One of the innumerable casualties of the COVID-19 pandemic and the university’s decision to shut down on-campus activities for the 2020-2021 academic year was intramural sports. Without any students around during the Fall 2020 semester and only a limited number living on campus for the Spring 2021 semester, the intramural sports program at the University of Redlands went dormant.
However, following the rollout of COVID-19 vaccines in the spring and summer months of 2021, the university decided to welcome students back to campus for the first time in 16 months. Under new guidelines and regulations, such as mandatory vaccines with limited exemptions, required masking indoors, weekly testing and daily health checks, and increased sanitation, returning students are beginning to reclaim their college experience, while first- and second-year students are navigating college in person for the first time.
In-person classes, sporting events, and indoor dining are all back. On Tuesday, October 26, Patrick Whalen shared on behalf of the Recreation Team that intramurals are back as well. Sand volleyball sign-ups are open now and close this Friday, October 29th.
To create an account and register a team, head to IMLeagues.com before the deadline. You must have a minimum of 6 players to register. Intramurals provide a chance for free on-campus fun and competition. The season begins the week of November 1 and finishes the week of November 15. Then, playoffs start the week of November 29.
Intramural Sports is hiring referees as well. If you are interested in an on-campus job and have a work-study award, you may apply on the student employment portal under “Intramural Referee” and send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Join intramurals if you are looking for an opportunity to have fun and get some exercise! Contact the email above with any questions.