Athletics and Recreation

Vision Statement

The University of Michigan-Dearborn Department of Athletics & Recreation strives to produce a campus community, where performance in the classroom and on the fields of competition are reflections of the mission and values of the University, while creating a first-class experience for all UM-Dearborn student athletes.

Core Values

Excellence: Be committed to set the bar high, within the department, in the classroom and on the fields of play. Become masters of "attention to detail", as we achieve our goals.

Leadership: Be a role-model for the "Leaders and Best" in academic, athletic, and social environments. Emulate, every day, the values of teamwork.

Sportsmanship: Demonstrate the combination of respect and integrity as we embody the Champions of Character program as defined by the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (N.A.I.A.).

Tradition: Embrace being a Wolverine and all that encompasses, while continuing to enhance the cultures of community service and community outreach.

Varsity Sports

UM-Dearborn Athletics, a member of the NAIA and Wolverine-Hoosier Athletic Conference, participates in 10 varsity sports including men's and women's basketball, men's and women's cross country, men's and women’s soccer, men’s lacrosse, baseball, softball and volleyball. Home events are played in the Fieldhouse and at various outdoor fields near campus. For more information on all UM-Dearborn varsity sports, go to the official Wolverine athletics website at

Club Sports

UM-Dearborn offers a competitive opportunity at the club level in various sports. Club sports report to the department, but are responsible for their own team organization, as well as conference and national affiliations. A list of current club sports include nationally ranked men's ice hockey, cheer, men's and women's wrestling, and men's and women's tennis.

Intramural Sports

Within the Department of Athletics & Recreation, Intramural Sports are offered for all UM-Dearborn students and staff. Currently intramural sport offerings include broomball, basketball, volleyball, soccer and flag football. All intramural sports are played on campus. For more information on UM-Dearborn Intramural Sports, contact Intramural Sports Coordinator Jordan Sweeney at

Wellness Center/Fieldhouse/Ice Arena

The Wellness Center is equipped with a variety of cardio machines, weight lifting equipment, and racquetball courts. Instructional classes are offered each semester; a schedule is posted each semester in the Wellness Center. All fitness classes cost $50 for students, members, and non-members. The Fieldhouse is host to eight volleyball courts or three full- size basketball courts, and home to our men's and women's basketball teams as well as the volleyball team. The weekly schedule for open gym is available at the Fieldhouse. The Ice Arena is home to our Men's D1 ACHA men’s ice hockey team and also holds daily open skates and hockey for the campus community.

Football Ticket Distribution Policy

Season tickets to the University of Michigan-Ann Arbor football games are sold by the Ticket Office of the Ann Arbor campus Department of Athletics. UM-Dearborn students are handled by the Ticket Office on the Ann Arbor campus.

A student ticket information flyer outlining procedures to purchase tickets is mailed in March to students enrolled during winter term. The deadline for purchase is mid-April. For more information, contact the ticket office at 734-764-0247.