Sports & Recreation

We're an active, fit college—more than half of Roanoke students participate in athletic and outdoor activities.

Roanoke college students play men's lacrosse

NCAA Division III Intercollegiate Athletics 

Roanoke College is a member of the Old Dominion Athletic Conference. The Maroons are consistently near the top of the conference. We offer baseball, basketball, cross country, field hockey, golf, track and field, lacrosse, soccer, softball, tennis and volleyball. 

Roanoke college students play club soccer

Club Sports 

Club Sports are officially recognized student organizations that compete against other colleges in their respective conferences. We offer baseball, bass fishing, cheerleading, dance, esports, golf, powerlifting, riding, rugby, soccer, tennis and ultimate Frisbee.

Roanoke college students playing intramural football


Intramurals are a great way to play the sports you love while staying in shape and building lasting friendships. Any current student, faculty or staff member of Roanoke College can play. 

Students go for a hike with the Outdoor Adventures program

Outdoor Adventures

The Outdoor Adventures program runs outdoor excursions throughout the year, including hiking, climbing, mountain biking, kayaking, hang gliding, whitewater rafting, skiing and snowboarding.

Roanoke College Spirit Team poses for a photo

Spirit Team

The spirit team includes several different groups that cheer on and support our Maroon athletic teams including the cheerleading team, the dance team and our mascot Rooney.

Students working out in the Cregger Center


The new Cregger Center includes a 200-meter indoor track, athletic training rooms, and a state-of-the-art fitness center. 

student stretches and smiles while other students do the same in the background

Group Fitness

Group Fitness is a great way to become more physically fit while exercising in a group environment. We offer group fitness classes such as Boot Camp, Yoga, Zumba and Insanity.

A Roanoke College student swims in the pool


The pool is located in Alumni Gym and offers regular open swim hours. We offer kayak roll clinics and scuba classes. All Roanoke students have a free membership to the Salem Family YMCA, which has two pools, including a 25-yard heated lap pool. It's located on the nearby Elizabeth Campus, just a short walk from campus.

Student playing pool in the game room


An extensive Game Room is located on the lower level of the Colket Center, where you can shoot pool and play table tennis or the latest video games. Tournaments are hosted during the year, including billiards and ping pong as well as Madden, NHL, NBA2K and FIFA.

Students in the bleachers cheer during a sports game

Experience the Cregger Center in Virtual Reality Video

The Cregger Center will be at the heart of your life as a student when you attend Roanoke. The Cregger Center houses a performance gymnasium; indoor track; Office of Athletics; and fitness center; as well as classrooms, faculty offices and labs for the Health and Human Performance department.

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