General Information

Campus Rec Intramurals - What’s available?

Leagues and Tournaments

There are several leagues and tournaments offered each term in Campus Rec, ranging from soccer, volleyball and hockey to inner-tube water polo, ultimate frisbee and squash. Whatever your interest or ability, there is something for everyone!

It is your responsibility to be aware of the specific rules and regulations of your sports.

Please note: All programs, schedules and events are subject to change or cancellation.

Levels of Play 

Teams and players are encouraged to choose the level of competition which best suits their interest and skill: Recreational or Competitive.


Recreational Leagues

The ultimate goal of these leagues is fun through healthy, active participation. Recreation leagues are for those players with the desire to play but with less sport-specific experience/skill. Beginners are always welcome.


Competitive Leagues

For the more experienced or skilled athletes. Competitive play or varsity level athletes should play here. Fair Play still rules these leagues.

Please note: If it is deemed a player or team has mistakenly entered the wrong division they will be removed from the program if needed. Moving to a different level will be dependent upon how full the league schedule, or teams are.

How Often Can I Play?

You may play for only one team in one level per sport (i.e. if you are on a competitive volleyball team, you are not eligible to play on a recreational volleyball team at the same time).



The Central sponsors a student only swim once per week each term. There are also many opportunities for lane or open swimming.



Trent University Athletics has an exciting group fitness schedule that includes everything from Yoga, Zumba and Bootcamp to Athletic Training, Pilates and Cardio Crunch. Try out our free teaser weeks at the start of the term and be sure to purchase your wristband so you can participate in everything!


Pick-Up Sports

We provide the facility and equipment, you bring the players! Join us for a variety of sports including basketball, indoor soccer, and badminton, or drop by to play a game of squash. Bring your student card to sign out equipment from the Front Desk.

Basketball: Fridays 5:00-7:00pm

Outdoor Soccer: Tuesdays 5:00-6:30pm

Beach Volleyball: Thursdays 3:00-5:00pm (September)

Badminton: Tuesday 12:00-1:30pm

                   Wednesday 10:00-11:00pm

                   Fridays 11:00-12:30pm

Indoor Volleyball: Saturdays 5:00-6:00pm

Indoor Soccer: Saturdays 5:00-6:00pm

Special!  Learn to Fence: September 20th and 27th 12:00-4:00pm

You can sign up for a squash court at the AC Reception Desk. Give us a call at 748-1257.


Team Sign Up:

Designate a Captain and an Assistant Captain. Pick up a team roster form from the AC Reception Desk. All captains or designates must attend the Captain’s meeting for the sport they are playing.

  1. Choose a team name. Complete the team roster, including names, student numbers, signatures, and phone numbers.

  2. Register your team at the Front Desk with full payment of fee and bond.


• Team names (offensive names will not be accepted) and uniforms are
subject to approval by the Campus Rec Coordinator.

• Be sure to register early, as spaces are limited. Team registrations are accepted on a first come, first-served basis.


Individuals (Free Agents):

Individuals without a team are encouraged to find teams through their college Athletic Reps. If you cannot find a team on your own, sign up on the free agent list which is located at the AC Reception Desk.

Please note that the Free Agent list does not guarantee a place on a team. It is up to the discretion of team captains to pick up additional players. While we do our best to find you a team, there is no guarantee that all free agents will be picked up.


Free Agent Teams

Whenever possible, Free Agents will be grouped into teams by Campus Rec staff. Players will have the option when signing up to pay the Free Agent fee for a place on this team (see current Campus Rec Flyer for fees). Free Agent teams are subject to cancellation if minimum participant numbers are not met. A full refund will be provided to any Free Agent who has paid for a cancelled team. Refunds are not provided once a league has started.


Captain’s Responsibility

  1. Enter the team and collect the receipt for your sport fee and performance bond.
  2. Attend the Captain’s meeting (or send a team representative).
  3. Ensure the eligibility of the team players.
  4. Inform the team of the eligibility, conduct and sport rules and ensure that team members abide by the rules and the Fair Play Policy.
  5. Read the Captain’s Info Sheet you will receive at the Captain’s meeting.
  6. Make sure that your team’s first priority is to have fun through healthy competition.
  7. Captains have the authority to remove a player from their team who refuses to follow rules or Fair Play Policy.

Team Fees and Bonds

  • Sport fees and performance bonds are payable at the time of registration. Most performance bonds are $40 per team.

  • Sport fees are collected to assist in renting, purchasing and maintaining equipment and facilities for Campus Recreation Programs.

  • Performance Bonds are returned if the following conditions are met: (1) no defaults (2) no suspensions (3) no harassments of officials or other players (4) no ineligible players (5) no contravention to the fair play policy (6) attendance at the captains’ meeting

  • Performance bonds are meant to encourage participation and fair play. Our goal is to return 100% of the bonds.

