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4 College Freshman

Athletics: The gyms have a lot of good equipment, and there are several places to do exercise beside weight lifting (basketball courts, pool, etc.)

3 College Junior

Athletics: Varsity sports don't have a huge impact on campus life. Rugby and frisbee are both really popular club sports and are easy to join.

3 College Freshman

Athletics: This school is much more focused on academics than athletics, but it is still fun.

4 College Senior

Athletics: We are a division 3 school, so sports aren't crazy here, but students all have a good balance between being fit, academic, and social.

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3 College Freshman

Athletics: The facilities are pretty old and there isn't enough space for all the varsity and club teams to practice and play


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As far as varsity sports are concerned, Hamilton students go all out. The intimate size of Hamilton means each student will have a friend, roommate, or classmate on each and every team. Friends are the main supporters of athletes, and friends are willing to come out and get fired up. A group called the Dog Pound is the most well known of group of supporters, though. It’s hard to miss their screaming and their brightly painted chests.

Intramural sports play a gigantic role in the social and athletic lives of most Hamilton students. Competition is high during these events, and during certain IM seasons, IM games are all you will hear about. The IM season is run by students, so it can become disorganized, but students make the most of it and have a great time.

Facts & Statistics

Athletic Association
  • NAA
  • NCAA
Athletic Division
NCAA Division III (with football)
Athletic Conferences
Football: New England Small College Ath Conf
Basketball: New England Small College Ath Conf
School Colors
Buff and blue
School Nickname
The Continental/Al-Ham the Pig
Men Playing Varsity Sports
294 - 34%
Women Playing Varsity Sports
253 - 26%
Men's Varsity Sports
  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cross country
  • Football
  • Golf
  • Ice hockey
  • Lacrosse
  • Rowing
  • Soccer
  • Squash
  • Swimming and diving
  • Tennis
  • Track and field
Women's Varsity Sports
  • Basketball
  • Cross country
  • Field hockey
  • Ice hockey
  • Lacrosse
  • Rowing
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Squash
  • Swimming and diving
  • Tennis
  • Track and field
  • Volleyball
Club Sports
  • Alpine skiing
  • Cycling
  • Equestrian
  • Fencing
  • Golf (women's)
  • Nordic skiing
  • Rugby (men's and women's)
  • Sailing
  • Tae Kwon Do
  • Ultimate Frisbee
  • Badminton
  • Basketball
  • Football
  • Hockey
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Volleyball
Athletic Fields & Facilities
  • Alumni Gym
  • Bristol Swimming Pool
  • Charlean and Wayland Blood Fitness and Dance Center
  • Margaret Bundy Scott Field House
Most Popular Sports
Football, basketball, lacrosse, and hockey usually have the largest turnouts. Intramural sports are also very popular across campus.
Most Overlooked Teams
Volleyball experiences low attendance rates, and so does rugby. Both the men's and women's crew teams travel for hours to their regattas, so their presence is less visible to the campus. In general, women's sports tend to have low attendance rates. However, close friends will stop by for support.
School Spirit
The Dog Pound is made up of students that want to support Hamilton sports, primarily basketball and football. Students dress up in Halloween costumes or they come bare-chested and painted in school colors. Nobody knows how to excite a crowd like the Dog Pound. Some have even gotten out and danced along with the dance team at halftime.
Getting Tickets
There is rarely a problem getting into a sporting event. The most popular event is the Citrus Bowl in Sage Rink, and for this hockey game, you definitely need to get there early. Also popular is the homecoming football game at Steuben Field.
Best Place to Take a Walk
The Root Glen, "G-Road Loop" (Most people run/jog this route when the weather is nice.)

Student Polls

How popular are varsity sports on campus?    Based on 36 responses

  • 0% Almost everything on campus revolves around them.
  • 6% Varsity sports are a big part of campus life.
  • 81% Varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.
  • 14% No one pays attention to varsity sports.

How popular are intramurals and club sports?    Based on 36 responses

  • 47% They are just as popular as varsity sports (or even more so).
  • 25% They are overshadowed by varsity sports, but still a big part of campus life.
  • 28% Some people participate in them, but they aren't a big part of campus life.
  • 0% Almost no one participates in them.

How would you describe the athletic facilities?    Based on 37 responses

  • 16% The athletic facilities are some of the best in the country.
  • 68% Sports are important, and the quality of facilities shows that-for both athletes and non-athletes.
  • 11% The athletic facilities are good for athletes, but only mediocre for the average students.
  • 5% The athletic facilities are relatively subpar for the demands.


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