How can you get involved in Athletics at Dudley?
  • Join an intramural sports team!
  • Compete in a special event tournament for Straus Cup glory!
  • Come along on a fun sports-related outing!
Every semester your Athletics Fellows coordinate competitions and events for Dudley members. Join our mailing lists for more information. Also, check out our Facebook group. If you have an idea for a fun activity, please reach out to the Athletics Fellows. We always welcome ideas! 

Whom should you contact about Athletics at Dudley?
Your 2014-2015 Athletics Fellows!
Intramural Sports Program
Every semester, Dudley House members compete against the twelve undergraduate houses at Harvard to win the Straus Cup. Dudley won the Straus Cup for the very first time in spring 2014! Join one or more of our teams to help us continue Dudley's quest for glory. See the Intramural and Club sports page for more information.

Fall Sports Winter Sports Spring Sports
Flag Football Basketball (A, B, and C Leagues) Men's Crew (A and B Boats)
Soccer Ice Hockey Women's Crew (A and B Boats)
Tennis Squash Softball
Volleyball (A and B Leagues) Volleyball (A and B Leagues)
Ultimate Frisbee

For more information about the Harvard House Intramural Program, click here
For sport-specific information, join the mailing list and/or contact the captain. 

Mailing lists are the main way information is distributed at Dudley house and ESPECIALLY at Dudley Athletics. By clicking here you can sign up for all of the mailing lists at Dudley, including the ones for the sports that interest you! We have captains for each sport/activity working hard to plan events and that information is often sent out only on the specific mailing list for each sport. 

Special Tournaments
Every semester the Dudley Athletics Fellows coordinate special tournaments in conjunction with the Harvard House Intramural Program. Participants win points towards the Straus Cup! 
Annual events include Charles River runs, innertube water polo, badminton tournament, a climbing competition, dodgeball, table tennis tournament, swim meet, and fencing meet. See the Intramural and Club Sports page for more information. 

Fun Outings 
The Athletics Fellows also plan local sports-related outings. Past favorites include bike rides to Walden Pond, kayaking on the Charles River, rock-climbing at Brooklyn Boulders, and ropes course visits. See our events feed below for more information on current events, as well as our special events page

Please contact the Athletics Fellows if you have an idea for a fun event! 

EVENTS AND NEWS. Check here for upcoming events and recent Dudley Athletics highlights! 


Feb 01

Dudley House Super Bowl Party

6:00pm to 11:00pm



Feeling deflated? Well then come and pump yourself up with the Dudley House Super Bowl Party.  Watch our hometown New England Patriots battle the Seattle Seahawks to decide which city’s fans will be insufferable for the rest of the year.  Even if you don’t enjoy football, come enjoy some of Boston’s best hot wings, pizza, drinks silly commercials and the musical stylings of Katy Perry during the halftime show.  Kickoff is at 6:30, food will be ready at 6.

Oct 25

Strength Training 101

2:00pm to 3:00pm


Hemenway Gym

Harvard Recreation is offering a special session called Strength Training 101 with Dudley members in mind. One of the fitness specialists and personal trainers will offer tips for preparing and executing certain strength training movements in the gym. You will have the opportunity to gain experience moving around and using the weight room so that you feel more confident to lift effectively and safely.

Oct 19

Head of the Charles Outing

1:00pm to 3:00pm


Charles River
Join other Dudley members to experience one of the largest rowing regattas in the world! We will meet on the steps of Dudley House and walk down to the river to check out the festivities. We should catch both the men’s and women’s championship 8 races, which include top national collegiate and international boats. Experienced rowers will be there to answer your questions and explain what is going on. If you are thinking about rowing with Dudley in the spring, this event is a particularly good way to find out more about the sport and Dudley’s program. 
Nov 16

Badminton Tournament

12:00pm to 4:00pm


MAC Gym Floor

IM Special Tournament. Check back here closer to the event for more information and signups. 

Oct 25

Futsal Tournament

Oct 25, 12:00pm to Oct 26, 9:00pm



IM Special Tournament. Check back here for more information and signups closer to the event. 

Oct 11

Charles River Run

3:00pm to 4:00pm


Newell Boathouse

The Charles River Run is a 1.8 mile race that starts and ends at the Newell Boat House, located immediately west of the intersection of JFK St./North Harvard St.  Everybody who attends this race earns points for Dudley House, even if they walk the route.  We get additional points for the rankings of our ten fastest men and ten fastest women.  The men's race starts at3pm and the women's race starts at 3:30pm.  Races start on the dot; please arrive 15 minutes early.

Sep 27

4x200m Track Meet

2:00pm to 4:00pm


McCurdy Outdoor Track

The first IM special event is coming up! Men's and women's relay teams have the chance to sprint to glory. To get full Straus Cup points, we need to enter at least three men's and three women's teams. It is a great team event and runners of all abilities are very welcome (unless you used up your NCAA eligibility in track, sorry). We get points for participation as well as results.

Sign up here, if you would like to compete:

Sep 20

Walden Pond Bike Ride

9:30am to 3:00pm


Meet in front of Dudley House

It's a Dudley Athletics tradition! Come join our annual bike ride to Walden Pond. The stunning ride will take us there along roads northwest of Cambridge and back along the Minuteman Bike Trail. The bike ride is about 35 miles round-trip and during the ride we will break into different groups according to levels. Walden Pond, made famous by Henry David Thoreau, is a great place to swim if it's warm and is a lovely setting in any weather. GSAS Dean Garth McCavana will lead us on the ride!

Sep 04

Fall Sports Pub

8:00pm to 9:30pm


Game Room

Come learn about athletics options through Dudley House and sign up for fall intramural teams. Food and drink will be provided.