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Intramural and Recreational Sports Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

Intramural Sports
1. What are Intramural Sports?
2. How do I sign up for an event?
3. Who is eligible to participate?
4. When is my sport played?
5. How much does it cost to participate?
6. What can I win?
7. Where and when are the events held?
8. What skill level is needed to participate?
9. I don’t have a team but would like to play….how can I find a team to play with?

Click Here for this year's Intramural Sports Schedule

Facilities
1. What facilities are housed in the Intramural Sports Department?
2. What is in each facility?
3. Why is Crawford Pool closed?
4. Can I bring a guest with me?
5. Can I reserve a facility for my event?
6. Why won’t my Alumni membership allow me into the HSC Fitness Center?
7. What do I need to bring to get into the facilities?

Fitness and Wellness
1. What kind of fitness classes do you offer?
2.
Where are fitness classes held?
3. What time of day are classes offered?
4. How much do fitness classes cost?
5. What is a Personal Fitness Assessment?
6. What is the Weight Room Orientation?

Click here for more information about Fitness and Wellness Programs.

Sports Clubs
1. What clubs are currently active?
2. Does it cost anything to be in a club?
3. Where do clubs meet?
4. I don’t see a club for my sport…how do I start one?
5. Can someone not affiliated with the University be in a club?

Click here for more information about Sports Clubs.

Employment Opportunities
1. What jobs are available in the Intramural Sports Department?
2. What is the pay rate for students?
3. What is the College Work Study Program?

Membership Programs
1. What are the different categories of membership programs?
2. I didn’t graduate but I did attend UofL in the past…can I get an Alumni ID?
3. How much does an Alumni ID cost?
4. Who is eligible for a Dependent ID?
5. How much does a Dependant ID cost?
6. I’m not a student in the summer…can I still use the facilities?
7. Why won’t my Alumni membership allow me into the HSC Fitness Center?

Click here for more information about Membership Programs.





Intramural Sports

1. What are Intramural Sports?

Intramural Sports are organized, structured sporting events for the university community.

2. How do I sign up for an event?

You can sign up for any event at the Intramural Sports Office, located in the Student Activity Center, Room E-102. Office hours are Monday-Friday, 8:00am-5:00pm. The office phone number is (502) 852-6707. Entrants must sign a waiver/release form with their entry before they will be allowed to participate. Click here for a step-by-step guide to our entry procedure.

3. Who is eligible to participate?

Any student enrolled for at least one credit hour, full and part time faculty and staff may participate in the structured Intramural Sports events. Alumni members, Dependent members, non-university Sports Club members, and guests are not allowed to participate in structured Intramural Sports events.

4. Where and when is my sport played?

There are over 50 events on the Intramural Sports schedule. Click Here for this year's Intramural Sports Schedule.

5. How much does it cost to participate?

Most individual/dual events have a nominal fee of $2.00 per entrant. Some special events have different entry fees due to that specific event’s fixed costs. League events cost between $30 and $45 per team due to the cost of paying officials for these events.

6. What can I win?

Winning individuals and teams in each division will receive Intramural Champion t-shirts. Some events have specialized t-shirts for that event that are different from the regular champion t-shirt. In addition, each champion’s picture is taken and that picture is placed on the Intramural Sports Wall of Fame, which is prominently displayed in the SAC Gym after each school year. The Wall of Fame is a great campus tradition dating back to 1954. Old Wall of Fame displays can be found in Humana Gym and Crawford Gym, and recent displays since 1990 can be found in the SAC Gym.

7. Where are the events held?

Most indoor events are held in the SAC Gym. Outdoor events are held on the Parkway Field Outdoor Complex. Billiards and Table Tennis are held in the Cardinal Corner Game Room. Softball is held on the softball field located on Byrne St. adjacent to Papa John’s Cardinal Stadium off Floyd St. The Track Meet is held at the Cardinal Park Track and Field stadium. Tennis events are held at the Bass/Rudd Tennis Center. Bowling events are held at Ken Bowl located on Southside Dr. The Canoe Regatta is held at McNeely Lake off Smyrna Rd. Golf tournaments are rotated around local public golf courses. The Turkey Trot is run throughout the UofL Belknap Campus.

Directions to these sites will be available at the time of entry. Events are held Monday-Friday from 5:00pm-11:00pm, and Sundays beginning at 1:00pm. Some specific events are held at specialized times, and those times will be listed on the publicity for that event.

8. What skill level is needed to participate?

Intramural Sports are not limited by skill level at all. Most events have several different skill levels available if entries allow. Beginner, Intermediate, and Advanced levels are offered in individual/dual events. A and B divisions are available in league events. In addition, the Canoe Regatta, Volleyball League, and Flag Football League offer a co-rec division.

