Intramural FAQs

What are the team Captain Responsibilities?

  • Captains are responsible for knowing all scheduled meetings, rules, policies, and procedures of the Intramurals program. Information can be found in the 2019/20 Intramural Handbook.
  • Schedules will be posted on IMLeagues before league and tournament games begin. Captains are responsible for informing all players of the game time and location (Intramural Field Map), including regular season and playoff schedules.
  • It is the team Captain’s responsibility to know that all team members are eligible to play in an intramural contest. This includes knowing they are an eligible student or faculty/staff member and that they are playing on the legal number of teams.
  • Contests will be scheduled on a home (light colored shirt) and away (dark colored shirt) basis. Please notify your team members each week of their shirt color.


Use FAQs for additional need to know information for players and team Captains.

What are Intramurals?

Intramurals offers a fun and unique recreational opportunity to University of Washington students, faculty, staff, and affiliates. The Intramurals program provides more than 30 structured athletic leagues, tournaments, and events which feature a wide variety of sports and activities.

Be sure to read the 2019/20 Intramural Handbook for more information. Please contact the Intramurals office should you have any questions

What is IMLeagues?

IMLeagues is our team management website, where team captains will create teams and players will join their team’s roster. Sport schedules, game results, standings, playoff brackets, and more will be posted here.

Who can participate on game day?

Players cannot be added to a team’s roster at the game site. Team rosters will be finalized and scoresheets printed at 8:00 a.m. day of game. Saturday/Sunday games will be printed on Fridays at 8:00 a.m.

  • Team Captains will have the opportunity to add players to their roster between games during the regular season. Individuals not printed on the game day scoresheet are not eligible to participate.
  • It is up to the team Captain to manage rosters to ensure participants
    are eligible to participate come game day. Players cannot be added to rosters during playoffs.

What ID CARD do I need to bring to play Intramurals?

To increase participant safety, adequately regulate participant eligibility, and provide stability to the Intramurals program, photo identification must be provided by all participants prior to entering every game.

  • All students are required to present their current UW Husky I.D. card to the Intramurals staff to check-in to a game. If a student I.D. card is not available, a government photo I.D. card (driver’s license or passport) will be accepted. Faculty, staff, and affiliates need to present their employee I.D. card, UW Recreation Membership
    card, or government issued photo I.D.
  • Players who arrive late must check-in with the Intramurals staff by presenting their photo ID prior to entering the game.

What happens when my team Forfeits?

League teams who no-show or do not meet the minimum participation number for any given game will be assigned a $20 Forfeit Fee, to be paid by the team Captain. See 2019/20 Intramural Handbook under “Defaults and Forfeits” for detailed information.

  • Forfeits negatively impact the participant experience and program. In order to reduce the number of forfeits, these fees are assigned to hold the team Captain and their team accountable for committing to participate in the program. A person undertaking the role of team Captain is assuming responsibility for that team and agrees to pay the Forfeit Fee.
  • Following a forfeit, the team Captain will be emailed the following business day to confirm that their team would like to continue to participate in the league.
  • A team forfeiting a contest will receive a sports conduct rating of “2” and the team winning by forfeit will receive a sports conduct of “4”.

How do I pay the $20 Forfeit Fee?

  • Forfeit Fees can be paid through the UW Recreation Website, select “Intramurals”. Forfeit Fees must be paid by the last day of regular season games in order to qualify for playoffs. Any team with outstanding Forfeit Fees after the deadline will not move forward to playoffs regardless of record or sports conduct rating.
  • If assigned Forfeit Fees are not paid by the end of the semester, a hold will be placed on the Captain’s IMLeagues account, which will make them ineligible to participate in any Intramural Sports activity the following term(s) until fees are paid.

What if I know in advance my team cant play our game?

Any team knowing in advance that they will be unable to play a regularly scheduled contest is provided the opportunity to default the contest.

  • To receive a default, the Captain must email the Intramurals office by MIDNIGHT the night before the game. For teams playing on Sunday, the deadline is MIDNIGHT, Thursday.
  • The opposing team will then be contacted by the Intramurals office to let them know they do not need to arrive for their scheduled contest and they have been awarded the win, and a sports conduct rating of “4”. A team defaulting will receive a loss and a sports conduct of “3” for the contest.

Which teams are eligible for playoffs?

  • Depending on the league structure, either all teams move into playoffs (who meet the eligibility requirements) or only a predetermined qualifying number of teams from each division will advance. This information is told to team Captains during the Captains’ Meetings.
  • To be eligible for playoffs, teams must have an average sports conduct rating of “3.25” or better from their regular season games. See “SPORTSMANSHIP” from the 2019/20 Intramural Handbook for information on Sports Conduct Rating. Additionally, all Forfeit Fees occurred during the regular season must be paid by the last day of regular season games for teams to qualify.

