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Frequently Asked Questions

Who can play intramural sports?
Students: Current UHD students enrolled in at least 1 credit hour at the University of Houston-Downtown
Faculty/Staff: Any person employed by the University of Houston-Downtown who is considered a faculty or staff member
Alumni: Alumni who have graduated from UHD with a registered Sports & Fitness membership
The following memberships are ineligible to play intramural sports: alumni friend, employee friend, student friend, daily guest membership

How do I sign up to play?
More information can be found in the "How to Register" section of the website
Team sports: Registration for all Intramural Sports team sports must be completed through IMLeagues.
Individual sports: Recommended to register online through IMLeagues, but on-site registration is available at least 15 minutes prior to the event in person
Online tournaments/virtual events: Registration for all Intramural Sports online/virtual events must be completed through IMLeagues.

How much does it cost play?
Team sports: The cost is $5/person on the team roster. Players are not eligible to compete until their payments are completed.
Individual sports: The cost is $5/person for each individual sports event. Players are not eligible to compete until their payments are completed.
Online tournaments/virtual events: The cost is $5/person for each online tournament or virtual event. Players are not eligible to compete until their payments are completed.

How do I pay for intramrual sports?
All sports: Once individual registration is complete on IMLeagues, players must pay their $5 team/individual fee on the 3rd floor of the Student Life Center. Cash or credit card payments are available.

What do I get for participating in and/or becoming an intramural sports champion?
All intramural sports participants will receive an exclusive Sports & Fitness t-shirt following their event by completing an intramural sports evaluation form. Team and individual champions will receive the same shirt with "Champion" on the shirt and will be recognized at the upcoming Sports & Fitness Awards Banquet.
Team sports: Eligible participants who are on team playoff rosters (played in more than half of their regular season games) will receive a t-shirt following their final playoff game on site. Eligibile participants who are not on a team playoff roster, but played in more than half of their regular season games, will get a t-shirt following their final regular season game on site.
Individual sports: Players who completed and participated in an individual sports event will receive a t-shirt following the event on site.
Online tournaments/virtual events: Players who completed and participated in an online tournament or virtual event will receive a t-shirt following the event. Players will be emailed with an option to receive their t-shirt via mail or to be picked up in the Student Life Center
Teams that forfeit and drop out of the league (or online tournament), or individuals who register but do not show to individual (or virtual) events are not eligible to receive a Sports & Fitness t-shirt.

Where are intramural sports played?
Traditionally intramural sports are played in the Student Life Center or on the Sports Field. Some activities may be played in the Student Activities Lounge, or go off-campus at local recreational fields, or locations on campus at the University of Houston-Main Campus.

Can I play on more than one intramural sports team?
For each team and individual sport you participate in, you may only play on one team.
Online tournaments: You may only play in one division for each sport. For example, you can only play a FIFA online tournament in the Xbox division or PlayStation division (cannot be in both divisions).

My team has a game scheduled but I know we can't make it. What should I do?
Teams that do not appear at their scheduled contest or are unable to produce enough players to field a team according to the rules of the participate sport will be assessed a forfeit and forfeit fee. The forfeit fee during league play is $20. Forfeit fee will be assessed via the team manager's student account. In order to be permitted back into the league that season, the team must pay a $20 forfeit fee by 4pm on the following business day.

How do I know if my outdoor game has been cancelled due to rain?
In the event of inclement weather, decisions regarding playing conditions will be communicated via email and through IMLeagues with all participants.

Can my friend come to watch my intramural game even though he/she doesn't have a membership?
Yes, your guest(s) can watch you play intramural sports. All guests must provide a valid photo ID and sign a waiver at the first or third floor entrance of the Student Life Center. Guests are only permitted to enter the area of the facility where the competition is being held in, including the restrooms. Guests are not permitted on the 2nd floor fitness center or 3rd floor area during intramural events.

I think I can officiate better than the people on the court!
Great! Apply to Sports & Fitness as a sports supervisor and come and prove it. Students who serve as officials are doing their best and are working to become as consistent as possible. We appreciate your feedback and appreciate your understanding.

I have a question but it isn't listed here. What should I do?
If you have a question about something that isn't addressed here, feel free to contact the Student Life Center at 713-221-8225 by phone or email at