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 semester credit hours.
  2. Maintain a 2.00 or above grade point average. (First-year students must attain a 1.50 GPA after one semester of full-time enrollment and a 1.85 GPA after two semesters of full-time enrollment; graduate program students must maintain a 3.00 or above GPA.)
  3. Earn a minimum of 24 semester-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, wrestling, men’s and women's basketball, men’s and women’s soccer, 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
Basketball Winter Mid-October
Field Hockey Fall Late August
Ice Hockey Winter Mid-October
Lacrosse Spring Mid-September
Rowing Fall/Spring Early September
Soccer Fall Late August
Softball Fall/Spring Mid-September
Volleyball Fall Late August
Coed Sports Season Tryouts
Cheerleading* Winter October
Equestrian (Dressage) Fall/Spring Early September
Equestrian (Hunt Seat) Fall/Spring Early September
Men's Sports Season Tryouts
Baseball Spring Mid-September
Basketball Winter Mid-October
Ice Hockey Winter Early October
Lacrosse Spring Mid-September
Soccer Fall Late August
Wrestling Winter Mid-October

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