How do I register an Intramural team?

  • To Register go visit the UW IMLeagues website to view the sport and time you would like to participate. Team Captain will need to pay for the team and create in a team in IMLeagues by the registration deadline to confirm their spot in the league, tournament, or event.
  • Once paid, you will receive a COUPON CODE in the confirmation email.  You will need the COUPON CODE when creating your team in IMLeagues, our team/league management site. You can view detailed instructions on our Team Management page.

How many Intramural teams can I be on?

  • A player may participate on only ONE team from the Men’s, Women’s or Open league and ONE team from the Co-Rec league per sport. Furthermore, players cannot compete in Recreational and Competitive divisions within the same league.

What if I cannot afford to play Intramurals?

Thanks to the support of the Student Recreation Fund, each quarter we ensure students have the opportunity to apply for Recreation financial awards to make this a reality.

To learn more, visit our Inclusive Recreation page.

Can I change my league time/day once I have registered in IMLeagues?

  • Once you created your team in a league time slot you will need to contact the Intramurals Manager ( to request a switch.  If the schedules have already been made it is unlikely a switch will be granted.  Please make sure you are signing up for a time slot your entire team can play.

How do I register as a Free Agent?

  • You can sign up as a Free Agent on our Team Management site UW IMLeagues.  You can view detailed instructions on our Free Agent page.

Where do I find the answers for the Intramural quizzes?

  • Every team captain that signs up a team will need to pass a captains quiz in IMLeagues before they are allowed to create their team.
  • All participant will need to pass a participation quiz before they are added to a team roster.
  • Answers for all questions can be found in the 2019/20 Intramural Handbook and in the rules for each sport.

How do I manage my team roster?

  • All team rosters must be created in the Intramurals online registration system, IMLeagues. The Captain must invite eligible individuals to join through IMLeagues. Once they have accepted the invite and electronically signed the liability waiver they will appear on the team’s roster.
  • Players not eligible to accept a team invite may be ineligible because they have a suspension on their IMLeagues account or they are already on another team within that same sport.
  • Directions on how to manage your team roster can be found on our Team Management page.

How do I find out if Intramural games are canceled due to inclement weather?

Intramural activities are subject to cancellation due to poor/dangerous weather and/or field conditions. The decision to cancel games will not be relayed from the Intramurals staff until 3 p.m. In the event of inclement weather (rain, snow, lightning, etc.), the intramural sports staff will contact Captains by email or phone if games are postponed or cancelled. Intramural sports will not call all participants to inform them that games are canceled due to weather. Captains are responsible for informing their team. After the first game of the night, the on-site intramural staff will decide the status of the cancellations from there on. Any games cancelled due to weather after the midpoint of the game will be considered complete games. Captains can also call the Intramural Weather Line for weather related updates/cancellations (recorded message) 206.616.3306.

Who is eligible for Intramurals?

  • Students
    • All full-time, matriculated, UW Seattle campus students who pay the Service and Activities Fees, graduate or undergraduate student with a valid Husky ID card.
    • Currently enrolled UW Bothell and UW Tacoma campus students with a valid Husk ID card and IMA Membership.
  • Faculty, Staff, UW Retiree
    • Current UW Seattle campus faculty and staff active in Workday and UW Retirees (must have Retiree Husky Card) who have purchased an IMA Quarter or Annual Membership.
    • University of Washington Alumni Association (UWAA) members with an IMA Membership.
  • Spouses/+1
    • Spouses and +1 members who have purchased an IMA Quarter or Annual Membership through a UW faculty/staff/student IMA member.
  • Outdoor Participation Membership
    • This membership allows individuals to participate in Intramural Sports without being a full IMA member (for outdoor sports only).
    • Current UW Seattle campus faculty and staff members active in Workday.
    • UW Seattle summer students not in session (must have been a full-time student spring quarter).

Questions about IMA Membership can be directed to or visit UW Recreation Membership

I have more general questions. Where do I go now?

You can call our office at 206.543.9346 Monday-Friday, or email the Intramurals office at

Questions About Accessibility?

The University of Washington makes every effort to honor disability accommodation requests. UW Recreation encourages everyone to participate in our department offerings; please contact us at (206) 543-4590 or at for more information on how to get involved. Requests can be responded to most effectively if received as far in advance of the event as possible, preferably at least 10 business days.

Request Disability Services Office

To request disability accommodation, contact the Disability Services Office at:

Request Disability Resources for Students

Or the Disability Resources for Students Office at:


UW Recreation does not provide accident/medical coverage for participants. It is recommended that participants obtain their own personal coverage. Students may obtain additional information on student accident/sickness insurance by contacting:

Student Insurance Office
Room 459 Schmitz Hall
(206) 543-6202