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The Weekend Athlete’s Guide To Joining IM Sports

Intramural sports can be the best part of your college career, but before you can crown yourself the king or queen of the IM fields, you need to join a team. Joining IM sports can be more difficult than expected, but luckily we’ve got you covered on how to become the next star IM athlete.

The easiest and fastest way to get involved with IM sports is the involvement fair. Intramural sports have a booth at both the fall and spring involvement fairs. Because these occur during the first few days of the semester, it’s the quickest way to start a team.

However, if you’re like me and couldn’t handle wandering through hundreds of tables to find IM Sports, good news: you aren’t out of luck just yet. Another common way to join a team is to visit the IM Sports office at 101 IM Building from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. You can sign yourself and other team members up, and pay your team fee in the office.

This semester, there’s also a new online sign-up for the upcoming season. All you have to do is create an account to register and create your team roster. Although this makes the registration process more convenient, the team fee must still be paid in person at the office.

The deadline for the first round of fall sports (bocce, soccer, tennis, and softball) ends August 25, so if you’re interested in joining, you need to finalize plans soon. The dates, fees, and specific registration information can be found on the IM sports website.

Just because you didn’t get a scholarship to be on the football team or aren’t committed enough to join a club team doesn’t mean your dreams of crushing it on the turf, field, or court have to end in high school. Grab your friends, devise a clever team name, and #dominatethestate — at least the IM fields.

About the Author

Caitlin Gailey

Senior from just outside the city of Brotherly Love. Yes, I am one of those Philly sports fans. I bleed blue and white and have since birth. Maybe someday you will see me on ESPN and then again maybe not. If you ever want to inflate my ego email me at [email protected]


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