9. I don’t have a team but would like to play….how can I find a team to play with?

If you are looking for a team, we have a Free Agent list available in the Intramural Office. Come to the office and sign up on this list and we will be able to match you up with a team that is looking to add players. Conversely, teams may check this list if they are looking for individuals to add to their team as well. Often people on this list contact each other and form their own team, which is a great way to meet new people.

Facilities

1. What facilities are housed in the Intramural Sports Department?

The Intramural Sports Department consists of five different indoor facilities, and the Parkway Field Outdoor complex. The indoor facilities are the Student Activity Center (SAC) Gym, the Cardinal Corner Game Room, Humana Gym, the HSC Fitness Center, and Crawford Gym.

2. What is in each facility?

The SAC Gym has a 5000 square foot weight and fitness room, four racquetball courts, two squash courts, a weight circuit room, an aerobics studio, four multi-use gym floors, and men’s/women’s locker facilities. Click here for more information about the SAC Gym.

The Cardinal Corner Game Room has seven billiards tables, four table tennis tables, two foosball tables, an air hockey table, a wireless internet area, and a TV lounge. Click here for more information about the Cardinal Corner Game Room.

Humana Gym has a 3000 square foot weight room, a cardio fitness room, one gym floor, a martial arts mat room, and men’s/women’s locker facilities each with a dry heat sauna. Click here for more information about Humana Gym.

The HSC Fitness Center is located on the Health Science Campus. It consists of a large weight room/cardio room and an aerobics studio, with men’s/women’s locker facilities. Note: participants do not need to be HSC students/faculty/staff in order to utilize this facility, but Alumni members do not have access. Click here for more information about the HSC Fitness Center.

Crawford Gym has two gym floors and men’s/women’s locker facilities. It is primarily used for sports club practice time. Click here for more information about Crawford Gym.

3. Why is Crawford Pool closed?

Crawford Pool was closed for open recreational use at the end of the Spring 2005 semester. The new Ralph Wright Natatorium opened in September 2005; unfortunately, the Intramural Sports Department does not oversee operations of this facility. Click here for more information about Ralph Wright Natatorium.

4. Can I bring a guest with me?

Participants may bring up to two guests per visit with them to any of our recreational facilities. The fee for this service is $5.00 per guest per visit. Hosts are required to be with the guests at all times, and guests are required to leave the facility when their host leaves. This fee is good for the day of the visit only, although the fee does cover the entire day. Members may also purchase a guest card for $50 which allows them 25 guest visits. This card may be purchased at the SAC Equipment Room.

5. Can I reserve a facility for my event?

Recognized student groups may reserve Intramural Sports facilities for events, provided that their event does not conflict with any regularly scheduled Intramural Sports program. If their event occurs during times when the requested facility is closed, groups will be required to pay for supervision of that facility during their event. Please contact the Intramural Sports Office at (502) 852-6707 for more information.

6. Why won’t my Alumni membership allow me into the HSC Fitness Center?

When the HSC Fitness Center was being developed, an advisory group consisting of students, faculty, staff, and university administration made the decision not to allow alumni members to use this facility due to the high number of University of Louisville Alumni who work downtown and the limited amount of available activity space in this facility. All other Intramural Sports facilities are available to Alumni members.

7. What do I need to bring to get into the facilities?

Participants must bring their student, faculty/staff, alumni, dependant, or sports club ID with them to gain entry into any Intramural Sports facility. This rule is not flexible and anyone who fails to bring their ID with them will not be allowed into any facility. This ID must be presented at the control desk at the time of entry every time a participant visits our facilities. Sports Club IDs are valid only during club practice times and will not be honored for informal recreational use.

Fitness and Wellness

1. What kind of fitness classes do you offer?

The Intramural Sports Department offers a variety of classes in many different disciplines. Click here for a detailed description of all IM Fitness classes offered.

2. Where are fitness classes held?

Classes are held in the SAC aerobics studio, the HSC Fitness Center aerobics studio, and Humana Gym. Click here for the schedule of Fitness Classes.

3. What time of day are classes offered?

Classes are held during the lunch hour (approximately 12:00pm – 1:00pm) and after work (approximately 5:30pm – 6:30pm), and Saturday mornings.

4. How much do fitness classes cost?

The fee for all fitness classes is $40 per twelve week session. This fee allows the participant to attend as many or as few classes as they wish.

5. What is a Personal Fitness Assessment?

A personal fitness assessment is a private consultation with a certified health and wellness professional. It consists of a blood pressure check, resting heart rate, height, weight, body composition profile, flexibility test, cardiovascular test and abdominal endurance test. The fee for the assessment is $10.

