Sports and athletics are not incredibly popular concepts at Webster. If any interest lies in sports, it is with the nontraditional or intramural gaming events like the Quidditch team or the other intramural sports held every fall semester. There are other options besides just athletics and sporting events that encourage a healthy lifestyle. Fencing, swimming, tennis, and even Zumba classes are offered for both fall and spring semesters, each worth one class credit per class. These tend to be more popular, while still being uncompetitive and for class credit.
Those within the athletic department treat their sport like a second job, with early-morning warm-ups and continuous training throughout the season. Sporting events held in Grant Gymnasium do get some recognition, but certainly not to the extent of neighboring campuses. The department occupies the lower level of the University Center and reflects the negligent attitude the campus has about sports. The fitness center, athletic equipment, and the training room all need upgrading, and the athletic departments are split into two different offices: one on the lower level and the other amongst the first-year experience offices. The department is only able to host basketball and volleyball games on campus, due to the lack of a field for outdoor sports; for example, the soccer park is a 10-minute drive from campus. Support for the athletic department has grown since team membership has increased, but it still isn't gaining the attention that other departments have.