The Department of Athletics and Recreation offers students opportunities to take part in physical exercise and sports while meeting new people, enjoying social interaction, and building community. We design programs and activities for students at all levels of experience, ability, knowledge, and interest. We also help our student staff members develop leadership and professional abilities.
Throughout the academic year, the department hosts weekly group fitness programs, intramural team sports, outdoor activities, and special events. In addition, The New School offers competitive athletic teams in basketball, cross-country track, tennis, and soccer. Through participation in recreational activities and intramural and interscholastic sports, students develop valuable skills in areas such as teamwork, time management, and networking. (Note: Many events are also open to New School faculty and staff.)
The Department of Athletics and Recreation encourages students to get involved in programs and make suggestions for other activities. We are also interested in collaborating with other groups; please contact us with any ideas.
For more information, including schedules, locations, and descriptions of programs, visit narwhalnation.com.
To sign up for programs, events, and teams, students must be enrolled in a New School degree program and present a valid newcard (university ID) and proof of health insurance coverage.
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