There is a huge percentage of the student population that is involved in some kind of sports team. While the involvement in sports is great, the number of people on some of the teams can get a bit ridiculous. For example, the football team is enormous, and unless you are a terrific player, you will most likely be sitting on the sidelines for your first few years here. While W&J has all of the most common sports like baseball, wrestling, and swimming, there is also a whole range of interesting sports that many students have never seen before coming to college. Although many freshmen may have never seen, for example, a rugby game before coming to W&J, the coaches welcome them to join and are happy to teach them the rules of the game.
Even the students who are not involved in sports usually attend games with their friends, and the Wellness Center is always filled with students working out. This gym, along with the Henry Memorial Gym, is very clean and well maintained and has long hours allowing students to come whenever they have time in their schedule. The intramural sports on campus are also very popular, as are random pickup games that happen throughout the year, and the lawn outside of Olin always gets torn up after games of ultimate Frisbee or flag football.