The intercollegiate athletic program at Suffolk University holds a proud tradition amongst all New England schools. Suffolk is a member of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA Division III), and competes in the Great Northeast Athletic Conference (GNAC) in 19 sports.
Fall Men’s Soccer; Women’s Soccer; Women’s Volleyball; Men’s & Women’s Cross Country; Golf; Women’s Tennis (Season runs August 21 - November 1)
Winter Men’s Basketball; Women’s Basketball; Men’s Ice Hockey (Season runs October 1 - March 1)
Spring Baseball; Softball; Men’s Tennis (Season runs February 1 – May 10; with a limited fall season September 5 - October 15)

Student-Athlete Tradition

The athletic teams at Suffolk University promote our student-athletes to excel both in the classroom as well as on the playing field. A student-athlete needs to be attentive to the needs of their team, as well as the pursuit of academic excellence towards their degree. As a student-athlete, you can expect a sizable time commitment to your team.


Playing a sport at Suffolk and participating in a varsity athletic program may be different than the secondary school/academy that you attended in your country. For example, you may have had a term of sports skill in your school’s physical education program followed by a day of competition among neighboring schools. For some, you may have attended a specific school that offered training in a given sport and a more competitive schedule of games.

For the majority of the teams, practices are held daily except Sunday, and a varsity player is expected to attend practice unless they have an academic conflict, or are under treatment for an injury. Most teams practice two hours a day, five days a week, with an extra hour of preparation and post-activity time. 


If you have questions and/or would like to judge your ability on one of Suffolk’s athletic teams, please contact the coach of the sport that interests you for further information.