We have over a dozen athletic clubs and teams on campus, including yoga, skiing, basketball and more. For a complete list, visit

For information on fitness facilities, visit

BALLS Basketball (photos)
RISD Balls is the premier basketball team of the Rhode Island School of Design. Dedicated to its wonderfully rowdy fans, the Balls Basketball is a club team open to anyone who wants to play with open tryouts held at the beginning of every season. If you just want to support your Balls, home games are held at the Wheeler School on the corner of Meeting and Brook Streets. These games are SERIOUSLY entertaining.

JUGS Women's Soccer
RISD JUGS women's soccer team presents a fun way to stay in shape and meet RISD peers who share a love for the game.

Midnight Soccer
The RISD Midnight Soccer club is a fun way for beginners and seasoned players alike to enjoy the wonderful game of soccer through the various seasons at RISD.

NADS Ice Hockey
RISD’s NADS Ice Hockey club has been in existence since 1961. Quality of effort has been steady for those many years while quality of play has varied wildly.

Ping Pong
What can be better? Contact us!

RISD Cycling
RISD Cycling is RISD’s first and, so far, only varsity sport, and in 2010-11 competed in Nationals.

RISD Football
Adding on to the long list of prestigious RISD athletic teams comes the RISD Flag Football Team.

RISD Martial Arts
Self-defense, Boxing, Taekwondo, Grappling, Capoeira, Tang Soo Do, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, Wushu, Tai-chi… and whatever else you want to add! 

RISD Rhode Kill (photos)
An art school with a running team? It’s true!

risd: VOLLEYBALL (photos)
risd: VOLLEYBALL is an exciting, active, and energetic student-run club that consists of weekly pick-up sessions at the Wheeler Gym.

Rock Climbing
The Recreational Rock Climbing club takes 2 weekly trips to Rhode Island Rock Gym in Lincoln, RI on Friday and Sunday nights from 7pm until 12am.

Snowboard & Ski Club
At the Snowboard + Ski Club we bring gnarly shred to the masses of RISD with weekly trips during Wintersession to mountains in Vermont and New Hampshire.

Wilderness Club (photos)
The RISD Wilderness Club is an opportunity for students who are sick of the city, stressed out, or just plain bored to get outdoors and into nature.

Yoga Club
Our mission is to bring the practice of yoga to students in a fun, safe, and practical way to gain bodily health, allowing more vitality and relaxation in day-to-day life.


Graduates let loose at the close of RISD's colorful outdoor Commencement.