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3 College Freshman

Athletics: The athletes work very hard and it is noticeable in their academics and in their teams. They are required to have a set amount of hours put in into studying. The school spirit is very low, there aren't many people who attend the games but they are always interesting and fun to watch whenever it isn't cold outside.

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4 College Sophomore

Athletics: The fitness facility is fairly new and is of good quality.

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5 College Freshman

Athletics: I love the gym and the pool, they're pretty new

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3 College Senior

Athletics: The teams are pretty good in our conference, but not a lot of people go to games.

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3 College Junior

Athletics: Not many people attend the games


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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
  • NAA
  • NCAA
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 popular are varsity sports on campus?    Based on 69 responses

  • 3% Almost everything on campus revolves around them.
  • 39% Varsity sports are a big part of campus life.
  • 54% Varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.
  • 4% No one pays attention to varsity sports.

How popular are intramurals and club sports?    Based on 69 responses

  • 39% They are just as popular as varsity sports (or even more so).
  • 17% They are overshadowed by varsity sports, but still a big part of campus life.
  • 36% Some people participate in them, but they aren't a big part of campus life.
  • 7% Almost no one participates in them.

How would you describe the athletic facilities?    Based on 69 responses

  • 12% The athletic facilities are some of the best in the country.
  • 49% Sports are important, and the quality of facilities shows that-for both athletes and non-athletes.
  • 30% The athletic facilities are good for athletes, but only mediocre for the average students.
  • 9% The athletic facilities are relatively subpar for the demands.
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