Farmington is an active, outdoorsy college that combines competitive sports, participatory recreation, love of the great outdoors and strong academics.

Intercollegiate Athletics

UMF is a member of the NCAA Division III North Atlantic Conference and the United States Collegiate Ski & Snowboard Association (USCSA).


  • Basketball
  • Cross Country
  • Field Hockey
  • Lacrosse
  • Indoor Track & Field
  • Outdoor Track & Field
  • Skiing: Alpine, Nordic, Freeski, Rail
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Snowboarding: Slopestyle, Rail, Snowboardcross


  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cross Country
  • Golf
  • Indoor Track & Field
  • Outdoor Track & Field
  • Skiing: Alpine, Nordic, Freeski, Rail
  • Soccer
  • Snowboarding: Slopestyle, Rail, Snowboardcross

Who do we compete against?

UMF competes against schools in Maine such as Colby College, Bates College, Bowdoin College, Thomas College, University of New England, USM, University of Maine at Presque Isle, St. Joseph’s College, Husson University, Maine Maritime Academy, USM and others.

And schools from outside Maine such as Plymouth State (NH), Castleton State (VT), Wellesley College (MA), Colby-Sawyer College (NH), Nichols College (MA), Lasell College (MA), Lesley College (MA), Wentworth Institute of Technology (MA), New England College (NH), Rivier College (NH), Salem State University (MA), Elms College (MA), Roger Williams Univ (RI), SUNY-Delhi (NY), SUNY-Morrisville (NY), Cazenovia College (NY), SUNY Polytechnic (NY), SUNY Cobleskill (NY), Northern Vermont-Lyndon and others.

Men's rugby match in action

Want to Compete For Us?

Think you’ve got what it takes to compete for UMF? Fantastic! Let’s get the conversation started.

Club Sports

If you want to compete in sports at the collegiate level but just can’t make the time commitment varsity athletics requires, then Club Sports may be a perfect option for you. Club Sports are student-led sports teams or sports-related organizations. Some Club Sports teams compete against other colleges and universities — others do not.

Current UMF Club Sports That Compete Against Other Schools

  • Cheering (co-ed)
  • Rugby (men’s)
  • Rugby (women’s)
  • Ultimate Frisbee / Disc (co-ed, men’s women’s)

Current UMF Club Sports That Do Not Compete Against Other Schools

  • Dance Team
  • Equestrian
  • Swim Club (co-ed)


Intramural Sports are where you compete against (and play with) other Farmington students, usually after classes or in the evenings.

Most intramurals here are co-ed and they’re a great way to get to know other students and take a well-deserved break from the books. Student participation in intramurals is big. And the fun is huge.

Fitness & Recreation Center

Open 7 days a week, year-round, the on-campus UMF Fitness & Recreation Center is the hub of student health, activity — and outdoor recreation through its Mainely Outdoors adventures program.

  • Fully-equipped weight room with free weights and machines
  • A large cardio fitness area with equipment
  • Three multi-purpose courts
  • 1/8 mile walking/jogging track
  • 25-yard swimming pool

It also offers group fitness classes for all levels and abilities (step-aerobics, spinning, yoga, pilates, water workout, etc.), professional fitness trainers, swim lessons, and more. It’s also the home of our popular Intramural Sports program.

The Fitness & Recreation Center is also the home of UMF Club Sports and Intramurals and right next door is the UMF Mainely Outdoors building / program.

Get Your Shred On — FREE

Thanks to a generous donation from Sunday River and Sugarloaf, all full-time UMF students get a FREE season pass to Farmington’s Titcomb Mountain, just 10 minutes from campus.

Always wanted to try skiing and snowboarding? Well, UMF students also get FREE learn-to-ski-and-ride lessons at Titcomb — taught by fellow UMF students through our Alpine Operations Certificate program.