Intercollegiate Athletics

Eligibility Requirements

To fulfill general and academic eligibility requirements, each student-athlete at the Johnson & Wales Providence Campus must

  1. be a full-time matriculating student enrolled in a minimum of 12 quarter credit hours
  2. maintain a 2.00 or above grade point average (freshmen must attain a 1.50 GPA after 1 term of full-time enrollment and a 1.85 GPA after 2 terms of full-time enrollment; graduate program students must maintain a 3.00 or above GPA)
  3. earn a minimum of 36 quarter hour degree credits every academic year
  4. sign NCAA student-athlete statement forms related to eligibility, recruitment, financial aid, amateur status, etc.
  5. sign an NCAA drug testing consent form
  6. sign conference and department sportsmanship and code of conduct forms


Competition includes both local rivals and members of the university’s conferences. Among Johnson & Wales University’s athletic affiliations are the NCAA and Great Northeast Athletic Conference (GNAC). Johnson & Wales University teams have proven to be strong competitors and have won conference titles in baseball, softball, men’s and women’s cross country, wrestling, golf, men’s and women's basketball, men’s and women’s soccer, men’s and women’s tennis, and men’s and women’s volleyball.

Note: The university reserves the right to hold transcripts, registration eligibility and/or diplomas if uniforms and/or equipment are not returned to Athletics after the official competition season.

Women's Sports Season Tryouts
Cross CountryFallEarly September
Field HockeyFallLate August
GolfFall/SpringEarly September
Ice HockeyWinterMid-October
RowingFall/SpringEarly September
SoccerFallLate August
TennisFall/SpringLate August
VolleyballFallLate August
Coed Sports Season Tryouts
Equestrian (Dressage)Fall/SpringEarly September
Equestrian (Hunt Seat)Fall/SpringEarly September
Men's Sports Season Tryouts
Cross CountryFallEarly September
GolfFall/SpringEarly September
Ice HockeyWinterEarly October
SoccerFallLate August
VolleyballWinterEarly November

Cheerleading is a club activity.

For information on tryouts and schedules, please contact Athletics using the JWU Directory.