6. What is the Weight Room Orientation?

The weight room orientation is a free class available to all students, faculty, and staff members who are interested in learning the proper use of fitness equipment. A certified health specialist will guide you on the proper techniques for the use of free weights, weight machines, and cardio equipment.

Sports Clubs

1. What clubs are currently active?

Currently there are eighteen active sports clubs in the department. They are: Aikido, Badminton, Ballroom Dance, Bowling, Cycling, Disc Golf, Fencing, Gymnastics, Ice Hockey, Kempo Karate, Lacrosse, Racquetball, Shotokan Karate, Table Tennis, Tai Chi, Tae Kwon Do, Tennis, and Women’s Polo.

2. Does it cost anything to be in a club?

There is no university-designated fee for club membership. Individual clubs may charge nominal dues or fees, but these are at the discretion of the clubs. Any club member not affiliated with the university and desiring access to club facilities must purchase of Sports Club Federation ID. This cost is $10 per semester.

3. Where do clubs meet?

Aikido and Kempo Karate meet in the Humana Gym mat room. Badminton and Fencing meet on the Humana Gym basketball court. Bowling meets at Ken Bowl. Gymnastics meets and the Kentuckiana Gymnastics Academy. Tai Chi, Shotokan Karate, and Ballroom Dance meet in the SAC aerobics studio. Racquetball meets in the SAC racquetball courts. Tae Kwon Do meets in Crawford Gym. Ice Hockey has practice and games at Iceland Arena. Lacrosse practices at Mockingbird Valley Indoor Soccer Club. Women’s Polo practices at Hardscuffle Farm in Prospect, KY. Tennis meets at the Bass/Rudd Tennis Center. Disc Golf usually meets at Iroquois Park Disc Golf Course.

4. I don’t see a club for my sport…how do I start one?

If you are interested in forming a new club, please contact the Sports Club Coordinator at 852-6707 to schedule a meeting.

5. Can someone not affiliated with the University be in a club?

Yes. We do allow people who are not in any way affiliated with the University to be members of some of our Sports Clubs. If anyone in this category wishes to participate in a club that meets in any of our recreational facilities, they must purchase a Sports Club Federation ID. The fee for this ID is $10 per semester and will allow you access into recreational facilities during club practice time only. Some clubs may not allow community members, depending on the nature of the sport.

Employment Opportunities

1. What jobs are available in the Intramural Sports Department?

The Intramural Sports Department employs students to work in our various programs and facilities. Jobs include student assistant in the fitness centers, student supervisor, office assistant, referee, and event assistant.

2. What is the pay rate for students?

Students working in the various facilities will make $6.00/hour starting in the Fall 2005. Referees earn $6.50/game. College Work Study students earn $7.00/hour. Student supervisors earn a tuition stipend each semester.

3. What is the College Work Study Program?

College Work Study is a need-based, federally-funded program that is part of a qualifying student’s financial aid package. Students who qualify are awarded an amount, which then must be earned by working at a job inside the university. The amount awarded is divided by the pay rate to determine the number of hours the student would work each week.

Membership Programs

1. What are the different categories of membership programs?

There are four different categories of membership programs: alumni, dependant, sports club, and summer. Click here for more information about Membership Programs.

2. I didn’t graduate but I did attend UofL in the past…can I get an Alumni ID?

Yes. The University of Louisville considers anyone who has ever taken one credit hour or above to be an alumni of the university, and therefore eligible for all alumni rights and privileges.

3. How much does an Alumni ID cost?

The Alumni ID costs $175 per calendar year, starting January 1st and valid through December 31st. This cost is prorated each month for the remainder of the year. For example, on January 1st the ID costs $175, while on June 1st it will cost only $100 for the remainder of the year.

4. Who is eligible for a Dependent ID?

Students, faculty, and staff are allowed to purchase IDs for dependant family members (spouse and dependant child under 18) and domestic partners. Please note that you must be at least 16 years of age to use weight and cardio equipment in our facilities.

5. How much does a Dependant ID cost?

The Dependant ID costs $20 per semester, per person. This ID needs to be re-validated each fall, spring, and summer semester.

6. I’m not a student in the summer…can I still use the facilities?

If you are not taking summer classes, you are technically not a student of the university, and therefore not allowed entry into our facilities. You can still gain access to these facilities by paying a $20 fee at the Intramural Sports Office and having a Summer ID made. Eligible students must have been enrolled in the previous spring semester or be able to show proof of fall semester registration to be eligible to purchase this ID.

7. Why won’t my Alumni membership allow me into the HSC Fitness Center?

When the HSC Fitness Center was being developed, an advisory group consisting of students, faculty, staff, and university administration made the decision not to allow alumni members to use this facility due to the high number of University of Louisville Alumni who work downtown and the limited amount of available activity space in this facility. All other Intramural Sports facilities are available to Alumni members.

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