Athletics and Recreation

Vision Statement

The University of Michigan-Dearborn Department of Athletics & Recreation’s mission is to assemble diverse leaders committed to an inclusive environment built upon student success, character, development, and teamwork through competition that supplements the academic mission of the University and engages the surrounding community to uphold the traditions of the Maize & Blue.

Core Values





Varsity Sports

UM-Dearborn Athletics, a member of the NAIA and Wolverine-Hoosier Athletic Conference, participates in 14 varsity sports including men's and women's basketball, men’s and women’s bowling, men's and women's cross country, men’s and women’s golf, men's and women’s soccer, men’s lacrosse, baseball, softball and volleyball. UM-Dearborn also sponsors varsity-club programs for ice hockey, with the men’s and women’s teams competing in Division 1 of the ACHA. UM-Dearborn home events are played at 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 is available at

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 is 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 and at The Ice Arena is home to our Men's and Women’s D1 ACHA ice hockey teams and 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.