Fitchburg State is a Division III school. Athletes have the option to move into residence halls earlier than other students because they have practice before the school year begins. The athletics program is very respected on campus, but most sports tend to be overlooked. Hockey is the most popular sport on campus and definitely brings out the largest crowd. School spirit in terms of sports is not big on campus, but you will see students walking around in school apparel every day. You can buy school apparel in the bookstore or in the Falcon Store online.
There is also an intramural program on campus that is very popular with students that do not wish to compete on the varsity level. Students create their own teams, names, and uniforms and compete for the Falcon Cup, which is awarded to the team with the most points across all sports. The intramural program covers all sports from badminton to volleyball, as well as a wide range of board games.