  • If a team defaults a game, 50% of the bond will be forfeited. A second default will result in 100% of the bond being forfeited and the team may be removed from the league.

  • Your team will lose 50% of the bond if no one attends the captain’s meeting. 

  • Registration fees will only be returned if notice of withdrawal is given 48 hrs prior to the start of a tournament or league. No refunds will be issued once a league has started.




You are eligible to participate in Campus Recreation Programs if you are a current Trent student.


Trent University Staff or Faculty may participate if they possess a current Athletic Membership of 6 months or more. The membership must be valid throughout the duration of the program.


Alumni are eligible if they are members of the Trent University Alumni Association and possess a valid Athletic membership of 6 months or more. The membership must be valid throughout the duration of the program.

Varsity Athletes

Current varsity athletes are not eligible to play in the Campus Rec divisions of their sport (i.e. soccer players cannot play in Campus Rec soccer, or volleyball players cannot play indoor volleyball) but are welcome to participate in any other league.

Identification at Intramural Games

All players must show their current Trent student identification card, or valid Alumni/Staff/Faculty Card along with a 6 month Athletics Membership, to the officials at each intramural game they play. Players without this type of identification will not be eligible to play that game.


We Reward Participation

For all leagues and tournaments, points are awarded as follows:

Win = 3 pts  Tie = 2 pts   Loss = 1 pt   Default = 0 pts



The most prestigious intramural award presented to the college which has the greatest student participation on a per capita basis. Watch the Athletics section of the Arthur for updates in the race for the Grail!


Champions Trophy

Presented to the college with the most championships in the Campus Rec program.


Individual Participation

Presented to the male and female athlete who have earned the most intramural participation points over the academic year. The male and female college athletes with the highest points overall are then recognized as Top Overall University Participant.



Rules and Regulations

Sport Descriptions and Rules

All sport rules are available here. Please familiarize yourself with the rules of the sport(s) you will be playing and contact your captain with any questions you might have.


Fair Play is the Way!

Campus Recreation at Trent University aims to provide you with a variety of activities. Our goals is to get everyone involved. Our focus
is on participation. Fair Play governs all of our Campus Rec programs 
and activities. Fair Play is a philosophy, an attitude, a practice, and ultimately a way of life promoting fairness, integrity, and respect in sport.


Fair Play Principles

Respect the rules

Respect the officials and their decisions

Respect your opponent

Give everyone an equal chance to play

Maintain self control at all times.

Never resort to or permit violence or abuse in any form.

 Any athlete who contravenes the Fair Play policy may receive a suspension, lose their performance bond or lose their privilege of playing in the Campus Recreation programs.

Players who find themselves on a team that does not conduct themselves in the spirit of Fair Play should contact the Campus Rec Coordinator to see about being placed on another team.


We Believe in Respect

The Trent University Athletic Complex is a respectful environment that is strengthened by the diversity of our clients and staff. Visitors are required to treat everyone with respect. Trent University is committed to responding to and addressing situations of discrimination, inappropriate behaviour, and harassment, in a prompt and serious manner. Please contact the Campus Rec office ( if you have an issue that requires attention.


Spirit Score

Every participant, player, captain, referee and convenor will all have an active part in upholding the Fair Play principles. A team's fair play will be measured through a rating structure of 1 to 5, called Spirit Score ratings. These scores are one indication of how well a team has upheld the principles of Fair Play in a game.


Artificial Grass Field Guidelines

  • All users must respect the start and end times as outlined on their contract.
  • Maximum cleat size of 13mm (½") or less for all activities.
  • Rugby shoes must be fitted with safety studs.
  • Moulded soccer shoes are recommended.
  • Nothing may be inserted into the field (eg. posts, poles, wickets).
  • Recreational track is suitable for wheelchairs, walkers and roller blades.
  • Softball/baseball is not permitted.
  • Teams should change in the change rooms – not outside. All users must receive prior approval from the Athletic Department before bringing any portable nets or heavy equipment on the field (balls excluded).
  • For safety and for the sport teams, during bookings, spectators/parents must remain in the bleachers or on the grass areas on the east side.
  • Spectators are not permitted on the track or rock wall while activities are in progress.
  • No smoking, pets, bicycles, or skate boards anywhere inside the fenced area.
  • No food, gum or sunflower seeds on the field.
  • Please use the bicycle racks located at the entrance to the Athletic Complex.
  • Help us keep our facility clean. Use the receptacles provided for garbage and recycling.
  • When the field is in use, the track is closed to prevent collisions and ball injuries.
  • For your safety, please stay off the field, track and bleachers if there is any thunder or lightning.


If you have comments on a Campus Rec program you recently participated in, or ideas for a new one, please contact us