Sports at Dudley
As graduate students, you have two primary options to participate in competitive sports at Harvard, intramurals and club sports. You are welcome to participate in either or both for any sport.
Intramural Sports give you the chance to compete for Dudley House in a variety of sports. We participate in the Harvard House Intramural Program, together with the other 12 Harvard houses. You may participate in as many different sports as you like during the year. It is not necessary to be 'good' at a sport in order to play -- the important thing is to have fun, and the emphasis is on participation. If you are interested in helping out Dudley's intramural efforts further, any assistance in organizing, coaching, or captaining a team is always welcome.
Dudley's overall rank among Harvard houses in the Straus cup competition has consistently been within the top four over the past several years. In 2014, we won for the first time in Straus Cup history! Regardless of how well we end up placing, it is always a lot of fun to play on one of the intramural teams.
You can quickly sign up for a number of mailing lists for individual sports here. For details on a specific sport, see below.
Club Sports are run by student groups independent of Dudley House. They are generally university-wide organizations, and often offer the chance to compete against other universities. Again, the commitment and skill level varies--in general all are welcome to join, but some clubs also take part in high-level competitions. Specific sports clubs are listed below, with links to the individual clubs' web sites.
|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)|
|Volleyball (A and B Leagues)||Volleyball (A and B Leagues)|
|Charles River Run||Climbing Tournament||4x200 Track Relay|
|Innertube Water Polo||Dodgeball Tournament||Swim Meet|
|Badminton Tournament||Women's 3v3 Basketball||Ultimate Frisbee|
|Kickball Tournament||Flag Football|
|Table Tennis Tournament||Soccer|
|Charles River Run|
A badminton tournament happens each winter semester. Join the general Athletics listserv to receive more information.
Dudley House competes in the interhouse IM leagues, including a team for the A, B, and C leagues.
A-Leage List: A-League List: dudleyim-basketball-A. Captains: Roger Strong (firstname.lastname@example.org) and Joseph Muth (email@example.com)
B-League List: dudleyim-basketball-B. Captain: Max Price (firstname.lastname@example.org)
C-League List: dudleyim-basketball-C. Captain: LT Zhang (email@example.com)
Charles River Run
This event happens once in the fall and once in the spring. It involves a bealutiful 1.7-mile loop along the Charles River, between the Anderson Bridge and the Eliot Bridge. Please join the fun! We usually have a large turnout, and Straus Cup points are awarded based on number of participants from each house, as well as finish times.
Harvard's intramural rowing program, held each spring out of the Weld Boathouse, offers a rare opportunity to row competitively at no cost. We field two boats each for men and women. While the A boat is often made up of experienced rowers, the B boat gives a great chance to experience the sport for people with little or knowledge of the sport. More info on Dudley Intramural Crew can be found here.
Harvard also offers a summer sculling program through Weld Boathouse. Details are available on gocrimson.com.
Captain: Eliza Gettel (firstname.lastname@example.org)
An intramural dodgeball tournament each year. Look for e-mails during the academic year regarding dates and how to sign up.
This club sport practice three times a week, and offers the chance to travel to races around New England and the world.
Club email: email@example.com
Dragon Boat club website: http://www.hcs.harvard.edu/dboat/
A fencing tournament is held near the end of spring semester. Look for e-mails in the spring regarding how and when to sign up.
The intramural flag football league happens each fall. In addition, there is a flag football tournament during spring semester.
The IM hockey league takes place each winter.
Mailing List: https://lists.hcs.harvard.edu/mailman/listinfo/dudleyim-icehockey
Dudley House is a feared dynasty among Harvard houses in the IM soccer league each fall and spring. In addition, GSAS has its own club team for competition outside of Harvard. Over the summer, a group plays at Hemenway Gym from 12:00-1:30pm on Tuesdays and Fridays. A group also generally plays at Cumnock fields from 5:00-7:00pm on Sundays. More information is available at http://groups.google.com/group/gsas_summer_soccer .
Softball is a spring intramural sport. Sign up to the mailing list for more information!
Dudley House competes in the IM squash league each winter.
An intramural swim meet is held near the end of spring semester, and is one of the final chances to earn Straus Cup points for Dudley House. Looks for e-mails in the spring to sign up.
An intramural table tennis tournament is held during winter semester. In addition, Dudley House often hosts tournaments during January for GSAS students. Look for e-mail midway through the academic year.
Intramural tennis competition takes place in both the Fall and Spring academic terms.
Captain: Katy McKeough (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Mailing List: http://lists.hcs.harvard.edu/mailman/listinfo/dudleyim-tennis
Additional information for playing tennis near Harvard:
- Click here for a Google map of nearby tennis courts.
- If you are an experienced player, check out the Harvard Club Tennis Team.
Intramural volleyball happens during both fall and spring terms. Dudley House fields and A and B team, both of which are co-ed.
General Volleyball list: https://lists.hcs.harvard.edu/mailman/listinfo/dudleyim-volleyball
A-team Captain: Will Menegas (email@example.com)
Women's 3 vs 3 Basketball Tournament
This one-day event happens each winter. E-mail the Athletics Fellows (firstname.lastname@example.org) to express interest, or look for e-mails midway through the year.
The following club sports are available at Harvard:
Aikikai, Archery, Badminton, Ballroom Dance, Baseball,Basketball (Men), Basketball II (Men), Basketball (Women),Bodybuilding, Boxing, Capoeira, Cheerleading, Cornhole,Crimson Dance, Curling, Cycling, Fencing, Field Hockey, Figure Skating, Hapkido, Handball, Ice Hockey, Kendo, Lacrosse (Men),Lacrosse (Women), People of the Crimson, Polo, Project SWIM,Quidditch, Rugby (Men), Rugby (Women), Self Defense,Shooting, Shotokan Karate, Skiing, Snowboarding, Soccer (Men),Soccer (Women), Swimming, Table Tennis, Taekwondo, Tai Chi/Kung Fu, Tennis (Men), Tennis (Women), Ultimate Frisbee (Men), Ultimate Frisbee (Women), Volleyball (Men), Volleyball (Women), Wrestling, Wushu.
Further information, including the most current list of club sports, is available on the Club Sports page of gocrimson.com, the official Harvard Athletics site.