Intramurals allow students to play recreational sports with the focus on having fun, getting active, and making new friends.
Intramurals are offered as leagues, mini leagues and/or tournaments in both competitive and recreation levels. Leagues are term-based with the exception of ice hockey which is played through fall and winter semesters. Mini-leagues are term-based and run for only a portion of the term. Tournaments are single day events and are scheduled throughout the semester.
Leagues types we currently offer are:
|Recreational Leagues||Leagues without playoffs meant to be an inclusive space for participants to be active, create community and have fun! Championship is determined by overall season performance & league standings.|
|Semi-Competitive Leagues||Leagues with one week of playoffs meant to be an inclusive space for participants to be active, create community and have fun while working toward team goals. Championship is determined with league standings and a final 1v2 match-up to take home the Championship.|
|Competitive Leagues||Leagues with two weeks of playoffs meant to be an inclusive space for participants to foster healthy competition in pursuit of the coveted Intramural Champions T-shirt and bragging rights! Championship is determined with a single elimination bracket of about half of the registered teams.|
|Mini-Leagues**||Leagues of up to 6 regular season games. Championship is determined with league standings and a final 1v2 match-up to take home the Championship.|
Single-day tournaments hosted in partnership with Dal Sport Clubs and Societies.
League Start Dates - Fall 2022
|Team registration deadline||Sept. 15|
|Fall league start date
||Week of Sept. 19|
Current** Sport Offerings:
|Innertube Water Polo|
|3-on-3 Basketball||Rock Climbing|
|Ice Hockey||Ultimate Frisbee|
Select a topic from the drop down menu below for more information:
- Dal intramurals are predominantly student programs, but in some cases are also available to Dalhousie faculty, staff, alumni, or Dalplex members aged 18 years and older.
- You must be affiliated with Dalhousie University as a full-time or a part-time student (with a current Dalplex membership), a faculty or staff member (with a current Dalplex membership), or an adult Dalplex member.
- You must have a current student ID or Dalplex membership card and must bring university or Dalplex-issued photo ID with you to each intramural activity.
- Part-time and co-op students can purchase a single-term membership for the Dalplex to be eligible for intramurals.
Intramurals Frequently Asked Questions
What is the process for signing up for intramurals?/Can I play with my friends? You can sign up for intramurals as a team, a player or a free agent. If you can recruit enough players or already have a group of friends looking to play together, you can create a team and invite your friends. If you do not have a group/large enough group to play in your desired sport, consider reaching our to your department's student society. Many departments put a team in our intramural leagues for students to connect. If you do not have a team and/or your department is not regitsering a team and you would still like to play you can register as a free agent to be placed on a team for your desired league or request to join an already formed team. Many free agents end up continuing on as a team after a season together.
I'm a first year student/in residence. How can I sign up? Each league has residence hall teams for new students to join so they can connect with other students in their residences. You can sign up as a player and request to join your residence team.
I’m under the age of majority in Nova Scotia (19 years old). How do I submit my waiver for intramurals? If you are over the age of 19, you will be able to sign our waiver electronically when you sign up for your league. If you are under the age of 19 (the age of majority in Nova Scotia), you will need a parent or guardian to sign your waiver form before playing. Completed forms can be scanned and emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org with your banner number (B00#), sport, league and team name.
How much does it cost to play intramurals? Intramurals are free to play for all students who have paid athletics fees as part of their student account and Dalplex members. Coop, full time and internship students do not pay athletic fees, so much purchase a membership before they can register for their teams. For hockey and curling, a fee does apply. Hockey is $25 per player for the year and curling is $10 per player for the semester. Team hockey jerseys are also available for purchase – to inquire email email@example.com.
What is the time commitment for intramurals? Intramurals are played on Sundays through Thursdays from mid-September to the end of November in the fall and from mid-January to the end of March in the winter. Each team plays a maximum of 1 game per week (about 1 hour commitment per week depending on the sport). All leagues are by semester except for ice hockey which runs from October to March.
How many intramurals can I play? You can play on maximum one team in each league. This means you could play in a men’s soccer league and a coed soccer league, but you cannot play in 2 separate coed league divisions. When registering, the system will show an error if you are trying to register for another team within the same league.
How to Register
Click REGISTER NOW on this page to get started. Instructions on how to register can be found in the documents below.
Registration Instrictions for Captains & Department Representatives [PDF 3.1MB]
Registration Instructions for Players [PDF 3.1MB]
Forfeit Procedures & Fees
In place of the old performance fee/intramural deposit a new non-refundable “forfeit fee” of $20 is to be paid when a team defaults. This must be paid within 48 hours of the forfeit and is to be paid in person at the Dalplex front desk in order for the team to remain in the league. If a team defaults a second time they must have permission from the Campus Recreation Coordinator to be able to pay the fee / remain in the league. If a team is on the waitlist they will be given priority to obtain the spot in the league if the forfeit fee is not paid within 48 hours of the game. To avoid a forfeit the team must contact firstname.lastname@example.org 24 hours in advance of the game to concede event.
Intramural Waiver Forms
- If you are over the age of 19, you will be able to sign our waiver electronically when you sign up for your league.
- If you are under the age of 19 (the age of majority in Nova Scotia), you will need a parent or guardian to sign your waiver form before playing.
Completed forms can be scanned and emailed to email@example.com with your banner number (B00#), sport, league and team name.