The Recreation Athletics and Wellness Centre (RAWC) is beginning to offer intramurals, sports played between UTM students, both virtually and in-person. UTM RAWC leagues, tournaments, special events, and virtual sport offerings are conducted in accordance with provincial and public health requirements, while still offering students a social and active university experience.
“We will have some returning sports that students participated in [during] previous years such as our 5v5 Open Basketball League, 6v6 Coed Volleyball League and 6v6 Outdoor Ultimate leagues,” says the RAWC staff. “In addition, our staff designed new sport offerings for UTM students to engage and have fun participating in sports that are non-traditional such as 2v2 Open Cornhole, 2v2 Open KanJam, 1v1 Open Badminton League and 2v2 Open Soccer-Tennis Leagues.”
Excitedly, the Open Virtual Trivia League will be returning, along with the Jigsaw Puzzle Mania League. “UTM students also have the opportunity to register for our Virtual Game Nights which are games such as Jeopardy, Any & Everything Trivia and more,” says the RAWC staff. Students can do this on the RAWC’s website.
All U of T students who are registered and have paid their incidental athletic fees are able to join intramural events. Those attending in-person activities on campus must complete a UCheck self-assessment and receive a green risk status. Registration begins early September for the Fall semester, late November for the Winter semester, and early May for the Summer terms. For one-day events and tournaments that occur throughout the semester, registration closes two days prior.
To join a team, one must submit a Team Entry Form, visit IMLeague and register, pay the Sport Performance Bond, attend a virtual rules and protocols meeting, and then attend the scheduled game. Individuals looking to join intramural events, but who don’t have a team, can register as a free agent and be paired with others.
Participating in sports is a way to discover who you are and what you enjoy doing, all while establishing relationships with peers outside of an academic setting. All events, schedules, and drop-in times for virtual and in-person events are on the RAWC website.
“It is a great way to come together with friends, have fun and really build a community while benefiting of being active through sports,” says the RAWC staff.