Athletics and recreation play an integral role in the health and well-being of Bryant students, whether competing on one of Bryant's 22 NCAA D1 varsity teams, taking part in a club or intramural sport, or just enjoying the Bulldog school spirit.
Bryant's first-class athletic facilities, among the Northeast's finest, provide a top-notch home for more than 500 student-athletes and their fans:
- Bulldog Stadium
- Chace Athletic Center Main Gym
- Track and Turf Complex
- Conaty Park (baseball + softball)
- Tennis Complex
- Multipurpose Athletic Center
- Jarvis Weight Room
competing in NCAA division 1
In September 2012, Bryant completed a five-year transition from NCAA Division 2 athletics to NCAA Division 1 -- the highest level possible -- as a member of the Northeast Conference.
Bryant University President Ronald K. Machtley considers the move to Division I athletic competition "consistent with our strategic plan to continually enhance Bryant University's reputation as a superb educational institution."
Director of Athletics Bill Smith agrees, noting that membership in the prestigious Northeast Conference "raises our academic and athletic profiles, providing our student-athletes the opportunity to compete at the highest level." Visit Bulldogs.com
Division 1: a 'Major perk'
Finance major Matt Roncaioli '13 describes the welcoming, caring culture he's experienced as a student-athlete at Bryant. A wide receiver on the football team, he has four job offers on the table for when he graduates in May.
Coached to succeed
Marketing major Peter McMahon '13, a member of the lacrosse team, came to Bryant for the opportunity to work with and learn from a great coach and high-caliber professors who are interested in students as individuals.
Get fit. stay fit.
The Elizabeth and Malcolm Chace Wellness and Athletic Center features two gymnasiums for indoor sports and a fitness center, modeled after a private-sector health club, that includes an aerobics room and swimming pool.
clubS and intramurals
Bryant offers 13 club sports and a variety of intramural programs. Each provides students who are not currently members of varsity athletics programs a way to channel their competitive spirit.