Athletics & Recreation

More than half of Hartwick College students participated in sports in high school, and about a third of them belong to one or more of our 19 varsity athletic teams.

Here you’ll be surrounded by smart students who aren’t afraid of a little competition, and those who want to stay fit in body and mind.

We’re outfitted for serious play.

Binder Physical Education Center houses Lambros Arena, Moyer Pool in the Sally Griffiths Herbert ’88 Aquatics Center, Elting Fitness Center, racquetball and squash courts, a strength-training room, dance studios, and saunas. We also have six tennis courts; a 400-meter synthetic track; Wright Stadium, where our football, field hockey, and lacrosse teams play; the all-weather Elmore Field for soccer; and three natural grass fields for varsity practice and intramural and club team play.

Our varsity teams for men include: basketball, cross country, football, indoor track, lacrosse, outdoor track, soccer, swimming & diving.

Teams for women include: basketball, cross country, equestrian, field hockey, indoor track, lacrosse, outdoor track, soccer, swimming & diving, tennis, and volleyball.

Go Hawks!

If you’re more comfortable rooting from the sidelines, buddy up with Swoop, the mascot of the Hartwick Hawks. You can show your Hartwick pride all season—but never more than during Code Blue. It’s Hartwick College’s campus-wide spirit initiative. Each varsity team hosts Code Blue home games. Students, faculty, and staff turn out in droves, wearing blue and white, to wildly cheer on our men’s and women’s teams.

Organized recreational and competitive sports are available every semester for all members of the Hartwick community regardless of background, skill, or physical ability. Hartwick students enjoy opportunities to initiate and organize their own competitive experiences.

Our intramural sports program provides opportunities for students, faculty, and staff to play a variety of dynamic sports. Popular sport offerings include flag football, basketball, soccer, and others. Student officials and supervisors are considered integral to the student’s ongoing educational process. Learn more about intramurals.

Hartwick is part of the first wave of institutions nationally to move into competitive collegiate eSports. Our club eSports program brings experienced and novice gamers together. Learn more about eSports@WICK.

Members of the Hartwick community are welcome to request to add a new sport or level of play. Learn how to make a request.

Learn more about our athletics, facilities, and staff.


We know how important it is for you to improve your health, manage your stress, and feel a sense of well-being. That’s why we built The William V. Campbell H’10 Fitness Center, a 6,500 square-foot, state-of-the-art exercise facility in Dewar Union designed to meet the needs of all students. It includes the Perrella Cardio & Strength Training Center and the Hutman Studio.

Hartwick has industry-leading fitness technology. The Perrella Cardio & Strength Training Center includes industry-leading fitness technology. That means equipment brands like Expresso, Precor and Nautilus. There are 32 different cardio, stretching, strength, and functional training stations, not to mention free weights.

The training center is open around 100 hours per week. Hartwick students are the daily fitness attendants, specially trained to help you make every second count. We are ready and waiting for you to come in, work out, and feel good!

The Hutman Studio is all about making fitness fun, for all! There are limitless options for engaging in empowering and entertaining workout sessions. Whether it’s a student-led group fitness class, your personal favorite exercise DVD, or group cycling, The Hutman Studio serves to inspire you to further develop and maintain a healthy lifestyle.

Learn more about our Health and Wellness Initiatives.


For outdoor recreation, there are many hiking trails on Oyaron Hill and at our Pine Lake Environmental Campus. The Lake offers sites for fishing (catch and release), canoeing, and swimming during the summer months, and early fall and spring. During the winter months, students take to the trails at Pine Lake for snowshoeing and cross-country skiing.


Learn more about recreation at Pine Lake.


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