biggest turn out when it comes to fan support but the athletics department is trying to boost involvement of the entire campus. As well as other organizations, including Greek Life have been developing programs to get students more interested in going to games. As for the facilities we have a sports center that is open Sunday-Friday from 6am-11pm and Saturday from 8am-8pm, so it is possible to fit it into your schedule. We have a variety of machines that can be used in our two work out rooms, as well as two free-weight rooms that are available to all students. We also have an aerobics room that students can rent out or sign up for any of the classes given, like Zumba, Kick Boxing, and Gut Busters. We also have an indoor and outdoor that is available to all students, since we do not have a swim team. There is also the intramural basketball court used for many of our intramural games as well as for free play.

3 College Sophomore

Athletics: I work in the sports center..... it's small, but decent

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2 College Freshman

Athletics: No one really cares about the athletics on campus and no one attends the events unless there is a giveaway. It's really sad and there is little to no school spirit


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  • 158th
    Best Intramural Sports
  • 324th
    Most Active Varsity Sports

Student Author OverviewWhat's This?

The University of Hartford is home to the Hawks and the school’s beloved mascot, Howie the Hawk, who is at the center of all sporting events. The Hawks are Division I and play in the America East Conference. There are many varsity sports offered at the University, including baseball, men's and women's basketball, cross country, men's and women's golf, lacrosse, men's and women's soccer, softball, men's and women's tennis, track and field, and volleyball. But, while there are many teams to join or watch, there is no football team, something that many students say is needed here.

There is, however, a rugby team and many intramural teams. Intramural basketball is a very popular sport on campus, and students pack the intramural gym on game days. As a whole, athletics are very important to the University, and the games are usually broadcast on TV or radio. Many of the teams have their successes and failures, but the women's basketball team is the most successful—the team makes it to the NCAA or WNIT tournament nearly every season. Overall, sports are a major part of the University, and they provide a lot of fun and entertainment for the students who are not on teams.

Facts & Statistics

Athletic Association
Athletic Division
NCAA Division I-AAA
Athletic Conferences
Football: N/A
Basketball: America East
School Colors
Scarlet and white
School Nickname
Men Playing Varsity Sports
163 - 7%
Women Playing Varsity Sports
114 - 5%
Men's Varsity Sports
  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Golf
  • Lacrosse
  • Soccer
  • Tennis
  • Track and field
Women's Varsity Sports
  • Basketball
  • Golf
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Tennis
  • Track and field
  • Volleyball
Club Sports
  • Bowling
  • Karate
  • Paintball
  • Rugby (men's, women's)
  • Skiing and snowboarding
  • Volleyball (men's)
  • Badminton
  • Dodgeball
  • Flag football
  • Indoor soccer
  • Kickball
  • Racquetball
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Turf hockey
  • Turkey trot
  • Ultimate Frisbee
  • Volleyball
  • Walleyball
  • Whiffleball
Athletic Fields & Facilities
  • Al-Marzook Field
  • Chase Arena
  • Fiondella Field
  • Hartford Softball Field
  • Hartford Tennis Courts
  • Hartford Volleyball Gym
  • Reich Family Pavilion
  • University of Hartford Recreational Field
Most Popular Sports
Basketball, soccer, and lacrosse.
Most Overlooked Teams
Baseball, golf, and track and field.
School Spirit
The students who attend games do not anything special to prepare before them, but when they get there, they are filled with school spirit. Some students are often very excited and begin chants in the crowd to cheer on the teams.
Getting Tickets
Sporting events on campus are usually free for students, so they don't have to purchase tickets or even wait in line to get them. All they have to do is show their student ID, and they are able to get in.
Best Place to Take a Walk
The best place to talk a walk is around the entire campus considering it is not that big.

Student Polls

How would you describe the athletic facilities?    Based on 46 responses

  • 11% The athletic facilities are relatively subpar for the demands.
  • 26% The athletic facilities are good for athletes, but only mediocre for the average students.
  • 50% Sports are important, and the quality of facilities shows that-for both athletes and non-athletes.
  • 13% The athletic facilities are some of the best in the country.

How popular are intramurals and club sports?    Based on 45 responses

  • 7% Almost no one participates in them.
  • 31% Some people participate in them, but they aren't a big part of campus life.
  • 18% They are overshadowed by varsity sports, but still a big part of campus life.
  • 44% They are just as popular as varsity sports (or even more so).

How popular are varsity sports on campus?    Based on 44 responses

  • 2% No one pays attention to varsity sports.
  • 48% Varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.
  • 48% Varsity sports are a big part of campus life.
  • 2% Almost everything on campus revolves around them.
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