Johnnies do not simply exercise their minds but also their bodies. Whether your goal is to get stronger, clear your mind, exercise with others, or get out into nature, your options are plentiful at St. John’s College.
Iglehart Hall, lovingly called Temple Iglehart by students and faculty, features a full-size basketball court with a running track upstairs, weight room, cardio room, table tennis, and dance studio. Athletic equipment of all kinds is available for loan.
Monday - Friday: 6:30 a.m. - midnight
Saturday: 9 a.m. - 9 p.m.
Sunday: 9 a.m. - 10 p.m.
Sailing competes in three to four intercollegiate regattas per semester, and practices several times a week on the local Severn River.
Crew meets at the on-campus boathouse five mornings a week for rowing practice, and also competes in several intercollegiate events throughout the semester.
Fencing practices Tuesdays and Saturdays in the Iglehart Gym, and hosts and participates in intercollegiate fencing competitions.
Croquet Among the many traditions at St. John's, croquet is a great pastime among the students. The team is nationally ranked and competes annually against our neighbor, the U.S. Naval Academy, in a widely celebrated event (aptly named Croquet Weekend) attended by townies, midshipmen, and Johnnies alike.
St. John’s highly-organized and much-beloved intramural program, for both men and women, is a mainstay of the college's extracurricular life in Annapolis. Regardless of skill level, students are able to discover (or re-discover) the joy of amateur athletics in a welcoming setting. Participants emphasize teamwork, exercise, and friendly competition, not rankings. Every St. John's College student, faculty, and staff member is automatically allocated by name to one of five long-standing intramural teams (though participation is completely voluntary). Will you be a Druid, Greenwave, Guardian, Hustler, or Spartan? Come and see!
The intramural schedule includes team competition in soccer, flag football, basketball, and team handball, as well as individual tournaments in tennis and table tennis. Alumni, siblings, faculty, staff, and even parents may participate. Students and faculty also pursue interests in clubs outside of the intramural program in areas such as aikido, karate, ultimate Frisbee, volleyball, weight training, boxing, tai chi, dance, and Pilates.
In Annapolis, students take advantage of the Chesapeake Bay; many join the sailing or the crew team and compete in regattas with other schools in the region. Students can also borrow a canoe or a sailboat from our boathouse and head out onto the creek right in back of campus for picnic on the water. There are also tennis courts on campus. In town there are several options for boating, including sailing and kayaking excursions. National parks — most are within a few hours drive — include the National Seashore, and Shenandoah mountains.
Yoga classes are held most days of the week, with classes for particular skill levels meeting about twice a week.
Crossfit meets twice a week during lunch for Beginners, and holds Intermediate classes in the morning 5 times a week.
Boxing meets twice a week.
Jiu-Jitsu/Grappling meets twice a week.
Aikido meets three times a week.
Core Strength Classes are held a few times a week in the gym dance studio.